After Closing San Diego Storefront Eatery Last Year, Calozzi's Cheesesteaks Ready To Roll Out Food Truck

September 13, 2023

After four years in Pacific Beach, Calozzi's Cheesesteaks closed its brick-and-mortar eatery last year but is now ready to roll out all around San Diego in the company's new food truck. 

Philly native Al Calozzi has been serving up authentic Philadelphia cheesesteaks in Seattle since 2008 and in 2018 expanded to San Diego with a location in the heart of Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. The Seattle location of Calozzi's was once named on Men's Journal list of the 10 best places to get a cheesesteak outside of Philly and the San Diego branch has been included on many Best San Diego Cheesesteaks lists.

Calozzi's chose not to renew his lease and closed the brick-and-mortar Pacific Beach eatery in summer 2022. Although he originally hoped the  transition to his food truck would be seamless with no downtime, Calozzi's was the victim of wire fraud, resulting in the mobile eatery rollout taking longer than expected. The truck is now nearly complete and Calozzi's is excited to start popping up around San Diego County. He is inviting customers to contact the company on their Instagram channel to let them know where he should set up shop. 

Calozzi's offers a menu of customizable beef cheesesteaks, ordered “wit” or "wit-out" fried onions topped with a variety of cheeses including Whiz, American, provolone, or mozzarella, and served on bread made daily from a local baker. The no-frills menu offers two signature cheesesteaks - The Donnie, which comes topped with mushrooms, and The Roni with pepperoni. The eatery also serves Tasty Cakes desserts and soft drinks.

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