UPDATE: Sicilian Thing Pizza Aims To Return After Quietly Closing In San Diego's North Park After Nearly Two Decade Run

March 17, 2024

Earlier in the week, we reported that Sicilian Thing Pizza had quietly closed its doors in San Diego's North Park after nearly two decades in business, but the eatery has now promised to return at a new location. 

Opened in North Park in 2007 by Paul Wanushek and Michael DeRose, Sicilian Thing Pizza gained a positive reputation around San Diego for its menu of square pan and East Coast-style pizzas, as well as hot sandwiches, Stromboli, salads, desserts, and local craft beer. In fall 2019, the restaurant was transferred to new owner Atal Atmar.

Sicilian Thing Pizza quietly closed its doors earlier this week without any announcement on social media. A note on the door thanked customers for 17 years in business and states that the restaurant's lease ended. Well, the company has now issued a statement where it promises to reopen in a new space. 

"Dear North Park Community, It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closure of our current location due to unforeseen issues with our landlord," wrote Sicilian Thing Pizza on the company's social media. "Despite the challenges, we are excited to share that Sicilian Thing Pizza will be opening a new location in San Diego soon. We want to take this opportunity to express our immense gratitude for your loyal support and love throughout our time in North Park. Your unwavering dedication has meant the world to us, and we cannot wait to continue serving you at our upcoming new location. Thank you for being a part of our Sicilian Thing Pizza family. We look forward to welcoming you with open arms at our new spot in San Diego."

There is no word on where exactly Sicilian Thing Pizza plans to reopen. We reached out to the company for more information but did not receive a response by the time of publishing. 

For more information about Sicilian Thing Pizza, visit sicilianthingpizza.com.

Original article announcing the closure published on May 14.