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In 2004 Pizzeria Luigi™ opened its doors atop Golden Hill, San Diego and has been firing up award-winning thin crust pies ever since. Pizzeria Luigiís success as a neighborhood establishment serving pies by the slice and simple Italian dishes inspired a second location in North Park as well.
Proprietor Luigi Agostini lived in Varese, Italy until the age of 23. In search of adventure, Luigi took a chance and left his small hometown for San Francisco. There, he began what would be years of cooking and pizza making in restaurants from Los Angeles to Hawaii, and finally San Diego, before opening a his very first pizzeria in Poway, California.
Luigi was a resident of Golden Hill for five years at this time, commuting daily to the San Diego suburb pizza shop. While business was good, and Luigiís pies were popular, something was missingÖ
According to Luigi, Golden Hill reminds him of his hometown in Italy; a small community where everyone knows each other, walks, rides bikes and scooters, and frequents local, independent businesses. Luigi wanted a piece of that pie.
A short time later, Luigi sold his pizzeria in Poway and took up shop in Golden Hill. Pizzeria Luigi has become a neighborhood institution for fast, affordable, and simple Italian food served lunchtime to late-night.
After a pivotal visit from the Food Network in fall of 2008, Luigiís business skyrocketed and pizza enthusiasts traveled from near and far for a slice of his signature pie.
The importance of community is a value that Pizzeria Luigi operates by. Just as the Golden Hill shop has been a part of the neighborhood, Luigi seeks to do the same with his North Park location.
Luigi is also a fan of the Juventus Italian soccer team. We have a calendar of upcoming Juve matches, stop by during a game and you just might see Luigi cheering on "la vecchia signora."