Sicilian thing pizza / north park | san diego, ca
March 22nd, 2010
It was a Saturday night and I was spending the weekend at Jake’s again. The kitchen was a mess, the sink was full of dirty dishes, and I was in no mood to cook or clean. I hopped online and started doing a search for pizza near his zip code and a name caught my eye, “Sicilian Thing Pizza”. “Kind of a weird name for a pizza place,” I thought to myself. I looked at the website and saw “sicilian square thick pizza” and I thought, “This I gotta try.” It’s not too far from where Jake lives so I called up and placed an order and off we flew to pick up the pizza. Parking in North Park is a pain so Jake waited in the alley next to the pizza shop while I ran in and got the pizza.
I kept it simple with just one topping of sausage ($15.50 – starts at $14.00, toppings are $1.50 a piece). The pizza is super thick and crusty, baked to a nice golden brown. The pizza had just popped out of the oven so the cheese was in that perfect melty stage.
The crust is my favorite part of most pizza. If it’s thin, I generally don’t like it. This was perfect for me – it was almost like eating a saucy, thick bread. It sure beat ordering Little Ceasar’s or getting some other cheap $5 pizza.
They also sell pizza by the slice in the shop, if you’re not in the mood for ordering a whole pizza. We took it home and chomped happily on the pizza while watching a movie, perfectly content with delicious pizza inside of our tummies.
Sicilian Thing Pizza
4046 30th Street (in between Polk Ave and Lincoln Ave)
San Diego, CA
Sicilian Thing Pizza is what is considered to be a cheap, "hipster" dive pizza joint inside the personable North Park area. Loved by many, liked by many, and found overrated by a decent bit of people as well.
It is for the most part a pizza by the slice place, that has a reputable dessert offering and serves alcohol as well. The variation of the pizza is pretty diverse, and some live by it, but a lot find it bland.
The place is small and very intimate. There are a lot of complaints about parking, which seems to not exist at all. The inside itself is really clean and well designed. It is a very trendy joint for lunch.
With a couple of exceptions, the customer service is always said to be friendly, even in reviews that basically rip the place otherwise. There isn't much in terms of speed of service, so it would be safe to assume they do what needs to be done.