Double dose for this Friday! During our San Diego trip, the bf and I were trying to find the mall and somehow got lost. After driving around and around for awhile we got hungry and ended up here. The words Sammy's Woodfired Pizza instantly caught our eyes and we knew we had to go in and try it. For dessert? Right next door (well, 2 stores down) was Maggie Moo's Ice Cream shop. Pizza and ice cream? Sounded like the perfect lunch date to me!
1. Bread appetizer - I liked the thin, crispy one more and the bf liked the other white roll-looking one more. So win-win for us. Another plus: their butter was soft. Muy importante.
2. Chilled roast vegetable $9.95 - different? Yes. In a good way though because it's interesting to find the variety of ways salads can be made. Otherwise I'd get bored of eating it. The big mozzarella balls, however, were too much and I think mushrooms would've tasted better instead.
3. Sicilian rustic neapolitan pizza $11.50 - Really good. And I mean really good. Why? It tasted fresh, not greasy, and very flavorful. Plus, did you know they have like FOUR different types of crusts here? :O As a pizza lover myself, this sounded like heaven. I so wanted to try them all!
4. Strawberry ice cream $5 - the taste is a combo of ice cream and gelato...good but not great. I kind of had high expectations here (because I never heard of this place before) but it just made me like Joe's Italian Ice even more. haha I know, I keep talking about that place. Cause nothing beats it! So put that on your "Must Try" list whenever you're in town. ;)
Sadly this pizza place doesn't have a location in Orange County. Boo. If they open a Sammy's Woodfired Pizza shop in OC, we'll probably be there almost every week! That's how much we like pizza.
What is cool about Maggie Moo's, though, is that they make ice cream cupcakes and ice cream pizzas. That's unique and different of them. They also make their ice cream fresh in the store and have won several awards for that. If I was a little more hungry, I would've tried the ice cream cupcake. Never had that before and I think that would've satisfied my sweet tooth better.
CHECK IT OUT: Sammy's Woodfired Pizza, 1620 Camino de la Reina, San Diego, CA. Tel: (619) 298-8222.
Maggie Moo's Ice Cream, 1570 Camino de la Reina, San Diego, CA. Tel: (619) 574-6667.