It doesn’t take much sleuth work to uncover exceptional San Diego pizza joints. Area mini chains such as Leucadia Pizza sate hunger with speedy delivery, and Project Pie, a popular mecca of personal-size pizzas, lets guests create their own highly individualized pies heaped with unique toppings such as Nutella and berries. Needless to say, top-shelf La Jolla restaurants can hold their own against the best restaurants in San Diego. Pizza on Pearl, for example, boasts options for gluten-free crusts, red or white sauce, and pizzas by the slice. And over in National City, Napoleone Pizza House boasts a claim to fame beyond its fine pizzas: Tom Waits worked at the eatery for five years and features prominently on its jukebox.

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