Update: This restaurant is now closed.
Pizza Depot looks like it’s a chain restaurant, but I couldn’t find the actual website for this particular restaurant in San Diego. I think the logo is what makes it seem that way. They have a pair of dice in between the words “Pizza” and “Depot” and I can’t figure out why. What do dice have to do with pizza? Does it mean I’m gambling with my tastebuds to buy a pizza from here? I just don’t know.
When Pizza Depot first moved in, they replaced Hungry Howie’s pizza, which I really liked. That’s probably why I haven’t even bothered to try this place until now. They used to run a $5 pizza special, but it’s since been axed. What they have now is a “$6.49 Pepperoni Pizza” deal. Plus tax it comes out to exactly $7, which is still not bad. It does say that it’s already ready though, which in my case was not true. I had to wait about 10 minutes for my pizza to be ready, but I think maybe it’s only an evening thing (though it doesn’t state that anywhere on the menu).
So how is the pizza? It’s actually not too bad. It’s by far not the best pizza I’ve ever had, but for $7 bucks it’s not a bad deal. I liked it better than the $5 Little Ceasar’s Pizza that you can get. It’s about on par with the Pizza Mia’s at Pizza Hut as well. The crust was soft and slightly crisp. The pizza sauce was just average – not tart, not too sweet. All in all, I wasn’t exactly impressed, but I was surprised that it was better than I was expecting it to be. If I’m in a pinch, I would get this pizza again, but it wouldn’t always be my first choice.
My dog liked it, too.
9430 Mira Mesa Blvd
(between Black Mountain Rd & Westview Pky, next to Ralphs)
San Diego, CA 92126