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Awesome Pizza/Italian deli on Central Coast

lapizzamaven | Jun 12, 201201:07 PM

Ive been to Pismo Beach many,many times over the years...sometimes Pismo was the final destination, sometimes it was a great stop on the way to Big Sur, SF or Mendocino. Nearly every time, Ive stopped at Giuseppe's Express, a pizzeria/deli outpost of Giuseppe's, a full service restaurant a tad further north on Price Street, and every time Ive been amazed by their excellent pizza, salads,sandwiches and baked treats..Most of the time I cant resist the pizza so I'll get couple slices with pepperoni or some other topping that is available...Most of the time the crust is a little thicker than id normally prefer but it's so good in an artisanal rustic bread way. Ive been curious about their thin crusts but its usually only available as a pie. Last week i happened to stop in on the way to SF and i overheard a couple raving about their Sicilian pizza but unfortunately they didnt have any ready..these folks would not take No for answer and eventually they agreed to make a pie...these ex-Brooklynites now of Santa Barbara saw me photographing my slice so they knew i was a fellow pizza fanatic and they offered me a slice. And it was excellent but something was missing...On my way back to LA, I stopped in again and there were a few slices of Sicilian topped with house made sausage and peppers under the heat lamp...i ordered one. It was reheated perfectly; the crust had a bit of outer crispness, the cheese melted creamily and the sauce had just the right spice to it....i ordered a 2nd slice and asked the young lady behind the counter not to serve me another slice no matter how i begged...It was delish...a perfectly balanced Sicilian slice, not something Ive ever encountered west of the Hudson River....

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