Luigi’s Italian (3210 Mission Blvd., 858/488-2818, Sun.–Thurs. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m., $11–30) is the place to go for Italian food at Mission Bay. Sit outside for the best people-watching, or inside for a loud, bright, tasty meal.The house red wine accompanies the inexpensive cuisine perfectly—including the pizza. Speaking of Luigi’s pizza, you’ll want to order a single slice unless you’re part of a large crowd. A whole Luigi’s pie barely fits on a four-top.
Luigi’s can get loud and rowdy, especially on game day, as many locals bring their posse for pizza and the game on the big-screen.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition