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Daily Slice: Zia Gourmet Pizza, San Diego

Zia Gourmet Pizza may have the most unique approach to pizza toppings I've ever seen. Cream cheese, walnuts, capers, and even caramelized pears make appearances on the menu, with no traditional toppings like pepperoni or sausage in sight. Zia's signature eggplant pizza is no exception; it's topped with seasoned oven-roasted eggplant, tomatoes, scallions, fresh garlic, mozzarella, cranberries, and dollops of yogurt sauce. More

San Diego: Great Sicilian Pies at Sicilian Thing

Sicilian Thing owner Paul Wanushek has more than 30 years of pizza-making experience, including being the first pizza-maker at the famed Bronx Pizza, where he worked for ten years before opening his own shop in 2007. Sicilian Thing specializes in Sicilian and New York–style pizzas, either by the slice or the whole pie. The shop delivers, but dining in has its privileges: Beer is cheap, there's always a few slices of cheesecake from The Incredible Cheesecake Company, and you can use the "special fork" to eat your pizza (more on that later). More

Daily Slice: Sicilian Pizza from Asaggio Pizza, San Diego

Asiaggo Pizza Pasta Plus offers three different styles of pizza: Chicago deep dish, New York-style, and Sicilian. I scored a pepperoni Sicilian slice fresh from the oven. Rosemary is mixed into the airy dough, giving it a distinct focaccia-like character. The dough is baked without the sauce or toppings at first, so it crisps up to a light and flaky golden brown on both sides before receiving sauce and cheese. This may not be traditional, but it's pretty tasty. More

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