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Pizza Nova

3955 Fifth Ave. (University Ave.)
San Diego, CA 92103
619-296-6682
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Cuisine: Pizza / Italian
A family favorite that has been serving wood-fired pizzas, hearty pastas and loaded salads since 1990.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily

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Pizza Nova Restaurant Review:


Although there are multiple Pizza Nova locations around town, we prefer the Hillcrest store for its easy access to Landmark Theater's art-house movies upstairs. Grab one of the hand-thrown, wood oven-baked pizzas before a film or a stroll around Fifth Avenue. We like the hodgepodge of fusion-style choices: Thai pizza with shrimp, sprouts, carrots, peanuts and Thai peanut-ginger sauce; and barbecue chicken with red onions, cilantro and a trio of cheeses. Salads are huge --- try the chipotle lime chicken with romaine, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, corn, roasted peppers and mozzarella, drizzled with a fiery dressing. Pasta dishes tend toward the traditional, like fettuccine Alfredo and four-cheese ravioli. The risotto with fire-roasted teardrop tomatoes and fresh basil is simple but flavorful. The minimal wine list has some clever choices from smaller producers, such as Kaiken from Argentina. For dessert, you can't go wrong with the hot lava cake with vanilla ice cream or traditional tiramisu.

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