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By Chisato Iversen

August 17, 2016 (La Mesa) - East County Magazine stopped by Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza (
8555 Fletcher Pkwy, La Mesa) to have some lunch.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that unlike most pizza places this restaurant has wide variety of foods and was really international--from soups, to tacos, all the way to, of course pizzas. I am pescatarian, so was definitely really happy to see that they have a lot of food options that are for vegetarians or vegans. 

The restaurant was very spacious with upscale architectural elements and comfortable seating. We had the choice of sitting outside on the patio or inside. Our service was great; they were ready to take our order and had our food prepared quickly.

We ordered the Wild Arugula and Red Quinoa Salad, Crisp Brussels Sprouts, and the Kung Pao Calamari. All of these dishes were beautifully presented, flavorful, and affordable, with generous portions. Our editor has previously sampled various meat and veggie pizzas and other dishes here, from lettuce cups to cauliflower, and indicated all were delicious. This is the perfect place for a quick lunch.

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza is a chain restaurant that started in San Diego County and is now located throughout California and in Nevada. 

If you are interested in more information on Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, you can visit their site at

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