“Coming from the East Coast, I really wanted to bring authentic East Coast pizza to the sunny West Coast,” says Surf Rider founder and The Patio Group’s senior VP of food and beverage, Hilary Rossi. “We’re excited that Surf Rider is able to spread the goodness of great food to San Diego.”
Designed in conjunction with T-7 Architects, the 1,890-square-foot location at 3770 Mission Blvd. features custom pieces by Helvey Design Studio as well as an indoor bar, outdoor upper deck and a pet-friendly patio. Its quick-service model mirrors the original Ocean Beach location at 2163 Abbott St., with a similar menu including whole pizzas and pizza by the slice such as the popular Signature Surf Rider Pizza made with roasted garlic, white sauce, fresh basil, olive oil, gorgonzola, and roma tomatoes.
Restaurant goers in Mission Beach may also enjoy a full bar featuring beach classic cocktails, beer, and wine. The bar exclusively pours the original smooth citrus Himmel Brew, brewed by Mission Brewery, alongside the newly opened The Patio on 101, also owned and operated by The Patio Group.
Himmel Brew, named after Joey Himmelberg, the late friend of The Patio Group’s CEO, Gina Champion-Cain, pays tribute to an old friend while welcoming new ones to create new memories in honor of Joey.
The Crown Point outpost at 3453 Ingraham St. offers a slightly edited menu. Whole pizzas, pizza by the slice, strombolis, and fresh desserts will be available for takeout and delivery only. The fourth Surf Rider Pizza Co. location is scheduled to open in downtown La Mesa (8381 La Mesa Blvd.) this fall.
The Surf Rider Pizza Co. Mission Beach location is open Sundays through Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays until 10 p.m. For more information about Surf Rider Pizza, visit surfrider.pizza.