So, my friend Dinah recommended this place and since she has pretty good taste, I figured I would check it out. I am glad I did.
PizzaManiac is in a strip mall in Vista sandwiched between Taco Bar and a laundromat.
PizzaManiac ~ 1461 North Santa Fe, Vista (corner of Santa Fe and Bobier)
The interior is simple and clean and houses a big ass pizza oven.
The previously mentioned big ass pizza oven.
They have about 9 specialty pies or you can build your own. They also have a 2 slice and drink special for $7.00 which is a great deal especially for the quality of the pizza.
My slice ~ Pesto, garlic, mozzarella, and feta.
Great toppings, real mozzarella, not greasy plastic cheese, and a delightfully light and crispy crust. The crust sold it for me.
Due to them not having a deep fryer, these are baked. Great wings, crispy on the outside and moist and tender chicken. It looks like they would need sauce (which they provide.) but I used very little. Because they are coated before baking the buffalo sauce seeps in, departing a lot of flavor.
They will start serving beer in the future.
Ben Phillips ~ Proud owner and Vista native.
Ben is a great guy and a local business owner who is doing things right. Fresh ingredients, treated with care. the kind of business and individual this site is focused on supporting.
Trivia ~ he originally wanted to call his place “Passion Of The Crust”, which I love, he may still do T-shirts. If he does I will buy one:)
Next time you want pizza or wings give PizzaManiac a try, you will be glad you did.
1461 North Santa Fe, Vista