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National Cheese Pizza Day: Celebrating in SLO County

National Cheese Pizza Day is Thursday, September 5! As if we needed another reason to eat pizza…

Although the history of National Cheese Pizza Day is not well documented, the history of pizza is. The modern version of the dish was developed in the late 18th century when tomato was added to focaccia bread in Naples, Italy.

Today the version of pizza we eat in the United States is much different than what Italians ate in the 18th century, and places like Chicago and New York even have their own iconic versions of the pie.

San Luis Obispo doesn’t have their own iconic version of a pizza pie, but there are lots of restaurants that serve amazing pizzas all over the county.

Here are six of our favorites for you to check out and celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day!

Gino’s Pizza

Gino’s Pizza has been serving families on the central coast for years with locations in Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo (they also have a location in Buellton), and have one of the yummiest, gooiest cheese pizzas in SLO County!

San Luis Obispo Location:
1761 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 752-1333

Sunday – Thursday11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday – Saturday11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Flour House

Flour House is a newer restaurant in downtown San Luis Obispo, and serves “authentic pizza and pasta napoletana“. They make all of their pizzas in an imported Stefano Ferrara wood-burning pizza oven, the only one on the central coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco!

690 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 544-5282

Sunday – Wednesday4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday – Saturday4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Palo Mesa Pizza

Palo Mesa Pizza was founded in 2007 by Michael Stevens. Today Palo Mesa has four locations around Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo ready to serve you their delicious pizza!

150 West Branch Street
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 904-6807

Open Daily11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Tin Canteen

Tin Canteen is located in Tin City in Paso Robles, which has become a really fun neighborhood of craft food and drink in north SLO County. Tin Canteen makes their pizzas fresh in a wood fired oven, and you really can taste the difference!

Tin City
3070 Limestone Way
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 369-2787

Wednesday – Sunday11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Monday – TuesdayClosed

Rustic Fire

Co-owners and siblings Jonathan Gannon and Connie Kahanu do everything they can to bring community to Rustic Fire in Paso Robles. They serve local wines and beers with their wood fired pizzas, and bake a lot of love into every pie they make.

1145 24th Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-7711

Monday – Saturday10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Ocean Front Pizza

Ocean Front Pizza is a traditional pizza place with delicious pies and friendly service. Located right on the pier in Cayucos, Ocean Front is the perfect place to stop after a fun day at the beach.

156 1/2 Ocean Front Street
Cayucos, CA 93430
(805) 995-2979

Thursday – Monday11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday – WednesdayClosed