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Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill - Carlsbad

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5970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405 (Formerly Sammy's Woodfired Pizza)
+1 760-438-1212
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to go for a informal dining experience. Start with the lobster bisque and finish with one of their specialty salads. I wish that I would go,more often.

Thank Kirby W
San Diego
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A customer for a decade, but got food poisoning. Difficult getting response from resturant. They had a good menu, but always had indifferent college kids running the farm.

Thank BillAltaffer
Sauk City, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Menu variety looked great online so we gave it a try. Chop salad was very good and individual is big enough to share with a pizza. Pizza are all one size meant to be individual. We shared as there are 6 pieces which was too much for us individually. We had pepperoni and the grease ran off the slices when... More 

Thank Bon B
Carlsbad, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

always had good food, but one time we ordered wheat pizza and it came out burnt. We love their salids and pizza. Did you know that they have cotton candy for the kids also. Parking does not seen to be a problem and the service is mostly great. Drink prices are a little high.

Thank 19037Travel
Spokane, Washington
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I love their pizza! I have been there twice during my visits to Carlsbad and each time I can't stop eating the wonderful tastes. I wish there was a place back home that served such great food. Service was great and special order was granted with no fuss.

Thank Debbie I
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Our family stayed in Carlsbad for a week and we tried nearly every restaurant within a few blocks of Legoland. This was one of them. Kids enjoyed the pizza while some adults had pasta. Pasta was not much to write home about. I personally had the lettuce wraps and that was just right.

Thank CHinSoCal
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We visited this restaurant after Legoland. All staff was friendly and eager to assist. Woodfired pizza is a must. Apetizers are great. Combined with a glass (or two) of wine it is a perfect way to end a long day.

Thank Gabriel d
Delta, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Although service was excellent and the ambience good, the food was not up to what it should be. Never had a Caesar salad like this! Portions were big but the taste not so great. And it was way overpriced at 9 & 13 bucks. The pizza was good but not the best I've had. They try to mimic Original Pizza... More 

Thank Mo H
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Sammy's is a staple go to for locals & visitors alike. Great staff! Fun items on the menu including cotton candy & of course the mega chocolate ice cream pizza sized cookie sundae! We come as a family, bring out of town friends & family & my teens love to come here to enjoy time with friends with memories to... More 

Thank HollyInSD
New Delhi
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129 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Their wood fired pizza's are very good. Do take the patio-side seating for a good view of the area along with a bite of your exclusive pizza

Thank SoumyaM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4405 (Formerly Sammy's Woodfired Pizza)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-438-1212

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?