Dog Friendly Restaurants San Diego: Pieology Pizza Carlsbad


We love cheap date nights, and Pieology Pizza in Carlsbad Bressi Ranch Village Center has become one of our favorite spots for an inexpensive night on the town. We’re big on saving money, so we try not to break the bank when we go out for dinner. At Pieology, we can have a fun date for less than $20 out the door  – it’s fun and causal (we just love the inspirational quote wall below – don’t you?) with great food + drinks. And, it also happens to be another one of our favorite dog friendly restaurants in San Diego. Todd loves the local beers Pieology has on tap – and I love that there’s a Peet’s Coffee next door for a post-dinner treat. It’s a win win for everyone, including our pups. 🙂

In case you haven’t been there yet, Pieology is kind of the “Subway” of pizzas. You can choose from one of their “favorite” personal artisan style pizzas like “Mad to Meat You,” and “Smokin’ Buffalo Chicken,” or you can create your own, which we prefer. Half the fun of going there is choosing your own toppings and experimenting with all the fun combinations you can come up with. Their pizzas are only available in one size (11.5 inches). We typically split one pizza (we find it’s more than enough for two people), but we had a coupon for a free pizza this time, so we went for two. You can create your own pizza with as many toppings as you want for under $10. Say WHAT?!

You read that right. AS MANY TOPPINGS AS YOU WANT. You can also choose the type of house-made crust you want (we went for wheat). They also have gluten-free for those with Celiac Disease. For toppings, we chose mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, olives, Canadian bacon, artichokes, spinach, and Italian sausage. We decided to keep it pretty classic for this pizza and it definitely hit the spot.

Todd didn’t mind the beer from Coronado Brewing Company, either (anyone else tried the Orange Wit??). I’m not much of a beer drinker, but I tried a few sips of the Orange Wit and really like the fresh citrus zing. Cheers to that.

The outdoor patio at Pieology Carlsbad offers a relaxing atmosphere to kick back and enjoy your pizza. We always prefer to eat outside (why not when the San Diego weather is always so gorgeous?) and, since we bring out pups out to eat with us often, we love restaurants that have dog-friendly  outdoor patios. It’s always been pretty quiet when we’ve been to Pieology Carlsbad and our pup, Mishka, was perfectly happy cozied up on the patio here. Doesn’t this look relaxing?

Peet’s Coffee is located kitty-corner to Pieology, so we headed there after our meal for a Vanilla Latte to cap off our date night. Under $20 spent total. Perfect San Diego date night, if you ask me. 😉

Where are your favorite cheap date night spots in San Diego?

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