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Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria

897 So. Coast Hwy 101, Suite F102, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-7671
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Ranked #11 of 218 restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Mar 11, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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51 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
San Diego, California
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252 reviews 252 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Nothing influences the taste and texture of a Pizza quite like the dough. A good one is light airy nutty springy chewy and elastic-and hopefully a charred bubble or two.. Blue Ribbon is cute, they use good quality ingredients and the Service is great but first and foremost I can't get behind their dough. It doesn't have one of the... More

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San Diego, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We've been coming to Blue Ribbon since it opened, and they continue to craft the best pizza west of NYC. The dough is incredible--it bubbles and crisps and has an excellent "chew." Nothing else even comes close in San Diego. Don't hesitate to try some of their different toppings and salads--the chef/owner has a refined palate and combines individual tastes... More

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Our two sausage (homemade fennel and garlic) pizza was fantastic--thin, crunchy crust with the freshest ingredients. The Caesar salad was excellent and featured crumpled croutons and just the right amount of dressing. It was large enough for two. Even though we started with the tasty spicy deviled eggs,had a great bottle of wine and ate all our pizza and salad,... More

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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The pie is tasty, well made and the service was good, also nice selection of craft beers. Watch for their specials, can't be beat. Try the Bruschetta! you won't be disappointed

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Interesting combinations of pizza's but the atmosphere and service could have been better. The pizza's tasted really good, we shared three different ones between us, but we did feel they were expensive compared to others we had while in the area. As we were on holiday we were eating out most days and so have probably scored this lower than... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I've always been a fan of Blue Ribbon's pizzas, but a recent experience will prevent me from ever coming back. Their weekend manager, Kim, refused to honor their published happy hour prices due to a miscommunication about whether those prices were available for take out orders. That's not such a big deal in the grand scheme of things (though not... More

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NW Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent artisan pizza with fresh organic ingredients. Nice selection of craft beers. A must visit.

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Naples, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Wasn't sure what to expect from this small "Artesan" pizza place in downtown Encinitas. What you get are specialty pizzas not the usual heavy red sauce chain pizzas. If you're looking for something different but still in the Pizza family, this is the place. Very well made wood fired pizza crust with specialty toppings of your choice. Only draw back... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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161 reviews 161 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

The spicy meat pizza was very good- easily shared with another person. The burrata appetizer also was standout. Good selection of local beers. Inside is on the small side, but they also have a nice outdoor terrace with seating.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Blue Ribbon Pizza, innocuously tucked into a corner location at Encinitas' Lumberyard Plaza, is a hands-down go to spot for pizza. A few tables located on the outside patio make for al fresco dining, with heat lamps for those chilly nights. Inside, its cozy, but a bit noisy, seating holds another 30 or so patrons. When you step inside you're... More

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