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Village Pizza’s “Spaghetti with Meatballs” is enhanced with oregano and basil.
The “Village Salad” can be a substitute for pizza or a side – either way it is delicious.

Craving good Italian food? Find it at Village Pizza!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Issue 14, Volume 18.
Nathalie Taylor
Special to the Village News
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Contemplating the prospect of a delicious Italian meal? You will be happy to hear that Village Pizza serves more than just pizza. The menu is bursting with a variety of items including pasta, salads, and sandwiches; and the rest of the menu items are every bit as flavorful as their pizzas.

The "Torpedo" sandwich is a bit messy, but it’s stuffed full of good things. Starting with a fresh French bread roll… ham, dry salami, and mortadella provide the meat base. (Mortadella is a flavorful Italian cold cut made from pork.) Mozzarella and Swiss cheeses are layered on the meat. Delicate shreds of lettuce and fine slices of tomato are added; and house-made Italian dressing is drizzled on top. The way this sandwich is created nothing overwhelms. It’s just one good concoction. Also, Village Pizza doesn’t make the mistake of overpowering their sandwiches with bread. The bread is flavorful, soft and not too thick.

The "Village Salad" has a special place in the hearts of many diners. It’s like a pizza with lettuce instead of pizza dough – a flavorful combination of iceberg lettuce, tomato, salami, pepperoni, ham, mushrooms, black olives, and grated mozzarella cheese. Top the salad with their Italian dressing (made from a traditional recipe) and you have a fresh option to pizza, or a fresh side to pizza – take your pick.

A twist of flavor with oregano and basil is what makes the "Spaghetti with Meatballs" unique. The accompanying sauce is hearty, thick, and flavorful. Twirl the spaghetti around the fork and you will find yourself saying, "No boring spaghetti here!"

Of course, Village Pizza also serves pizza, and no matter which one is chosen, you can be sure that it will be outstanding. Fresh ingredients, toppings, and sauces cement that fact. The meat is sliced on site and the vegetables are chopped every day. Even the mozzarella cheese is grated fresh daily.

That’s not all. Owner Steve Motlagh makes the pizza dough fresh daily. After it has risen, the dough is stretched over the pan, the sauce is spread and toppings are scattered. The pizzas are baked in stone ovens, which creates a marvelous, toasted flavor.

Steve and his wife, Fariba, have owned Village Pizza for 14 years and last year expanded and remodeled their dining room. They arrive early to make sure that everything is fresh and ready for their diners. This couple is dedicated to their restaurant and it shows. Craving good Italian food? You’ll find it here.

Village Pizza is located in Bonsall River Village at 5256 S Mission Rd., Suite 832. Call them at (760) 414-9899. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit



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