San Diego restaurant offers build-your-own pizzas amid coronavirus closure

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 11:46:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — When San Diego County leaders suspended in-restaurant dining to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many businesses were left to figure out how to feed patrons.

Sardina's Italian Restaurant & Bar on Morena Blvd. was one of those restaurants forced to transition to pickup or delivery only — but did so in a way that appeals to kids (or the kid in us) forced to stay home.

"Looking for something fun to do with your children (and/or partner!) during this unprecedented time?" the restaurant's Facebook post read, introducing a $10 pizza kit. "The kit will include fresh pizza dough, cheese, pepperoni and sauce to make a medium size pizza at home!"


After opening Thursday, the restaurant told 10News it had sold 20 kits in its first three hours and expects a lot more orders.

It's just one of the ways San Diego County restaurants are adjusting to continue serving families.

The City of San Marcos has started a list of restaurants open for takeout or delivery in the city. The North Park area also has a list of eateries offering takeout options.

In addition to specials at favorite restaurants, several food delivery platforms are also working to help out restaurants during COVID-19 closures.