A fast-casual pizza start-up is getting off the ground in Carlsbad, where the eatery will be a tenant at Bressi Ranch’s new Lift development. Del Lusso’s will be open by late summer, says co-owner and chef Walter Wong, a Carlsbad resident who had a successful career in the software industry before developing a scaleable model for the pizzeria with co-founder Steve Seminara. Cooked at 800 degrees in a custom brick oven and ready in a speedy 90 seconds, his Neapolitan-style pizzas will be made with imported Italian wheat flour, buffala mozzarella, and San Marzano tomatoes; styles will range from classic margherita to pizzas made with locally-sourced ingredients like vegetables from North County’s Chino Farms.
The 1,600-square-foot family and dog-friendly eatery will include a 650-square-foot patio; two sizes of pizzas will be available, as well as slices-to-go that will be offered during lunch service. The menu will also include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pasta, gelato and coffee, plus beer and wine. Del Lusso’s will share the complex with a new outpost of burger bar Eureka!; a tenant for the third, and final retail space, has yet to be announced.
Mike Spilky of Location Matters, who represented the tenant, said, “Del Lusso looks to be an great addition to an area of Carlsbad really lacking in quality dining options. Walter and Steven’s extreme passion for food and unbeatable business sense will surely be a great success. We look forward to helping the source additional great real estate when they kill it with their first store.”