San Diego, CA – Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza has received the San Diego County chapter of the California Restaurant Association’s Gold Medallion award for Best Pizza. The awards gala is a highly celebrated peer-to-peer event that recognizes worthy and exceptional restaurants in the region. It is an opportunity for members to acknowledge their fellow restaurateurs for their business practices, concepts and achievements in more than 40 award categories. 

“Because these winners are nominated, and then voted on by their colleagues in the restaurant industry, the Gold Medallion awards are considered a huge honor by those who receive them,” said Fred Glick, president of the California Restaurant Association San Diego County chapter. “The event is a chance to recognize local restaurateurs and associates who have distinguished themselves through superior business practices, demonstrated leadership, and continue to influence the restaurant community and hospitality industry as a whole.”

“We’re truly honored to receive this recognition,” said Sami Ladeki, owner of Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza. “Our chefs work hard to assure that Sammy’s pizzas, as well as our tapas, salads and entrees, maintain the signature fresh and innovative tastes our customers have enjoyed for more than 20 years.”

About Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza has 17 locations throughout Southern California and Nevada and is part of the Ladeki Restaurant Group’s portfolio of restaurants, owned by Sami Ladeki, which also includes Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar and Mosaic Catering. Corporate headquarters are located at 7596 Eads Ave., Suite 200, La Jolla, CA 92037.  For additional information, visit,,, or call 858-456-8018.

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