Pizza, pizza

Illustration by Mark Stivers

Sacramento's pizza scene is currently in the midst of a reshuffling. One of the quieter recent openings was APizza, which popped up inside the Sacramento Convention Center (replacing Wolfgang Puck Express at the 13th Street entrance between J and K streets) in late June. The pizza spot—which is only open for lunch on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.—is owned by Bill Pustari, who also owns the popular spot Modern Apizza in Connecticut. The fusion joint Chicago’s Pizza (4391 Gateway Park Boulevard, Suite 600 in Natomas) is also now open in the former Pannu’s Pizza Palace place. It serves up similar Indian-style pies, such as chicken tikka masala pizza, veggie curry pizza and even a Chicago deep-dish pizza that matches its name. Lastly, the recently closed Luigi’s Slice and Fun Garden in Midtown will become Pizzeria Urbano (1050 20th Street, Suite 150). No word yet on an opening date, but a photo of a pizza on its Facebook page ( was tagged “#comingsoon.”