Sammy’s Pizza Disappears From El Segundo

The El Segundo restaurant scene continues its volatile ride…  It appears that OG Plaza El Segundo eatery Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill has quit its space at 780 S Sepulveda Blvd.  I had thought maybe they were remodeling, but the place is gutted and the signs have come down.  It looks like something new is coming because the construction is fast and furious.  I’ll keep watching to see what develops.


Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza And Grill, El Segundo: Update

A lot of you are interested in the progress at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza And Grill the upscale pizza chain that is going into the space once occupied by Smith & Hawken in El Segundo Plaza on the corner of Rosecrans and Sepulveda in El Segundo.  The chain hails from San Diego (where they were the first to bring wood fired pizza oven to the scene there) and has since expanded to Nevada as well.  I had a chance to drop by recently and chat with a rep.  As you can see by the photo, they are now hiring and work  is nearing completion.  The official opening day is going to be July 14th.  You can read a sample menu on their website here:, however it was explained to me that the menu in the new location will be different from their San Diegan counterparts.  Chef Sami Ladeki not only created the menu for Sammy’s, but for another venture as well, Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar in La Jolla.  The menu at the El Segundo location will be a combination of the two:  Mediterranean and Asian-Fusion (apparently the onion rings are legendary). I’ll keep you posted…