The Coast News Group

Popular restaurants announce changes

ENCINITAS — Two of Encinitas’ most popular restaurants have announced big changes to their hours and services. 

Moto Deli, an Old World Europe delicatessen-concept in Leucadia that opened last year to rave reviews after a 12-month delay, announced Dec. 6 that it was extending its operating hours to include dinner and happy hour and sell beer and wine. 

The announcement comes six months after the Encinitas Planning Commission unanimously approved the restaurant’s request to sell beer and wine and extend their hours.

Now, the motorcycle-themed restaurant closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8 p.m. on the other days of the week.

Before the change Moto Deli was open only for breakfast and lunch in its spot near the corner of Leucadia Boulevard and Coast Highway 101.  

Blue Ribbon Pizzeria, located in The Lumberyard in downtown Encinitas, also announced that it would be accepting reservations. The popular pizzeria has boasted big lines — and long wait times — during its peak hours since opening in 2012.