LA's long had a reputation as a town bereft of good pizza -- and, let's face it, if you're boozily walking down the street at 3a in NY, you've probably had a random slice better than at least half of LA's dough-and-mozz options. That said, in the past few years, the pizza revolution has begun (Viva la Pizza Revolucion!!!), and now we've got some players in the game. Here are the top eight:
Power-ranking LA's 8 best pizzas
1. Vito's Pizza846 N LA Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles
2. Pitfire Artisan Pizza801 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles
3. Mulberry Street Pizzeria347 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills
4. Pizza Buona2100 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
5. Hollywood Pies6116 1/2 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles
6. Tomato Pie Silverlake2457 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles
7. 800 Degrees10889 Lindbrook, Westwood
8. Pizzeria Mozza641 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles
Anyone craving a real New York slice should stop by this authentically Big Apple-style pie joint.
The vibe's casual (place an order at the counter), but the pizza here is top-notch, from the rapini/farm egg/prosciutto Greens, Egg & Ham to the ones you can create yourself using their high-quality ingredients.
Serving up classic New York-style pizza for over two decades, this pizzeria was started by an authentic New Yorker (like, grew-up-in-the-Bronx-real) who brought his love of a good, floppy slice to Beverly Hills.
Super-thin crust, light on the toppings, high-quality cheeses, veggies, and sauce: if those make up your ideal pizza trifecta, then Echo Park's Pizza Buona's the spot for you.
You love pizza through thick and thin. Hollywood Pies understands this as they slings fresh pizzas Chi-town deep dish style and now crispy, thin crust from their first brick & mortar in Mid-Wilshire.
Started by a Syracuse native traumatized by a harrowing 2-hour Damiano's delivery ordeal, Pie's thin-crust pizzas merge East Coast fundamentals with California jazz hands
Proving their food is significantly more than eight times better than Nick Lachey's boy band, 800 Degrees is slinging Old-World-Style Neapolitan pies in Westwood Village, with toppings like Italian truffle cheese (Boschetto di Tartufo), roasted mushrooms, caramelized garlic, La Quercia prosciutto, and air-dried salami with Calabrian chiles.
Would you be surprised if we were to tell you Mario Batali was involved in this process? Ok, great, we didn't think so. Mozza is a great place to indulge in appetizers, Italian delicacies (in the form of meatballs, carbs, meatballs, carbs... ), and vino.