Another Platform destination, this renowned Bushwick pizzeria opened its first California location in Culver City last year -- and its lively outdoor patio has been packed with hungry Angelenos ever since. Obviously pizzas are the star of the show, especially the Bee Sting (a spicy, honey-spackled pie with soppressata and chili) and Famous Original (a vessel for tomato, caciocavallo, and parmigiano reggiano). Yes, you could totally order some pastas or side salads or marinated olives, but why would you when you should really save your stomach for those blistered, bubbly, chewy, thin, easy-to-fold crusts and extraordinary toppings?
As far as American pizzerias go, Roberta’s has about as high a pedigree as anything. The infamous Brooklyn import tore up Culver City’s Platform complex during its run as a pop-up and is now pumping out pizzas full-time with its very own brick-and-mortar in the same spot, complete with socially distant, outdoor seating. The menu has expanded to include smaller plates and bites, but above all you’re heading to Roberta’s for the Bee Sting, a spicy & sweet masterpiece featuring sopressata, mozzarella, chili oil, and honey.
How to order: Delivery available via Caviar, as well as outdoor in-person seating