Five Must-Try LA Pizzerias

These LA Pizzas are Cheesy Perfection LA Pizzerias

Written by: Michelle Andrews LA Pizzerias

We might not be the East Coast, but Los Angeles still boasts a few fine pizza establishments. We are a foodie town after all—we pay attention to rising chefs and seasonal trends just like any other metropolitan city. And, luckily, the city has enough restaurants to satisfy almost any craving. Chock-full of pizza joints, the city also offers plenty of options for a filling slice of pizza. Whether you want a greasy, late-night bite or a refined, gourmet slice, there is something to fulfill your wildest pizza dreams. No two pizza spots in this city are the same. Just when you think you’ve seen every possible ingredient combination on a pie, the next locale totally expands your taste buds. Make it your quest to stop by these especially delicious spots to try unforgettable bites from some of the city’s best pies. LA Pizzerias



Bringing family values and old-school style to their pizzas, Barone’s, family owned since 1945, keeps its circa 1940s theme alive with red vinyl seating and dark wooden décor. Enjoy their delectable Italian slices and melt into their cheesy pies, finding yourself happy with every bite. Offering counter and patio service, Barone’s carries seven different styles of crust topped goodness, such as BBQ chicken, veggie, clam or shrimp pizzas as well as leaving the topping choices to topping-happy consumers. Catering to those who like to balance pizza and health wise food choices, Barone’s caters to health-conscious eaters with low carb, extra thin pizza crusts. Grab a slice or two at Barone’s to enjoy a flash from the past eatery and some cheesy, saucy, crispy dining!

13726 Oxnard St
Valley Glen, CA, 91401


South End

Pile on the slices at South End where they serve a mean Neapolitan pizza. With local ingredients and decadent Italian cheeses, your pizza craving will thoroughly be served. Offering 12 different styles of rustic pies, South End will have you saying delizioso with every savory, warm bite. Indulge yourself in these organic pies that are prepped with seasonal products. Find rustic pie heaven at South End!

2805 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291


800 Degrees

800 Degrees dishes out hot pizzas that honor the heritage of the old world Italian tradition with magnificent pies made from organic and locally grown ingredients. The crust is handcrafted to perfection and made with flour from ancient Moline San Felice in Naples. Adding finishing, appetizing touches to their homemade dough are California grown tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and an array of customizing toppings to make your ultimate pizza combination. Warmly baked, you can enjoy your pizza while surround by beautiful contemporary architecture.

10889 Lindbrook Dr
Los Angeles, CA
DeSano Pizza

Opening in 2012, DeSano Pizza crafts mouth-watering Neapolitan pizzas. Scott DeSano, the owner of DeSano Pizza Bakery, creates authentic, flavorful pies in honor of his great grandparents and their passed down recipes. These pizzas baked in wood-burning ovens hold up to their authenticity with a constant supply of fresh ingredients that are flown in weekly from Southern Italy. Once you pick your favorite pizza, you can watch highly trained Pizzaiolas craft your pie right in front of your eyes. After your fresh, oven baked pizza is ready to be devoured, you have wide-open spaces with a cafeteria-style eatery filled with picnic tables. Enjoy authentic, family inspired recipes from DeSano Pizza!

4959 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029


Hollywood Pies

Bringing Chicago to your pizzas and stomachs, you can dine in or take out enticing pizzas from Hollywood Pies and find yourself in deep-dish bliss. They have 12 amazing styles to choose from to sink your teeth into a pizza paradise, including their Capone, Angeleno and Classic Chicago styles and more! Chicago deep-dish pizza is done right at Hollywood Pies, making you feel like you’ve been taken to a Chicago pizza parlor. Grab a slice and eat up!

6116 1/2 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035


Jon and Vinny’s

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo—the minds behind other LA establishments like Animal, Petit Trois and Trois Mec—crafted memorable pizzas for the aptly named Italian locale Jon and Vinny’s. Order the LA Woman, a pizza topped with local burrata, tomato, basil, olive oil and sea salt. Or if you happen to crave pizza in the morning, try the Breakfast Pizza and bite into Zuckerman Yukon gold potato, egg, rosemary, olive oil, parmesan and red onion. Make a reservation to avoid a long wait—the restaurant only has a little over 40 seats.

412 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Slicetruck Pizza

Slicetruck Pizza puts the emphasis on fresh, organic ingredients. The restaurant creates pizza with organic heirloom Khorasan wheat flour — which is proofed for at least two days before crafting each pie. Each ingredients gets the same amount of attention from the homemade sauce of Italian San Marzano tomatoes and fresh herbs to the high quality meats. Choose your own toppings or indulge in specialty pizzas like the decadent White pizza made with whole milk mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, ricotta, garlic and fresh oregano. For a group pizza outing, order a Grandma Pizza which serves three to four hungry eaters.

1523 S Bundy Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90025


Love and Salt

Father and daughter duo Guy and Sylvie Gabriele teamed up with Chef Michael Fiorelli—an experienced chef who moved to Los Angeles a few years ago—to open Love and Salt. It’s no surprise that Fiorelli has risen to the ranks in the LA culinary sphere since his relocation. The pizzas at Love and Salt are anything but average. Prepare your taste buds for sumptuous pies like the Duck Egg pizza, topped with pancetta, panna, potato, rosemary, mozzarella and parmesan.  

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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Michelle Andrews is a woman of many activities, such as gymnastics, running, yoga, acroyoga, hiking, snowboarding and water skiing, and is also a cirque performer for contortion, hand balancing, lyra and aerial silks. When she’s not spending her time upside down and running around, she likes to explore new places, go on adventures and unleash her inner foodie and music guru, always looking to try something new and to discover cool, hole-in-the-wall places. Michelle is currently a senior at Cal State Fullerton, studying communications for broadcast journalism and will complete school in Fall 2015. Currently, Michelle also works as a gymnastics coach and has been coaching for 8 years. She is excited to be finishing up her college years chapter and looking forward to what life has waiting for her. She’s having a blast writing for LOCALE magazine and loves being a part of the team!



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