If You’re Tired of the Same Old Pie, Try These Local Joints for the Best Loaded Pizza Around
Written By: Diana Fuller You Won’t Believe the Amazing Toppings on These 9 LA Pizzas
When you live in Los Angeles and want some great tasting pizza, you have so many options. But if you’re looking for something other than the typical pepperoni or cheese, where do you begin? We have compiled a list of the nine best unique pizza joints in LA with tempting toppings. Step out of your comfort zone and try one of these enticing loaded pizzas.
Potato Gold Pizza
When you are craving an off-the-wall pizza, turn to Mr. Pizza. A quaint pizza heaven in Koreatown with the most unique, unheard-of toppings for your pizza that your little heart desires. Their Potato Gold Pizza is sweet potato crust topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, ground beef, corn, onions, potato wedges, bacon, nacho chip flakes and a dollop of sour cream. They have deemed this pizza to be legendary and a definite customer favorite. Mr. Pizza is where all of your carb dreams come true.
Native Knowledge: First time online ordering customers receive a 20% coupon to use on their next visit. So, check out their website and get to ordering!
3881 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213.738.0077 | www.Mrpizzawilshireca.com
With pizzas like Popeye’s Chicken Pizza, Cheese Bomb and Marinated BBQ Chicken, it’s hard to imagine that Abbot’s Pizza Company would offer a Salad Pizza. But this isn’t your garden variety green pizza: The Salad Pizza consists of a cheese and onion covered crust, topped with a thick layer of chopped greens, drizzled with lemon-olive oil dressing and smothered with fresh slices of California avocados. Enjoy your pizza on a stool overlooking the street inside the laidback joint or take it outside onto Venice’s trendiest street.
Native Knowledge: Customers can order their pizza crust from as thin as they like to a bagel style crust.
Abbot’s Pizza Company
1407 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
310.396.7334 | www.abbotspizzaco.com
Green Eggs and Ham Pizza
For a local hangout where you can gather the family or have a fun night out, there’s Pitfire Pizza, where the art in artisan pizza truly takes shape. The Green Eggs and Ham’s name is straight from the beloved Dr. Seuss story, but the pizza is absolutely out of this world. With braised broccolini, farm eggs, four cheeses, garlic oil, parmesan and La Quercia prosciutto, you’ll want to eat this pizza in a house, in a car, on a boat or in a box.
Native Knowledge: Pitfire Pizza hosts a weekly King Trivia game every Monday evening at 7:30pm. Join in the fun!
Pitfire Pizza Downtown
108 W 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213.808.1200 | www.pitfirepizza.com
Butternut Squash Pizza
For an upscale pizza dining experience with great music, check out Stella Barra Pizzeria at The Dome Entertainment Centre. Imagine your favorite pizza and kick it up a few notches on the elegance scale, because that’s the quality you’ll get at Stella Barra. Pizza toppings include revamped classics like Hobbs pepperoni, shaved pancetta, organic sausage and shaved fennel. For a more unique option, try the Butternut Squash Pizza. This pizza is adorned with taleggio, candied bacon and Fresno chiles plus the creamy, delicate sweetness of butternut squash to pack a flavorful kick.
Native Knowledge: Although they are known for pizza, you must check out their cookie counter. The desserts are to die for.
Stella Barra Pizzeria
6372 W Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
323.301.4001 | www.stellabarra.com
Thai Chicken Curry Pizza
For a hole in the wall pizza joint, Dean’s Pizza really hits the spot. Their most ordered pizza is the Thai Curry Chicken Pizza. It is a simple pizza with curry sauce, basil, onion, bell peppers and chicken, but it brings the heat. Dean’s Pizza sets out to prove that simple, fresh ingredients are all it takes to make the perfect pizza.
Native Knowledge: Dean’s does so much more than just pizza. They are an eclectic restaurant boasting sandwiches, burgers and a full Thai menu.
929 Redondo Ave
Long Beach, CA 90804
Jon and Vinny’s is a local diner with a totally chill vibe and industrial decor. The pizza menu is packed with unique eats and fun pizza names. One of their most prized pizzas is their Flower Child. This pie is adorned with local crescenza, vibrant nasturtium flowers, arugula, olive oil and sea salt. Like most pizzas at Jon and Vinny’s, the Flower Child is a work of art and you’ll be feeling the love.
Native Knowledge: Jon and Vinny’s is the newest restaurant venture of owners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. The pair owns six other local favorite joints.
Jon and Vinny’s
412 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323.334.3369 | www.jonandvinnys.com
Pineapple BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza
Known for their locally sourced ingredients and friendly vibes, Pizza of Venice hosts a menu of starters, salads and pizza. That’s it. No frills, just delicious thrills. Ask for a recommendation for the best pie in the restaurant and they will say the Pineapple BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza. This pie wraps up BBQ sauce, pulled pork, red onion, poblano peppers and cilantro in a layer of mozzarella cheese.
Native Knowledge: They offer a unique gluten-free crust made from thinly sliced russet potatoes fried until crispy. Yum!
Pizza of Venice
2545 N Fair Oaks Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
626.765.9636 | www.pizzaofvenice.com
Macaroni and Cheese Pizza
Craving a New York style pizza here in SoCal? Pizzanista creatively combines the thin New York style crust with the freshest of ingredients found locally. This local hangout offers some of the most diverse pizza toppings around, with options like meatballs, over-easy eggs and even mac ’n’ cheese. You read that right: macaroni and cheese on a pizza. No one can pass up the ooey-gooey, cheesy macaroni atop crispy crust because this is simply a match made in heaven.
Native Knowledge: The Macaroni and cheese pizza is only available on Sunday.
2019 E 7th Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021
213.627.1430 | www.pizzanista.com
Mary Margherita Jane
Go green the next time you’re craving pizza with Stoned Oven, whose pies are baked from scratch. Stoned Oven has dominated a new niche market with the combination of individual pizzas laced with marijuana. You can top your pizza with all of the normal toppings, but there is a little something special baked in for you. There are several medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles that carry Stoned Oven pizzas.
Native Knowledge: You can also get your marijuana-laced pizza for delivery and pair it with some Cold Stoned ice cream.
1122 Lovell St
Los Angeles, CA
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