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Jul 22, 2006 10:04 PM

Pizza near the Red Line

Any good pizza places within a few blocks of the Red Line? Any style pizza but NY style thin crust, especially.

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  1. Here's some by station:

    Civic Center Station:
    Pitfire Pizza (2nd and Main streets) I prefer the NoHo location but this new one just opened in DTLA.

    Pershing Square station
    -north entrance:
    Grand Central Market - a few pizza joints in there

    -south entrance:
    Lamonica's NY Pizza, 518 W. 6th Street (Best Red Line pizza IMO and light-years better than the Westwood location. The Downtown Lamonica's imports the dough from NYC, the Westwood one doesn't).

    Vermont/Santa Monica station:
    Rocco's Pizza, 812 N. Vermont Ave (the former site of the legendary Vito's...Not as good as Vito's but judge for yourself)

    Vermont/Sunset station:
    Raffallo's Pizza, 4708 Fountain Avenue (at Vermont)
    Palermo Italian Restaourant, 1858 N. Vermont Ave.

    Hollywood/Highland station:
    Miceli's, 1646 N Las Palmas Ave
    Just walk down Hollywood Blvd, you'll find tons of pizza joints. Some real good and some total crap.

    Universal City station:
    The other Miceli's, 3655 Cahuenga Blvd W (at Lankerhshim)

    North Hollywood Station:
    Pitfire Pizza (Lankershim & Magnolia)

    2 Replies
    1. re: Silent_Android

      The downtown Lamonica's is Lamonica's no more.

      My offering: Metro Center (7th and Figueroa) go 1 block south to Nazo's Next Door Pizza on 8th

      1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

        "The downtown Lamonica's is Lamonica's no more."

        And the replacement is pretty mediocre - and that's being polite.

    2. So what is the former Lamonica's called now?

      :( :( :( :( :(

      Downtown Lamonica's R.I.P.

      I'm not too fond of the Westwood Lamonica's, but I guess I'll have to settle.

      I go Downtown fairly often but I guess I havent been to the CBD in a long time. I am soooooo disappointed now. My friend in Phoenix who's originally from Brooklyn will be furious too once I tell him.

      1. Android, don't panic; "Nazo's Next Door" makes a pretty mean NY style slice...

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        1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

          I went to Nazo's Next Door the other day. The crust was crunchy bone-dry. I'm not even a NY'er (far from it) but even I was disappointed! According to the Downtown News, LA-NY Pizza (which replaced Lamonica's) still uses imported NY tap water on their dough.