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Pizza in Uptown Whittier

Any good pizza, thin or thick crust, in Uptown Whittier?

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  1. ANY pizza in Whittier? I've been in and out of Whittier for years and have not come upon anything. There is a little joint that I have passed a few times somewhere around Comstock and Philidelphia. But I have NEVER tried the place. Maybe you?

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    1. re: nrique

      If you like thick crust-hand tossed, try Uptown pizza { old Lamppost } on
      Greenleaf. Out in East Whittier, try Barros, 1st. and La Habra. Some of the pizza places in the Whittier area, Stuft Pizza, Pizzamania, Red Devil, Lamppost are very similar to the old Barros chain so popular here in the 60's & 70's, or at least started that way. Good real ingredient pizza, not cheap. Of course I'm not talking New York or Chicago style, but more of a home grown California style. Enjoy!!!

    2. Stuft Pizza is pretty good. Their standard crust is fairly thick, but you can always request thin

      Stuft Pizza
      11104 Whittier Blvd
      Whittier, CA 90606
      562 699-1045

      1. It's not in Uptown Whittier, but Pizzamania (Telegraph/Florence) is pretty good. Now, please keep in mind that this is not earth-shattering pizza in the worldwide pizza landscape. But it's servicable pizza and by LA standards, it's above average.

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        1. re: glutton

          Pizzamania was recommended to me upon moving to Whittier. It was not good. Would never go back.

          We lived in Whittier for a year, and never found the good pizza. I firmly believe you are better off at a national chain than Pizzamania.

        2. We'd always go to Vito's. Fond memories as a kid. But I haven't been in years. As teenagers we'd always go to Ambrose for a slice and a coke. Lascari's has the best Pizza in whittier, but it's not in uptown.

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          1. re: mattyshack

            Aah Ambrose. Who can forget their HUGE slices, crushed Tomatoes and chewy crust. I also remember their sausage being very thinly sliced like pepperoni. I miss that.

          2. I had Lascari's this weekend, it was great...but yeah not in uptown. =-)

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            1. re: silvana

              I work occasionally near Lascari's but have never ate there. I see from their restuarant's large size and the number of their home-delivery vehicles that it must be popular. Can you please describe the pizza---thin or thick?---How's the sauce?---Any special toppings?

              1. re: HBfoodie

                I worked at Lascari's when it was located down the street in the early 90's. I don't live there anymore but I go back once or twice a year to say hello to John and family. The meatball pizza was always my favorite. It's a thicker crust, more than I usually like. The sauce is tangy with a slight garlic flavor.

            2. Not in Whittier, but nearby... I like the greasy sausage gutbomb from Rio's Pizza on Montebello and Beverly.

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              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                ew, Rios. You might want to keep going down Beverly past Garfield blvd. The East L.A. Pizza company (i think it's on sandler) makes a GOOD pizza. But makes sure you buy it Monday thru Wed. it's a little cheaper. On the weekend the price of the pies goes up.

              2. I've lived in the area most of my life and pizzamania seems to be the best, thick crust and a spicy sauce; plus, they deliver to uptown.

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                1. re: wavepaintr

                  Lascari's deli is near Painter/Lambert, and they deliver uptown. Stuft Pizza is good, better if you order the crust thin. Lampost Pizza (now known as Uptown Pizza - near Mar Vista, on Greenleaf) is decent. Joe Peeps makes a passable NY-style pizza, and they're on Whittier Blvd., near Gunn Ave. For something unique, try That's Amore, at First&Leffingwell. They have a pastrami pizza that is an acquired taste, but really good. If you're heading to Montebello, might as well go to Monterey Park and get Joe's (formerly Red Devil) Pizza on Garfield, just north of the 60 freeway.

                  1. re: paddyo

                    I will be in the Montebello area tomorrow and wanted to know if Joe's Pizza was worth dropping by and is it better than the previous place (Red Devil) which I found to be tasteless.

                    1. re: SoCal Foodie

                      I've been by that place countless times, but never had a thought of trying it.

                      So how is the pizza there?

                      1. re: SoCal Foodie

                        i would say if you didn't like it then, you won't like it now. Joe advertises it as "same old devil" in the window.

                  2. Since we're talking about placed NOT in Uptown Whittier, go over the hill to Hacienda Heights for Worlds Best Pizza, which is pretty dang close to the best gosh dern pizza you'll ever have. Southwest corner of Colima Road and Hacienda Boulevard.

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                    1. re: BabyDaddy

                      Baby Daddy, I live close to Colima and Hacienda and have no idea where World's Best Pizza is. The only thing close to the southwest corner is a sushi restaurant and a McDonald's. Help me out please because I'd love to find a new pizza place.

                    2. Can you please describe their pizza and do they sell it by the slice?

                      1. Can't go wrong with Stuft Pizza. Their wings are good too.

                        1. Its not in Uptown Whittier but its about 10 minutes away. Two Sals Pizza in Pico Rivera is the best pizza I have ever had. Its on the corner of Rosemead and Beverly Rd in Pico. I grew up on this pizza and I am serious, you will never find a pizza like this. Its a small hole in the wall, not much seating insid. The prices are excellent!!!

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                          1. re: playerstation3

                            Can you please describe the pizza at Two Sals in Pico Rivera - thin or thick crust? How's the sauce and toppings?

                          2. By the way, stay away from Two Sals pizza in Montebello. Its not the same place at all. I dont even think they are affiliated. Its Two Sals in Pico Rivera that you want....Trust me!!!!!!

                            1. Two Sals has gotten great reviews from other customers. Check it out.


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                              1. re: playerstation3

                                I lived in Whittier for over 20 years. The best pizza is at DeLuca's Italian Restaurant on Whittier Blvd. Although it's not uptown, it's worth the short drive. Homecooked Italian dishes. Not crazy over Lascari's, but it is better than Pizzamania.

                                1. re: diaz

                                  Pizzamania has by far the best pizza I have ever had and I'm a pizza freak so I've tried many places and nothing compares. I've been eating pizza from Pizzamania for almost 19 years. I moved to Granada Hills and would drive out every other weekend just to have it. I'm now in Utah and cannot wait to visit Pizzamania at the end of May. Yummy Pizza!

                                  1. re: Raven69

                                    I've lived in Whittier for over 20 years. The best pizza nearby is Gondola's in La Mirada (santa gertrudes/imperial). Very nice on the toppings. Try their pepperoni and sausage - they have a giant which is 18". Excellent! Pizzamania ok. Ambrose has gone down south. Stuft Pizza ok (try the chorizo pizza). Uptown Pizza above average. Another great pizza place is Top Class Pizza in Brea.

                                    1. re: daguil01

                                      I haven't tried Gondola's yet. But I plan on trying it. I did try Uptown Pizza and I loved it. It's now officially my favorite in this area. My all time pizza has and always will be Petrillo's Pizza in San Gabriel.