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Mulberry Street Pizza

So I've heard great things about Mulberry Street Pizza in Beverly Hills. Is it really all that good?

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  1. Not a chance. In terms of NYC style pizza in LA, I like Albano's, Mr. Damiano and the Larchmont place all better.
    Plus Rachel Ray likes it, subtracting even more points..

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    1. re: Adsvino

      well, rachel ray loves everything. i have yet to see her dislike any restaurant or food she puts in her mouth. =)

      1. re: Adsvino

        Anthony Albano came from Mulberry Street in BH and so did his pizza receipe.

      2. It's a half block from my office, so I've eaten there from time to time over the years. The last few times I've gone, I have promised myself not to go back. I can't say exactly what has changed, but the pizza is no longer as good as I once thought it was.

        1. yeah, i've been to albano's and liked it very much... just looking for another option and heard it was good. do you have another pizza favorite thats not NY style (i'm pretty new to LA)?

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          1. re: ewrohde

            <<another pizza favorite thats not NY style>>

            stella barra pizza on main street in santa monica.

            1. re: ewrohde

              Pizzanista: available by the slice, they serve late, they have tons of root beer and ginger beer, and they deliver on scooters and motos.

              There's always also the Joe's chain but... Pizzanista is just "cooler", I s'pose.

              (edit: amnit this thread is 7 years old).

            2. Mulberry Street is very good but also very overrated. Their overpriced pizza is indeed tasty and seems to be made with good-quality ingredients. But I'm always astonished when people tell me they think it's the closest thing to NY pizza we have in LA, a claim that IMHO has always been preposterous on its face. Anyone who wants something that represents a typical NY slice would be much better directed to Lamonica's in Westwood Village.

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              1. re: Arthur

                I agree. It is pretty good (very thin crust), but there is better. Personally I love Damiano's on Fairax. I think it's the closest to NY pizza out here.

                1. re: Newkie

                  I like Damiano's as well, but find its sauce noticeably sweeter than on a typical NY pizza.

                  Again, I think Lamonica's most resembles the standard NY slice. I'm not saying it's the best, just the most similar to what you'd expect to find throughout the five boroughs. And Lamonica's is the one-and-only place I've found in LA where you can get a worthy slice of Sicilian.

              2. Do not listen to any of these people who dis Mulberry Street! Native New Yorker here. I adore Mulberry Street. A: they have excellent thin crust pizza by the slice. B: you can sit at the counter and read the Post. I don't know if she still has ownership interest, but she used to and once Cathy Moriarty took my order.
                What's not to like?
                One caveat -- I ALWAYS go to the location on Canon.

                1. Mulberry is opening on Ocean Ave in SM.

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                  1. re: Frank_Santa_Monica

                    Yes, at 1355 Ocean Avenue, and the ownership shows as Arthur and Allan Davis, current or former owners of some of LA's best nightclubs. Interesting change in direction, or addition of yet another direction to their repertoire, whichever the case.

                  2. Ahh, MULBERRY . . . you once had a veritable monopoly on NY-style thin crust in looks, flavor and attitude. But paraphrasing Public Enemy, you started to believe your own hype and others passed you by.

                    Good pie?
                    Decent, but the last few times I was there, it was horribly underdone and had to be sent back.

                    Good value?
                    Whaddya nuts? It's BH.

                    Good atmosphere?
                    For me, the saving grace. I enjoy the casual walk-up; the friendly staff who love regulars; the counter seat and a few hot slices and a cream soda while reading The Post and/or Daily News. (Beverly Dr. location)

                    As for LA's best NY-style, in this pizza maven's (I've had 'em all -- or at least, most of 'em) humble opinion:

                    1. SLICE OF NY. Seal Beach. Da best. End of story.
                    2. VILLAGE. Larchmont. Very good but, a notch below great.
                    3. TOMATO PIE. Melrose. More Joisey style. A solid, good but unspectacular slice.

                    As for the nightclubbers opening in SaMo; it makes perfect sense. After all, when those folks come stumbling out of their parties, what better early-morning replinsher than a quick, hot slice? If it's anything like the monstrosity that recently opened on Sunset Strip, I can tell you that I won't be a fan at all. At $5 a slice, someone's looking to make their high mortgage payments but it won't come from me.

                    1. If you're having a poker night, the Brooklyn style pizza with pepperoni slides down with just enough authenticity to taste good. And if you go grab a slice at the counter and read the copy of the Post laying there, it's good.

                      If you're looking to treat a pizza dinner as a religious ceremony, it's probably going to come up short. But then again, if you went into Joe's Pizza at 6th and Bleecker, or any of the greasy NYC pizza-by-the-slice joints and expect miraculous pizza, you're missing the point.

                      Stick with basic slices and it's solid. The lasagna slice with meatballs and ricotta works pretty good, too.

                      1. albanos tastes great- just look out for the bugs. i had a really bad experience there with an ugly looking creature.
                        domianos- personally, i think it's gross. i grew up in NY on pizza, so i'm pretty picky. i don't know what exactly is wrong with it- maybe it's the sauce i don't like.
                        i recall Berries on third near la cienega being pretty good.
                        i've been to mulberry's twice and thought it was great, but i have not been there in years, so maybe it's changed.

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                        1. re: jazmin

                          How's the Mulberry Pizza place on Ventura Blvd. in Encino?

                          1. re: howard81

                            I used to work just east of it, and it had become our company cafeteria by default, given the lack of alternatives within walking distance (pre-the Stand), but the pizza was always good, especially the white and spinach one.

                        2. This first post here on the Yelp! link is mine. Can't say I was blown away, even though it just a couple of miles from me. BTW, Von's has a superb raw pizza dough. Better than take out. Make your own, it's easy.


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                          1. Surprised nobody has recommended Joe's or Vito's in west hollywood. I realize this post is 7 years old, but for the good of my fellow chowhounds, i highly recommend one of these establishments over mulberry street.

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                            1. re: beaubourne

                              So so on Vito's. Crust too chewy for my taste and sauce a bit too sour. For a slice I like mulberry better but pricy.

                              1. re: jessejames

                                Mulberry kind of sucks. But it scratches that itch: ultra thin greasy slices, crappy tiled counters, pretty decent slices of vanilla buttercream layered cake slices, and the NY post imported on a daily basis.

                                Though I have yet to run into Ms. Moriarty.

                                1. re: kevin

                                  Try the eggplant parm or meatball sub. They don't suck.

                                  1. re: jessejames

                                    the pizza slices suck but in a good way so I still go there. Thought they ain't even worth close to 4 bucks a slice.

                                    1. re: kevin

                                      I like that they are sort of light but bad for price.

                                      1. re: kevin

                                        It's so convenient at lunch, I like to go there, esp for the slice of eggplant parm pizza. Like you said, not great, but feels like a place you grab a slice in Manhattan at 3 in the morning staggering back to the hotel after about 12 drinks.

                              2. Vito's is my favorite pizza in LA hands down. BUT Mulberry (though seriously overpriced) is pretty damn good if Vito's isn't an option.

                                1. I take out there (mostly for the kids) all the time. Its ok, not great. Frankie & Johnies in BH is similar, but better. Mulberry does a very good shopped salad that is much better than La Scala at 1/2 the price.

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                                  1. re: Thor123

                                    Well, the other thing that is great about Mulberry is that they deliver by the slice. Not a lot of places do that.