Il Capriccio Pizzeria first impressions
I picked up a pizza from the long-awaited spot on Hollywood Blvd. (just west of Hillhurst). They had it pretty together considering they just opened, with several parties eating in the small pizzeria which just has a few tables, very casual. I brought my sausage and mushroom pizza home and reheated it, and I think it has real possibilities. Proportions seem right, crust is nicely chewy and there's a wide selection of toppings. Only problem was it was a bit soggy in the middle, but I had been stuck in traffic, so I excuse that. Otherwise, it was rather pricey -- a 16", their largest size, is closer to a medium and costs around $17, just enough for two with no leftovers. About the same price as La Buca, I think. Delivery will start in a few days, the manager said. At last, another pizza choice in the hood!
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Il Capriccio Pizzeria
4518 Hollywood Blvd.
Cannot wait to try. Hopefully the integrity of the crust will keep during delivery. We normally order from Pizza Buona and are partial to their spicy sauce. But PB pies tend to get soggy as they're heavy-handed with their sauce and toppings.
Just stopped in for a first bite. Small room, still working it out, I guess. Service was slower then molassas, although the girl working the counter was about 15, probably the owner's daughter... Anyway, fifteen minutes later I had a slice in my hand, and it was fine. Small, better than your chain pizzas, but definitely not the transcendant slice that Nicky D's can sometimes make. They have some interesting toppings, and I'm going to give it another shot when I order a whole pie. They are within walking distance to me, but at first bite I would say they are not as good as Nicky Ds.
I tried 4 different slices last week. They weren't open to the public. I was walking by, stuck my head in and was invited to try the food. What I had was fantastic pizza and far better than Nicy D's has ever been. The crust was a nice thin style, not brittle or crackerish but with a nice pleasant chew. I liked the sauce which had good tomato depth and bright acidity as well. I loved it