Have Pizza? Will Travel...
I've got a limited amount of time left in LA and was hoping to hit the last few spots for good pizza. I'll drive an hour from Hollywood if it's worth it. Here's the ones I've hit off the top of my head:
My Top 4:
Frankie & Johnnie’s
Wildflour Boston Pizza
North End Pizza
Earth, Wind & Flour
Taste of Chicago
Greenwich Village Pizza
After reading through the boards, these seem to be the top contenders:
Any more recommendations or thoughts?
Chowchi, I wasn't impressed with many of them either. Surprised you don't like Village.
Looks like I'll start with Zelo's, Petrillo's, Antica, and il Capriccio, but I'll be trying everyone's suggestions, thanks agian.
BTW, I don't get the Casa Bianca fuss. I believe you need to be able to judge a pizza on a plain cheese slice, and without toppings, Bianca doesn't deliver.
Quite a list there...some winners and some clunkers as well. Of the 3 you have listed, definitiely make a stop at Petrillo's. Zelo is another good suggestions. I would suggest the stuffed crust at Tony's Little Italy in Placentia (under an hour if you don't do rush hour!), and although I haven't been there in 10+ years I remember Little Tony's in NoHo as being good.
Carmine's! You can get either thin or regular crust. Get it cooked well done (I always order my pizzas, fries and onion rings this way). Really, really good pizza!! I have only been to the South Pas location. They serve my favorite pizza.
Also, I second the rec for Zelo for cornmeal crust pizza with a variety of "different" toppings (see Dommy!'s post of last week for the write-ups - linked below). Definitely get the corn pizza!!
Also, on the way to "my taqueria" last night, I noticed that Village Pizzaria will be opening a new location (their Pasadena location closed) in that hideous new building that was built on the south-east corner of Orange Grove and Los Robles.
Scardinos, Hacienda Heights, take out or eat in nearbu park
Zelos, Pasadena/San Marino
Dinos Burbank, supposed to be good, never been
Petrillos, Valley Blvd 2 blocks east of San Gabriel blvd.
I love their pizza, not thick, or thin, in the middle, great toppings and great cold
Nicky D's Silver Lake for the clam pizza, eat it there
You should do a pizza blog, have you kept notes on all these places
You have Stone Fire on your list. Have you tried Pit Fire Pizza? If not that might be a good choice. The original one is in North Hollywood and there is another one downtown LA that has been getting some good reports here.
The other place you should consider is Antica Pizzeria in Marina Del Rey. It is the only pizza in town that is actually certified (blessed?) as true Verace Pizza Napoletana by a professional organization in Italy after they went through some training to learn how to make this style of pizza just like in the Old Country.