Los Angeles Pizza Company open & GREAT
Los Angeles Pizza Company is Finally open! I have been driving by it for months and it is finally open. I went in today and had a luch special that was a slice (pepperoni or cheese) salad and a soda for $5. I had a cheese slice which was GREAT. Thin crust, tangy sauce, good cheese texture. Salad was great, too. Kinda fancy with pine nuts and goat cheese but they got it right. Good balsamic vinagerette. Only one complaint. The slice was a little small. I wanted more. The guy behind the counter asked if I wanted another slice and I did but I told him no. Make it $6 and ad another slice and it is perfection.
Address is 712 N. Figueroa right before the Fig entrance to the 110 N. in Chinatown!
open 10 to 10.
The rest of the menu looks good but I am gonna stick to the cheese pizza until I have had enough to move on.
I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in on this place. I've driven by it (on my way to the freeway) a few times and after reading this post I thought I had to try it. For the record, I'm a Nonna's pizza lover when it comes to pizza by the slice. Mainly because it's close to me-and luckily it's good too.
I thought this place was okay. It would probably do in a situation where I was in Downtown and needed a slice ASAP and wanted some pretty convenient parking. They don't have the pizzas displayed like other places. Maybe they usually do? But when I went in (around 3pm) they didn't. The guys are super nice there though, which I always like. They happen to have some Empenadas-hope I came close to spelling it right. I'm pretty sure they were made there. I got the ground beef one and it was good. I don't think it's a regular thing since it's not on their menu.
So cheese pizza slice-$2 empenada $1.25. Not bad.
My boyfriend and I have been ordering pizza from the Los Angeles Pizza Company for a long time, because we were looking for an alternative to pizza hut and dominos. We were tired of getting pizzas that were overdone, and just corporate mediocrity. Also, those pizzas are not nearly as authentic as the Los Angeles Pizza company, my new favorite place to get pizza in the Los Angeles Area.
Our favorite pizza has to be the Buenos Aires Pizza. It has chimichurri sauce, sausage, mushrooms, basil, and mozzarella. The crust is baked fresh, and the difference in taste is amazing. It's perfect, because it's crispy on the outside and soft and warm on the inside. (Not like the unflavored bleached flour pizza hut/ dominos crust that gets stuck in your throat if you don't have a glass of water to wash the lump down.)
Although they have the standard flavors and toppings (Pepperoni, sausage, cheese, veggies etc) the pizzas you're really going to want to check out are some of the special ones. A lot of them have unique toppings with amazing flavor, all with fresh ingredients.
The wait isn't really that long, like some may have complained. It is only because they have to prep all the veggies and meats, the pizzas are not pre-made, and neither is the dough for the crust. I think that it is worth the wait, because if you want quality, you'll wait an extra few minutes. If you want to settle for a piece of crap, not a piece of real pizza, there are many places that will be happy to defrost that slice for you.
During this time, it is so important to support local businesses, because so many are going under. I feel that this place was not given the respect it deserves. The vibe is fun, and the food is good. If anything, we should be supporting these people for providing quality food, a service few places can afford anymore.
Good job Los Angeles Pizza Company! My boyfriend and I are behind you all the way, and we'll be in again real soon for an antipasto and that BBQ Turkey sandwich:)
BTW, for those of you interested in their food or delivering, I put up their website, just so you can check it out and see if there's something that catches your eye (Bueno Aires Pizza *hint hint*)