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Good east coast pizza anywhere on the east side of los angeles?

I haven't had a great slice of pizza in los angeles in awhile. Im from philadelphia and miss the pizza there sooooo much......any good suggestions?

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  1. Tony's Pizza in San Marino comes closest to NY pizza around, including Vito's, imho.

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    1. re: cfylong

      Tony's is great. No nonsense pizza, with a crust that is chewy and a bit charred on the bottom Good stuff.

      Tony's Pizza
      2555 Huntington Dr, San Marino, CA 91108

      1. re: eberhard49

        i think nonna's is better, which is a block south of mamma's on fair oaks

        1. re: eberhard49

          Seriously, the sauce and the crust at mamma's went downhill since they bought out the cook. Nonna's is the way. (veteran brooklyn and bronx pizza eater)

          1. re: duniabest

            Just curious, did you try their garlic knots-Nonna's of course. Mamma's is dead to me now.

            I'm not a veteran brooklyn pizza eater but I lived for a year and my roomates LOVED Grimaldi's. I personally miss the garlic knots from the mom and pop pizza joints in Brooklyn (Cosi was my favorite) and Nonna's is the closest thing I've had.

        2. Nicky D's on Rowena in Silverlake.

          Maybe Hard Times on Hyperion, also in Silverlake.

          Damiano's on Fairfax, across from Canter's.

          Albano's Brooklyn (basil+tomato is the only one I can vouch for) on Melrose.

          1. I'm from Philly (NE) you can get good pizza here, hell, you can get great pizza here. What you can't replicate is Pizza from the east coast. Maybe it is partially the water, it is different (minerals, etc.) the flour is coming from different Mills (even if it is the same company) the humidity is a lot different it does affect absorption, proofing, etc. the cheese is coming from those contented California cows,(not those Hoboken hefers) herbs and spices from uniquely different soil, and the weather's much better out here (affects your mood for the better). I made pizza there and used the same recipe here and it just tastes somewhat different. Enjoy the difference, uniqueness and great quality of California Pizza.

            And, as Monty Python puts it, now for something completely different try Mozzas, it won't taste like anything you've ever had http://www.chowhound.com/topics/41437...

            1. True Chicago Style deep dish at Masa in Echo Park (on Sunset.) Takes about 45 min. but worth it.

              1. This topic has been hashed out a billion times, so check the archives.

                Others will disagree, but I like Pizza Buona in Echo Park. I have had other friends from the East coast who agree with me; most people from California don't see what the fuss is about. Part of it is that the vibe is right, but the pizza is pretty good too.

                There's a place in Atwater; can't remember the name off the top of my head; you don't hear about it a lot, and it's probably not the greatest pizza, but the vibe reminds me a lot of a typical mediocre east coast pizza place (in a good, comforting way). It's a few blocks east of The Roost and Bigfoot Lodge. They have subs / pasta / etc. too.

                I've never had pizza from Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock; from what I've read here, I don't think you'll find it exactly like east coast pizza, but might be worth checking out anyway, if you don't mind the wait.

                1. doesn't quite qualify as eastside but the best I've had is Vito's on La Cienega and SM in WeHo. Village Pizzeria in Larchmont is only okay. In Eagle Rock, Casabianca Pizza Pie is good.

                  A Toronto pizza joint is opening where Authentic used to be (Torrones?) and I hear great things about the TO location. But that's about it.

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                  1. re: domaine547

                    There's a new pizzeria just opened on Garfield in Monterey Park just north of the the 60 Fwy called Bollini's. It's really brilliant.

                    Also, Terroni's is the best pizza in Toronto -fabulously good. Cant' wait - but I don't know where it's supposed to open. Please tel me where Authentic was? Thanks.