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Where Can I Find Authentic Italian Pizza in LA?

ForenameSurname Nov 22, 2007 10:04 PM

So, I'm on the prowl for this. I'm not looking for NY-style or Chicago-style. Specifically Italian. Any suggestions?


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    revets2 Jul 21, 2009 11:46 PM

    LITTLE DOM'S in los feliz. the crust is very similar to DA BAFFETTO in rome except this pizza is rectangular, almost oval in shape.

    1. J.L. Jul 21, 2009 11:09 PM

      My hole-in-the-wall Italian pizza:

      The pizze funghe or pizze margherita at Cafe Angelino (east of the corner of Robertson & 3rd, by Cedars-Sinai)

      Cafe Angelino

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        2ndAvenue Nov 26, 2007 05:03 PM

        Mozza is the best version of an Italian-style individual pizza I've had in America - never seen anything like the slices you find in Italian bakeries.

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        1. re: 2ndAvenue
          soccerandlost Nov 26, 2007 06:09 PM

          I like Mozza as well. Meant to include it in my list. How it slipped my mind, I have no idea. The dough is thicker and more chewey than Caioti, Antica, and Rustica -- but delicious nevertheless.

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          soccerandlost Nov 26, 2007 01:25 PM

          Caioti Pizza Cafe in Studio City (on Tujunga)
          Antica (Marina del Rey)
          Pizza Rustica (Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks)

          1. Porthos Nov 23, 2007 11:37 AM

            That's pretty non-specific. Do you mean roman, neapolitan, or other?

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            1. re: Porthos
              a_and_w Nov 25, 2007 10:26 AM

              That's my question, too. For neapolitan, definitely Antica.

              1. re: Porthos
                ForenameSurname Nov 26, 2007 12:23 PM

                Well, any works fine. I'm just tired of the five-foot crust of Americana. Specifically, I'm looking for something that's heavy on sauce and toppings, thin crust, and maybe olive oil within it. I've only had that in two places on this planet, one of them in Italy.

                Thanks for the suggestions!

                1. re: ForenameSurname
                  Diana Nov 26, 2007 12:27 PM

                  Not truly Italian, but close to what you want can be found at Angeli Caffe on Melrose. Just ask for extra sauce.

                  Italians tend to not like heavy toppings, though.

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                Food Good Nov 23, 2007 11:34 AM

                La Buca on Melrose near Wilton. I think the family is from Rome.

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                  cls Nov 23, 2007 05:45 AM

                  Here's a couple to start:
                  Pace on Laurel Canyon
                  Angelini Osteria pizza bar
                  Michelangelo on Silverlake Blvd
                  Angelini is probably the best but you can never try too many pizzas.

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                  1. re: cls
                    Burger Boy Nov 23, 2007 06:44 AM

                    I do not know about Pace, but Michelangelo's is not really authentic/Neopolitan style pizza! I believe that is what cls is asking for

                    1. re: Burger Boy
                      cls Nov 23, 2007 04:58 PM

                      Actually, none of them are Neopolitan, but the original poster said "Italian."

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                    Burger Boy Nov 23, 2007 03:44 AM

                    For pizza di Napoli try Antica Pizza in Marina del Rey.

                    Antica Pizzeria
                    13455 Maxella Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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                    1. re: Burger Boy
                      Burger Boy Nov 23, 2007 06:41 AM

                      You might want to look into Bollini's on the East Side/Monterey Park

                      Bollini's Pizzeria Napolitana
                      2315 S Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754

                      1. re: Burger Boy
                        glutton Nov 23, 2007 02:44 PM

                        This is a good call. The pizza maker at Antica is the only person in LA who is certified to train people in classic Neapolitan pizza-making. he's a purist and there is some Italian pizza society that certified exactly that.

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