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Nov 22, 2007 10:04 PM

Where Can I Find Authentic Italian Pizza in LA?

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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  1. 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

      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

        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.

      2. 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

          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

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

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

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

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            1. re: Porthos

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

              1. re: Porthos

                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

                  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.

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