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kevin Oct 11, 2001 02:17 AM

Vito's has some good pizza for anyone on the lookout for a new pizza fix. It's an LACC hangout, being as it is basically across the street from the college. Inside the small storefront are the requisites pictures on the wall of Old Blue Eyes and other celebrities. But the pizza is where it counts. Kind of greasy and kind of extra cheessy but still very good. Try the slice with fried eggplant on it. Overall, some good NY style pizza.

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    Cynthia Oct 22, 2001 05:10 PM

    It's funny. I just went to this place for the first time, and it totally feels like it belongs in an East Coast city, in a good way. Not that LA should try to emulate any other city, but being able to get a hot, thin slice of pizza until (relatively) late at night is a good thing.

    One tip: hang out outside after closing time and you might just score yourself a cheap contraband pizza.

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      Lisa Bee Oct 15, 2001 12:30 AM

      Their "white" veggie pie is to DIE for. Confession: I live @ Beverly & La Brea and I'm guilty of bribing with big, fat tips if the delivery person will bring pizza to me here. I'm outside of their "delivery parameter"...but it's worth every penny. (PS This tends to only fly early in the evening, before they get busy.)

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        Richard Gould-Saltman Oct 12, 2001 01:01 AM

        Is it "gourmett"? Nah. Can you get arugula and artesianal goat cheese on your pizza there? I don't believe so. I don't doubt the allegation of canned mushrooms, either. BUT.... Is is pretty darn good N.Y. pizza by an independent in a town overwhelmed by chain pizza on every corner? Yes. Do I wish every neighborhood in LA had a similar place, even if, as in NY, they were all called something like "Ray's"? Yes.

        My 11 year old major pizza hound son agrees too, though he thinks that "Hard Times Pizza" on Hyperion in Silverlake runs a close second to Vito's, and stays in business literally 50 yards from a Pizza Hut...

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          Jenji Oct 11, 2001 06:24 PM

          Vito's uses canned mushrooms on their pizzas. That to me is an unforgiveable crime. I can't get past it.

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            2chez mike Oct 11, 2001 07:55 PM

            Canned mushrooms? I love canned mushrooms on pizza!
            I'm there!

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            TomL Oct 11, 2001 02:44 PM

            IMHO Vito's has spoiled all of the other pizza in LA. Nothing else comes close.

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              Jed Oct 11, 2001 03:20 AM

              I'm assuming the the one on Vermont.....

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                PHIL Oct 11, 2001 02:49 AM

                Is this the place on Ocean Ave?

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                  Just Larry Oct 11, 2001 08:22 AM

                  When did they put L A City College on Ocean Ave.? It wasn't there this morning.

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                    kevin Oct 11, 2001 05:55 PM

                    it's the one on Vermont between Sunset and Santa Monica Blvd.

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                      Bruce Oct 12, 2001 08:11 PM

                      This is my favorite New York style pizza place. Grecos New York Pizza on Van Nuys Blvd. in Sherman Oaks is another great pizza. Get it by the slice.

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