Who remembers La Barbera's pizza in West L.A.?
Back in the 70's, I used to frequent a nice Italian restaurant called La Barbera's. It was on the north side of Wilshire Blvd. about a mile west of the 405. I was young and naive (now I'm old and naive) but I always thought of that as really great, tasty pizza. Probably, to my way of thinking, the best of my life (so far!).
Anybody who remembers it know where I might duplicate the experience?
Here's a few threads to reminiscence, but I think the answer was basically no. It was thick crust, kind of oily and sweet but quite tasty as I recall. Personally I was a DaVita's fan.
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Thanks in advance to everyone that can reach into the wayback machine and help answer jerry200's question, "Anybody who remembers it know where I might duplicate the experience?"
i do remember it - but it was in the 70's.
i think patsy d'amore's in the farmers market might come close.
Anybody who went to UCLA knew La Barbera's and finding a replacement is difficult. The closest I can think of is Villa Italia on Sepulveda near Washington. It's a square pizza, thick dough and if you order double cheese you might find yourself pleasantly surprised. It isjust a neighborhood restaurant that I will still travel from the valley to Culver City to have.
Thanks for the tip re: Villa Italia. I stopped in there today and really enjoyed a pepperoni and mushroom. It actually reminded me more of Petrillo's in San Gabriel and Glendora, which in turn reminded me of La Barbera's. Both places are excellent, and I'm happy to find a place on the Westside. The lady there told me her lasagne was to die for: I suppose that's next.