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WSB Oct 20, 2008 09:15 AM

Where can I get a good clam pie in the south bay area

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    schrutefarms Oct 20, 2008 10:46 AM

    I know it's not the area you are looking in, but Pizzaria Mozza does a clam pizza that everyone freaks over. I can't vouch for it myself, because I dont like clams, but everytime I have ever gone there, it has been ordered and praised by everyone at my table.

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      Briggs Oct 20, 2008 05:44 PM

      Can't vouch for it, but I believe there's one at Nicky D's in Silverlake.

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        Burger Boy Oct 21, 2008 06:59 AM

        Nicky D's white clam pie is great, make sure to add bacon, it is really good. I like Nicky D's a lot but eat the pizza there, it does not hold up well to delivery.

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          Phurstluv Oct 21, 2008 08:31 AM

          Where is Nicky D's? I'll have to try it - we always had bacon & garlic on our clam pizza and it's just the bomb!

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            Burger Boy Oct 21, 2008 08:03 PM

            It is in Silver Lake on Rowena just west of where Glendale Blvd and Rowena meet. Manggia

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            Mr Taster Oct 22, 2008 01:40 PM

            For those who have had the magnificent white clam pie at Pepe's in New Haven, how do the versions in LA (Mozza, Nicky D's, Village Pizzeria) compare? For reference, Pepe's uses only freshly shucked clams-- never those minced, tinned bits.

            Mr Taster

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              Phurstluv Oct 23, 2008 07:52 AM

              I would say Pepe's is still the gold standard. They use fresh shucked littlenecks, which don't grow out here in the pacific. Here, it's mostly manila clams, and there just isn't the same sweetness to them, in my opinion.

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                Mr Taster Oct 23, 2008 09:46 AM

                You know, come to think of it I think I remember having a white claim pizza at Larchmont. many years ago. I recall it being extremely salty. I didn't have that impression at all from Pepe's... it was really just perfect.

                Mr Taster

          3. re: Briggs
            Norm Man Oct 21, 2008 03:04 PM

            Village Pizzeria offers a Clam and Garlic Pizza but I haven't tried it.

            Village Pizzeria
            131 Larchmont Blvd.
            (at Beverly Blvd.)
            Los Angeles, 90004
            (323) 465-5566


          4. re: schrutefarms
            michaela Oct 21, 2008 05:56 AM

            As much as I like the Mozza clam pie, it's really not even close to a Northeast clam pizza. If I recall, it doesn't even have cheese.

            Also, I find it so rich that I can usually only handle a slice, so I don't like to order it unless I'm with a big group so we can all share it.

          5. Phurstluv Oct 20, 2008 04:01 PM

            The pie at Mozza is decent; but I still haven't found anything as good as the pies in New Haven, CT, where I grew up. I'm resigning to make it myself!

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            1. re: Phurstluv
              The Chowhound Team Oct 20, 2008 06:50 PM

              HI Everyone, Please keep the focus on pizza that can be found in the Los Angeles area. Thanks!

            2. Servorg Oct 20, 2008 06:15 PM

              We have friends down in PV who have a thing for clam pie and swear that they have found a keeper in: http://www.foodnow.tv/cialuzzis.html in Redondo Beach.

              We have not been (and probably would not have ordered clams on our pizza in any case).

              1. SaltCod Oct 21, 2008 09:30 PM

                You can get a good clam pie at Damiano's on Fairfax. Three times I have gotten the medium pie with double thick crust, a double order of fresh clams and I like to add pancetta to mine. Now, I know Damiano's quality and consistency are all over the map and I know the damn thing will cost you 40 bucks delivered, but I have to say, each time, this pizza has been spectacular.

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                  Velvet Elvis Oct 22, 2008 07:33 PM

                  Haven't tried it, but you can get one at Bollini's in Monterey Park.


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