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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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  1. 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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    1. re: schrutefarms

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

      1. re: Briggs

        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.

        1. re: Burger Boy

          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!

          1. re: Phurstluv

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

          2. re: Burger Boy

            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

            1. re: Mr Taster

              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.

              1. re: Phurstluv

                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

            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

            http://www.VillagePizzeria.net/pages/...

          4. re: schrutefarms

            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. 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

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

            2. 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. 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.

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

                  http://www.bollinispizzeria.com/menu....