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Jan 9, 2009 10:48 AM

Lucifer's unholy pizza

Last night for Gator's championship game munchies I decided try out the new Los Feliz pizzeria, Lucifer's. The concept seems to be based on spicy pizza, so I opted for a Siciliano (sausage and tomatoes) with a heat level of three on their four level scale. I figured this would allow me to feel their signature heat, but not get blown out. I also ordered a "six pack" of wings, which on their menu are declared to be "best in town".

Let's get things started with the pizza. It's hard to describe the taste accurately since of the three people who tried it, none of us could finish a slice because it was so f***ing hot. Not hot in a good way, just hot. We are talking chile flakes everywhere. It doesn't appear that the sauce was kicked up, or there was extra spice in the sausages, just chile flakes all over the damned thing. We were all left wondering what the highest heat level must be like. The godforsaken thing must be covered almost entirely by chile flakes.

The highlight, however, was the moment when we opened the box with the chicken wings. These were the smallest, most pathetic chicken wings I have ever seen, and the room erupted with laughter at the sight of them. One of them wasn't even a wing or leg, but what appeared to be a weird bone fragment with a bit of gristle around it. They were cold and flavorless, and appeared to be something right out of a Tyson box. I'm guessing that Lucifer's mom was the one who declared them "best in town".

I know Lucifer's is a new place, and they are probably "working out the kinks", plus they've gotta maintain the evil theme and everything (which can't be easy), but seriously, take it easy on the chile flakes, guys.

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  1. Dude, that sounds...

    That sounds like Domino's Pizza would be an improvement!


    Thanks for the heads-up!

    1. Ewwwwww. Thanks for the heads-up.

      1. Thanks for the report. I happened by this place the other day, and poked my head in....but fortunately, it seems...didn't eat. I was surprised to see yet another pizza place opening in the neighborhood. We have so many of them....and could use a few other cuisines. Thanks for the warning!

        1. we'd been wondering about this place too, but thanks for the heads up. If you're looking for really good pizza in the neighborhood, head over to Garage Pizza in Silverlake (and they deliver too)

          2 Replies
          1. re: JPomer

            Garage is good, open when the bars close and the people working there are sweethearts.

            1. re: rednyellow

              Couldn't of said it better myself. Bless those people for their ability to handle all these late night pizza-craving drunkards (myself included).

          2. You can even make spicy pizza without chili flakes entirely. Just puree whole peppers and add to sauce, toppings etc. Chili flakes are for losers..