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Apr 3, 2009 05:14 PM

Best westside pizza?

Any good recommendations for pizza delivery on the Westside, BESIDES Maria's Italian Kitchen? Perhaps there was a previous discussion on this that I missed...

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  1. oh how lucky do I feel to fire the opening salvo in what can only become a CH war!
    I like Wildflour on Main in SM for delivery. Thicker crust, TONS of cheese, and good toppings. Their signature pizzas are a good bet, too, as the individual toppings can get pricey. On that note, BTW, since when did pizza night begin to cost $30? sheesh.

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    1. re: jdwdeville

      If you like NY style pizza there are now three places I frequent that all approximate that style -- The Coop on National, Victor Jr's on Washington Blvd and LaRocco's in Culver City on Main Street. They all deliver -- the Coop is probably the most "pure" in style (and some would say the best -- I like them all) and LaRocco's probably the most upscale.

      I pick up so I don't know how their delivery times fare.

      1. re: NAspy

        Second on all three of your recs. Also, Abbot's Pizza in Venice and Santa Monica is really good, but not NY-style. I personally like the Venice location.

        Abbot's Pizza Co
        1407 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

        Victor Jr's
        10113 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

        LaRocco's Pizzeria
        3819 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232

        Coop Pizza
        10006 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

          1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

            is the coop pizza really that great, ive only tried a slice there before and it was all right.

            1. re: kevin

              The coop is simplicity... nothing WOW... just a good slice... which is world better than most of the pie slung around here...


              1. re: kevin

                It's more Boston than NY so for me it is the Taste I grew up with. Plus the woman who owns it is a sweetie which by the way is what she calls every one who walks in the door.

                1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                  Funny you would say that - I grew up in WLA, still live here, but have only been to the Coop once (my sister is a fan, though). I stopped by for a slice awhile back & the woman at the counter was so mean to the pizza maker & very abrupt with the customers that I swore no matter how great the pizza was I would never return. Maybe it was a different woman? I can't imagine this woman calling anyone "sweetie" - she didn't seem nice at all. The pizza was just ok by my standards.

            2. re: NAspy

              Thank you for reading my mind! I forgot to mention that I DO like NY style. Will definately try these. Hopefully they deliver to West LA. I also like gourmet-ish pizza if done right.

              1. re: danielle7171

                Abbot's does something along the lines of gourmet-ish, or maybe different would be more descriptive. The crust is described as bagel dough - doesn't seem like bagels to me but it's good. They do a lot of different topping and sauce options, as well as seasonings on the crust. The slices that set them apart for me are the wild mushroom and the salad pizza.

                1. re: bulavinaka

                  Salad pizza! I had them layer it with good salami before piling on the delicious.

          2. I'd order delivery from Joe's Pizza in Santa Monica. They do a regular pie as well as sicilian - it's cash only btw.

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            1. re: joshekg

              I'd have to second this. I'd probably put Lamonica's next, or just skip pizza, b/c there's not too much to get excited about. A little further east is my favorite in LA, Mulberry Street (in BH) and Vito's (on La Cienega) is 2nd.

              1. re: mdpilam

                Agree with these recommendations. My only hesitation with take-out/delivery from Mulberry is that I find that the crust is so thin that when you take the pie to go as opposed to eating in fresh at the restaurant, it tends to get a bit dried out.

                1. re: anothernotch

                  I often get thin-crust pizza to reheat hours later. It works if they cook it only half through, and the crust isn't that ultra-thin or cracker-style.

                  1. re: anothernotch

           find the crust is too dry when you get the pie to go? My problem is always the reverse -- droopy, soggy, crust from the steam. I always crisp mine up in the oven or a frying pan.

                1. There's lots:

                  Richie Palmer's (until they close in a month or so)
                  Dagwood's (I like the crust ordered extra thin)
                  Abbott's (anything with olive pesto and a combo crust)

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                  1. re: a_and_w

                    I think Pitfire on Westwood delivers, although like Mulberry & Vito's it suffers from the time lapse - all three are so much better fresh from the oven. Jacopo's delivers, too - now on South Beverly Drive.

                    1. re: sherpa50

                      There is also a Johnnie's NY Pizza on the SE corner of Olympic and Barrington (the old Jacopo's location) that delivers and they do both a thin and regular crust pie.

                      1. re: Servorg

                        I really liked Jacopo's but I guess others didn't.

                  2. "Slice" is really great. We had pizza delivered at 930 last sunday night and it wasn't dry or anything that you might expect to be delivered on a sunday night near closing time. It was honestly so great that I actually brought it up to my boyfriend again today, just remarking on how good it was. Definitely NY style pizza though, if that's what you're looking for...
                    I get to NY often enough and my boyfriend grew up there -- Slice & Joe's are the only ones we've found that are close.