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Apr 29, 2009 11:46 PM

Pizza in/near Long Beach

I've hit just about every pizzeria in Los Angeles and am meeting a friend in Long Beach this weekend. Is there a pizza place in or near Long Beach that's got great stuff? Just so you know my tastes, in LA I like Mozza, Vito's, Antica, Village, Joe's, Garage.

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  1. Give a "Slice of NY Pizza" in Seal Beach a try.

    Add: It's an amazing world (wide web) out there. Was doing a little more googling of Slice of NY Pizza and came across this little You Tube video. If a picture is worth a thousand words what is the video to word exchange rate?

    Slice of New York Pizza
    142 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740

    1. I've lived in Long Beach for a few years now, and here's what I'd recommend. Be aware that of these, only La Parolaccia offers seating in any real sense.

      In Long Beach:

      La Parolaccia ( - An Italian restaurant that recently added a brick oven. The pizza is in the thin crust style that I love, and I think this is great pizza. You may want to ask for it well done though.

      Canadian Pizza ( - This has every appearance of being just another only-good-if-you're-drunk-and-eating-it-in-a-dorm-at-midnight cheap pizza place, but they actually make a good, thicker crust, lots o' cheese and sauce kind of pie. If you like "guy pizza" (as my gf calls it) on occasion, you can't go wrong with these guys.

      In San Pedro:

      Pavich's Brick Oven Pizza ( - Thin crust brick oven baked. What's not to like? I haven't had it enough to crown it kind of south bay pizza, but it's damn good. I found out about it in an LA Times article - it's an up and comer for sure.

      Bonello's New York Pizza ( - NY Style. Great stuff.