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Good Italian food moderately priced with emphasis on the pizza...westside preferably

latindancer May 5, 2009 11:15 AM

I'm looking for a 'go-to' place, preferably on the Westside Beverly HIlls area, that serves good Italian food with the emphasis on great pizza.
Please don't mention Mulberry's because I've never found it that impressive although it's namedropped, by people who think they know what good pizza is, like it was the only pizza worth eating. Vito's is fine but their dishes, aside from the pizza, aren't that great in my opinion.
Is there somewhere that's just a casual, moderately priced, place that has a loyal following I'm unaware of?
Thanks in advance.

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  1. wilafur RE: latindancer May 5, 2009 11:17 AM

    i've not been but the place is high on my list to try........larocco's in culver city.

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

    1. westsidegal RE: latindancer May 5, 2009 12:45 PM

      antica pizzaria in marina del rey.
      they are located on the second floor of a shopping center (over the gelsons market).
      they have a wood-fired pizza oven and the owner is a member of the naples pizza-maker's association (whatever that means)
      i have always enjoyed their pizza (extremely thin crust) and feel that the ingredients they use are top flight.
      they import their flour from italy.
      i've had their grilled vegetables, served with cheese and i've liked it.
      others with whom i've dined have enjoyed their pasta dishes, but i don't care for creamy sauces nor meat and it seems to me that many of their sauces contain cream and/or meat


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        noahbites RE: latindancer May 5, 2009 01:37 PM

        I feel like I'm their pimp, but Brunello in Culver City makes really nice pizza.

        Brunello Trattoria
        6001 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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          latindancer RE: latindancer May 6, 2009 08:52 AM

          Thanks to you all...
          I will be out and about trying all (3) of those places you've recommended and report back.

          1. Fresser RE: latindancer May 6, 2009 12:11 PM

            Toscanova in the Century City Mall. Havent' tried it yet, but walked by yesterday and saw a large, nicely browned, cheezy pizza on someone's table...it looked beautiful! Check out the review. http://www.la.com/restaurant-reviews/...

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              Servorg RE: Fresser May 6, 2009 01:13 PM

              Is this place in the food court upstairs or is it over by Houston's?

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                Fresser RE: Servorg May 6, 2009 01:31 PM

                Next to Houstons.

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                  Servorg RE: Fresser May 6, 2009 01:43 PM

                  Thanks. Sounds like they went into the old Harper's/Yin-Yang space.

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