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Best Long Beach Pizza?

Otto T Feb 20, 2005 10:08 PM

Hi, I'm new to Long Beach (from NYC) and I'm looking for the best Pizza, especially near downtown. Any of them do a good brick oven/thin crust pie?

Are there any sites with “best of” lists for LB? or guides?

- Otto

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    Bob Barnett Feb 21, 2005 10:28 AM

    Ferraros at Loynes and PCH
    I'm about to eat the Breakfast of Champions now-3 cold slices
    Just a great neighborhood restaurant.

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      gary metzker Feb 21, 2005 01:32 PM

      I would put in a vote for Z Pizza on 2nd street in Belmont Shore. Excellent thin crust pizza. Just had some last night.

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        Otto T Feb 24, 2005 01:10 AM

        Is this the same as Z Pizza in Seal Beach (of Laguna Beach fame)?

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      Ernie Feb 21, 2005 12:42 PM

      Buono's pizza has a Long Beach location, and their pizza is my favorite in San Pedro. Be sure to ask for thin crust and if you like it well done or not

      Link: http://www.buonospizza.com/

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        Otto T Feb 24, 2005 01:08 AM

        Thanks for the "thin crust" reminder, I forget to ask for that about half the time! Buono's is quite good.

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        pizza Feb 21, 2005 01:50 PM

        there's a pizza place run by new yorkers on main street in seal beach. it's good. they just changed the name to new york pizza or something like that. it's a short street with a few pizza places, you'll be able to tell which.

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          LBQT Feb 21, 2005 02:40 PM

          A Slice of New York Pizza. Just a couple of doors south of Central, on Main.

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            Bob Barnett Feb 21, 2005 03:09 PM

            2 slices and a drink $5
            The pesto pizza rules

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              RUBulldog Feb 22, 2005 02:12 AM

              Wow a buck cheaper than Bronx Pizza in SD. If it's not flooded or raining later this week, I may have to stop by there.

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                pizza Feb 22, 2005 11:46 AM

                Go, it's good, but sometimes with the slices they dont heat them up long enough. Ask them to leave it in there for a while cause you like them really crispy.

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                  Susan S Feb 22, 2005 03:07 PM

                  Plus, it is just a couple of doors down from Javatini's, where they will freshly roast a pound of coffee for you. Order your coffee, eat pizza, pick up your coffee.

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                    LBQT Feb 22, 2005 04:01 PM

                    Ah, Susan, you're a girl after my own caffeinated heart........

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                    HBfoodie Dec 31, 2007 08:21 PM

                    I second that point....their slices taste much better when you ask them to be heated just a bit longer. My only complaint about the pizza is that I wish the sauce was a little tastier. However, eating there among all of the vintage NY sports photos and later stepping out to retro-style Main Street and strolling their quaint few blocks and pier is quite a treat (and one of SoCal's best-kept secret fun locations).

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              Otto T Feb 24, 2005 01:04 AM

              Thanks! I gave them a try, not bad.. 2 slices and a drink for five bucks!

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              gj Feb 21, 2005 09:27 PM

              I noticed there's a Domenico's across from Jones' Bicycle shop (5339 E. 2nd St) My personal fav. pizza in the whole county rolls out of the ovens of Domenico's in Monrovia on 236 W. Huntington Dr., but I don't remember hearing an opinion about an LB branch.

              Should you go see if they'll make the crust "extra-thin" like they do in Monrovia.

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                magicapple Jan 3, 2008 03:22 PM

                I have been going to Dominico's in Long Beach forever and I don't think they are related to those in Monrovia or Pasadena ( I live in Pasadena and have tried both). I too love the Long Beach Domenico's pizza. Ask for ground sausage it's much better that the typically blobs served on most pizza's. Don't forget to dip your breadsticks into a hefty carafe of "House Burgundy"!

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                  MJMoncure Apr 14, 2008 11:22 AM

                  If you like Domenico's you will also like Tony's Italian on Long Beach Blvd and 7th. Tony was the chef at Dominico's for 20 years and just started his own place a while back. Really good and a lot cheaper than Dominicos but Dominico's is located in a better place.

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                Bill B. Mar 9, 2005 03:29 PM

                Catalano's has excellent pizza. They are located at the corner of Orange Avenue and Carson Street in Long Beach.

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                  ctk6446 Dec 31, 2007 07:59 PM

                  This place wasn't bad. I was expecting a very casual pizzeria-type place. It's still a casual place, but it's an Italian-American place that serves good pizza. I like the Calabria (spelling?) pizza we ordered.

                  Next door people were waiting to get into a Mexican place called Enrique's.

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                    b0ardkn0t Jan 3, 2008 06:26 PM

                    I love Papa Lucci's.
                    small sit down restaurant great for an intimate dinner.
                    not crowded, pizza and pasta are great.
                    very walkable neighborhood, small town atmosphere even though the ports are close by (the beach even closer)

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                      michelle in laguna Jan 3, 2008 07:45 PM

                      Hi Otto
                      Your in luck; the closest you will find with the thin crust and great taste IS
                      Slice of New York on Main St. in Seal Beach. It is right next door to O'Malley's Irish Pub (great sausage rolls should you decide to stop in there). It is a stone's throw from Long Beach. Several good places to eat in Long Beach, but this is the best for what you are looking for. I Was in New Year's Day, and it was so good! You'll know by the way it smells when you walk in. Bronx in San Diego is quite a ways for a slice, but should you be down there; give it a try too. Enjoy Long Beach!

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                        MJMoncure Apr 14, 2008 11:20 AM

                        My favorite downtown is Tony's Italian on Long Beach Blvd and 7th Street. Great pizza and I especially love thier garlic salad dressing. A really good buy too.

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