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Jun 16, 2010 04:12 PM

What's the Best Artisan Pizza in LA? Any Suggestions?

Hey everyone,

I'm really craving some pizza, and I just wanted to get some opinions on where I should go for real Artisan Style Pizza, i.e. something different like Mozza (but not Mozza please! I'm sick of that place). I've never been too impressed with LA pizza in general, but LA tends to do everything a bit differently than all the other cities, and I'm thinking it'll have some pretty decent artisan pies.

Are there any secret spots in town where I can get such a thrill?

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  1. Please don't take this the wrong way, but you do really need to try the search function first.

    This topic is like that proverbial dead horse ... beaten to death, then picked up and dropped and beaten some more.

    Seriously, try the search function, then come back and perhaps provide some parameters. Like do you want NY-style pizza (Vito's amongst many others), Neapolitan (Antica?), artisan (Mozza), cornmeal (Zelo's), etc.


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    1. re: ipsedixit


      Madeo Restaurant
      8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    2. Just as an example, here is a thread than began on this subject back in 2004 and has had additions to it extending all the way through this (2010) year. As you can see, this is one of the very hottest and most contested subjects on the LA CH board. We've had wars over what constitutes NY style pizza, is Mozza pizza really pizza, do we have anything approaching either deep dish Chicago style pizza to where to get "thin" Chicago style pizza to what about Neopolitan pizza and ad infinitum on into the next millennium.

      1. Sorry about that guys. I did do a search on "Best Pizza" but the parameter was set to "newest" instead of to "relevance" for some reason, so I didn't see a best pizza topic at all.

        I'll take the discussion over there for generic pizza, but I know people will come to this topic regardless, so I'll change the parameter on the type of pie at the top.

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        1. re: The Food Buster

          You are welcome to simply tighten up your parameters on this thread (since you already kicked it off) and avoid adding to any of the older, behemoth threads which exist in the archives (if you want to).

          1. re: Servorg

            Best deep dish Chicago style for me is at Masa of Echo Park

            A lot of people swear by (it's true some here swear "at" it) the artisinal type pizza at Mozza Pizzeria.

            Masa of Echo Park
            1800 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

            Pizzeria Mozza
            6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

          2. re: The Food Buster

            The search function on Chowhound, I find, is not functional. First hit on Google is that one referenced above (using the term: chowhound los angeles best pizza).

            Oh yeah - Antica, no question.

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