Best Pizza in Southern California
I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get the BEST pizza in Southern California? I live in the geater Los Angeles area, and I have yet to find a good pizza.
Please be a bit more specific. New York style? Chicago-style deep dish? Roman/Italian-style? Sicilian? Fusion-style? Chain-Delivery? Here are my picks:
NYC: Joe's of Bleecker Street
Italian: Cafe Angelino
Sicilian: Again, Joe's of Bleecker Street
Fusion: no recommendation (CPK?)
Chain-Delivery: Anything but Domino's
8735 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Masa really is nothing like a deep dish or stuffed Chicago style pizza. Vito's does a great N.Y. Pie. Petrillo's is good thick crust and they make a great thin crust if you ask. Casa Bianca is what a Chicago thin crust pizza is like. Zelo's does a great fusion pizza. Antica does a great Neopolitan pie.
re: Burger Boy
"Masa really is nothing like a deep dish or stuffed Chicago style pizza."
If you compare photos of a deep dish from Masa's as seen here:
vs a Lou Malnati deep dish pie here:
It's hard to say why you think that the Masa pizza is not a legit version of a Chicago style deep dish pie? I mean, yeah it's got a cornmeal crust. But that's about the only difference as far as I know of.
Antica Pizzeria in MDR is definitely the best in the area...Neapolitan style. Joe's and Vito's for NY style,both are somewhat inconsistent...and Mozza for the most flavorful pizza in a Cal/artisanal style...One of these should satisfy you!
My two favorite pizzas in the area are the corn&sausage pie at Zelo, and the Croatian pizza at Pavich's (the original take-out location; just drive a few blocks south and eat it by the lighthouse at Pt. Fermin park).
Of course, these are about as different as two pizzas can be (unless you count the sweet-potato-mousse wackiness in K-town) and on the opposite ends of the LA metro area... so you can see why it's impossible to reach any consensus on the "best pizza" question.