Pizza In Glendale
Its seems I've had it all. Big Mamma's & Papas, Number Uno, Palazzo's, etc. None provide the quality I am looking for. As a Chicago transplant, I am not looking for "Chicago Style" stuffed pizza, just tasty crust, substantial quality mozz, and tangy sauce. Any suggestions besides Casa Bianca (not a huge fan) for a joint that has it all and does deilvery?
Good luck and welcome to LA. When it comes to pizza, it seems one must drive to find the great places. If you do decide to go get Chicago style pizza, there are a few places.
My favorite Chicago pizza place is in Lakewood, called Banducci's. They have thin crust, deep-dish and stuffed. The crust (I've had their stuffed as I'm a fan of Giordano's) is pretty authentic, but not quite as good as Giordano's.
There is also Fresh Brothers in Manhattan Beach. They are chicago transplants. I was disappointed in the quality of their crust, but it fed a need. If you do go to Fresh Brothers, go across the street to the best ice cream in LA, Glacier. I love their key lime and white peach.
Many Chicago pizza fans favor Tony's in Placentia. I've never been since I never frequent that part of town, N Orange County.
I hope you find what you're looking for.
I'm gonna recommend Fratelli's on Verdugo Blvd. in Montrose (where Glendale/La Canada and unincorporated LA County meet up), with a qualification.
When I order, I asked for extra thin crust. Also, I ask for their arrabiata sauce, because I like it spicy. If you want to try my favorite pie, go for extra thin crust, arrabiata sauce, kalamata olives and fresh basil. They have Sierra Nevada and Stella Artois on tap too.
nicky'ds in silverlake is great pizza. La Buca on Melrose has a very thin crust pizza which is beautiful but I feel its slim pickens for regular good ol' pizza in this town. check out Nicky D's though . they have a great clam pizza and the everyday favorites but unlike any pizza I've had before. They are on Rowena so depending where you are in Glendale they may deliver. YUM!!
I recently tried a place that was recommended to me by a friend as "the undiscovered Casa Bianca" on a night when the line at CB was far too long. It's called "Capri's" on Eagle Rock Blvd. and seems to be an Occidental College hangout. The pizza was in some ways better than Casa Bianca -very thin crust. In particular the fresh mushroom was good as well as a peperoni/fresh tomoato pie we had. I've only been once but it was very good.
4604 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Business Hours: Wed-Sun - 4:00pm-10:30pm
IMHO, the best pizza is in Burbank at:
Tony's Bella Vista Ristorante
3116 W Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Eat their pizza, salads, garlic bread, salads and desserts. Their pasta and other dishes are nothing to rave about.
And I couldn't agree more about Casa Bianca. I don't understand why ANYONE would rave that much about their pizza. One of the most disappointing meals I have ever had.
I also like Miceli's in Universal City and Hollywood, but the pizza isn't as good as Tony's. The atmosphere however comes close to making up the difference. It is a good place to take out of towners, too.
Miceli's Universal City
3655 W. Cahuenga Blvd.
Universal City, CA 90028
1646 Las Palmas Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028
I'll go out on the limb and I'm sure the Chicago deep dish pizza Chowhounds will debate it again like before, but maybe BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in Burbank. They don't have stuffed crust deep dish on the menu, but maybe they can do it as a special request. Wasn't bad and everything else they do is consistent and good for a chain restaurant(I'm not a chain restaurant fan). You tried everything else, try this one. No delivery though.
Mr. K's is pretty good, they call it Boston style - it's somewhere between deep dish and thin crust.
Mr K's Pizza
1504 W Glenoaks Blvd, Sonora
Folliero's in Highland Park is pretty good - nice thin crust and it's pretty cheap:
Folliero Pizza & Italian Food
5566 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles 90042
Dino's in Burbank is not bad:
3520 W Burbank Blvd
I really like D'Amore's but it's a bit further:
D'Amore Famous Pizza Connection
12910 Magnolia Blvd # G
Sherman Oaks 91423