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Nov 9, 2005 03:38 PM

Pizza In Glendale

  • j

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?

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  1. I like Two Guys From Italy (cooked well done). I get their alla checca. Delish!

    405 N Verdugo Rd
    Glendale, CA 91206
    (818) 240-0020

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    1. re: WildSwede

      There used to be a little place on Verdugo near the 134 freeway, Guissepes or Giovanni's or something like it still there?

      1. re: jill

        I don't know. Sorry.

        1. re: jill

          It was called "Giuseppe's" and had GREAT pizza. Now it is the horrid "Two Guys From Italy." I wish they would go back home!

      2. 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
        Glendale 91201

        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:

        Dino's Pizza
        3520 W Burbank Blvd
        Burbank 91505

        I really like D'Amore's but it's a bit further:

        D'Amore Famous Pizza Connection
        12910 Magnolia Blvd # G
        Sherman Oaks 91423

        1. 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.


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          1. re: K

            BJ'S? Had it.

            a) a universe away from "chicago style"

            b) limp, papa johns-ish fake mozzarella that pooled like a greasy marsh on the apex of the slice.

            nasty, and giving the Chi a terrible name.

          2. (puts on flameproof suit)

            I really like Ameci's pizza. They have branches all over the Valley, including one in Burbank on Glenoaks and Magnolia.

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            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              Steathly places sausage and mushroom IED near the Geek's left shoe.
              AMECI's!? No, Uber!!!

              If AMECI's Then PAPA JOHN's...

            2. 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
              (323) 257-3225
              Business Hours: Wed-Sun - 4:00pm-10:30pm


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              1. re: Oro3030

                Casa Bianca is the most overrated pizza in the world.

                1. re: Bill

                  Finally someone concurs with me on this. Its a bold statement Bill, but somebody's gots to say it.

                  1. re: Bill

                    IMHO, the best pizza is in Burbank at:

                    Tony's Bella Vista Ristorante
                    3116 W Magnolia Blvd.
                    Burbank, CA 91505
                    (818) 843-0164

                    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
                    (323) 851-3344

                    Miceli's Hollywood
                    1646 Las Palmas Ave
                    Hollywood, CA 90028
                    (323) 466-3438

                    1. re: Howard

                      I adore Miceli's in Hollywood particularly (I used to live two blocks north of it). I like their non-pizza dishes a lot. If you're in the area and just want a great slice, Greco's on Hollywood boulevard is still terrific, cheap, and satisfying.

                  2. re: Oro3030

                    I second the Capri! Casa B is decent (if you can get in), but the Capri puts it to shame. Stick with the pizza though. The rest of the menu can be a little... eh?

                    1. re: GrillersKid

                      Never made it to Capri. Open only in the evenings, I think. Any additional info?