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Pizza in the Valley

reality check Dec 31, 2010 11:14 AM

Where do I go for good pizza in the Valley?

A friend is taking to Pepe's New York Pizza in Studio City. How is Pepe's?

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  1. WildSwede RE: reality check Jan 1, 2011 11:37 PM

    Hi Reality,
    For my money, I go to Ravanelli's on Reseda in Northridge.

    Lido's Pizza in Van Nuys is also very good, I always order it spicy. They make their own pasta and it is really good, also.

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      foodhappy RE: WildSwede Jan 3, 2011 08:21 AM

      I second "Lido Pizza." We drive from the westside just to get some of their amazing pizza!

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      granadafan RE: reality check Jan 2, 2011 07:57 PM

      Try Two Guys From Italy on San Fernando and Woodley in Granada Hills

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        mucho gordo RE: granadafan Jan 4, 2011 11:26 AM

        Are they still around??? I didn't know there was a location there. thought that chain closed down years ago when the one on Victory in NoHo and the one on Topanga in CP went out.

        1. re: mucho gordo
          WildSwede RE: mucho gordo Jan 5, 2011 10:45 AM

          There is still one in Glendale on Verdugo.

      2. maxzook RE: reality check Jan 2, 2011 08:33 PM

        My favorite pizza in the Valley, is Caioti Pizza Cafe, in the Tujunga Village area of Studio City. Founded by the late Ed LaDou, pizza chef for Jeremiah Tower at Stars in SF and Wolfgang Puck at Spago, and originator of the California Pizza Kitchen menu. My personal favorite is the lamb sausage pizza.

        For more traditional pizza, directly across the street is Vitello’s, unfairly remembered more for the Robert Blake connection than for good Italian red-sauce cuisine.

        Caioti Pizza Cafe
        4346 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

        Vitello's Restaurant
        4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

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          Servorg RE: maxzook Jan 3, 2011 06:24 AM

          Max, have you by any chance tried (or even heard of) the Artizan Pizza Kitchen in NoHo? I didn't find any reports on it when I did a cursory search of the archives.

          1. re: Servorg
            maxzook RE: Servorg Jan 4, 2011 10:55 AM

            Here 'tis:

            Locali Artisan Pizza Kitchen
            11672 Burbank Boulevard
            North Hollywood, CA 91601-2330
            (818) 508-8680

            You're right, it doesn't seem to be in the Chow database ... I haven't been there.

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              Servorg RE: maxzook Jan 4, 2011 11:05 AM

              Thanks for that. I'll add it to the CH place link data base.

              Locali Artisan Pizza Kitchen
              11672 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

              1. re: Servorg
                reality check RE: Servorg Jan 4, 2011 12:26 PM

                No place for a pastrami pizza in the Valley, like they sell at the (fill in the city) Pizza Company?

                This thread, with the last post dated Sept. 2010, talks about pastrami pizza.


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          cdub RE: reality check Jan 3, 2011 08:04 AM

          i recently tried taverna 8 1/2 and they have a pretty solid pizza in the mold of mozza. not as good as mozza in my mind, better than caioti

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            carter RE: cdub Jan 5, 2011 08:46 AM

            Any resemblance to Mozza is strictly in the spelling of the word pizza, period.
            Dreadful product.

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            jackattack RE: reality check Jan 3, 2011 03:40 PM

            Ravanelli's,. Barone's, Angelino's, and Central Park Pizza ( it's in Burbank however).

            Central Park Pizza
            220 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502

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              IPA USER RE: jackattack Jan 3, 2011 03:47 PM

              Is being in Burbank a bad thing? It is in "the Valley." ;-) Central Park Pizza is good.
              Also in Burbank, North End Pizza on Orange Grove & San Fernando Road.

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                sel RE: jackattack Jan 3, 2011 03:54 PM

                If we're including Burbank then Dino's Pizza should be on the list. Had a pizza special last summer that had heirloom tomatos that was really good!

                Dino's Pizza
                3520 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

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                jackattack RE: reality check Jan 4, 2011 05:38 PM

                Danielle's Wood Fired Pizza on Laurel Canyon/ Valley Village. blink and you'll drive right past it, but it's well worth a stop!


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