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Dec 31, 2010 11:14 AM

Pizza in the Valley

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. 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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    1. re: WildSwede

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

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

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      1. re: granadafan

        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

          There is still one in Glendale on Verdugo.

      2. 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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        1. re: maxzook

          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

            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.

            1. re: maxzook

              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

                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.


        2. 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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          1. re: cdub

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

          2. 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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            1. re: jackattack

              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.

              1. re: jackattack

                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