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Corner Pizza in Eagle Rock

8Gr8N8 Jan 3, 2011 11:36 AM

These guys are catering my kid's birthday party, and I've never heard of them. My daughter will be four, so not exactly a refined pallete, ditto her toddler friends.

I just want to ask if any of you can vouch for their pizza being at least swallowable or better, so that the adults attending won't gag. In other words, at least better than that cardboard they try to make us eat at Chuck E Cheese.

Whadaya say?

Corner Pizzeria Restaurant
2136 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

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    Clyde RE: 8Gr8N8 Jan 3, 2011 02:10 PM

    i ate there close to when they first opened. it definitely needed more flavor BUT i felt so light and healthy afterwards- not something that usually happens after eating pizza! they also now have gluten free crusts so i have been meaning to go back and try that out. i have high hopes for this place, i want to love it, but perhaps they need to invest in some oregano or something like that. do let me me know how it works out, please. i'd have some garlic powder and chili flakes on hand just in case it needs it.

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      Briggs RE: 8Gr8N8 Jan 3, 2011 03:13 PM

      My middle school student son and his friends like it, and I thought it was okay the couple times I tried it, although I'd only had reheated slices, never from a pie right out of the oven. (Off topic, but that's what makes Costco pizza slices superior to just about any by-the-slice joints like Richie Palmer's or Mulberry - you're almost always getting a fresh slice at Costco).

      Back to the topic: As a kids' party veteran, it will help if Corner Pizza makes one of those huge 40"+ pizzas that are cut in squares. Fewer boxes to toss and more manageable portions. This larger size also makes for a thinner crust. If they Corner Pizza doesn't (and I think they do), Italiano's on York & Ave 50 would be another option.

      Of course the best advice would be to simply just stop by Corner Pizza and try it, by the slice or a whole pie.

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        WildSwede RE: Briggs Jan 3, 2011 03:49 PM

        I have driven by several times during lunch and dinner hours and there never seems to be anyone in there dining. Wonder if they do a big take-out business.

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        Sam D. RE: 8Gr8N8 Jan 4, 2011 01:00 PM

        I've eaten there several times since they opened. It's become my personal favorite of any pizza in the area.

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          reality check RE: Sam D. Jan 4, 2011 01:18 PM

          But Eagle Rock doesn't have a lot of good pizza.

          Casa Bianca is just too inconsistent, good one time, bad the next.

          I wasn't impressed with Brownstone Pizzeria, the only time I went.

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            Clyde RE: reality check Jan 4, 2011 01:32 PM

            try foliero's in highland park! it's pretty great. i need to give corner another try. i know it was bland for me, but it did taste healthy at least. not what i look for in a pizza, though!

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              Briggs RE: Clyde Jan 4, 2011 02:49 PM

              When you have Folliero's, you don't need more joints. Not only one of the best in the Northeast Area, but also in L.A.

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                Sam D. RE: Clyde Jan 4, 2011 04:49 PM

                Folliero's used to be my go-to spot for pizza in this area. But the last 2 times I went there the pizza crust was soaked and soggy. I mentioned it to them the first time but when I returned the next time it was obvious that it made no difference to them.

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                  8Gr8N8 RE: Sam D. Jan 7, 2011 08:19 PM

                  OP here. Thanks for the tips, guys. I guess I'll give this Corner Pizza a shot. I don't have much choice in the matter anyways.

                  Personally my favorite pizza in the area is easily Mamma's Brick Oven on Fair Oaks in South Pasadena. Great pasta too!

                  Full disclosure, I'm not a New Yorker. I know how you purists get when it comes to your pie. I first discovered Mamma's at a preschool open house, of all places. It was love at first bite, "Holy crap, this pizza is great!" My wife and I quickly tracked the lusciousness to its source and Mamma's has become a local habit for us, a la Pie n Burger and Roscoes. Just grubbin' food. This is a sappy sentiment, but it's true: their lasagna actually does taste exactly like my mom's, and my mom's lasagna is the best I've ever tasted. Recommended.

                  Mamma's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta
                  710 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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                    jerry200 RE: 8Gr8N8 Apr 26, 2011 07:29 PM

                    Nona's Pizza which sold their operation to what became Mama's Brick Oven ....and then just reopened a couple blocks down the street .....is my favorite pizza anywhere. Mama's ain't bad though.

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                      reality check RE: jerry200 Apr 27, 2011 01:37 PM

                      You missed a N, in Nonna's but from the pictures from that other food review site, the pizza at Nonna's does look good. It's now on my list!!

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            Odessa15 RE: 8Gr8N8 Apr 26, 2011 04:59 PM

            The best thing about Corner Pizzeria is that they deliver. When I was home with my newborn, that was my place of choice! Very good garlic bread, caesar salad, sandwiches and spaghetti and meatballs! Haven't tried there pizza, but I will!

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