Went to Oak Fire Pizzeria, 13359 Ventura Blvd, corner of Dixie Cyn for lunch yesterday. Their pizza menu has 3 different crusts - Thin , Honey Wheat and gluten free,. I did not even think of a Chicago deep dish pie. I ordered the Margherita thin crust pie, with mozza and tomato sauce. When they say thin crust, they are not kidding. The crust was no more than 1/16 of an inch thick, with a slightly raised end crust. Slight charring on the end crust, no charring on the bottom. The mozza was not fresh, and covered the entire top, with very little tomato sauce and fresh strips of basil sprinkled on after the pie was baked. I could not identify the type of mozza used. The verdict - I would not order a pie there again. I found it tasteless. The service was good. A charming waitress with an easy smile paid attention, and frequently asked if there was anything more she could do. I will go back there again, because I found their sandwich list interesting, and since they bake their own bread it might be a good bet.
Funny, for me, I had the opposite experience. The "3" pizzas were all quite tasty. Our issue was with the rude and un-trained waitress. She greeted us by literally tossing the plates, napkins and silverware in the center of table, allowing us to pick up the mess and divide them all up. Our salads were ordered ahead of the pizza order, however they arrived in reverse order. A complaint to the hostess yielded a visit from the owner. He was very sorry about the mess and comped our meal. From that, might be worth another try.
I think it's probably a good idea to steer clear of any pizzeria that offers more than one crust (sicilian being exception, esp in NYC)...personally, i've never had a decent DISH at a restaurant that offers gluten-free items. Same goes for Honey Wheat crust,...