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ABBOTS PIZZA IN CULVER CITY

Baron Apr 21, 2011 11:20 AM

I drove by this place and it looks like its ready to open. (Sepulveda near Culver Blvd) Are they open? Has anyone tried it. I assume they are the same Abbots Pizza that is on Abbot Kinney in Venice. Great pizzas I might add.

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    apple7blue RE: Baron Apr 21, 2011 12:14 PM

    Yeah that's great, haven't tried this location or know if its open, but thanks for the info

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      reality check RE: Baron Apr 21, 2011 01:52 PM

      In Culver City, I love LaRocco's Pizzeria.

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      LaRocco's Pizzeria
      3819 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232

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        Baron RE: reality check Apr 21, 2011 02:58 PM

        +1 LaRocco's

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          Jase RE: reality check Apr 21, 2011 03:03 PM

          Their daily special is a pretty good deal too. And those slices are huge!

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            apple7blue RE: Jase Apr 23, 2011 09:33 AM

            +1 LaRocco's also

        2. PaulF RE: Baron Apr 21, 2011 02:31 PM

          it's definitely the same chain as the Abbott's in Venice and Santa Monica.

          No, they aren't open yet.

          I'm looking forward to getting some of their pizza (it's in my neighborhood). I do sort of miss the little bakery that went out to make room for Abbott's. That little stretch of Sepulveda used to have three good coffee places. One went out, became some wine place and is now Sweet Pea (or whatever that place is called.). The other went out and is becoming Abbott's.

          On another pizza note: Does anyone have an opinion on Vinny's Pizza. They currently have a location on Lincoln, sort of across the street from the Westchester Alejo's. They are opening up next to Asa Ya in the same parking lot as Ronnie's Diner on Culver.

          For what it's worth, there is some weird sort of Italian convergence going on on Lincoln in Westchester. There is Alejo's and some other pizza place on the west side of the street, Vinny's is on the east side and down the street from Vinny's is Italy's Little Kitchen.

          There are actually a bunch of restaurants on that stretch of Lincoln. Next to Alejo's is a Thai place and a Japanese restaurant that I have a gift certificate for, plus the Chicago Ribs place and a bar and grill. Across the street is an Indian place and a crepes spot I think. I should go to some of these place, huh?

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          Ronnie's Diner
          12740 Culver Blvd Ste J, Los Angeles, CA 90066

          Italy's Little Kitchen
          8516 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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            westsidegal RE: PaulF Apr 21, 2011 02:56 PM

            i recommend that you avoid Vinny's,

            If you like your italian red sauce to taste like stewed onions, then Italy's Little Kitchen might work for you, but if your palate finds this revolting as mine does, skip that one too.

            the Thai place near Alejos is, imho, not nearly as good as Ayara Thai Cuisine which is only a few miles farther east south of manchester.

            the crepe place makes their crepes in a japanese style (one big huge crepe with no detectable egginess), i prefer the french style crepes served by Metro Cafe

            all the places you mentioned are walking distance from my house. i wanted so much to love them, but my taste buds said, 'NO.'

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            Ayara Thai Cuisine
            6245 W 87th St, Los Angeles, CA 90045

            Italy's Little Kitchen
            8516 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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              PaulF RE: westsidegal Apr 21, 2011 03:03 PM

              Thanks for the updates.

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            bulavinaka RE: Baron Apr 21, 2011 04:16 PM

            We were by earlier and called the phone number on the awning - 310-398-9000 - and no answer yet. They look pretty close to opening though...

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              apple7blue RE: bulavinaka Apr 23, 2011 09:35 AM

              Its not as interesting since they aren't the same as on abbot kinney

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                bulavinaka RE: apple7blue Apr 23, 2011 10:21 AM

                To me, whether it's interesting or not is irrelevant. I am just hoping that this new location turns out food that is closer in quality to the Abbot Kinney location than the Santa Monica location does.

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                  apple7blue RE: bulavinaka Apr 23, 2011 10:39 AM

                  Why would it if its totally unrelated? (See PaulF's post in this thread) The Santa Monica one is part of the same chain.

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                    bulavinaka RE: apple7blue Apr 23, 2011 11:19 AM

                    Sorry - I apologize for not understanding your response. All I'm saying is:

                    1) The interest level you refer to (I am assuming you mean the vibe on Abbot Kinney) has no relevance to me personally. I am more concerned about the end-product coming out of the kitchen.

                    2) I prefer the Abbot Kinney location because the quality of the food is better than the Santa Monica location. The Santa Monica location has been notoriously sad for us compared to the Abbot Kinney location.

                    3) I am hoping the that the Culver City location does not end up being like the Santa Monica location in terms of quality.

                    4) Since you were responding my my entry about calling, and your response seems unrelated to my post, and then you ask me to refer to PaulF's post, I'm even more baffled. Are you referring to his comment about the CC location being part of the same chain as the Venice and Santa Monica location? If so, yes, I'm well aware of this Culver City location being part of the same (now mini-) chain of pizza shops.

                    Thanks...

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                      Baron RE: bulavinaka Apr 23, 2011 03:50 PM

                      I've never been to the Santa Monica Branch, but the Pizza from the Venice hole in the wall is VERY good and I am hoping that the CC location is as good. A taste will tell, I'm surprised that the phone number doesn't at least have a recorded message. The place looks ready to open.

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                        bulavinaka RE: Baron Apr 23, 2011 04:10 PM

                        I've been disappointed with the SM location too many times. The last was about a month or so ago where the salad pizza had no cream base on the pizza (I think it's sour cream with maybe some ricotta and lemon). Oftentimes something is missing, or under/over-baked, etc. The crew at the Venice location get it right just about every time. And that's why I brought up the potential quality issue - being able to get Abbot's pizza off Abbot Kinney but with the same quality would be great.

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                          Baron RE: bulavinaka Apr 23, 2011 08:27 PM

                          Let's hope.

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                            lapizzamaven RE: bulavinaka Apr 23, 2011 09:10 PM

                            Isnt it a "bagel dough" that they use for pizza?

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                              bulavinaka RE: lapizzamaven Apr 23, 2011 10:19 PM

                              Yes.

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                              sushigirlie RE: bulavinaka Jul 16, 2011 09:48 PM

                              I agree the Venice location is better, but I've never gone wrong with the wild mushroom pizza from the SM location.

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                            apple7blue RE: bulavinaka Apr 24, 2011 10:17 AM

                            Just to clarify--I generally just add my posts as a reflection of all that I read so this includes the posts below here also not just as a direct response to the exact post. I meant I wasn't as interested as you are.

                            I haven't been to the Santa Monica branch myself--but the Santa Monica one is different from the Abbot Kinney branch. Originally I thought Baron said it was the same one--as in they were moving. I figured if that were the case--then it'd be the same great quality pizza and perhaps less ridiculous prices. Two case studies of what I mean--Berri's pizza, there is one by the beach and one on Third Street. The one on Third street used better ingredients, the beach one uses tasteless black olive slice versus on Third using whole gourmet olives (they now cut them up). The other case study--Domenico's Old Town pizzeria had excellent food. After they closed, I made the trek to the other locations run by members of the same family--and was very disappointed. I am just saying there is no reason to expect this location to be as good given that the Santa Monica branch is not.

                            By the way, they don't use bagel dough for the pizza. They have bagel crust pizza. This is just to clarify for people who haven't been there and are dreading or expecting bagel dough pizza.

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                              bulavinaka RE: apple7blue Apr 24, 2011 10:48 AM

                              Very clear now! I'm just wondering on the bagel dough vs. crust issue, if the crust is bagel, then isn't the dough bagel? Not being a wise-ass - it just seems to be a logical line of reasoning. Yes, this is not a pizza built on a bagel, nor a pizza built on a Noah's-like poofy bready disc - just to clarify.

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                                apple7blue RE: bulavinaka May 2, 2011 11:48 AM

                                According to the owners--a couple days ago, it's NY style pizza dough. The bagel crust is in the toppings on the crust--…ONION …GARLIC …SESAME …POPPY …HOT-CRUST …THE BLEND.

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                                  bulavinaka RE: apple7blue May 2, 2011 06:27 PM

                                  I'm shocked... utterly shocked... :)

                                  So are they open on Sepulveda yet?

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                                    Bob Brooks RE: bulavinaka May 4, 2011 01:23 PM

                                    They opened today.

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                                      Baron RE: Bob Brooks May 4, 2011 05:30 PM

                                      Great! Who is going to give us the first report?

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                                        bulavinaka RE: Baron May 15, 2011 08:20 AM

                                        Picked up a couple of salad pizza slices and four slices from the cases for take out and am glad to report that we enjoyed what we ate. The salad pizza didn't have as much of the cream mix that they slather on before laying down the salad greens, but it actually resulted in a nice balance. Slices from the case included plain cheese, pepperoni/sausage/mushroom, spicy chicken and barbecue chicken - the couple in front of us grabbed the last two slices of our favorite wild mushroom. Other than that, short of performing a blind taste test between the three locations, I'd say the Culver City location is off to a good start.

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                                          Baron RE: bulavinaka May 15, 2011 12:39 PM

                                          Thanks for the report. Sounds very encouraging. Will give it a try real soon.

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                                            bulavinaka RE: Baron May 15, 2011 01:03 PM

                                            We went in about 6:30-7PM and two couples were in line while folks were eating at three or four tables as well. The crew there consisted of three staff, plus a couple of delivery guys waiting for their orders. As an afterthought if I were looking for certain types of slices, it might be worth calling in before heading there. They have no problems making a new pie if your choice of slices aren't on the rack, but it takes about 10-15 minutes.

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                                    Baron RE: apple7blue May 2, 2011 07:00 PM

                                    So? When do the OPEN?

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                                      DiveFan RE: Baron May 15, 2011 04:58 PM

                                      According to the web site, they are open from 10am to 11pm, midnight on Fri/Sat.
                                      http://abbotspizzaco.com/

                                      4410 Sepulveda Blvd.
                                      Culver City, CA 90230
                                      (310)398-9000

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                                      Abbot's Pizza Co
                                      4410 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

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                                        mohansen RE: DiveFan Jul 16, 2011 05:33 PM

                                        Note: For delivery the hours are 11am - 10pm.

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                                          bulavinaka RE: mohansen Jul 16, 2011 05:41 PM

                                          Would you happen to know their delivery radius? Thanks...

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                                            mohansen RE: bulavinaka Jul 16, 2011 06:00 PM

                                            I don't! My husband and I used to walk to the one on Abbot Kinney when we worked in Venice. However, we live near the CC store now (1.5 miles away), and are thinking about ordering from there for the first time tonight. The website says: "$3 delivery charge - delivery charge may be more depending on area and size of order." If I learn anything more, I'll let you know!

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