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I love Pizza and pass Casa Bianca all the time but not once have I dined there. The wait looks too scary. Now if i go at an off time, is it worth it? Is the pizza really that good? what is the best pie to get (don't eat meat). I heard the eggplant was good.

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  1. i've been a few times and been impressed on each visit. the sausage and eggplant pie is a must.

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    1. re: fedpool

      I love eggplant on pizza but it must be fried. I can't remember if they fry it there or not, and where it was that I got some terrific fried eggplant on my pizza. We've since moved from Pasadena, so we are too far from the Casa to make the trip. But we did like the pizza, and most of the pasta dishes.

    2. Caveat: they are closed on Sundays and Mondays (learned that the hard way)...

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      1. re: silence9

        yeah, that is rough. the wait can be long as well, but that eggplant makes it all worthwhile.

        1. re: silence9

          so did I, and I was coming from Claremont

        2. It is good but here's a tip. You can call ahead to put your name on the wait list (although sometimes it is hard to get through). You can also order your pizza while you wait to reduce the wait time for the pizza to arrive when you sit down. Also, be aware that they sometimes close for a weeks during the summer for vacation. I definitely recommend you get there early, 5 or 5:30 or something like that, if you can...

          1. thanks! i'll try the eggplant pizza. perhaps a to-go order is in my future :)

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            1. re: Clyde

              Be aware, a to-go pizza will be a different experience, and likely not of the positive kind. Unless you are eating the pizza in your car, the to-go pizza will steam itself and even reheating on a pizza stone will produce a different pie than what you would have eaten fresh at the table in the restaurant. In other words, DON'T get it to-go...

            2. I don't think it's worth the wait. I would try to go at off-hours just so that I can say I've been there, but I am not a fan of the restaurant. The eggplant is breaded and deep-fried.

              1. If you love "old-fashioned" pizza from an old-fashioned restaurant (the kind with "Pizza Pie" on its sign), then Casa Bianca is your kind of place. My suggestion for a vegetarian pie would be eggplant, garlic and either sun-dried tomatoes or olives (black or green), but know that the sausage pie is the best of its kind in LA. My only pizza-related criticism is that the mushrooms are canned and disappointing. Salads are OK, other Italian dishes aren't remotely worth the wait to get in. This is a pizza place, period.

                Parking is non-existent even at the best of times, you're competing for street spaces with several other restaurants and businesses within walking distance. The 180 bus stops half a block away, go to socaltransport.org and make a schedule.

                Casa Bianca Pizza Pie
                1650 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

                1. Casa Bianca is too inconsistent for me. One time you go there, the pizza is great. The next time, it's average or worse.

                  Oh, one other thing. Cash only!!

                  1. I would have to agree with most of the criticisms here. It does get very crowded and wait times can get very long, the parking situation is terrible, it's cash only which is sometimes a hassle and (I don't think this one's been mentioned yet), the service isn't always up to par. But the food! The food is great, not only is the pizza wonderful (yes, with eggplant), but the meatball and eggplant sandwiches are good too, as is the pasta a' bianco. There's a reason it's always crowded!

                    1. If you like all your ingredients from a can, Casa Bianca is for you.