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Pitfire Pizza Downtown- Anyone Tried it?

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Inquiring Minds Feb 21, 2006 02:27 PM

I love Pizza and I have a bad craving at lunch once a week. A co-worker just told me about this place. Has anyone tried it? How is the crust? What toppings are the best? Anything else on the menu worth trying? Is there a big rush at lunch time? Thanks in advance!

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    FED Sep 4, 2006 06:37 PM

    i think it's very, very good pizza. the crust is thin, but tastes of bread. it's usually very crisp, very like street pizza in italy. the toppings aren't glopped on. i like the heirloom pizza and i really like the white pizza they do with braised greens (don't remember the name). warning: they are EXTREMELY popular (there's not that much to eat in that specific part of downtown). if you get there right at lunch time, lines can go out the door.

    1. k
      ktanji Sep 4, 2006 05:18 PM

      It's not the best but if you work Downtown it's above-average for a lunch choice. Nice atmosphere and a welcome addition to helping make downtown a 24 hour neighborhood, as the urban planners would say.

      1. NeNePie Sep 2, 2006 03:08 PM

        Here's link to an article about Pitfire Downtown (and some other local places). Daily Variety likes Pitfire!

        http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layo...

        1. luswei Sep 2, 2006 03:02 AM

          I loved the heirloom tomato pizza and the asparagus egg tuscany proscuitto pizza at Pitfire. I met friends there at the downtown location and today we were jonesing for the asparagus egg in north hollywood. The north hollywood location didn't have the asparagus egg so we tried the butternut squash bacon corn pizza. Delicious!

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          1. re: luswei
            Normal Garciaparra Sep 2, 2006 10:18 AM

            I've never been to Pitfire Downtown but been to the NoHo one a few times. You mean to say they have different menus?

            1. re: Normal Garciaparra
              luswei Sep 2, 2006 11:07 PM

              yes, the "specials" downtown are not at the noho location. unfortunately for us. the asparagus poached egg fontina cheese lemon zest roasted garlic pizza is the bomb! I received the following email from the downtown location:

              We are kicking off our new summer menu! Look for

              - Heirloom Caprice Salad (Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil, Fresh
              Mozzarella, Reduced Balsamic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Grilled
              Bread)

              - World Famous Anti-Pasta Salad (Arugula, Tomatoes, Provolone,
              Salame, Parmesan, and Balsamic Dressing)

              - Roasted Vegetable Plate (Hand-picked Farmer's Market Seasonal
              Vegetables paired with Humboldt Fog Cheese, Salame & Proscuitto and
              Grilled Bread)

              - Ricotta Ravioli's (Handmade Ricotta Ravioli mounted with an oven
              charred tomato sauce, herbs and Pecorino)

              - Heirloom Tomato Pizza (The market's finest Heirloom Tomatoes,
              fresh Mozzarella, Summer Basil, a drizzle of Green Olive Oil and
              fleur de sal)

              - Asparagus & Egg Pizza (Organic Asparagus, Tuscan Proscuitto, Oven-
              poached Egg and Roasted Garlic, Fontina & Lemon Zest)

              As a bonus for reading to the bottom of this menu, print this email
              and get 10% any of the new items this Saturday & Sunday at our
              Downtown location ONLY.

              108 W. 2nd Street, LA CA 90012 @ Main. 213.808.1200

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            PoetKitty Feb 22, 2006 02:05 PM

            While I adore thin crust pizza, PitFire is pretty blah to these taste buds.
            I much prefer the pizzas, downtown wise, at Zucca, on Fig and 8th.

            :)

            pk

            1. w
              WLA Feb 21, 2006 03:17 PM

              Recent thread linked below...

              Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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