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BricoLa: Yet Another Montana Avenue Place to Avoid

epop Apr 18, 2012 08:44 PM

Called in first, checking to see whether the new Santa Monica pizza spot is the real deal. You'd think it would be, given Joe's or Milo and Olive.
Do you have wood oven pizzas?
We have the best pizzas outside of Italy.
Yes. Incredible salads, pastas. Best.
But what about the oven.
Our pizza is the greatest and
blah blah blah.

I wasn't falling for the shtick but we needed a quick slice
and thought to try. What a waste of time.
Easily the worst plain pizza in L.A. Their
blue cheese pizza was edible, sort of.
There is no reason to go here, unless you
like arrogance, disorganized service, loud music.

$3.75 per slice??? And the smallest slice this side of the Pacific. Truly,
how stupid (and rich) do they think we are?

What on earth is wrong with Montana avenue???? Cursed culinary destination.
But this is a new low.

5 reviewsRating Details
Categories: Pizza, Italian [Edit]
1518 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Neighborhood: Santa Monica

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    maudies5 RE: epop Apr 21, 2012 06:47 PM

    Thanks for the heads up. I had a feeling that Bricola was going to be the latest disaster in this location.

    1. g
      gordo26 RE: epop Apr 22, 2012 10:35 PM

      What's your go to place? I'm surprised given this by the folks at Villetta who themselves have very good pies. Still will try it out at least once.

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      1. re: gordo26
        epop RE: gordo26 May 8, 2012 12:23 AM

        Joe's in Santa Monica, or Milo and Olive. Mother Dough. Casa Bianca. Abbot is fine, once in a while, on Abbot Kinney.

        1. re: epop
          gordo26 RE: epop Jul 16, 2012 07:47 PM

          Had to try it out like I said I would. Man I wished I hadn't. The crust is fine but wow these prices are insane! $13 for a cheese pizza??? The pizza isn't bad but its soooo not worth the price. While I like Milo and Olive as well I still feel that place is on the upper end of a doable price point. At least M&O makes a lot of their own toppings.

          This place will not last.....unfortunately.

      2. J.L. RE: epop May 8, 2012 12:57 AM

        Thanks for taking one for the team, epop...

        1. m
          maudies5 RE: epop Apr 30, 2014 12:09 PM

          Out of business. That location is a kiss of death for restaurants. Villetta (sister restaurant) likely next. They are in bankruptcy

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