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CLAM PIZZA - WHERE TO GET SOME

Anyone know where to get a good clam pizza (no shells) west of La Brea?

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  1. Not as good as mine or what I used to get in New Haven..... But Milo & Olive had it on the menu for a bit last year.... Haven't been back this spring, so you may want to call them to see if it's being offered.

    1. Decent one at Village Pizzeria. Just eat of La Brea though.

      1. On Pizzeria Mozza's menu now: Pizzette: Ipswich clams, garlic, oregano, pecorino & parmigiano

        1. Also slightly east of your desired geographic parameter is the Pizzeria Mozza Pizzette: Ipswich clams, garlic, oregano, pecorino & parmigiano $17

          Another thought. Wildcraft http://wildcraftpizza.com/#menu in Culver City has a clam and pork pizza that consists of "chopped sea clams, pork belly, oregano, red onion, chilies and fried sage" and it's also $17

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            1. re: wienermobile

              That was also my first thought, but I noted the OP asked for west of La Brea.....

            2. re: Servorg

              Now that (Wildcraft pizza) may be worth looking into..... But I thought they had something going on with their dough, as in sourdough?

              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                Yes, they do a sourdough crust. I liked it (the sourdough taste) but I thought the crust needed to be slightly crispier than it is when you have it "fresh" at the restaurant. I took some leftovers from there and put them in our toaster oven the next day and I thought the extra crisping really made it a perfect crust for my tastes.

                1. re: Servorg

                  Thanks, will have to give it a try soon since they are open for lunch!

              2. re: Servorg

                Had this last week -- pretty good, not great. They offered to make it regular pizza size. Loads of clams which i liked...just missing that kick from garlic and salt, which i added...i wouldn't turn my nose up at this pizza but it just didn't deliver 10/10.

                1. re: jessejames

                  Which one? Pizzeria Mozza's or Wildcraft's??

                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                    Had to be Mozza since he said they offered to make it a regular pizza size (the one they offer on the menu is the "pizzette" size - which is smaller than their regular size).

                    1. re: Servorg

                      correct
                      thanks for clarifying.
                      i'd like to see olio take a crack at something like that -- i like their pizzas best.

                      1. re: jessejames

                        I think Olio had a clam pizza at one time, but its not on the menu now.

                      2. re: Servorg

                        When I was at Mozza about three years ago the clam pie was regular size and priced roughly the same as other pies. When went last year I found it mildly irksome that the clam pie was now a "pizzette" so we had to order two for a group of four to have a decent taste.

                        1. re: sunnyside

                          I was not really impressed with theirs, either the pizzettes or the pie. Not enough flavor for me.

                  1. re: mucho gordo

                    Do you like Miceli's pizza? I have to say I was severely underwhelmed when I had it when we went there for my grandniece's birthday. This was at the Universal City location.

                    1. re: Servorg

                      It's several notches above the chains and about the only place fairly close to where I lived that makes it. No place makes it better than Pepe's, Cappy's or Sally's in New Haven.

                      1. re: mucho gordo

                        So you would say Miceli's is closest to NH style clam pie? I have a list of places to try, but nothing would make me happier than to find a sub for Pepe's.....

                        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                          There really is no comparison to Pepe's, Cappy's or Sally's. It's all good. What I am saying is that Miceli's was the only place that made a clam pizza within 20 miles of where I lived.

                          1. re: mucho gordo

                            Ah, gotcha. Well, seems we've got a few more to try now. I've got a list working on it and will be tasting my way around all summer. But I know, deep down inside, you're right, nothing will be able to touch Pepe's or Sally's Apizza.......