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Antonio's Pizza Sherman Oaks

Hughlipton Feb 1, 2014 06:24 PM

My wife and I went there for dinner the other night and had what might be the best Pizza I've had in such a long time. Very old fashioned place and a very old fashioned pizza. A wonderful serving staff and the owner or at least one of them, Alex, that's Ms. Alex so as to not confuse gender is a delightful lady. I highly recommend this place and will go from here to Yelp to champion this place.

  1. Servorg Feb 1, 2014 06:35 PM

    Hasn't this place been there basically forever? I seem to recall that when I lived in Sherman Oaks in 1969 we got take out from them...


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    1. re: Servorg
      Hughlipton Feb 1, 2014 08:21 PM

      They've been there for 57 years and I only went in there about four to six weeks ago for the very first time. Sorry I missed all those years. When I find a place like Antonio's I need to give it that shot in the arm to make sure it hangs around for another 57. What the heck, I'm planning on another 57 (ha ha ha).

      1. re: Hughlipton
        Servorg Feb 1, 2014 08:30 PM

        1969 and I was living with my girlfriend on Matilija. We were having my parents over for dinner one Saturday night to see our new little apartment.

        But first, that Saturday day we went sailing with friends of mine on their little sailboat out of Marina Del Rey. Georgia preceded to get so seasick that any thought of cooking (she was just worried about continuing to live for most of that day) when we finally made it home went right out the window.

        Antonio's supplied lasagne, salad and garlic bread, which we stuck into our casserole dish, salad bowl and bread basket, and then presented to my mom and dad as something we had whipped up for dinner. The food was a big hit with my folks, and so was Georgia. I've had a soft spot in my heart for Antonio's ever since.

        1. re: Servorg
          Hughlipton Feb 1, 2014 08:44 PM

          A soft spot in your heart for Antonio's (justified). How about a soft spot in your heart for Georgia?

          1. re: Hughlipton
            kevin Feb 1, 2014 11:14 PM

            He's got Georgia on the mind.

            1. re: Hughlipton
              Servorg Feb 2, 2014 05:05 AM

              We stayed close friends (with a rough patch right after our breakup) until her very sad and untimely death from cancer at the age of 47. I still think about her often, especially around her birthday. She was at least twice as intelligent as me, beautiful and incredibly warm and nice to everyone. I was lucky to have had her in my life in any capacity.

              1. re: Servorg
                kevin Feb 2, 2014 07:37 AM

                Damn. :(

                1. re: Servorg
                  nosh Feb 2, 2014 09:38 AM

                  Nice story, Servorg.

              2. re: Servorg
                kevin Feb 1, 2014 11:14 PM

                Who's Georgia ?

                Oh, your tales of the Mesozoic era are always quite fun.


                1. re: Servorg
                  carter Feb 2, 2014 10:24 AM

                  I have lived on Matilija for the last 20 years, have lived in Sherman Oaks for 30 years, and still have not been to Antonio's.

                  1. re: carter
                    Servorg Feb 2, 2014 10:32 AM

                    My start with Antonio's was based on an urgent need, a quick search of the "Yellow Pages" (No Internet or Google in those days) along with an eye catching and bold ad. Factor in the close proximity to our apartment and it was a "no brainer". They bailed us out at a critical juncture and that cemented our continued patronage of their restaurant.

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              chewbacca Feb 1, 2014 09:04 PM

              I have always enjoyed the place but lately have been seated where the cushion is gone! Nostalgic food a-ok!

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                Dogbite Williams Feb 2, 2014 09:56 AM

                I love the Spaghetti Caruso, with chicken livers in a marinara sauce with garlic, onions and wine.

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                  Hughlipton Feb 2, 2014 10:01 AM

                  Alex, one of the owners I mentioned in my opening post said Antonio's makes the best Spaghetti Caruso and I didn't consider her puffing her dish. It seemed very sincere. It's on my to do list the next time I go for dinner.

                  1. re: Hughlipton
                    kevin Feb 2, 2014 10:07 AM

                    Thanks Hugh.

                    I'm gonna try their pizza.

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