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Feb 1, 2014 06:24 PM

Antonio's Pizza Sherman Oaks

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.

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  1. 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

      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

        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

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

            1. re: Hughlipton

              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

                Who's Georgia ?

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


                1. re: Servorg

                  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

                    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.

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

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

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                1. re: Dogbite Williams

                  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

                    Thanks Hugh.

                    I'm gonna try their pizza.