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Jun 12, 2014 02:57 PM

Hopefully the discussion surrounding this pizza list will not set the spark to ignite WWIII

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  1. Blaze is fast, but does it belong in this company?

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    1. Inb4 wtf no sotto wtf mozza

      Decent list for this hound.

      1. Against my better judgement - as I'd never been impressed by it before - I ordered a "grandma" from Tomato Pie, Silver Lake on monday.

        It was flaccid and undercooked, topped with whole raw garlic cloves (yuck) and gobs of low-end, barely melted mozzarella. The only highlight was the tomato sauce, which was fresh, chunky and salty with just the right amount (very little) sweet.

        Never again.

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        1. re: JeMange

          im puzzled by tomato pie too...I go every once in a while to the one by Fairfax high but go for their kind of Sicilian, which is the old school rectangular slices with thicker crust....kind of reminds me of old school mall food court pie.

          but not a bad list all and all and I like the intro

          1. re: JeMange

            I would say that's an outlier as I've NEVER gotten a grandma pizza like that, and it's my favorite slice of pizza in all LA.

            I've only been to the fairfax one once but it tasted same as Silverlake one to me.

            1. re: ns1

              What's it usually like?

              Honestly, it needed at least three or four more minutes in the oven and someone should've taken the time to slice the garlic after peeling it.

              1. re: JeMange

                it sounds exactly like you described, somebody fucked up and didn't put it in the oven long enough.

                never flacid, garlic ends up decently cooked, and mozz is definitely melted. the tomato sauce is always on point with chunks of awesome tomato.


            1. re: wienermobile

              I used to order from them but so pricy and the crust too chewy for my taste and tomato sauce ranging on the sour side.

              1. re: jessejames

                $38 for the fresh mozz pizza!!!

                Hachi machi!!!

                1. re: JeMange

                  yeah, that's four pies from cicceros plus tip!

                    1. re: kevin

                      I don't know about that. It serves a purpose with drunk sports fans and limited cash late at nite. They say appetite is the best seasoning. There's a lot worse pie in la than theirs.

                      1. re: jessejames

                        in that case, plus one, given your parameters.

                        it sure beats hitting up Mori sushi when you are drunk as shit after a couple or rather a dozen intermittent rounds at SF Saloon.

                        No fucking joke.

                        Cash strapped and BK is my middle name most of the time.

                        But the lengths we go to for great eats.

                  1. re: JeMange

                    what's on the hachi machi pie ???????

                    is that a take on the proverbial hawiann pie ?????

                    but i'd hazard a decent guess that vito would never deign to allow canned pineapples and pedestrian tomatoes to grace his fine establishment.

                    1. re: JeMange

                      ….a large Margarita Pie is $19.50 at Vitio's and $18.50 for a cheese pie plus it's so good.

                      1. re: wienermobile

                        that's not bad.

                        mulberry is pretty crappy pizza and it's at least 25 to 27 per pie.

                        a fucking simple cheese is 20 bucks already.

                        though i still have a soft spot for Mulbery.

                          1. re: wienermobile

                            you like mulberry, at least, kind of too ??????

                      2. re: jessejames

                        i think a simple cheese pie is at least 25 bucks nowadays though it is quite large, though i would easily polish it off in one sitting.

                      3. re: wienermobile

                        I don't know how to send something privately, if it can even be done, so I apologize in advance.

                        Is your user name based on your last name?

                        1. re: lesliesue

                          "Is your user name based on your last name?"

                          That gave me a laugh. Wienermobile has a thing for the Oscar Mayer vehicle shaped like a hot dog that Little Oscar used to cruise around in. The Wienermobile still exists but I don't think Little Oscar still drives it (I'm sure PC worries about looking insensitive may have led to LO being jettisoned in place of an everyday employee).

                          I note that neither you nor wienermobile (nor I) lists your email address on your profile page. If posters want to be contacted that is the way to encourage others to send you private, off board, messages.

                          1. re: Servorg

                            yep, my email is under my handle if you click on my screen name.

                            Sevrog, do you have your email up ????

                            1. re: kevin

                              "Sevrog, do you have your email up ????"

                              The answer to that question was addressed in the first sentence of my second paragraph.

                              1. re: Servorg


                                i skipped the parenthetical as i'm oft to do.

                        2. re: wienermobile

                          You have to be kidding. Vito's makes CRAP, CRAP, CRAP.

                        3. Stella Barra? Is that in the right category? So good. I've had most of these. Kicking myself I haven't been to Olio yet, I've heard it's yummy.

                          LA Times' new format is scary.

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                          1. re: OutshinedLA

                            im a big fan of olio. the fennel pepperoni they have is awesome. nice folks, and casual place.

                            could not agree more about the new la times online format!