Tinseltown Slices: Hollywood's 7 Greatest Pizza Joints
If you have a craving for pizza, here are some of the hottest spots to pick up a slice in Hollywood!
We have all experienced it. That sudden craving for some great pizza! There are so many different places in Hollywood which serve pizza that it is difficult to choose which ones are the very best. Here we give you our suggestions for the best place to enjoy a slice of fabulous pizza pie.
You can choose from a restaurant owned by celebrity chefs, a traditional pizza restaurant with a 100 year old recipe, or a small take out place with huge pizzas. Or perhaps you are looking for a vegan pizza. Here we show you one of the very few vegan pizza restaurants in Los Angeles right in the heart of Tinsel Town.
Whichever one you pick you will be sure to enjoy a delicious pizza in Hollywood!
Pizzeria Mozza is a Hollywood pizza landmark. Known as one of the very best pizza restaurants in the United States, this is a place which has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. This is gourmet pizza at it's best.
This famous restaurant is the creation of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Nancy Silverton. The combination of amazing food, excellent service, and a lively atmosphere make this a very popular dining spot. Reservations are always advisable.
The menu is more reasonably priced than you may expect. Margherita pizza is $15; Goat Cheese, Leeks, Scallions, Garlic, and Bacon $17; Salame, Mozzarella, Tomato, and Fresno Chiles $18; and the Bianca pizza is $18.
If you still have room for dessert, there are some traditional Italian choices. A very satisfying option is Dahlia's Housemade Tiramisu for $10. Pizza followed by tiramisu is always a good idea!
There is an extensive wine list, with items available by the bottle or the glass.
Parking is always an issue in Hollywood, but Mozza offers valet parking close to the restaurant. This offers an easy, but pricey, solution!
641 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone number (323) 297-0101
Pizzeria Mozza is a celebrated pizzeria in Los Angeles. Pizzeria Mozza is owned and operated by Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Nancy Silzerton.
Pitfire Pizza Hollywood
Pitfire Pizza is a place that all pizza lovers must try when they are in Hollywood. Pitfire Pizza has a number of locations, but this is one of the very best.
There is indoor and outdoor seating available. The best place to sit is on the enclosed outdoor patio close to the outdoor fire pit.
The pizza menu invites you to "Be An Artist." This is just another way of saying that you can build your own pizza, but we appreciate originality! If you want to pick off the menu there are all your usual favorites to choose from. Pepperoni pizza is $10.50, Margherita $10, and Pitfire Sausage $10.50. There are plenty of choices and everyone will find something tempting to try.
If you want something a little different you can choose from the Seasonal Pizza menu. Who wants to try Pumpkin Pizza or Baked Spicy Cauliflower Pizza? Prices start at $11 for the special pizzas, and the menu changes periodically.
Pitfire Pizza offers a gluten free pizza base for an additional $3. Vegan cheese is also on the menu for $2 extra.
Pasta and salads are also available at Pitfire. There are limited choices on the dessert menu, but you will probably be way too full after all that pizza!
Pitfire Pizza Hollywood
5211 Lankershim Blvd
Phone number (323) 544-6240
We think that this pizzeria deserves a mention, but know that this will not be for everyone. The reason? Cruzer Pizza is 100 per cent vegan. That's right. No dairy or animal products of any kind are used at Cruzer Pizza. They use Daiya vegan cheese, which is known as the best non-animal substitute for cheese. Try it even if you are not vegan. You may be surprised!
There isn't much seating available, as Cruzer Pizza tends to be more of a take out place. You can build your own pizza. The pricing is simple. You choose either a small pizza for $14.99, a medium for $17.99, or a large for $21.99, and enjoy up to six toppings of your choice.
There are lots of other choices on the pizza menu including BBQ Chicken, Indian Kima, Gourmet Pesto, and Vegan Hawaiian Pizza. Definitely a place that is worth a try if you are in Hollywood and want to sample something a little different.
4449 Prospect Ave
Phone number (323) 666-0600
DeSano Pizza Bakery
If you are looking for an authentic Neopolitan pizza, DeSano Pizza Bakery is most definitely the place to find it. The whole foundation of this restaurant is to create an authentic pizza experience.
At DeSano they take the art and craft of the perfect Neopolitan very seriously, and you can certainly tell with the results. DeSano Pizza Bakery adhere to the guidelines set by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. Their pizza ovens are imported from Naples and are made from Mount Vesuvius volcanic rock. The all-important dough is made daily in small batches, so that they can achieve perfect results for each individual pizza. The attention to detail is worth it—this is a pizza that you have to experience.
The Neopolitan style is a crispy dough on the outside, but slightly chewy on the inside. DeSano has this down to perfection.
The restaurant itself it very much about casual dining. There are long tables to encourage family style eating. You order at the counter and are given a number. The very friendly wait staff will bring your food to the table when it is ready.
The pizza menu is a simple choice of 11 different options. A traditional Margherita Pizza is $12 for a small and $18 for a large.
The menu also includes calzone, salad, and meatballs. Of course there is a choice of Italian desserts including Nutella Dessert Pizza for $10.
DeSano Pizza Bakery
4959 Santa Monica Blvd
Phone number (323) 913-7000
Prova Pizzeria is a new restaurant on the Hollywood scene, but it has already attracted a huge following. The emphasis is on creating the most authentic Neopolitan pizza with the finest ingredients. Chef Vito Lacopelli started making pizzas at the age of eight. He uses a family recipe which is 100 years old, and continues to improve on this to create the ultimate pizza to serve to his diners. His passion and enthusiasm is at the heart of the success of this amazing pizza restaurant experience.
The restaurant has a prime spot on Santa Monica Boulevard. The atmosphere is lively, and the service is welcoming. The decor at Prova is very stylish and modern. The open kitchen is very entertaining—you must watch the chefs tossing the dough in the air! It's all part of the friendly, family ambiance of the restaurant.
Prova Pizzeria caters to special dietary tastes and has a gluten free dough, as well as offering vegan pizzas.
Prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food and the location. A Margherita is $10, Calzone Napoli $13, and Calabrese Picante $13.
Prova also offers a good selection of Pizze Bianche. No tomato is used for these pizzas. Why not try the Carbonara or the Genovese?
Desserts are kept very simple with home made Gelato on the menu. A perfect finish for a spectacular meal. Prova Pizzeria should definitely be on your wish list if you enjoy amazing pizza in a high energy restaurant. This really is one of the best tasting pizzas you will find.
8729 Santa Monica Blvd
Phone number (310) 855-7285
Vito’s Pizza is the place to go if you are craving New York–style pizza. There isn't much space inside the restaurant so this is more of a take out option. The staff are friendly and food is excellent.
You have to go to Vito's with either a hearty appetite, or a hungry friend. Vito's only serves once size, and that is a large 18" pizza! It's the perfect size to share. A Margherita Pizza is $18.50, Pesto Pizza $29.50, and Arturo's Wild Mushroom Pizza and The Garibaldi Pizza are $24.50. Vito's also offers a 10" gluten-free pizza. You can choose which toppings to add to your gluten-free pizza base.
846 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone number (310) 652-6859
Fresh Brothers are a small pizza chain, with one of their locations in West Hollywood. This is a family owned business—yes they really are brothers! If you are looking for excellent, American style pizza, this should be on your must-try list.
It is a very small place, so most people order take out from here. They also have a delivery service.
There is a build your own pizza option so that you can craft something for your own particular taste. You can choose skinny or thin crust. There is also a deep pan pizza style for an additional $2.65.
Prices are very reasonable. A Fresh Vegetable Pizza is $18.95, a Margherita is $18.25, and a Buffalo Chicken Pizza is $17.50.
They are very aware of allergy concerns and have a preparation area for gluten-free pizza. The gluten-free option costs an additional $3. They also offer vegan cheese for those who don't eat dairy. There is also a vegan crust available.
8613 Santa Monica Blvd.
Wood burning pizza oven at Pitfire Pizza in North Hollywood.
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