When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie...
Want to rub elbows with every hipster in town? Want to have the most amazing pizza? Well if so, you've got to try Pizzana. Candace Nelson and her husband, the owners of Sprinkles, and actor Chris O' Donnell own the
place, and let me tell you it's hopping!
Brentwood is alive and well and you'd better make a reservation or you'll wait forever. The restaurant only seats about 40 people. We started with the Cesare Salad (their
spelling, not mine!) with little gem, fried capers, parmigiano, pizza croutons and a Calabrian Caesar vinaigrette. To. Die. For! This salad was spectacular and something about the fried capers made it taste even better. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better
Caesar on the westside!
We enjoyed the Amatriciana pizza with housemade amatriciana sauce, fior de latte, crispy prosciutto, red onion, and shaved parmesan. Pizza is good sized and crust is magnificently crispy.
Dough is made by hand in the Neopolitan style, then fermented and proofed for two days. And boy can you tell! This was a most delicious pizza and we polished off the whole pie! Be sure to follow up with the chocolate olive oil cake. It's amazing!
Service was excellent, and Adam, our server made sure we had everything we needed. Candace Nelson is very sweet, and so is the hostess at the front. We will be returning very soon! Pizzana 11217 San Vicente Blvd.
"Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard enough and believe in yourself." Bill Murray Yeah it is. So last night, after three years of driving past Pitfire Pizza, Ron and I decided to stop in. Now you must realize,
both of us have passed this place about 650 times without going in. Certainly that must be some sort of record. We parked on Washington and walked by a fabulous new cheese store as the Pitfire parking lot was jammed. If you have an SUV, forget about the
parking lot, opt for the street; you wont fit. Line up at the door, get a menu, and get down to business. Choose a glass or bottle of wine or one of the many local beers. The Little Gem Caesar Salad is huge and seriously one of the tastiest on the Westside.
Parmeasan, anchovy, andd torn croutons complete the tangy dressing and little gem lettuce to make for one tasty salad big enough for two. You won't want to share. We also had the Say Cheese Pizza with Mozzarella, Fontina, Provolone, Parmesan, Tomato. Pizza
is thin crust and buttery. For dessert we had the Smothered Cookie with a huge homemade chocolate chip cookie topped with Strauss Family Farms vanilla custard, chocolate syrup and caramel sauce. To die For!!! PitFire Pizza See various locations throughout
Have you ever tried pizza that takes under one minute to bake? Settebello's At over 1000 degrees, a wood-burning oven cooks up a thin dough pizza in under a minute! It's both soft and foldable and
truly a delight. This little neighborhood gem imports many of its products from Napoli to make authentic pizza happen right here in Marina del Rey. I'm impressed that the Parmesan comes from Modena, prosciutto from Parma, and tomatoes from San Marzano, just
to name a few! Serving only pizza and antipasti, this place has to be good. And it is! The Panzanella Salad is flavorful and full of red onion, house made croutons, cherry tomatoes, prosciutto crisps (amazing!), fennel, cucumber, basil, arugula, shaved
Parmigiano Reggiano with a balsamic and extra virgin olive oil reduction! Don't split it because you'll want it all! The Quattro Fromaggi Pizza is our favorite and here's why. Crushed tomatoes, fontina cheese, Gorgonzola, mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, Basil,
and extra virgin olive oil top the thin crust. It's perfectly cooked too! Try the Pizza Carbonara (with pancetta and egg) for a decadent treat or the Capricciosa (artichoke hearts, roasted mushrooms) for a different taste. Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana
13455 Maxella Avenue, Marina del Rey. (310) 306-8204. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Fri and Sat: 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Recommended: Quattro Fromaggi Pizza,
Abbot's claims they make the best pizza in Los Angeles and I think I have to agree with them. The famous bagel crust does not compare to any that I have or will have (I'm pretty sure) in the future.
Open since 1995 on Abbot Kinney, brothers Richie and Tom have made this my new favorite pizza! The former New Yorkers (actually once your a New Yorker, you're always a New Yorker!) constantly try out exciting creations, one of them being
the Salad Pizza. Yep, you heard me, the Salad Pizza! It's a blend of baked cheeses and onions topped with sour cream, Abbot's chopped salad, chopped tomatoes, feta cheese, homemade lemon olive oil dressing, and fresh avocado! Service is
excellent and food is very high quality. I had the Cheese Bomb, and boy was it ever! This was perhaps the most "bomb" cheese pie in all the land! Parmesan, Romano, Fontina, Gouda, Ricotta, and Mozarella cheeses sit atop a light Alfredo
sauce. This sounds really rich but it's not; and what's more, it's not oily whatsoever! You know how you tell if pizza's oily? You tell by the number of napkins you use! I only needed one! The crust was a delicious crunchy blend-bagel. Sometimes you just
throw pizza crust away, right? I actually dare anyone to leave this crust! I also had the Meat Eater's with Pepperoni, Sausage & Ham with Mozzarella and tomato sauce. This was also excellent and had the perfect ratio of meat to cheese. Prices
for Gourmet pies are XL (20") $22.95, Large (16") 19.95, Small (12") $15.95 and Slices $3.65. Gourmet pies include six different crusts to choose from...onion, garlic, sesame, poppy, hot crust, or the blend. I love the blend! Marinated BBQ Chicken
Pizza is a best seller and includes chicken marinated with cilantro, red onions, gouda, and mozzarella, on a tomato sauce. Also on the menu...calzones ($12.50), three salads, Caesar, Chopped, and Mixed Green (all with housemade dressings),
and plain cheese pizza. If you crave a sweet, ask for a homemade cranberry or chocolate chip scone ($2.50). They're made from scratch after all! Does that surprise you? Abbot's Pizza Company 1407 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice (310) 396-7334. Hours: Sun-Thurs:
11 am- 11 pm Fri and Sat 11 am- Midnight.
Recommended Dishes: Gourmet Pizzas, Cheese Bomb, Meat Eaters, Marinated
Who, in their right mind, may I ask goes to Burbank for pizza? I do. You may disagree and think that I'm not in my right mind but really, truly, I promise I am. Ever since I was young, I used
to watch Rowan & Martin's Laugh In. When Dan and Dick mentioned "beautiful downtown Burbank" I became very curious about the hype. I really have found some interesting places here and Dino's is surely one of them! Service is really friendly when
you order up at the register. Seat yourself at one of the red-checkered cloth-covered tables and your food will be delivered within minutes. Pizzas are hand tossed, raised dough, and reasonably priced. We started with a small 10" ($7.99), extra cheese ($2.25), pepperoni
($1.60) and black olive ($1.60). To that we added another 10" pie with anchovies ($1.60), fresh garlic ($1.60), and pepperoni ($1.60). Pies were served piping hot, huge, crisp, and some of the best pie we've had! We also had the Caesar Salad ($4.99) with romaine,
fresh croutons, parmigiano reggiano, and creamy Caesar dressing. The small is enough to share. Baked Meatballs and Cheese ($7.89) is also one of my favorite dishes! Meatballs, marinara, mozzarella, provolone, and parmesan are combined to make
this dish a meat lover's delight. Dough Dippers ($4.29) were an unnecessary add-on, but tasty just the same. Dough twists are baked with garlic and olive oil then served with marinara and ranch dressing. Needless to say, we have a lot of leftovers! Dino's
is a favorite with the studio crowd and Burbank locals alike. It gets mobbed here so come early or late, but do come! Dino's Pizza 3520 Burbank Blvd. @ Hollywood Way Burbank (818) 841-3311. Open everyday from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Recommended Dishes: The Meat Lover's Pizza, Baked Meatballs and Cheese, Caesar Salad, Dippers.
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