Los Angeles is pizza heaven for the time being. From the seashore towns to Hollywood, downtown and past, the metropolis is smitten with puffy-crusted, expertly charred rounds oozing with all way of tacky goodness. Here are the nice new places to find your L.A. Pie fix this summer.
After two stellar years in Brentwood, Pizzana this month convey its “Neo-Neapolitan” wonders to Robertson Boulevard. You can also understand Pizzana as “the pizza location from the Sprinkles girl and the man from NCIS,” however co-founders Candace Nelson and actor Chris O’Donnell invested their Italian-loving hearts as well as their cash. The dough is natural and stone-floor from Italian flour and fermented for 48 hours in a “gradual dough” rising technique. San Marzano tomatoes are grown in Naples completely for the eating place. In May, Michelin presented the pizzeria a Bib Gourmand. Order the salmone pizza with smoked salmon, ricotta crema, dill, parsley, bottarga, chive, lemon zest— an homage to the Wolfgang Puck classic from the vintage Spago’s in West Hollywood.
Part of Matteo Ferdinandi and Chef Angelo Aurian’s Factory Place Hospitality Group, the Arts District cheese chapel (located in a former Los Angeles Gas Company warehouse) seems masterful pies which can be same parts crisp, saucy and pliable. Sixth & Mill’s pizza margherita, made with tomato, fior di latte cheese, oregano and apulian olive oil, is the Platonic ideal of the form. My pass-to is the pizza bianche, a white pizza bubbling with amporapini, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, and mushrooms. Michelin also commemorated Sixth & Mill with a Bib Gourmand, and the venue opens a marble-and-mozzarella-satisfied location this autumn at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.
Since the day of its release in February of ultimate year, people began calling Triple Beam the great pizza in L.A., and I’m not going to fight it. The collaboration between Matt Molina (previously Mozza, now Everson Royce Bar) and Mozza’s Nancy Silverton helps you to play director by way of making Cecil B. DeMille-fashion framing gestures to suggest how big you want your slice to be. The Roman-fashion pieces are available thick squares (or wide-display rectangles, in case you choose) and crunch as though in Sensurround. You’ll love it, you may really adore it.
A Fashion District pizza window from the abilties behind dearly-departed Sotto that serves pies and slices worthy of a ride across town. Superfine’s nine pizzas consist of Salami Honey (Spicy Salami, Provolone, Grana Padano, Buckwheat Honey) and Sausage Rabe (Housemade Sausage, Rapini, Fresh Mozzarella, Ricotta, Ricotta Salata).
Here’s how you already know Los Angeles has in reality located its pizza motive. Last month, the necessary Naples-based totally pizzeria opened an outpost simply north of Sunset in a lawn in Hollywood. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele—or Antica, to you, me and all people who’s read Eat, Pray, Love—fires up ideal Neapolitan pies in 60 seconds however with taste that packs 150 years of revel in in each chunk.
Neapolitan indulgence for the Soul Cycle set. The Brooklyn-born dough darling, which began as a pop-up on the Platform, spins out discs of tomato, mozzarella and basil at the side of wilder alternatives like Crispy Glover (tomato, taleggio, guanciale, crimson onion, garlic, chili and bread crumbs). Festive, noisy, unnervingly desirable.