Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Top This: Rigatoni Pizza (à la Mulberry Street Pizzeria)

[Photographs: Kelly Bone]

Pasta on pizza seems an unnatural progression. Yet, according to this week's Pasta on Pizza Poll, at least half of you are willing to give it a try.

In Los Angeles, Mulberry Street Pizzeria is the (only?) place to get this starchy, cheesy, saucy concoction.Who do we have to thank for this carb-loaded, hangover helping, growing-teenager fuel of a pie? According to proprietor Richie Palmer: Mike Tyson. While double fisting pizza and baked rigatoni about 12 years ago, inspiration struck Tyson and he dropped a forkful on his pie, sowing the seed for Mulberry Street Pizzeria's Rigatoni Pizza. On the tail of their 20th anniversary, Richie shares with us how he likes his pasta on pizza.

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[Editor's Note: Liliana G. was a real champ and made us this meme, which she posted in the comments of the pasta on pizza poll. Thanks, Liliana G.! Thanks also to Kelly, Mulberry Street Pizza, and of course, Mike Tyson.]

Mulberry Street Pizzeria

240 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210(map)
310-247-8100; mulberrypizzeria.com

About the author: After nearly a decade in Brooklyn, Kelly Bone landed back in Los Angeles where she writes The Vegetarian Foodie. She spends the rest of her time designing office cubicles... you might be sitting in one right now! Follow her on Twitter at @TheVegFoodie

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