Slideshow: Los Angeles: A Trip Down the Mr. Pizza Rabbit Hole

The Beselo
The Beselo

Here are your ingredients, presented without comment. 1/4 salsa sauce, mozzarella, Cajun shrimp, mushroom, ground beef, corn, onions, bell peppers, olives, yellow chillies, and bacon bits. 1/4 salsa, crab, mozzarella, ground beef, onions, bell peppers, paprika, bacon bits, and blue cheese dressing. 1/4 spicy Alfredo sauce, Cajun chicken breast, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, olives, spinach, and blue cheese dressing. And 1/4 tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, ground beef, onions, potato wedges, bacon, nacho chip flakes, and sour cream. All with sweet potato mousse crust.

Okay, one comment. The horror...the horror.

Hidden In Koreatown
Hidden In Koreatown

Mr. Pizza is tucked away on Wilshire, near the Wiltern. There's a parking lot in the back for those who forgot their Club.

The Grand Prix
The Grand Prix

This one's not as crazy. 1/2 salsa, mozzarella, Cajun shrimp, mushrooms, ground beef, corn, onions, bell peppers, olives, yellow chillies, and bacon bits. 1/2 tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, ground beef, onions, potato wedges, bacon, nacho chip flakes, and sour cream.

Oh, wait, this is the one with cookie-dough in the crust. The cookie blobs are made of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, and soboro...so yeah, it's actually crazier.

Would You Like Desert With That?
Would You Like Desert With That?

Though the cookie is only in the ends, the rest of the dough is sweeter than just about any other crust I've had.

Filled To The Brim
Filled To The Brim

Mr. Pizza isn't playing around with their sweet potato mousse filling. I actually don't mind it with the baked cheddar cheese ceiling, it just doesn't go with the rest of the room.

A Taste Of Italy (Via Korea)
A Taste Of Italy (Via Korea)

Not bad, huh? There's actually real columns and trees throughout the restaurant, but your photographer, Kelly, chose to keep it classy. Less is more in this case.

Arugula Salad
Arugula Salad

Baby arugula with fuji apple, red onion, feta cheese, candied cashew and balsamic vinaigrette. I didn't sample this one and nobody spoke an ill word, so it might be a winner.

The Bulgogi
The Bulgogi

According to my bible, a Bulgogi marinade traditionally consists of soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and pepper. I caught the soy on the beef, but not much else.

About That Grand Prix...
About That Grand Prix...

Did I forget something? Oh, of course, the strawberry dipping sauce that comes with the Grand Prix! Because sometimes your potato, bacon, nacho chips, and cookie dough need a flavor boost.

Optical Illusion
Optical Illusion

I know what you're probably saying. That looks pretty good. It does, but credit the photographer, not Mr. Pizza. In real life, it's just okay.

Behind The Curtain
Behind The Curtain

I'm pretty sure Mr. Pizza is the only place hand-tossing their pan pizzas. This gentleman was a stud though. He was the only one making pizzas, and with the amount of work it takes to make a single pie, it was impressive to see him plow through all the different varieties so quickly.

The Vegetarian (Gold)
The Vegetarian (Gold)

This one looks pretty normal. And it is. Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, mushroom, corn, onions, bell peppers, and olives. And sweet potato mousse in the crust, of course.

Mad Men
Mad Men

I was unable to verify whether Mr. Pizza actually uses organic tomatoes and cheese, or whether their crust is whole wheat. And there is no mention of any of it on the website. But it's a nice idea. Also, please note that I took this awful photograph and not Kelly.

A Final Mystery
A Final Mystery

You already saw a nice picture of the potato filling, so why are you seeing another? Because I've spent fifteen minutes comparing pictures and I still have no idea what that white glob is. It's not chicken. Is it feta cheese? I honestly can't tell.

Fin
Fin

Mr. Pizza serves pickles with every order. They were reported to be delicious, so there's that at least. Oh, and Kelly Bone takes damn good photographs.