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Eagle Rock, CA: Casa Bianca Pizza Pie

Casa Bianca Pizza Pie has been slinging pies since 1955 and carried around the "best pizza in the city" title for much of it, but is a great story and a heavy dose of nostalgia good enough to slice it in a post-Mozza L.A.? We went in to find out, and ended up in a pizza-style debate. More

Downtown LA: Bottega Louie

The pies in fact are not unlike a Hollywood remake of an artsy Italian film—bigger and bolder but less substantive, in the same way that the restaurant itself is a glitzy, upscale version of a neighborhood trattoria. That doesn't mean that it isn't enjoyable, just that it's pricey for what you get. More

Field Report: Terroni, Los Angeles

Here's another community-submitted bit of intel from the field (again from L.A., what is this!?!) from Lara B. (aka "Leebo" in Slice/SeriousEats-land). Thanks, Lara! And remember, if YOU want to submit your review, here's how. —The Mgmt. [Photographs: Lara "Leebo" B.] Terroni 7605 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90036 (at Curson; map); 323-954-0300; terroni.ca Pizza style: Neapolitan Oven type: Electric Price: $12 to $17 for medium (the only size) Being a recent transplant to Los Angeles, I discovered that great pizza is actually hard to find here. Well, it wasn't that big of a surprise, but I was on a... More

Los Angeles: SliceTruck Is Awesome!

Another community-submitted bit of intel from the field (again from L.A.!) from Misty O. Thanks, Misty! --The Mgmt. [Photograph: Misty O.] SliceTruck The road; follow @slicetruck on Twitter for exact locations slicetruck.com Pizza style: New York–style The skinny: It's a truck serving pizza! Price: $3 a slice, two for $5 It's amazing pizza...from a truck. Ignore any bad reviews you've heard (I think the last reviewer went during a food truck fest, when they had to make pizza en masse). SliceTruck is awesome. Their crust is thin and super crunchy, toppings are fresh, and the guys who work there are... More

Los Angeles: Bottega Louie

Another community-submitted bit of intel from the field from jms1253. Thanks, jms1253! —The Mgmt. [Photograph: Bottega Louie] Bottega Louie 700 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90017 213-802-1470; bottegalouie.com Pizza style: Neapolitan Oven type: Wood Stone Price: Margherita pizza (serves 1), $16 Bottega Louie pizza is the only reason I'll travel downtown. The texture of their crust is absolutely perfect, and I would drink their sauce straight if they sold it in water bottles. I've tried them all, and this is, hands down, the best pie on the entire West Coast. —jms1253 Want to see your favorite pizzeria on Slice?... More

Los Angeles: SliceTruck

I started to write an editor's note here, but it got too long — almost longer than this review. So it's after the jump if you'd care to read it. —The Mgmt. [Photograph: Slice Truck] SliceTruck The road; follow @slicetruck on Twitter for exact locations slicetruck.com Pizza style: New York imitation The skinny: It's a truck serving pizza! Price: $3 a slice, two for $5 I went for the SliceTruck, very curious about the quality as all I've heard is from the internet. The best part about the pizza might've been the basil and Parmesan sprinkled on afterward, then the... More

L.A.: The SliceTruck

[Photographs: Slice Truck] While pizza from a truck predates the current food-truck craze, the type of pizza you'd most often see come from a kitchen on wheels seemed to be the Sicilian slices. In L.A., a city not really known for pizza, the new SliceTruck mobile vendor looks like it's turning out some thin, thin pizzas I'd eat in a flash. I mean, look at that pepperoni pie up there. If seeing is believing, call me Mickey Dolenz. The SliceTruck roams the streets of L.A. As is de rigueur with street-fooders these days, use Twitter to follow their schedule... More

Pizza Madness 2009: Los Angeles — Pizzeria Mozza and Antica Pizzeria

From the Slice inbox: "Waiting for your review of Mozza and Antica. Please get to it soon. Thanks. —Pizzafreak" OK. Here you go, Pizzafreak. My blathering about "Pizza Madness 2009" continues ... —The Mgmt. [Photographs: Adam Kuban] Until I touched down at LAX on Thursday, October 29, most of my knowledge of Los Angeles came from CHiPs, The Rockford Files, the Terminator franchise, and The Closer. I had a feeling I'd be in for a shock. It came pretty early. On the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and North Crescent (straight-up 90210 territory), I saw both a Bentley Continental ragtop... More

Slice Mentioned on 'Good Day LA'

Slice was apparently featured on Good Day LA this morning during the "Maria Surfs the Web" segment. Thanks to Maria Quiban for the shout out. Greetings to any new folks in Los Angeles who may have found us via KTTV Fox 11. (And just so nobody gets bent out of shape here, the videos Ms. Quiban actually shows in her segment were videos Slice embedded via Food Network Humor and Stephanie Izard's Tasty Life.) Update (7/14/2009): As has been pointed out below and on Food Network Humor, my tone above comes off as pretty damn flip—that's not what I... More

Antica Pizzeria: A Culinary Oasis in a Pizza Desert

Antica Pizzeria 13455 Maxella Avenue, Marina del Rey CA 90292 (2nd floor of Marina Marketplace; map); 310-577-8182; anticapizzeria.net Pizza Style: Neapolitan, VPN-certified Oven Type: Wood-burning The Skinny: Delicious Neapolitan pizza from the president of the U.S. branch of the Verace Pizza Napoletana association Price: Margherita pie (serves 1), $12.50 As a transplanted a New Yorker living in Los Angeles, I have often suffered pangs of homesickness for the streets of my youth. All I have to do is close my eyes and allow imagination and sense memories to transport me back to the Bronx. One of the most poignant... More

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