Bez Compani is as obsessed about Neapolitan pizza as anyone, but his restaurant, Mother Dough, is still flying under the radar in Los Feliz, despite plenty of raves. We went in to find out why and ended up eating some great pizza in the process.
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800 Degrees is leading the charge for a new group of Chipotle-like, fast casual pizzerias. But can assembly lines really produce a quality Neapolitan pizza? We got in line (multiple times) to find the answer.
Neapolitan pizza has gained a solid foothold in America, but where does it go from here? Los Angeles' Sotto responds with more intense flavors and next-level char...but is that the right answer? We went in to find out.
The mission at Boot & Shoe is much the same as at Charlie Hallowell's Pizzaiolo. Neapolitan-inspired pizzas are topped with locally sourced ingredients and cooked in a wood-fired Mugnaini oven.
Hot Italian is a Vespa sales outlet and clothing boutique that also sells pizza. Or is it a pizzeria that also sells T-shirts emblazoned with the words passione and veloce? The answer is that it's an unholy marriage of the two, but one that just about works.
Pizzeria Bruno is San Diego's first Neapolitan-style pizzeria and the home of some seriously tasty pies. This pizzeria doesn't cut any corners, and the resulting pies are quite impressive.