Praise continuously falls upon Olio Pizzeria & Cafe. Its popularity among the masses is shared by the media—it was ranked the 3rd Best Pizzeria in LA by LA Weekly and named a Critic's Choice in the LA Times. Then again, we Slice'rs—who study pizza day in, day out—take such popularity with a grain of salt. In Olio's case, though, the acclaim is entirely deserved.
'Olio' on Serious Eats
One year ago, pizzaiolo Bradford Kent lifted his French bread inspired crust from his mobile wood-fired oven into a storefront along a delicious stretch of 3rd Street. Olio Pizzeria & Café has steadily turned out crackly crusted pizzas with fresh—and just slightly unusual—toppings. The semi-circular restaurant is small but there is plenty of room at the pizza bar for lookie loos to watch him craft his pies.