A year and a half ago I sat at the counter of Pizzeria il Fico, as eager owner/partner John Tierney waxed on about turning this little slice of Robertson Blvd. into a neighborhood hang out. I nodded my head politely even though I though the environment seems too upscale for this. I was wrong.
'Pizzeria Il Fico' on Serious Eats
Pizzeria Il Fico is the newest venture of Los Angeles' favorite Pugliese chefs, Nicola Mastronardi and Giuseppe Gentile of Vincenti Ristorante. Though renowned for their fresh pastas and mastery of the wood fire oven, the chefs imported a pizzaiolo directly from Puglia to train Il Fico's staff—he'll remain at the oven's helm for the next month.