Pizza in Los Angeles has become kind of a high art/low art scene, and the rest of the country doesn't seem that different. It's like you're either a down and dirty slice joint or a gourmet shop pushing premium toppings at primo prices. Enter Urbano Pizza Bar, a downtown LA establishment that attempts to skirt the line between the two poles with trendy toppings and "artisan" crust, but in a more accessible package (read: slightly larger portions).
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While Mozza and Antica Pizzeria have set the benchmark for Los Angeles pizza, Urbano Pizza Bar just maybe the perfect hybrid of the two. Hailing from Nancy Sliverton's La Brea Bakery, Master Baker Brad Winnaman cultivates a light Neapolitan-style crust, whose mottled brown crust mimics the flick of the flames –much like the currently shuttered Antica Pizzeria.