Pizza

800 Degrees

10889 Lindbrook Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

(424) 239-5010

Morphs from dough ball to custom masterpiece before your eyes in just over a minute

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Della Terra

7675 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

323-933-7675

A sprawling corner patio beckons off Beverly Boulevard long before you catch the scent of the wood fire. The imported Italian oven is put to good use…

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Garage Pizza

4339 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90029

323-668-1190

Silver Lake might just have the most slices per capita of any L.A. neighborhood. In the last year at least four pizzerias have opened…

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Hollywood Pies

1437 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90035

(323) 337-3212

Pan-baked pies tall enough to make Midwesterners homesick

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Joe’s Pizza

111 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-395-9222

A broom-closet-size storefront baking mega?slices for the New York purist, Joe’s migrated from Bleecker Street to the beachfront last year.

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Milo & Olive

2723 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90403

310-453-6776

At the most Italian-influenced of the restaurants she shares with husband Josh Loeb, Zoe Nathan tops artisan bread-like pizzas with pork-belly sausage or an abundance of wild mushrooms. Honey-date butter drips off chunks of vanilla-painted butternut squash.

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Pitfire Artisan Pizza

108 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

(213) 808-1200

Pizzas with gourmet aspirations baked in ceramic ovens and served in spaces that win awards for family-friendly high design

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Pitfire Artisan Pizza

5211 Lankershim Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91601

818-980-2949

The barbecue pit is hardy and broad and the pizza soft and thin…

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Pizzanista!

2019 East 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90021

(213) 627-1430

Punk rock, family-run enterprise that sells by the slice—an L.A. rarity

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Pizzeria Mozza

641 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

323-297-0101

While the restaurant is famous for its pizzas, it is hardly precious about them; just ask, and the kitchen will whip up a vegetarian version of the egg, guanciale, and radicchio pie or leave the bacon off the goat cheese and leek.

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Stella Barra Pizzeria

2000 Main Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90405

310-398-9250

The pies may well be Santa Monica’s best: The crust is crisp but gives way to a soft puffiness with a nutty flavor…

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The Luggage Room

206 S. Raymond Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91105

626-356-4440

Pasadena’s 1934 Del Mar train station (now a metro stop) is home to La Grande Orange and its partner restaurant, the Luggage Room.

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Two Boots

1818 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90026

(213) 413-2668

Wild combos with pop culture names from an East Coast chain

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