Terroni

Best Pizza with a Seat, August 2008
In modern Angeleno parlance, the word pizza means “impossible reservation.” Still, when rebuffed by Mozza or in purgatory at Casa Bianca, we’ve got options besides sloppy by-the-slice joints. Chandeliers and exposed brick at the Toronto import Terroni create a comfy, cool-kid neighborhood spot. While a reservations-free policy makes weekend nights hit-and-miss, during weeknights and lunch hours the wait is humane (especially with cocktails served at the bar, at the communal table up front, and outside). Once you’re seated, feast on thin-crust southern Italian pies, from the classic margherita to the San Giorgio (with spicy Calabrese salami).