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The Urban Oven Delivers Wood-Fired Pizza to The Suddenly Busy Bloc Complex

From a food truck to a brick and mortar, just like that

Margherita pizza
Ryan Tanaka
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Here’s a first look at The Urban Oven, a casual new pizza joint nestled into Downtown mega-complex The Bloc. The big property has been in the works for years, slowly coming along in phases as the retail and restaurant side build up simultaneously. Now the Bloc’s best new lunch option is here to act as an anchor tenant, alongside the still-to-come Alamo Drafthouse.

Most folks might know The Urban Oven for their long-running food truck of the same name. Owner Scott Tremonti has been behind the wheel of the rig for years, serving up at places like Silver Lake Wine to legions of fans. The move into The Bloc is Tremonti’s first brick and mortar, and comes with tall ceilings, a marble ordering counter and bar, that big pizza oven, and a wood-lined dining room with room for dozens at a clip.

Much like the truck, this new location boasts blistery personal-sized pizzas as the primary allure. There are also meatballs, salads, and a few sandwiches for easy lunchtime consumption, plus a tight collection of coffee, craft beer and wine. The full menu is below.

The front counter

The Urban Oven officially opens for business on Thursday, keeping hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (noon on Saturdays). The restaurant is closed on Sundays, but expect breakfast and brunch down the line.

The Urban Oven
700 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA

The dining room
The menu on the wall
The patio
Pizza from The Urban Oven