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Phoenix Legend Chris Bianco Eyes a Home For His First Pizza Restaurant [Update]

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Pizzeria Bianco could hit the edges of Hollywood by next year

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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.

No one ever accused famed pizza-maker Chris Bianco of moving slowly. Just weeks after telling the world that he had plans to bring an outlet of his Phoenix-area restaurant chain Pizzeria Bianco to Los Angeles, he and his team have reportedly struck up a deal begun discussing plans to potentially take over a warehouse on the western border of Hollywood.

Los Angeles-based real estate blog The Real Deal first took notice of some filed city paperwork for 911 N. Sycamore Avenue that is attached to Bianco’s side. The address is a long brick warehouse, just south of Santa Monica Boulevard and east of La Brea in that semi-nebulous Hollywood Media District area that’s also attracting some other new tenants lately.

According to The Real Deal’s reporting, the building covers some 6,245 square feet and offers room for more than 100 seats. There’s also a notion to serve a full line of alcohol from the property, once the restaurant gets up and running. No word on what a build-out might look like (or how long it would potentially take), but given Bianco’s notorious history of exactitude any LA-area Pizzeria Bianco would take some time to get just right.

Update: Reps for Bianco say that, while they have toured the space at Sycamore, nothing is confirmed just yet, and things are still in planning/looking/leasing stages.

In the meantime, Bianco is still hard at work alongside the Tartine team in Downtown, with aims to bring a completely different restaurant to the ROW DTLA project. That Tartine Manufactory, etc., is on pace to open early next year.

Pizzeria Bianco
911 N. Sycamore Ave.
Los Angeles, CA