A pedigreed Brooklyn pizzeria will expand to Studio City later this year. The restaurant is called LBK, and will serve their particular version of Neapolitan-style pizzas to the Valley soon enough.
LBK is one of several restaurants under the larger Stella Hospitality group, opening only recently in Park Slope - Gowanus in New York City. The same group also operates Levante in Long Island City, another neo-Italian newcomer doing pastas as well as pizzas, and the standalone Luzzo’s BK. The Stella team is actually former business partners with the original Luzzo’s, a rather famous East Village institution that does coal-oven pizzas, but have split off (taking the Brooklyn location with them) and are now in expansion mode all on their own.
As for what to expect with this first West Coast location from the Stella team, that remains largely to be seen. The group declined to discuss menu specifics beyond their Neapolitan-style pizzas, but the cozy cafe space should have room for at least some other side dishes and drinks, if not a few other full menu items.
Studio City’s LBK will land right along Tujunga Avenue just steps from Henry’s Tacos and across the street from the always-busy Italian spot Caioti. LBK will be participating in the Spring Time in the Village street fair along Tujunga Avenue in May, and look for a formal opening to follow sometime in the summer.
4359 1⁄2 Tujunga Ave.
Los Angeles, CA