Downtown’s newest pizza supplier is ready to slice today, as Lupetti Pizzeria is now serving New York Style pies to the LA masses. The project quietly opened over the weekend at the edge of the Arts District and Little Tokyo.
Lupetti Pizzeria is the work (in part) of Bryan Ling, who also co-owns No Name Bar on Fairfax. He’s brought on longtime pizzamaker Adam Tomei to run the food side of things, making big, thin pizzas available whole or by the slice. Tomei has previous experience doing pizza pop-ups and catering, as well as stints at places like Lexington Social House and Gjusta.
For now its slices only, but the plan is to start up Wednesday with a full menu that also includes salads, sandwiches like chicken and meatball parms, plus desserts like zeppoles and gelato. There’s also espresso, beer, and wine available as well. The opening menu is below.
Meanwhile, the other half of the Lupetti space is still to come online. That’s where In Sheep’s Clothing, a hifi bar done in the Japanese kissa style, will debut likely next week. There will also be a cafe component to the lounge, with morning hours starting at 9 a.m. and late night drinks going until 1 a.m. every night.
Lupetti Pizzeria is open today, keeping hours from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. or thereabouts. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays, so expect a full opening Wednesday with lunch through dinner hours until 10 p.m., and an extension to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Just be sure to enter off 4th Street, under the blade sign that says PIZZA, and not Alameda.
Lupetti Pizzeria / In Sheep’s Clothing. 310 S. Alameda, Los Angeles, CA.