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Beloved NYC-Style Vito’s Pizza Expands to a Prime Downtown LA Location

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It’s a pizza bonanza in LA right now

Vito’s Pizza
Vito’s Pizza
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.

The pizza gods have continued to bless Downtown Los Angeles, with news this morning that longstanding La Cienega slice shop Vito’s Pizza will be expanding to 4th Street.

Vito’s is something of a mecca for a certain type of pizza lover in Los Angeles. The longstanding restaurant focuses on the kind of wide, thin slices and whole pies that New York City is known for — and that East Coast expats tend to crave. More recently the original Vito’s ownership partnered with the Reiss Company (A-Frame, Salt Air, Sunny Spot, etc.) to expand to Santa Monica, even operating a full bar at the new standalone location.

Now it seems the Downtown outpost will also serve alcohol, though beer and wine only. In a new ABC posting, operator David Reiss is set to give some new life to the forgotten Lost Souls/Harlem Place Cafe, tucked away down the alley along 4th Street. Eater reached out to get more information on timing, layout, menu, and all, but so far hasn’t heard back. Regardless, the company is already promoting the previously-undisclosed location on its website.

Downtown Los Angeles is currently in the middle of a wave of new pizza restaurants, from Sixth + Mill and Lupetti Pizzeria in the Arts District to Steve Samson’s Superfine. Even DJ Steve Aoki has gotten into the pizza game of late, albeit with delivery only.

Vito’s Pizza. 124 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA.