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Pepperoni pizza at Dtown Pizzeria in West Hollywood.
DTown Pizzeria
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18 Superb Local Pizzerias to Order From Instead of the Big Chains

Cave to those pizza cravings this weekend

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Pizza consumption is on the rise (dramatically so) during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s not hard to understand why. In times of uncertainty, Angelenos are seeking comfort in all that’s cheesy and easy. From wood-fired San Fernando Valley favorites to decades-old Eagle Rock staples to lots of pan-style pop-up contenders, here now are 18 superb local pizzerias to satisfy all coronavirus cravings.

Removed: La Morra, Cafe Birdie, Pizza of Venice, Dough Box, Milo & Olive

Added: 786 Degrees, LBK, Dtown Pizzeria, Ospi, Fingers Crossed, Quarter Sheets

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 786 Degrees

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8879 Laurel Canyon Blvd unit # a
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(818) 939-6566
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Fire-blistered, not-overloaded pies are the thing to get at 786 Degrees, the very, very Italian Sun Valley spot that is a hit with locals, the San Fernando Valley, and beyond.

2. Flame Pizzeria

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19309 Vanowen St
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 578-3888
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Reseda’s popular Flame is turning out crispy, fire-licked pies nightly — perfect for a much-needed winter warm up at home.

3. Prime Pizza

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603 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 736-5120
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Prime Pizza is selling plenty of Sicilian-style pizzas (and lots of other styles) from its multiple locations, including the latest one in Burbank.

4. Pizza Wagon of Brooklyn

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14522 1/2 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 616-1492

Family-owned Pizza Wagon of Brooklyn is going strong through the pandemic. The Sherman Oaks pizzeria is open daily for takeout and delivery, with plenty of cheese included.

5. LBK Pizza

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4359 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 824-3511
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LBK is the kind of family-friendly pizza takeaway that every neighborhood deserves. Pies come out hot and fast here, and on busy days there can be a bit of a wait, so order ahead to enjoy at home.

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6. Quarter Sheets

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The latest hot underground pizza pop-up is Glendale’s Quarter Sheets, which is available only by DM on Instagram. Detroit-style is the rage here, with a menu that moves between ingredients like pepperoni and pineapple and olives with ease.

7. Casa Bianca Pizza Pie

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1650 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 256-9617
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The Martorana family has been serving Eagle Rock denizens since 1955. The fried eggplant and sausage pizza is the one to beat at this red sauce spot. The restaurant offers online ordering for takeout.

8. Hail Mary Pizza

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3219 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 284-8879
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In addition to some of the city’s best pizzas, Hail Mary is serving seasonal salads and satisfying appetizers ranging from meatballs to blistered Brussels sprouts. Order online for takeout or in-house delivery.

9. Fingers Crossed

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1607 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 593-7771
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Felix chef Evan Funke’s new Hollywood spot Fingers Crossed was one of the busiest places going in LA before a new round of on-site dining shutdowns. Part of the reason for that is the pizza, a Roman interpretation done with some of the best dough in town.

Fiori di zucca roman style pizza with squash blossoms and anchovies at Fingers Crossed in Hollywood.
Fingers Crossed
Wonho Frank Lee

10. DTown Pizzeria

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7326 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 229-2235
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Even as Los Angeles continues to aded more square pie spots at a record-breaking clip, real ones know that it’s hard to be DTown. As the name implies, this Detroit-style spot comes from a real Michigander in chef Ryan Ososky, and is still one of the best quarantine pickups there is.

Pepperoni pizza at Dtown Pizzeria in West Hollywood.
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11. Ronan

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7315 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 917-5100
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Chef Daniel Cutler’s pizzas boast inventive toppings and supple but charred crusts. The restaurant is open for takeout and delivery Tuesday through Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

12. Antico

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4653 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 510-3093
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Upscale Larchmont-adjacent Italian restaurant Antico has transformed into a pizza and ice cream operation through the pandemic. One might consider picking up a bottle of wine as well because, well, it’s an iconic combo.

Focaccia pizza from Antico.
Antico
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13. Apollonia's Pizzeria

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5176 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-2823
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Square slice favorites Apollonias is up and running from Wednesday through Sunday. On the menu are impossibly decadent, crispy-saucy-cheesy pies for takeout and in-house delivery.

14. Pizzana

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11712 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 481-7108
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Both of Pizzana’s locations in Brentwood and West Hollywood are open for takeout and delivery. For the ultimate pizza night, chef Daniele Uditi’s pies are available par-baked to finish at home.

A whole pizza from Pizzana, with burrata and squash blossoms.
Pizzana
Wonho Frank Lee

15. Superfine Pizza

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1101 San Pedro St unit f
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(323) 698-5677
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The creative topping combinations at Superfine use market-fresh ingredients, such as rapini and escarole, but it doesn’t get much better than the simple pepperoni. Open from Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. for takeout or delivery.

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16. Vito's Pizza

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2455 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 884-5900
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Classic New York City-style pizza joint Vito’s has multiple locations around town — from its West Hollywood original to the Westside and Downtown. The large, thin crust pies are terrific for sharing with the family.

17. Ospi

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2025 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 443-5007
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Venice’s new Ospi traffics in a different kind of pie, an ultra-light, super-crispy pizza style little seen in Los Angeles. Don’t be afraid to add a few sides of pasta for take home perfection.

18. Little Coyote

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2118 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 434-2009
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For a taste of some of the best new pizzas in Los Angeles, look no further than Long Beach’s Little Coyote. The New York-style pizzeria comes from Hatchett Hall alums Jonathan Strader and Jack Leahy.

A stack of white boxes of pizza with olives on the topmost pie.
Little Coyote
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1. 786 Degrees

8879 Laurel Canyon Blvd unit # a, Sun Valley, CA 91352

Fire-blistered, not-overloaded pies are the thing to get at 786 Degrees, the very, very Italian Sun Valley spot that is a hit with locals, the San Fernando Valley, and beyond.

8879 Laurel Canyon Blvd unit # a
Sun Valley, CA 91352

2. Flame Pizzeria

19309 Vanowen St, Reseda, CA 91335

Reseda’s popular Flame is turning out crispy, fire-licked pies nightly — perfect for a much-needed winter warm up at home.

19309 Vanowen St
Reseda, CA 91335

3. Prime Pizza

603 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Prime Pizza is selling plenty of Sicilian-style pizzas (and lots of other styles) from its multiple locations, including the latest one in Burbank.

603 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

4. Pizza Wagon of Brooklyn

14522 1/2 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Family-owned Pizza Wagon of Brooklyn is going strong through the pandemic. The Sherman Oaks pizzeria is open daily for takeout and delivery, with plenty of cheese included.

14522 1/2 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

5. LBK Pizza

4359 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604
LBK
LBK Pizza
LBK

LBK is the kind of family-friendly pizza takeaway that every neighborhood deserves. Pies come out hot and fast here, and on busy days there can be a bit of a wait, so order ahead to enjoy at home.

4359 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA 91604

6. Quarter Sheets

Glendale, CA

The latest hot underground pizza pop-up is Glendale’s Quarter Sheets, which is available only by DM on Instagram. Detroit-style is the rage here, with a menu that moves between ingredients like pepperoni and pineapple and olives with ease.

7. Casa Bianca Pizza Pie

1650 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

The Martorana family has been serving Eagle Rock denizens since 1955. The fried eggplant and sausage pizza is the one to beat at this red sauce spot. The restaurant offers online ordering for takeout.

1650 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

8. Hail Mary Pizza

3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

In addition to some of the city’s best pizzas, Hail Mary is serving seasonal salads and satisfying appetizers ranging from meatballs to blistered Brussels sprouts. Order online for takeout or in-house delivery.

3219 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

9. Fingers Crossed

1607 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Fiori di zucca roman style pizza with squash blossoms and anchovies at Fingers Crossed in Hollywood.
Fingers Crossed
Wonho Frank Lee

Felix chef Evan Funke’s new Hollywood spot Fingers Crossed was one of the busiest places going in LA before a new round of on-site dining shutdowns. Part of the reason for that is the pizza, a Roman interpretation done with some of the best dough in town.

1607 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

10. DTown Pizzeria

7326 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Pepperoni pizza at Dtown Pizzeria in West Hollywood.
Dtown Pizzeria
[Official Photo]

Even as Los Angeles continues to aded more square pie spots at a record-breaking clip, real ones know that it’s hard to be DTown. As the name implies, this Detroit-style spot comes from a real Michigander in chef Ryan Ososky, and is still one of the best quarantine pickups there is.

7326 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

11. Ronan

7315 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Chef Daniel Cutler’s pizzas boast inventive toppings and supple but charred crusts. The restaurant is open for takeout and delivery Tuesday through Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

7315 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

12. Antico

4653 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Focaccia pizza from Antico.
Antico
Cathy Chaplin

Upscale Larchmont-adjacent Italian restaurant Antico has transformed into a pizza and ice cream operation through the pandemic. One might consider picking up a bottle of wine as well because, well, it’s an iconic combo.

4653 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

13. Apollonia's Pizzeria

5176 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Square slice favorites Apollonias is up and running from Wednesday through Sunday. On the menu are impossibly decadent, crispy-saucy-cheesy pies for takeout and in-house delivery.

5176 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

14. Pizzana

11712 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
A whole pizza from Pizzana, with burrata and squash blossoms.
Pizzana
Wonho Frank Lee

Both of Pizzana’s locations in Brentwood and West Hollywood are open for takeout and delivery. For the ultimate pizza night, chef Daniele Uditi’s pies are available par-baked to finish at home.

11712 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

15. Superfine Pizza

1101 San Pedro St unit f, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Pizza slice from Superfine Pizza
Superfine Pizza
Wonho Frank Lee

The creative topping combinations at Superfine use market-fresh ingredients, such as rapini and escarole, but it doesn’t get much better than the simple pepperoni. Open from Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. for takeout or delivery.

1101 San Pedro St unit f
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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16. Vito's Pizza

2455 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Classic New York City-style pizza joint Vito’s has multiple locations around town — from its West Hollywood original to the Westside and Downtown. The large, thin crust pies are terrific for sharing with the family.

2455 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

17. Ospi

2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Venice’s new Ospi traffics in a different kind of pie, an ultra-light, super-crispy pizza style little seen in Los Angeles. Don’t be afraid to add a few sides of pasta for take home perfection.

2025 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291

18. Little Coyote

2118 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
A stack of white boxes of pizza with olives on the topmost pie.
Little Coyote
Matthew Kang

For a taste of some of the best new pizzas in Los Angeles, look no further than Long Beach’s Little Coyote. The New York-style pizzeria comes from Hatchett Hall alums Jonathan Strader and Jack Leahy.

2118 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814

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