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Prime Pizza on Fairfax
Prime Pizza on Fairfax
Elizabeth Daniels

17 Killer Pizza By-the-Slice Joints in Los Angeles, 2017 Edition

Who said LA's pizza slices can't compete with New York's?

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The myth that New York's water makes its pizza that much better than the rest of the country's has largely been debunked. That being said, Los Angeles isn't nearly the pizza wasteland that most East Coasters tend to assume it is. In fact, part of what makes Los Angeles so great is the wide variety of pizza styles at our fingertips, from deep dish on down.

Not only is there a robust Neapolitan scene, but the city is also littered with slice joints doing affordable, foldable lunchtime specialties. Among the list you'll find exceptional one-off slices from Gjelina Take Away and cheap-as-hell $2 slice specials at local favorite D'Amores. NY&C offers both New York and Chicago-style pies, and La Cienaga's beloved Vito's Pizzeria has expanded, making its New Jersey-style pizza slices available to Westside denizens, along with a full bar to wash it all down.

Here now are 17 fantastic slice shops, presented in alphabetical order.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. GTA (Gjelina Take Away)

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1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-7575
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Though the full pies aren’t much more than a few slices combined, this Venice favorite still does one-off slices down by the end of the bar. It’s a rotating menu, but you’d be hard-pressed not to like any of the daily options.

2. Lamonica's New York Pizza

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1066 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-8671
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Westwood knows what’s up with Lamonica’s, the New York-style slice joint that’s been in business for 35 years. Hell, they even import their fresh dough from Brooklyn (something about the water), that’s how dedicated they are.

3. Mulberry Street Pizzeria

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240 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 247-8100
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With two locations in Beverly Hills (plus another couple in the Valley), Mulberry Street is known for their wide, thin slices with foldable crusts.

4. Pellicola Pizzeria [CLOSED]

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421 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 614-8000
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This quiet DTLA spot stays open until the wee morning hours every night of the week (it’s backed by the 213 nightlife team, so no wonder), doing slices, meatballs, and more from their 8th Street address. [This location is closed as of April 2017]

5. Pie Life Pizza

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691 S. Raymond
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 720-7095
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This Pasadena walk-up earns raves from the locals and anyone willing to make the drive, as they sling simple daily slices from a small window next to Jones Coffee Roasters.

6. Pizzanista

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2019 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 627-1430
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This Arts District space has long been the neighborhood’s home for quick, satisfying pizza — and at $4 or less for most slices, it’s easy to keep eating on the cheap all night long.

7. Prime Pizza

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446 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 852-1188
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The Fairfax hip kid, where daytime lunch deals rule the neighborhood. Just about everyone loves their white pizza, too.

8. The Coop Pizza

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10006 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 837-4462
A classic Culver City spot on National Boulevard, The Coop has been doing thin, tasty slices for almost half a century.

9. Tomato Pie

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7751 1/2 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-9993
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A runaway favorite with three locations now (including a newish one in South Pasadena), the Melrose iteration of Tomato Pie still churns out predictable slices for high schoolers, shoppers, and anyone else swinging by.

10. Town Pizza

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5101 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 344-8696
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Highland Park newbie Town does brisk daily slices right on York Boulevard, including a molé option topped with roast pork and sweet corn.

11. Village Pizzeria

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131 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 465-5566
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This Larchmont haunt offers a cozy, family-friendly interior that feels like a throwback to some of the East Coast’s best low-key pizza spots. Their slices are just as reminiscent, offered fast, hot, and thin for those in-and-out lunch rushes.

12. Vito's Pizza

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846 N LA Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 652-6859
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An old world spot for authentic New York-style slices on La Cienega, Vito’s has become a true classic thanks to the strength of their simple cheese and pepperoni slices. The freshly minted Santa Monica location has the added bonus of a full bar.

13. Abbot's Pizza Company

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1407 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 396-7334
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This Abbot Kinney hot spot has a wide variety of assorted pizzas available for purchase by the slice. Get the salad pizza with sliced avocado or customize your slice with up to three toppings.

14. D'Amore's Famous Pizza

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8369 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-0070
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With multiple locations stretching from Westwood to Thousand Oaks, it’s likely there’s a D’Amores near you with plenty of pizzas available. Stop in on Tuesdays for $2 cheese slices.

15. Delicious Pizza

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5419 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
This self-described “hip-hop pizza shop” has music in its blood, from the hip-hop memorabilia on its walls to the pizzas with names like the Cheeba Cheeba and Slaughtahouse. Grab your slice at the West Adams or new Hollywood location.

16. N.Y. and C. Pizza

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1120 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-9099
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This Santa Monica pizza shop has become a Westside favorite for both thin crust and deep dish varieties. That’s right, die hard New York and Chicago-style pizza fans can come together under one roof. Even better? NY & C is open until 2:30 am on weekdays and 3:30 am on weekends.

17. Joe's Pizza

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6504 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 467-9500
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Now with multiple locations across L.A., Joe’s continues to deliver on its East Coast promise of solid, cheap, thin slices.

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1. GTA (Gjelina Take Away)

1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Though the full pies aren’t much more than a few slices combined, this Venice favorite still does one-off slices down by the end of the bar. It’s a rotating menu, but you’d be hard-pressed not to like any of the daily options.
1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

2. Lamonica's New York Pizza

1066 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Westwood knows what’s up with Lamonica’s, the New York-style slice joint that’s been in business for 35 years. Hell, they even import their fresh dough from Brooklyn (something about the water), that’s how dedicated they are.
1066 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

3. Mulberry Street Pizzeria

240 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
With two locations in Beverly Hills (plus another couple in the Valley), Mulberry Street is known for their wide, thin slices with foldable crusts.
240 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

4. Pellicola Pizzeria [CLOSED]

421 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
This quiet DTLA spot stays open until the wee morning hours every night of the week (it’s backed by the 213 nightlife team, so no wonder), doing slices, meatballs, and more from their 8th Street address. [This location is closed as of April 2017]
421 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90057

5. Pie Life Pizza

691 S. Raymond, Pasadena, CA 91105
This Pasadena walk-up earns raves from the locals and anyone willing to make the drive, as they sling simple daily slices from a small window next to Jones Coffee Roasters.
691 S. Raymond
Pasadena, CA 91105

6. Pizzanista

2019 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
This Arts District space has long been the neighborhood’s home for quick, satisfying pizza — and at $4 or less for most slices, it’s easy to keep eating on the cheap all night long.
2019 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

7. Prime Pizza

446 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Fairfax hip kid, where daytime lunch deals rule the neighborhood. Just about everyone loves their white pizza, too.
446 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. The Coop Pizza

10006 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
A classic Culver City spot on National Boulevard, The Coop has been doing thin, tasty slices for almost half a century.
10006 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

9. Tomato Pie

7751 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
A runaway favorite with three locations now (including a newish one in South Pasadena), the Melrose iteration of Tomato Pie still churns out predictable slices for high schoolers, shoppers, and anyone else swinging by.
7751 1/2 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

10. Town Pizza

5101 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Highland Park newbie Town does brisk daily slices right on York Boulevard, including a molé option topped with roast pork and sweet corn.
5101 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

11. Village Pizzeria

131 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
This Larchmont haunt offers a cozy, family-friendly interior that feels like a throwback to some of the East Coast’s best low-key pizza spots. Their slices are just as reminiscent, offered fast, hot, and thin for those in-and-out lunch rushes.
131 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004

12. Vito's Pizza

846 N LA Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
An old world spot for authentic New York-style slices on La Cienega, Vito’s has become a true classic thanks to the strength of their simple cheese and pepperoni slices. The freshly minted Santa Monica location has the added bonus of a full bar.
846 N LA Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

13. Abbot's Pizza Company

1407 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
This Abbot Kinney hot spot has a wide variety of assorted pizzas available for purchase by the slice. Get the salad pizza with sliced avocado or customize your slice with up to three toppings.
1407 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

14. D'Amore's Famous Pizza

8369 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
With multiple locations stretching from Westwood to Thousand Oaks, it’s likely there’s a D’Amores near you with plenty of pizzas available. Stop in on Tuesdays for $2 cheese slices.
8369 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

15. Delicious Pizza

5419 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
This self-described “hip-hop pizza shop” has music in its blood, from the hip-hop memorabilia on its walls to the pizzas with names like the Cheeba Cheeba and Slaughtahouse. Grab your slice at the West Adams or new Hollywood location.
5419 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016

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16. N.Y. and C. Pizza

1120 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
This Santa Monica pizza shop has become a Westside favorite for both thin crust and deep dish varieties. That’s right, die hard New York and Chicago-style pizza fans can come together under one roof. Even better? NY & C is open until 2:30 am on weekdays and 3:30 am on weekends.
1120 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

17. Joe's Pizza

6504 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Now with multiple locations across L.A., Joe’s continues to deliver on its East Coast promise of solid, cheap, thin slices.
6504 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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