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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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Prime Pizza on Fairfax
| Elizabeth Daniels

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.

Abbot's Pizza Company

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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.

D'Amore's Famous Pizza

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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.

Delicious Pizza

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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.

GTA (Gjelina Take Away)

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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.

Joe's Pizza

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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.

Lamonica's New York Pizza

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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.

Mulberry Street Pizzeria

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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.

N.Y. and C. Pizza

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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.

Pellicola Pizzeria [CLOSED]

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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]

Pie Life Pizza

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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.

Pizzanista

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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.

Prime Pizza

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The Fairfax hip kid, where daytime lunch deals rule the neighborhood. Just about everyone loves their white pizza, too.

The Coop Pizza

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A classic Culver City spot on National Boulevard, The Coop has been doing thin, tasty slices for almost half a century.

Tomato Pie

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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.

Town Pizza

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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.

Village Pizzeria

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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.

Vito's Pizza

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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.

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Abbot's Pizza Company

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.

D'Amore's Famous Pizza

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.

Delicious Pizza

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.

GTA (Gjelina Take Away)

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.

Joe's Pizza

Now with multiple locations across L.A., Joe’s continues to deliver on its East Coast promise of solid, cheap, thin slices.

Lamonica's New York Pizza

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.

Mulberry Street Pizzeria

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

N.Y. and C. Pizza

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.

Pellicola Pizzeria [CLOSED]

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]

Pie Life Pizza

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.

Pizzanista

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.

Prime Pizza

The Fairfax hip kid, where daytime lunch deals rule the neighborhood. Just about everyone loves their white pizza, too.

The Coop Pizza

A classic Culver City spot on National Boulevard, The Coop has been doing thin, tasty slices for almost half a century.

Tomato Pie

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.