Gluten Free Supreme Jesus Pizza at Pizzanista in Los Angeles
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Four Los Angeles Pizza Places We Love

By Travel Savvy

    One of America’s most popular comfort foods is loved for its cheesy goodness and doughy delight. Los Angeles isn’t exactly known for it’s pizza, however there are some hidden gems scattered throughout the city. Be sure to check out the four pizza-perfect places on this list of locals’ favorites for when you’re craving a slice in Los Angeles.

Wood-fired pizza 1

Photo Credit: Olio Pizzeria & Cafe - Downtown

Olio Pizzeria & Cafe

317 S. Broadway, Stall B6-B7
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Open 10AM-8:45PM daily

It appears Chef Brad Kent has an oven that manages to cook every pizza to mouthwatering perfection. Kent specializes in hand-crafted pizza made with fresh ingredients and intense wood heat. Choose from about a dozen speciality pies such as Wild Mushroom and Crispy Prosciutto, made with fire roasted mushrooms, slow roasted garlic-caramelized onions and truffled cheese.

Margherita pizza 2

Photo Credit: Instagram @pizzanista


2019 East 7th St.
(213) 627-1430
Open Tuesday-Friday 12PM-12AM; Saturday 5PM-12AM; Sunday 5PM-10PM

Dine-in, take-out, or delivery..Pizzanista has it all. This iconic pizzeria has been serving the LA area since 2011 thanks to the famous skateboarder Salman Agah. Although the inventive founder loves and serves traditional pizza flavors, he also offers the unconventional. Craving a breakfast-inspired pie? Pizzanista says yes, with the Rise ‘n Shine, featuring tomato sauce, mozzarella, grana padano, bacon, over easy eggs & cracked black pepper.

White and pepperoni pizza 3

Photo Credit: DeSano Yelp


4959 Santa Monica Blvd.
Open Monday-Sunday 11:30AM-10PM

DeSano is located in the East Hollywood neighborhood and provides LA with a true taste of Italy- excellent thin-crust pizza that keeps fans coming in. Everyone raves about the Margherita, featuring San Marzano tomatoes and mozzarella di buffala. Another major plus: they have parking and also perks like free comedy night and paint-your-own-canvas night.

Pizza 4

Photo Credit: Instagram @jonandvinnydelivery

Jon & Vinny's

412 North Fairfax Ave.
(323) 334-3369
Open 8 AM – 10PM daily

Jon & Vinny’s is less of a ‘pizza joint/hole in the wall’ and more of a ‘sit down and enjoy’ eatery. You wouldn’t expect anything less from the duo behind this modern Italian eatery; after all, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are celebrities in the LA food world. Located in the hip Fairfax neighborhood, the narrow dining area features communal tables, warm wooden planks on the walls, and a small wine shop in the back. The kitchen is open and the food is all business. Try a speciality pizza or any of the house-made pastas. Delizioso! 


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