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The Best Pizza in Los Angeles

People come from around the globe to enjoy Los Angeles’s balmy climate, and the area is bustling with activity around the clock. This diversity shows in LA’s dining choices, where guests can find authentic cuisine from every nation in the world. Though pizza was born in Naples, it has been thoroughly integrated into U.S. culture, and LA offers options in every style and genre. Neapolitan, Sicilian, Chicago, and New York pizza traditions are well-represented, and chefs frequently incorporate unique California flavors into old favorites. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable’s most expert, seasoned diners. Sample the pies that made our top list to find the best pizza in LA.

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14 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza, Marino Ristorante
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Pizzeria, Italian
Neighborhoods:Hollywood
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Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$
Pizzeria
Hollywood
4.7
6061 reviews
There’s a good reason Pizzeria Mozza attracts crowds. The casual atmosphere combined with some of the best pizza in LA makes it the perfect choice for a relaxing night out with friends. Start the meal with selections like the Roasted Carrots with ceci and cumin vinaigrette or the Cauliflower Fritti with spicy mint aioli. Then, it’s time to move on to the pizza menu where tough decisions await. Order the Pizzetta (creamed spinach and leeks, egg, lemon zest, parmigiano, and fontina) for a more traditional pie, or try the BLT pizza (bacon, guanciale, onion cream, roasted tomatoes, rucola, and aioli) for a new twist on an old favorite.

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Osteria Mozza

$$$$
Italian
Hollywood
4.8
6086 reviews
Osteria Mozza has achieved near-legendary status among LA locals, which is quite an accomplishment in a city with so many dining options. Every detail is carefully arranged, from the table settings to the creative presentation of each dish. Osteria Mozza is co-owned by the talented Nancy Silverton, who is known for her commitment to quality, as well as her dedication to sustainability. She is joined by expert sommelier Joe Bastianich, who curates an all-Italian wine list to complement creations by Executive Chef Elizabeth Hong. The defining feature of this restaurant is the Mozzarella Bar, which offers diners an opportunity to sample a variety of dishes that celebrate fresh imported mozzarella.

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Marino Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Hollywood
4.9
1197 reviews
The family-owned Marino Ristorante takes fine dining quite seriously, and the first step is superior ingredients. Chefs are frequent visitors to the early morning markets, where they hand-select items to include in the day’s creations. Guests often choose a tasting menu to sample multiple dishes. The artisan chefs at Marino’s are full of surprises, including this well-kept secret: Marino’s is home to the best pizza in LA. The Pizza Al Tartufo Nero (shaved black truffle and mozzarella) is not to be missed, and the Pizza Al Tartufo Bianco (shaved white truffle and mozzarella) is nothing short of extraordinary.

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Via Veneto

$$$$
Italian
Santa Monica
4.7
970 reviews
Soft lighting and stone floors set the mood at Via Veneto, which offers the best of fine Italian dining. It’s a popular destination for romantic occasions and other special celebrations, because it is a bit different from traditional upscale restaurants. Owner and operator Fabrizio Bianconi decided that his establishment would do away with the austerity of traditional fine dining. Instead, he wants guests at his tables to feel like family. Produce is sourced from the Santa Monica Farmers Market to ensure that every bite bursts with fresh flavor.

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Piccolo Paradiso

$$$$
Italian
Beverly Hills
4.7
1148 reviews
For a cozy, intimate meal with friends and family, Piccolo Paradiso is unsurpassed. The quiet ambiance offers an opportunity to focus on the winning combination of great food and great conversation. Founder and owner Giacomino Drago is the youngest of eight children, and he started cooking in his family’s restaurant when he was just 11. Growing up in Sicily’s Messina region gave him special insight into traditional Italian cuisine, which shows on his menu of homemade Italian favorites.

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Cecconi's

$$$$
Italian
West Hollywood
4.7
3989 reviews
Unlike many of its West Hollywood peers, Cecconi's is open every day of the week—and for every meal of the day. It’s a popular neighborhood destination to get a hearty breakfast before work or a leisurely brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Cecconi's is a great choice for all-occasion midday and evening meals, and there is a late-night menu, so those coming in from an event can enjoy a bite before bed. The wood-oven-baked pizza is a particular draw, and there are options to satisfy any palate. Some prefer a simple pie with buffalo mozzarella, tomato, and basil, while others choose the more complex black truffle, squash blossom, and goat cheese.

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Il Segreto

$$$$
Italian
Bel-Air
4.7
765 reviews
The cozy fireplace is just one of the reasons guests love the atmosphere at Il Segreto. Waitstaff are warm and friendly, and of course, the food is second-to-none. The menu is focused on Italian favorites with a Mediterranean flair. Diners like to pair specialty pizza with a selection from the carefully curated wine list, which represents a range of local and international vineyards.

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La Cava

$$$$
Italian
Sherman Oaks
4.5
839 reviews
Owner Armando Pucci spent his childhood in Florence, before immigrating to the United States for a career in acting. The biggest challenge he faced when acclimating to his new home was an inability to find the quality Italian dishes he grew up with. Pucci opened La Cava to remedy this problem, and he created a Tuscan-style eatery reminiscent of the neighborhood restaurants he visited and worked at when he was a boy. The results have been a spectacular success. Most guests come in regularly for a taste of traditional Italy, enjoying the Polpette e Piselli or Insalata Tricolore before diving into the main attraction: what is often called the best pizza in LA. Try the Capricciosa (tomato sauce, mozzarella, artichokes, olives, ham, and mushrooms) or the Salcicce (tomato sauce, mozzarella, Italian sausage, and fennel) for a real treat.

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Celestino

$$$$
Italian
Pasadena
4.7
2956 reviews
The dining room at Celestino is pleasant and cheerful, with a casually elegant ambiance. However, it is the garden patio that really impresses diners. Authentic Italian flavors are enjoyed in a setting lush with greenery for meals that are reminiscent of an afternoon in the Italian countryside. Add to the experience with a selection from the lengthy wine list, which includes options ranging from Napa Valley Sauvignon to Sicilian Chardonnay.

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Toscanova - Century City

$$$$
Italian
Century City
4.6
936 reviews
Toscanova’s energetic vibe matches its festive décor. Whether date night or a group celebration, it’s easy to relax and unwind in the dining room or on the more casual outdoor patio. Some say that the best pizza in LA can be found at this restaurant, while others insist that the real claim to fame is the tiramisu. The only way to be sure is to try both. Add a specialty salad and a glass of wine to get the full experience.

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Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
Italian
Beverly Hills
4.7
2397 reviews
Running off to Italy for a romantic getaway is often not possible. Il Cielo Gardens is the next best thing for those who need to stay local. Often described as dreamy and enchanting, this restaurant brings the romance of Italy to LA, making it a perfect choice for date night or any special occasion. From the chef’s special soup of the day to the signature dessert, La Passione (warm Italian flourless chocolate torta with chocolate and vanilla gelato), every bite is memorable.

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Amici Brentwood

$$$$
Italian
Brentwood
4.6
652 reviews
The word "amici" translates to friendship, which is the theme of this restaurant. Chef Antonio Marchesi and staff work hard to ensure that guests feel like family from the moment they walk through the door. Pasta is made fresh daily, and there is always something new on the menu depending on which ingredients are in-season and fresh. Pair the flavorful Pizza al Pesto e Scampi (mozzarella, shrimp, pesto sauce, and sliced red onions) with a selection from the extensive wine menu for maximum enjoyment.

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Ca Del Sole

$$$$
Italian
Toluca Lake
4.8
3387 reviews
The combination of traditional Northern Italian cuisine and Venetian country inn décor gives Ca’ Del Sole unique flair. Diners can enjoy their meals in the comfortable dining room, or they can choose an al fresco experience on the outdoor patio that features private cabanas. No one does Sunday brunch better than Chef Davide Ghizzoni, but the real draw is the extensive lunch and dinner menu.

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Cicada

$$$$
Italian
Downtown
4.7
836 reviews
At first, it’s hard to focus on the food during a visit to Cicada. The surroundings are extraordinary, starting with the 30-foot ceilings. Décor is primarily 1920s art deco, but the addition of contemporary elements makes the space truly unique. This venue is a popular choice for large events like weddings, and it is an ideal setting for special occasions—especially on club nights, which feature live music and dancing. Of course, a look at the menu quickly brings the focus back to the meal. There are both traditional and contemporary Italian dishes, each made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Many guests return again and again so they can try everything on the menu.

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