Flame Pizzeria

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Flame Pizzeria is an upscale wood-fired pizzeria featuring Neapolitan pizza. The pizzas are baked in a 700 degree stone oven in full view of all guests. Merrill Shindler of "The Daily News" calls Flame "the best pizza in the Valley." The Los Angeles Times says Flame Pizzeria is "the best pizza in Los Angeles" and Eater LA states, "Flame Pizzeria is in the top 20 restaurants in all of The San Fernando Valley."

Great food, delicious craft beers, a master sommelier-chosen wine selection, matched with impeccable service and a warm inviting ambiance is what the award winning chef/owner strives for every evening.
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J
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If there was ever a neighborhood gem, it's Flame. We have been multiple times and it's always outstanding. The food is authentic and the service is always welcoming and friendly.

GL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Flame is one of our favorite restaurants. It has a warm & inviting atmosphere. The food is excellent. I always start with a salad & then my husband & I split one of the delicious stone oven pizzas. The music is always ‘70s & ‘80s rock. What could be be better?
The Flame is truly a hidden gem in the San Fernando Valley!

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great music. Great ambiance. Great service.

SR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always feel genuinely welcomed at Flame Pizzeria. Tle Caesar salad is delicious and the pizza is as fantastic as the pizza we ate in Naples...amazing crust and toppings.

JC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wherever I have lives, Ive lived in New York, to Los Angeles, and in-between. This is my favorite. Even better than NY pizza

FB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza.

Great Service.

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WB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After years of searching, we finally found the best pizza in all of Los Angeles. Highly recommended - all the pizza options are great; best crust ever. Tuesday (and daily Happy Hour) is wing night. The wings have a great woodsy flavor; and they are big!!! Enjoy!!

DS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great food! They were short staffed that night so service suffered a little but overall love the place!

AO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are from NY and this pizza is so yummy! Love the atmosphere, the pizza, the chicken wings, the music and the service!!!!

PM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Along with Mozza and Pizzana, the best pizza in So Cal.

KC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food and service outstanding. Would highly recommend. And would certainly return if I find myself in the area. Tried salad and two pizzas.

t
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE IT!! I crave the potatoes, the sliders and of course the pizza! Tried the wings for the first time and so meaty and good! Can't wait to come back!

MM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, music was wonderful, and I can't say enough about Richard the owner and Toni.
You should go and for sure you will go back!!
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GW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a treasure in the middle of The Valley. Great pizza made by a craftsman, good wine to go with it.

B
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good pizza. Best crust you will ever have. Very friendly service and cute place.

OT
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific service, and the Pizza and Caesar Salad were delicious. We will definitely be back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about our experience! The food, the staff and the chef was so friendly and welcoming. We left feeling very special and will definitely be back.

CZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a delightful surprise! Thanks, Open Table for suggesting it. Caesar salad was wonderful; pizza was excellent. My husband and I couldn't believe "we ate the whole thing!" Server was excellent and lovely. When she found out it was our first visit, she brought us a slice of almond cake--delicious, light and fluffy--on the house. We'll be back, and have already shared this find with several friends.

BG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and value. Order pizza for myself and salad as a main course for my guest. Looking forward to returning for line music which is available sometime.

DZ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good neopolitan style pizza. Nice atmosphere and very nice staff.

TS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza is always excellent, great beer and wine, and fabulous service. We love Flame!

o
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Caesar salad is especially good. Asked for pizzas to be cooked a bit longer and they came out just the way we liked. Such a pleasant place to go...will come back often.

LB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Everyone friendly and team effort to make sure you have everything you need.

SK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the service and pizza, the owner makes the best pizza in the valley

ET
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and food was wonderful. Fresh and delicious. The pizza is out of this world. Wish everyone could have had their pizza at once but they are made to order and we had a big party. I’ll be back!

NG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you want to experience pizza Nirvana - this is your place! The meatball sliders are incredible!

JB
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

If you live in the Valley and care about food you should visit this place: this is a chef driven restaurant narrowly focused on wood burning oven pizza, local draft beers, and a few carefully selected inexpensive wines. There is no trace of the mass market pizza that mimics the real thing found here, there is not a scratch of the overblown "gourmet" airs and prices of some other Valley chef driven venues. The service is a team effort as found in the best restaurants. My only complaint: there is a TV on over the bar (this is not to my taste), but one can sit in the back of the restaurant out of the sight and sound of the intrusive TV. This place is a little treasure of the West Valley, it is one of those LA strip mall culinary gems.

VN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service

TM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite pizza. We dine at Flame often and our daughter who lives in Manhattan, which is known for great pizza, loves eating at Flame when she visits, the last 2 times and now. This time we tried what I think is a new dessert - Almond cake (I think). Delicious flavor and texture which is not cake-like. I may be remembering the name wrong because it did not taste like almonds but was great!

NH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flame is always consistent - just great food!! We love the thousand layer potato appetizer, the Caesar salad is killer, and the Ritchie pizza is the BEST!! Richard is an absolute master!

MC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tasty food, amazing appetizers, and unique experience. Great beers on tap.

JC
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was dining in New York City. Great originally cooked pizza. The Wood-Fired Antipasto is different and delicious, yum!! Pricing was typical of any fine restaurant in the Northridge area. I’ll eating there again soon!

TM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are more than willing to travel further to dine at Flame when we want pizza. A few nights ago when Passover ended, which is a week without eating any form of bread, our first meal was pizza at Flame Pizzeria. Great pizza, nice vibe, great service and my favorite beer anywhere - Mango Hefeweizen. The owner, Richard, was a private chef to the stars for many years and now he is "our" chef! Also the favorite pizza for our friend DP who travels twice as far as we do.

JO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and place. I have had dinner at Flame several times. All the appetizers are amazing and the pizza is out of this world

TD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Pizza, Beer, and ambiance. Place reminds you of your local pizzaria.

TM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT pizza - our favorite is the Blanco with marinara sauce added. I rarely drink beer but I make an exception for the Mango Hefeveisen at Flame.

RP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the Value Rating: They said that we could substitute one topping on our pizza, but charged us for both - the ingredient that we left off AND the ingredient that we substituted. Not nice.

UB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Resteraunt is a quaint small neighborhood pizzeria. Menu is small, primarily pizza with a few apps. I thought the apps were pricy for what you got. The ceasar salad was excellent, pizza was fabulous, our server Nono was very friendly and never let our drinks get low, and our party of 7 had a good time. Looking forward to going back.

r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always consistent and the service friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

MR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Primer menu by the Chef. Outstanding !