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Flame Pizzeria

4.8
30 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm;
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Phone number
(818) 578-3888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Florczak
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Private party contact
Vee : (818) 578-3888
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for any catering inquiries (818)-578-3888
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tampa
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Parking details
Public parking in the front and back lot
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Entertainment
Sports
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Enjoy a cozy dinner for you and your special mom $15 Corkage

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 30 People Are Saying
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4.9
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4.6
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4.7
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

So happy to have found this place. Everything we tried was great from the Caesar salad to the potato appetizer and of course the pizza. By the way, even if you've had enough, order the desert. There is only one desert on the menu, so treat yourself. Amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Flame Pizzeria is such a neighborhood gem, and we’re so thankful it’s in OUR neighborhood! Every single thing we’ve ever ordered has been fantastic, the ambiance is hip and fun, and the owner Richard is so passionate about his food. We have our regular “Flame” nights now!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

What a great find!.... if you haven't been yet, make the effort to visit! You will definitely love something on the menu (I fell in love with the Caesar Salad).... I hope they continue to prosper and grow....

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

What a great find. Yes, it’s in a strip mall, but once inside, you wouldn’t know it. Pizzas and meatballs are wonderful, ingredients are fresh. Service was terrific, too. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Don't let the strip mall location fool you. This is a chef-driven, high quality, low-key and amazing choice for pizza. We absolutely loved it and will be going back for sure. We tried a couple salads and a couple pizzas... the standout... Caesar salad. It's the best one we have ever had, by far. You need to go and you need to have the Caesar salad.!!! Super casual, yet there is a romantic feel to it with all the lights strung above. Looked like the bar had a fun vibe for young people wanting to grab a some pizza and beer while watching sports. Go for date night, go with the family.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

This place was fantastic! Everything from our appetizers (lemon garlic chicken, Caesar salad, cheesy garlic potatoes), to our brick oven style pizzas, were absolutely delicious. The service was terrific. The owner even came over and introduced himself to make sure we were enjoying our mail and then brought us over a delicious dessert for free to thank us for a business. I almost met a friend for dinner their the very next night! We will definitely be back again and again and again!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The owner and staff are very attentive and friendly. This is a family / mom and pop establishment and it shows in the most positive sense of the expression. The owner Richie introduced himself to us and thanked up for coming. They have a great loyal following and it shows.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Best pizza outside of Naples!! Richard is a pizza-master! The crust is the perfect balance of chewiness + crispness...holds whatever toppings you put on.....And don’t miss the meatballs! They’re fabulous (2 thumbs up from 4 year old!)This really is a pizza - specialty place, but they do have a couple of salads, (ask for lite dressing) a chicken dish, an amazing potato dish with the calories of about 5 pizzas, and 1 dessert ...it’s excellent. (See’s candy next door!) and a few other items on menu for the non-pizza eaters. Wine & beer available . Excellent service .
Hands down, this pizza is perfection. Don’t be put off by the location....if it were on “the Blvd “ you’d never get in!!! It’s hidden away very off the beaten path so everyone doesn’t know about it .....yet

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a delicious dinner here with some friends. We tried many things on the menu including the chicken and potato appetizers, ceasar salad, and a couple of pizzas....everything was fresh and delicious. The restaurant has a relaxed and cozy vibe. Service was also really good. It was easy to sit and catch up with friends over a tasty and relaxed meal. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great pizza and great service.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Upscale, trendy, casual atmosphere hiding in a strip mall. Delicious salads and creative pizzas. Fun beer selection and attentive service. You should try it!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and service everytime we go. Tried Chicken wings and loved them, can't wait to try other things but we just love the pizza's

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding pizza and salad. Excellent wines at near-bargain prices. Friendly, knowledgeable
staff and a diligent owner overseeing it all. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The chef/owner is personally hand-making every single pizza that comes out of the wood burning oven (as well as the other apps on the menu), and you can tell he's in love with what he does. This is GOOD pizza... REALLY GOOD pizza. Tasty dough that's perfectly cooked and slightly charred; the toppings, whether simple or more complex, are completely first rate and fresh. My not-so-adventurous kids had the traditional Margherita, which was flavorful and comforting. I had the Richie, which came with a spicier Arabiata sauce, salami & fennel sausage -- and it was pretty much perfect. The selection of craft beers is fun, and they even frost the tiny taster mugs, which is a very nice touch.

Flame's only open from 5pm-10pm six days a week... I assume this is for two reasons: to keep the quantity of ingredients small enough to maintain top notch quality, and to keep the very busy, hard-working chef from keeling over. But they DO take reservations, so I suggest you book a time, settle in, and enjoy. You won't regret it.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

One of the best places for pizza in the Valley. The caesar salad and layered potatoes are excellent; the pizzas are made to your order by a chef who knows what he's doing and are great. A neighborhood stand out!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We love Flame Pizzeria.
Everything is made to order.
You get quality,incredible food,great staff and an overall neighborhood Gem.
Highly recommend.
The owner is the nicest guy who is humble and talented.
I don't usually like pizza crust,but wow I do here.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Best Pizza in Los Angeles. We are from New York and New Haven where the best Pizza in the USA is served. The Flame is as close as you can get to NYC perfection, on the West Coast.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent 🍕. Very nice atmosphere and great service.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Flame is a great valley option for Pizza. The pizza and service is always great! AND bonus last Friday they had great music!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great pizza! And server was so sweet; she brought me several tastes of beer so I could make my decision.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Flame is a neighborhood gem. We used to drive to East Hollywood for wood fired pizza, but no more. The pizza at Flame is delicious, the service is excellent, and we love to support a local business.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

It is great to find really high quality pizza in the Valley. The owner was working the wood-fired oven all night, except when he walked around to chat with us and other patrons. The service was super. And there's a selection of really fantastic beers on tap. When I asked to try two of them, the server brought me three to taste just to make sure I got what I wanted. We love this restaurant and look forward to going back.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

One bite of the meatball slider and my response was "this is what Italian should taste like".
I love the ambience, location,food and owner.
When you pull in to the parking lot you will never guess that you are walking into one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.
A gem if all gems with simple ,but fresh and flavorful food made fresh per order .
Pizza: we had Margherita with mushrooms.
We had the Caesar salad,meatball sliders,potatoes
And chicken.
This is a must try. You will leave saying omg how good was that food. Definitely in my repertoire now.
The owner/chef and staff are awesome.
Quality and quantity .

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Best Pizza in the Valley with salads and meatballs to match. While the menu is limited there is something for everyone.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Food is fresh and delicious! Not a huge variety on pizza topping/combinations but everything is high quality! The brick oven is in the center of the restaurant and makes for a cozy authentic feel. Caesar salad was the best, and we definitely recommend the 1000 later potatoes!

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

This was a second visit to this neighborhood pizzeria. This is, without a doubt, the best pizza crust ever! Great selection of fresh ingredients to top the pizza. We are not too excited by the pre-designed pizzas, except the Margarita - which you then can add lots of interesting items.
The beer list is small, but every single one is tasty and unusual. Good place to have pizza and a beer. We plan to return many times

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

We love Flame! Absolute stellar pizza and salads. The staff is friendly, Richard, the chef/ owner always greets you warmly, the ambiance is cozy, and the music is so well curated - you can really tell Richard knows his food AND his music! The dough and sauce are just outstanding and each pizza is well balanced. A big plus for us is that the Caesar salad is vegetarian; I love a good Caesar, but my husband is a vegetarian. This salad is perfection - expertly dressed, super fresh lettuce and a hefty, generous portion.

Flame is an absolute neighborhood gem. I am so grateful to have a restaurant of this caliber so close to home.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

What a wonderful find! This is a great local pizza restaurant. The chef/owner makes every pizza himself. Then he came over to our table to see if we liked our order (we did!). He was so warm and welcoming. He also insisted on giving us a free desert. Service was very good. Craft beers went perfectly with the pizza. We will be going again!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Great wood fired pizza. Limited menu but all a big hit.

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