Flame Pizzeria

4.7
59 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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
What 59 People Are Saying
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DA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down the best pizza not only in the valley but southern california. Only wish this place was open for lunch, too!

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NB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! We recently moved nearby and it's our favorite neighborhood spot. Really great food, great staff, amazing vibes!

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London
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always so much fun and DELICIOUS to visit Flame. The staff is so friendly and efficient - they always make you feel welcome and comfortable. The food is to die for. Richard's wood oven pizzas are the best ANYWHERE. If you haven't visited Flame, go and see what you've been missing!

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H
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this neighborhood Gem.
The food is amazing.
Our favorite place in the Valley.

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SK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flame makes a great pizza but the winner is the layered potato appetizer

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NB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! Amazing food, wonderful vibe, we'll be back soon.

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MS
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

By far, the best pizza in the West San Fernando Valley. I love the crust. All the toppings are well-crafted. Nothing is greasy. Try the mushrooms-best ever! We also enjoy the craft beer selection. Great neighborhood place.

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EC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good selection of craft beers.
Very nice fresh , crisp and chewy pizzas.
Good value and great service.

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MC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and friendly staff.

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OT
Los Angeles
153 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Funky little place to share a slice, a little lemon chicken and a Caesar salad. Oh and the Pineapple beer was very tasty! Will totally do this again!!

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m
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious crust, amazing service and so grateful for the best pizza in the San Fernando Valley and beyond. Can't wait to return to try other flavors, sauces and toppings - delicious!

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t
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Server NoNo was terrific. Great selections of craft beers. Pizza was perfect. Husband loved 1000 layer potatoes dish and lemon garlic chicken. Great experience.

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H
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was terrific. Very accommodating to vegetarian requirements. Best Cesar’s Salad.
Great experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pizza, great service. Run here!

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We couldn't believe that this was rated in the Top 10 !

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TM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When my wife and I want pizza, we would rather drive from Encino to Reseda that eat at the many good pizza places that are much closer. Our daughter Cassie came in from New York for a friend's wedding and had one night to go out to dinner with mom and dad. From how we described Flame to her on the phone after our first time there, Flame was her choice of any type of restaurant and she LOVED it. We had the Bianco pizza with marinara sauce added and it was magnificent! When Cassie comes in for Thanksgiving, she already wants to return to Flame Pizzeria.

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N
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous hidden gem right I. My good of Reseda! Great food, lovely beer and wine list and the service is exceptional. The owner is quite gracious and humble, we will definitely be back for more!

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JA
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Gourmet food cooked with loving care.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, small but good selection of beverages and not noisy. Great place

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JS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, the food was excellent. Dont let the outside fool you. Amazing inside

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TM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Flame's pizza and Hefeweisen Mango beer. Great vibe!

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MH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I love this place!!! Great pizza and beer.

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A
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful Pizza restaurant in our neighborhood. We never knew it was there.
Lovely ambiance - all litt up inside. Staff super nice. As I read the reviews I agree about the caesar salad. Very good and very generous portion - good to share. Pizza flavors
very nice. Easy access - love the parking. We will go back with our family - I am sure they will like it.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just delicious!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
421 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably the best pizza in the Valley. Consistently excellent pizza and a fine caesar salad to start with. Friendly servers and it is a pleasure to dine here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, great music!

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TG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem in Tarzana serving a delicious, thin crust pizza and wonderful appetizers. A good local beer selection and the owner and his staff couldn’t be nicer.
Always a great meal at Flame!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal pizza. Excellent chef.

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First off the ceaser salad was the BEST ever...you need to try it. The pizza was really good. The restaurant is nice and cozy. The pizzas are made in an open air oven. Cool place for friends and my date loved it. I will definitely be back!

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RP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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NH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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SB
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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PO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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ML
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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MJ
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza and great service.

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AL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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