L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

4.8
1066 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
World-renowned Italian Neapolitan pizzeria L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele arrives in Los Angeles spring 2019. The first U.S. location of the historic pizzeria featured in the film Eat Pray Love, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is located in the space which once held Hollywood’s beloved Café Des Artistes. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele will serve traditional Neapolitan pizza, using the same recipes and importing the same ingredients used at its origin restaurant. Upon opening, Head Pizzaiolo Michele Rubini, who trained in Napoli, will serve the concept’s two classic pizzas, Marinara and Margherita, with plans to expand the menu with the location’s own unique twist in the future.
Inspired by Italian courtyards, which serve as central gathering points for locals, guests who visit the all-new L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is seated in “il cortile” the restaurant’s quintessential Hollywood garden, surrounded by lush greenery.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1066 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this little Italian gem!! Food it’s amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magic place! Magic atmosphere! Magic food! Magic people!

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BlairW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pizza was out of this world as was the beet salad!! omelettes - eh, a little too much oil

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MikeA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food and environment were pretty nice. I was able to grab a coffee and a dessert at the end and enjoyed that as well. The service was a little slow, when I wanted to order more I had to wait a good amount of time until the waitress walked into the room to take the order. Overall it was a pretty decent restaurant and I would recommend it.

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AshokK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was really good. Especially during the time of COVID, we felt our needs were accommodated, tables were spaces sufficiently far apart and staff were masked at all times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last time I was in Italy was August 2019 and I’ve missed the food and travel. Fast forward to dinner Saturday night at L’Antica Pizzeria- the food here is as legit as it gets. Literally- every single menu item is worth it. I think put party ordered about 6 appetizers (do the zucchini flowers and scallops with the truffle cauliflower mash- tears are rolling as I write this from how AMAZING it was), 5 pasta dishes and 2 pizzas and not one a single one disappointed. It was all incredible- from service to plating to ambience to the hospitality! It’s all incredible! I cannot wait to come back! I have officially found my favorite Italian restaurant - identical in taste to how real Italian food should taste. If you haven’t been here, make your reservation and go immediately, if not sooner!!!

Thank you for a wonderful and memorable dinner and evening! Can’t wait to come back soon!

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SusanaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The pizza is great and the outdoor ambiance is wonderful! We had a bottle of wine and a couple pasta dishes. The pizza was the best of the items we ordered. 👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, perfect ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was above and beyond! Their outside patio is like stepping into a dreamy place in Italy. Loved every moment of it! This place is one of my favs!

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Joey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in LA and the service was amazing. Highly recommend!

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vipMaryD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the restaurant this week at lunch with my son for the pizza and was not disappointed! This tasted just like the pizza we eat in Italy! The ambience on their garden patio was very zen. Service was prompt and friendly. They were following all the social distancing requirements. We saw a lot of different pasta dishes, apps and salads come out to other tables and will definitely be back with the entire family for a dinner to try more of the food. Everything looked homemade and delicious!

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vipTCJR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible - everyone who works there is so nice and the ambiance is amazing! 10/10!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Inspire of asking for gluten-free, they didn’t prepare and got regular. I’m used to double checking and that’s when they took it back. That’s a huge mistake and then it was prepared in hurry and absolutely bland

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch!! I always love this place. And I am Italian, my opinion, in this case, counts double........lol

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PaulN
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor patio was great! It’s as though they knew COVID was coming. Love the food! Love the atmosphere!

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Christopher
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I first experienced L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele while visiting Napoli in 2013 with my mother, whose family is from the Campania region of Italy. After tasting pizza at six of the top ten rated pizzerias in Napoli, I concluded that Da Michele was definitely the best pizza I had ever enjoyed; including pizza in New Your City. The best benefit of relocating back to Los Angeles is found at 1534 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood. Francesco, Michele, Antonio and the entire staff make this my absolute favorite restaurant in L.A.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time eating here and it was amazing again! The food is amazing and the atmosphere is super chill. Definitely a must try in the LA area.

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Bmwtiger1
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place !!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food is pretty bland. The pizza mushy!

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MonicaM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great authentic food. Beautiful patio and comfortable seating area. My party was 30 min late and we were informed that we had 1 hour left to eat (due to seating capacity). It wasn’t the best thing to hear, but it’s totally COVID understandable.

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vipMaxH
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My new favorite! Gorgeous restaurant with gorgeous food! We loved every delicious bite! The margarita pizza was out of this world , Pomodoro pasta amazing and the spinach ravioli special was unbelievable’. Truly loved it all!

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JorgeGrey
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza I’ve ever had, Italy in los angeles. Service was excellent.

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JonasA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's usually a good idea to avoid food that needs an explanation, but real Neapolitan pizza needs an explanation. So, what is Neapolitan pizza? You can think of it as the original "Pizza 1.0" It can only be made with certain types of ingredients, use approved equipment and follow traditional pizza-making methods. The pizzas are about 14-15 inches in diameter. The crust is perfectly fermented. They bake at extremely high temperatures (above 905F) and their bakes times are consistently 45-60 seconds. The "standard" Neapolitan bake time is 90 seconds, but now that I've had the faster bake, I can see why they do it. The ultra-fast bake time is their "secret sauce". The final texture is superior and the small amounts of charring on the crust and undercarriage adds an essential flavor note to the crust. The crust itself is extremely tender, almost crepe-like. This is traditionally a "knife and fork" pizza, but our pizzas can pre-sliced. I would suggest getting it cut into four or six pieces, so that you can hold the slice in a "V'" formation.. Whether or not you ultimately "bond" with this style of pizza, you should try pizza the way that its creators envisioned it at least once.

I've been fortunate in that I've visited the Da Michele locations in Florence and in Rome within the last year. The pizzas that I had in Florence have haunted my memory. I've had plenty of good Neapolitan pizza before, but this was truly ethereal. I'm delighted to say that the Hollywood location is exactly the same, and we have the additional benefit of having many additional menu items that are not offered in Italy.

The wine list is loaded with fabulous imported Italian wine, and I'm sure that you'll be delighted with whatever you choose.

Finally, the staff, owner and pizzaiolo were extremely friendly, gracious and accommodating to a pizza nut like me.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Pizza in LA, truly faithful to pizza in Italy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food and service were OK. I have been to L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Naples which is not at all fancy like the one in LA but pizza was really good. We came here with same expectations but were pretty disappointed. Also cocktails we ordered were watered down, when we told the waiter the response was we will charge double the price to make it stronger 🤷‍♀️. I recommend visiting the one in Naples but not this one in LA.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great service and atmosphere. Will definitely be back soon

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vipSergiuG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, my fav place for pizza (and the nutella dessert). The vibe is awesome as well

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AaronS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting with my girlfriend and the atmosphere continues to impress. Staff is very dedicated to providing quality service. Closest thing to a home cooked meal away from home. 10/10

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JrEats
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, in a beautiful outdoor patio. The short rib pasta was the highlight.

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vipAmandaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I'm sad to say our (first) experience was not great. Of course expectations have had to shift a bit due to Covid compliances, but even with this in mind, the experience fell short in my opinion. We were sat in an enclosed tent on the front side of the building, not the adorable back patio you see online. It was a windy day and the tent walls weren't anchored down, so they were blowing anywhere & everywhere. To avoid literally getting hit in the head from the tent wall, we had to sit on the same side of the table facing the tent wall, which wasn't very exciting. The wind was loud & distracting and honestly set a poor tone right off the bat. Our appetizer presentation was messy and arrived before our cocktails, which isn't ideal. Our pasta & pizza courses were tasty but once we finished, we sat with dirty plates for some time waiting for service, check, etc. We declined dessert as we were ready to go. The food & drink tasted good, but honestly, the ambiance & overall experience left MUCH to be desired, much less for the price point of a late lunch ($140 total including tip). If you do venture to this restaurant, I'd request the back patio and ensure it's a calm-weather day, or just wait until regular dining resumes.

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Mira
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience, will be back to try every item on the menu!

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Homemadepasta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great staff. Reservation process easy peasy and the menu broad and plentiful. It was a but windy that day so I can be too critical of the food, but everything was cold. We got burrata, marg pizza, and 2 pastas. Pizza was big but under par. Flavors were good so I would try again and order more stuff. Did I mention Great staff?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special mention to Chivon our amazing server who took such good care of us

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vipBellarma
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No need for a long review. Simply put, this is the BEST restaurant, with the greatest food, most friendly staff and the perfect ambiance day or night. We have been dining here since it was newly opened in 2019. With covid still around these days and my anxiousness of just "dining out anywhere", this place is the ONLY place I trust to dine out. You wont be disappointed :)

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vipJros
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Felt safe for our first evening out in many months. Service was good. Will be back again soon

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boquecosaj
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service! Would definitely recommend friends to try this place out.

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DaoudM
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to go when we want to feel like we are in Naples. Francesco and his team are amazing. Perfect spot for date night or family night out.

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Ricky
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were asked to leave in 1.5 hrs which wasn’t nice. Felt rushed and couldn’t really enjoy the date and the food. We had to rush through our gelato and leave some behind as the hostess came over to ask us to leave for the max 1.5 hr time limit/table.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and Amazing Staff!

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L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele is rated 4.8 stars by 1066 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.