L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

4.7
330 reviews
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World-renowned Italian Neapolitan pizzeria L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele arrives in Los Angeles early 2019. The first U.S. location of the historic pizzeria featured in the film Eat Pray Love, Antica Pizzeria Da Michele is located in the space which once held Hollywood’s beloved Café Des Artistes. 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 Antica Pizzeria Da Michele are seated in “il cortile” the restaurant’s quintessential Hollywood garden—surrounded by lush greenery—where they can view pizzas being prepared.
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OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space. Dined on back outdoor patio. Super delicious. Will be back.

SK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great - worth a trip just for the food and experience.

T
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was so kind and welcoming! The food... inspired. Like a delicious hug!

MT
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are doing everything right. Everything! 😋

CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible, our Server Luis made our night not worth the trip to have some dinner with my parents. Totally not going back or recommend thus place, food was Ok

B
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and the outdoor seating a must!

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! Everything was perfect.

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, i definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great pizza place. The ambiance was great. Over all our experience was phenomenal. Our waitress (Nikki) was very funny. She knew the menu very well and did not make fun of our chopped italian pronunciation. She had us laughing all the time. I had a great time. It is not cheap! But the food was so delicious it was worth it. I heard that they are in the middle of getting a liquor license. So I definitely be back. Great place for a business beer/wine with associates and or even a casual date why not. I love this place. I definitely be back for more.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice outdoor seating

OT
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved EVERYTHING about this restaurant. The food was amazing and the Pizza was the best I've had outside of my father's home town Reggio Emilia. It brought back childhood memories of folding over a pie and eating it the Italian way! The sauce, the crust, the cheese. Remarkable. And the space is LOVELY and the staff are friendly and professional. Cannot WAIT to go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever. Truly Italian

GT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time here. Excellent lunch al fresco in the courtyard. I would definitely recommend.
The pizza and arancini were excellent as was the service.
Next time I will come for dinner as I want to try the pasta and the grilled calamari which looked delicious as they passed by me on the way to another table.

DD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect italian pizza in Los Angeles! U cannot belive to find a place like that!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outside patio speakers are very loud but everything is top notch

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Neapolitan pizzas and straight from Naples. Italy! A must try if you’re ever in LA

f
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the wonderful food and the waiter was on top of it. Nice to have the owner drop by twice to make sure we were pleased and having a great evening out.

GP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent mid afternoon lunch in the courtyard. Addicted to the pizza, the pasta and the grilled calamari!

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Amazing venue and the pizza is pretty good but one pizza a side salad and 1 mixed drink shouldn’t be almost 100 before tip. Everyone was very kind but the place was empty save for 5 screaming kids and their family. Not exactly a quiet date spot.

EC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambience so much. It feels like I’m on a bit of a vacation from the hustle of Hollywood. Great service. Francesco is always charming and a great conversationalist. I’ll be back again :)

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This the best pizza in LA! Great spot

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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JS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dinner on Friday night was outstanding. The pizza was delicious. A true representation of what “pizza nepolitana” should be. Our pastas were excellent. Our only complaint is that our food wasn’t hot enough when served but our server gladly took it back and brought it back hot with no drama. Some people may find the dining room a bit noisy. We will return often.

Y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Extremely disappointed that there’s not a trace of history restored in this restaurant. One would never know that an iconic restaurant with such incredible LA history was once here. The decor is modern now and very predictable.

I’d go back for the excellent service, a bottle of Italian wine, the famous margarita pizza, followed by an espresso with several orders of tiramisu.

I’d say sit in the back and enjoy the patio, but the pizza window is not appealing, so I’d opt to sit in the lounge area up front if I go back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza I have ever had

SJ
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful patio, great food and service this place is here to stay...a little more variety in ther menu would also help

A
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious! what a find. can't wait to go back. great wine list! amazing pizza! innovative apps!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends had just arrived from Barcelona with their eight-year old daughter, and staff could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. While the girl slept (on a makeshift bed out of bar stools—-staff even covered her with a blanket) we dined on superb Neapolitan pizza, shared amazing salads, finely made pasta dishes, and heavenly desserts. Oh, and two bottles of red wine went down very easily. What a caring and knowledgeable staff, and a superb kitchen. The entire experience brought back wonderful memories of traveling with these friends in Naples!

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place ever

CB
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Outstanding pizza!!! Portions are well sized and the menu is diverse enough to satisfy everyone.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around! Delicious authentic food from Naples with a Hollywood setting! Great service and the patio is where it’s at. One of my top places in LA!

BL
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Previous reviews did not disappoint. 4 of us shared Calamari, fantastic, Gnocco Frito, also wonderful and the Bianco pizza with prosciutto and arugula. Attentive service and enjoyed a meet and greet with the owner, Francesco. A true Italian experience in the heart of LA.

m
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful for semi outdoor dining; friendly, welcoming staff and attentive host.
They run an excellent restaurant without appearing to take themselves too seriously.

We shall visit often

CF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian Place!! I felt home again!! Grazie!!

ME
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We loved it! The pizza was the best pizza I’ve ever had! We can’t wait to come back 😁

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pizza! Do not miss this when you’re in LA!

JK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The buildout from the old Cafe des Artiste is stunning. Great outdoor patio dining is rare, so this place is a welcomed venue. The pizza is solid and the pastas are OK in general. What makes it all worthwhile is the ambiance

L
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been three times now. Love the atmosphere (night and day difference from the da Michele in Naples). Service great. Pizzas are huge. Love the margarita double cheese and the bianca. The fried pizza is not for me. Too thick/heavy. Love the eggplant and Brussels sprouts. Tuna tartare also good. Wouldn’t order the shrimp again - over cooked. The Nutella dessert was a big hit but you have to pick it up with your hands to eat because it’s chewy - can’t be cut with fork. Great to share because it’s enough for four. Finally the spritz was refreshing and lovely. Good wine by the glass. Excellent addition to the neighborhood!

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place - everything is so good!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cheese on the pizza was literally dripping a centric Italian pizza 🍕

WR
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I Love this restaurant!! This was my 3rd visit for a birthday lunch, (had a Birthday dinner here last week) and couldn’t wait to return.
Having lunch here was perfect, the service was excellent, waiter was very attentive without being intrusive. He had excellent suggestions and extensive knowledge of the ingredients and preparation of all the dishes.
Bartenders has created some fun refreshing Prosecco cocktails for your summer dining and they are superb.

Only thing that needs a little more attention. Would be the hostess at the entrance. Afternoon Hostess was more interested in her phone then greeting guest and seemed slightly annoyed with either her current text conversation or with being interrupted.
Evening hostesses are on point! Friendly accommodating and very sensitive to wait times and making you comfortable and welcome while you wait for a table.
Ambience and energy here is electric. The room vibrates with energy. The outdoors spaces are romantic, energetic and friendly. Every occasion I’ve been here, we have had great conversations with the guests next to us.
The flow of the room is relaxing and airy.
I look forward to sharing this diamond with many friends and visitors.
You don’t need an occasion to dine here, just a heathy appetite, a love of Italian food and good friends to share it with.
Enjoy!!

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