WildCraft

4.3
538 reviews
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Contemporary Italian
We’re a neighborhood restaurant in the historic Washington Building in Downtown Culver City, showcasing wood-fired sourdough pizza grounded in the Neapolitan craft yet embracing an inventive California culinary ethos.

The “Wild” in our name is a nod to the wild yeast we use to prepare our slow-rising sourdough, which serves as the foundation for every pizza we make. Born from a “mother dough” formulated by our executive Chef Tin Vuong, and nurtured by him daily, our sourdough takes days to prepare; and we do it this way for a reason--it simply tastes better. When ready, the sourdough is hand-shaped by our pizzaiolos, topped fresh with local and responsibly-sourced ingredients and then blast-cooked in our wood-burning oven that was built brick-by-brick in Naples, Italy by Stefano Ferrara, a third-generation Neapolitan oven-builder.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The pasta wasn't as creamy as I expected it to be. The pizza was okay, not great though. Loved both the desserts that I ordered.

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kitchen was slow to get the food out but we overall had a good dining experience and was taken care of by our server Chance.

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l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Great happy hour beers. The pizza is fantastic. We got the Burrata pizza which rocked! My friend got the fried chicken and he raved about it. Very casual but really good service. Surprised that the noise level was reasonable and you could have a convo.

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w
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Their service and pizzas are what made this place stand out. They were able to accommodate our large group and let us remain in our seats for a quite a while. They were generous with endless mimosas.

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EM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outdoor patio with heaters was comfortable even on a cold night. The happy hour menu is a good deal and we love the crust on the pizzas.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Wait person very friendly
Service very slow
One of the entrees never was served so we cancelled it
The pasta Bolognese had no flavor
The service person told the Mgr who offered to take our 2 iced teas off the bill
The garlic knots had no garlic, no flavor, weren’t fully cooked and served with cold sauce

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MP
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The spicy sausage pizza and black cod were fabulous.

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j
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I thought our waitress was great! The food wasn’t as good as it has been in the past. Also, it’s expensive

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F
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. The menu looked promising, brunch and pizza. Had no idea the pizza was going to be that good!!! wild mushroom pizza. Outstanding!

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G
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The offerings for DineLA sounded amazing so we chose this for one of our stops this time around. Unfortunately almost everything missed the the mark. The polenta fritters were very good but the sauce was excessively sweet. My wedge salad was great but my husband’s salt cod bruschetta was bland. My duck was under seasoned and dry. My husband’s spaghetti was okay but a little on the spicy side for him and too al denote for me. Dessert was excellent and the complementary glasses of wine were good (not always the case for a free glass of wine). Overall a somewhat disappointing meal for somewhere we’ve only ever had great meals from before. I’m chalking this one up to a bad night and hoping the time time we go they will back up to their usual standards.

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e
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pizza. Sitting outdoors in January was lovely. It was quiet at lunch which made for easy conversation. All in all, a very good experience at a comfortable, cozy yet chic place. Definitely recommend it.

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Loved it! Went for date night and it was a fantastic start to the evening. Food was great, service was wonderful. Cant wait to go back!

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J
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good cozy neighborhood restaurant with delicious tasty fresh food. Interesting selections and flavors. Pleasant informal environment, good service, reasonable prices.

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised. All 4 of us ordered different meals and the consensus was the chef batted .1000. We will be back.

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c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Went for DineLA menu. Food was fine, somewhat duplicative items. Pizza was a highlight - sourdough crust was amazingly delicious.

Big negative was the service. “Freshly made” Iced tea was from the Bar fountain (not a problem except for the insistence that it was freshly made, then when asked after tasting it, said it was made “yesterday”). Tried to get a dollar’s worth of quarters for meter, waiter told us “we have no quarters here”. No problem if that is their policy, but say that and not that quarters aren’t allowed in that restaurant. No need to be dishonest, leaves guests felling yucky.

Pizza was a keeper but one and only visit for us.

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C
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing pizza - the burrata pie is so delicious and flavorful - my favorite white pizza! Also best garlic knots I've ever had.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small issue with being sat at my reserved time but I wasn’t bothered; gave me time to grab a drink before my friend arrived. Was able to sit outside on the patio with the heat lamps and it was very cozy.

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TW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice spot. Good food and great, friendly service.

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M
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Perfect for a casual lunch or dinner with friends

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i
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Been here several times and it's always good. Great pizza! This visit the beet salad with added chicken, which was dry, didn't live up to expectations but won't deter me from going back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome brunch for 2 for $90. Had apps, a pizza, bottomless mimosas, etc. and were surprised when we got the check (it was all legit, just surprisingly affordable). Try the bacon / almond brussel sprouts... Erica was awesome and was around whenever we needed her but not too pushy which was ideal when trying to enjoy a bottomless mimosas. We come here all the time for dinner but we will be back for brunch for sure.

(We tell our friends about your pizzas all the time)

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food but don’t be in a rush

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HB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a quick bite here on way home one night. Excellent pizza crust, cretive menu, garlic knots to die for, overall a very enjoyable Italian Bistro. Wish there was a bit more selections, but what they make they do well. A nice casual night out.

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CC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Truffle Pizza is always wonderful. Salad and vegetable portions are large. We shared the brussels sprouts, which was delicious. Happy hour wine prices are very reasonable of quality selection.

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K
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I went to Wildcraft on a Friday night. I had 6:45pm reservations and was seated right away. I started with the Fries of the moment which were truffle fries in addition to the rosemary bread and they both were delicious. We ordered the fried chicken, a mushroom truffle pizza and a pepperoni pizza as entrees. I really enjoyed this restaurant and will return in the future.

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Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dining on the patio even though it was a rainy evening. We ordered pie of the day to share—thin crusted pizza with mushroom, shredded pork and cheese. Good size for 3 of us. Ordered salad, two pastas (bolonese and cavatappi). Serving size small for those dishes. Finished with cannoli , tasty and nicely presented with a candle to celebrate a birthday.

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j
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe was a great waiter - attentive and kind to my 86 year old father and great recommendations. Pizza was creative and delish. Oysters - garlic knots - bruschetta. All lovely. Great happy hour pricing!

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s
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is wonderful and unique. Love going here

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K
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! The food and staff were fabulous!

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AS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and drinks were excellent. The service was not the best but the waiter made up for it with a complimentary drink (I think there were understaffed at the time of the day). :)

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Amazing food with good prices and great location. The servers have been and still are -eye rolling, can’t be bothered and no help kind servers. Wish they would bump up the skills here to hire a kind server!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was fantastic for our large party. One server was not.

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AW
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Would absolutely dine again just for the pizza and the pasta, which were fantastic. Other than that though, the mussels were fine but not my favorite broth and the beet salad had very few beets and they weren’t of the highest quality. Also the service was fairly slow and my grandma told the hostess to tell us that she was at the bar and they didn’t so we were at the table for 15 min not realizing she was already there!

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WG
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the ambiance at Wildcraft! The Happy Hour is stellar...could easily OD on the Brussel sprouts, mussels and truffle fries! Are waiter was sweet and helpful. We will definitely be back!

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HS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

It's not the best place to go for a birthday dinner. The service was mediocre and the food takes a while to come out. Better to just get to-go from here if you like the food.

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F
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but service did not match. They had a big group and the arrangement was not ideal.

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s
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We ate here prior to a performance at the Kirk Douglas Theater. Love the look and ambience of the restaurant. We ate on the patio. Here are our take-aways: somewhat limited menu; great that there is a happy hour on Saturdays, 5pm-7pm:); Service we received was poor, seemed like we were forgotten about; food was very good. Not sure we will be back because of the service.

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OT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really loved this place. Fast and friendly service and the food is very good.

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f
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great pizza, meatballs, deviled eggs, Brussels sprouts. Broccolini was undercooked. Cannoli filling tasted mote like whipped cream than ricotta.

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D
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

In this day and age, I find very few italian places that do not have at least one gluten free option in pasta or pizza, but this place had none. Also, after 15 minutes inhad to flag down a waiter since none came on their own.

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