WildCraft

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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Don't limit Happy to just an Hour. Join us from 3-7PM M-F and 5-7PM S-S

Don't limit Happy to just an Hour. Join us from 3-7PM M-F and 5-7PM S-S to enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, local beers, and award-winning wines paired with delectable fresh-made bites. Don't forget the $1 Oysters!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 22, 2019

Ends: May 23, 2118

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-7:00PM
Mon-Fri 3:00PM-7:00PM
Sat 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 616 People Are Saying
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RJ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Spices and food flavor hew closer to Mexican dishes than Italian standards. Great deviled eggs and pinot noir

L
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great happy hour, but very crowded

LM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was really good. Server definitely wished he was someplace else, completely forgot one item and never mentioned it. Annoyed when one of our guests asked if there were gluten free options.

VP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was disappointed they had no Espresso options....

LV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious! Although my dish was sent out after my friends had already finished theirs. Also they were out of several wines.

D
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our go to places when we’re in the area. They gave away our table despite having reservations, but quickly tried to make room and made up for it. Food was good. We always order the pie of moment even though it’s always the most bizarre thing. Good overall.

L
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pie of the day was good. Garlic knots were hard and dry

NB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter John was exceptional. He gave us good recommendations and was very attentive.

IC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, cute outdoor patio, service OK but not great.

PH
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here countless times. The chef is nothing short of amazing. She's so creative and outside the box. This time, we came for Happy Hour and had the mussels. $12 at HH instead of the usual $17 and they are GOOD. And it's the full order too! Also shared the pappardelle bolognese (homemade pasta, cooked al dente) and a black kale salad. All wonderful. This place is awesome.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All the food was tasty especially the Beet Salad and Fried Chicken.

7
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. My Purple Rain cocktail was watered down. Otherwise good experience.

SC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was a great summer night experience! Sat outside, had pizza and pastas for 9 people. Adults had some nice light beer and kids had blood orange lemonade. When you sit outside this place is quite nice for a relaxed family dinner.

S
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Portions where great to share beet salad and Brussels sprouts. Our burrata pizza was okay, it was ‘chewy’? Our server was very attentive. Maybe better for happy hour occasion.

JH
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef was very accommodating when I want a certain salad made vegan.

d
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal satisfied everyone in the group and was great! Surprised they were out of carrots on Monday night but everything more than made to for it. Lovely on patio

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burrata pie 💯

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KP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food was very good and the service phenomenal. We were all enjoying ourselves until about halfway through our dinner when the restaurant kicked on some music that was cranked up so loudly that we had to yell to hear one another even though we were all sitting so close together across the table our knees were practically bumping. The dinner guests at the table next to us also began shouting to be heard, which only added to the cacophony. We gave up trying to enjoy our dinnertime conversation and left shortly thereafter. I probably won't dine here again, and I'd warn any friends to try to get seating outside if they wanted to try this place.

MP
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We dine here a few times a month. This time, our arugula and beet salad appetizer was not as tasty. The salad was severely overdressed and bitter, not a great combination. The spicy sausage pizza and Italian fried chicken were delicious.

JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and ambience. We go there around every month or two and always enjoy the experience.

LL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brisket meatballs are so delicious, and the pizzas are always amazing. Love it.

JH
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant environment and staff. The food came out very fast, which was great since we had theater tickets.

WildCraft
Responded on August 3, 2019

So happy to hear that you enjoyed it. We try our best to accommodate people that are in a rush and glad that we could do that for you. Hope you enjoyed the show as well.

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PD
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Very good food and service ruined by filthy patio floor with visible dirt, grease and food remnants.
The patio is the largest seating/dining area in the restaurant. The floor needs to be steam cleaned immediately and could be easily clean regularly. Very disappointing given the good food and service.

BL
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome pasta and pizza. Great beer selection!

c
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pizza was great service was as well

KS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The side dish carrots were undercooked. They needed at least another 10 minutes in the oven to caramelize. The peaches in the buratta appetizer special were not ripe enough making for a tart taste and an unappetizing texture. The Brussels sprouts were a disappointing sautéed slaw that I could have made with Trader Joe’s bagged pre-cut vegetables. It would be much better (and guaranteed popular) if Brussels sprouts are halved and pan fried Brussels to gold brown crispy perfection. The pepperoni pizza was decent but nothing special. All that said service was great and the waiter comped us a drink.

HH
Los Angeles
126 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Good so good. Best pizza dough.

CC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The pizza is simply put - incredible. It's the only place that serves pizza that I would travel for (I live about 30 minutes away from Wildcraft, Culver City. And, since I insist on a vegetable with every meal, they do a lovely carrot side dish that is unique in its seasoning. Beyond that, the drink elixirs are also splendid. Unfortunately, I couldn't get to dessert. I was stuffed.

k
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great pizza and food. Outdoor patio is very nice and the inside has a good vibe to it. Price is moderate... can quickly add up with a few drinks.

a
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every time we come here i say, why don't we come here more often. I love this place. ( In summer, though, they really should take away the plastic curtain outside. )

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We wanted to like WildCraft and thought that our hiatus of several years and time to work the recipes, etc., would help. Alas. The pizza is heavy. You’re better served going to Victor, Jrs. or Roberta’s. Maybe the pasta is what keeps WC going?

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I love this place but some how it always seems to disappoint. The management is too busy trying to be friends with everyone that they forget about customer service. Even with reservations we still managed getting the worse table inside. The service was slow and it wasn’t busy at all. It took for ever to get our appetizers and when we got our pizza it was warm-ish. The pizza and food is so good but the staff is what makes this place awful. Not to mention they were blasting classic rock inside while the manager was singing at the The top of his lungs....Which would be totally cool if that were going down at the rainbow room but it was 2pm on Father’s Day and my dad was not stoked. For the cost of their food they need to UP the service.

D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The only problem with Wildcraft is their service. The food is consistently great, but the service lately has been terrible. They either suffer from really bad management or are completely under staffed. It would make sense if they are under staffed because the servers that are there have attitudes, maybe because they are overworked. On top of it, we were there at 5pm and it was not super busy.

In any case, they need to pay particular attention to the service because it’s making us not want to go back and we really loved it there. I’m certain I’m not the only one who has experienced this.

SC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love our local!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Took almost 30 minutes to get my drink and no apology from anyone. Mussels tasted old and meaty. Best things were broccolini and pizza.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was great but would have been nice if the server wasn’t so apparent with the upsell.

j
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Neither white wine had any substance. The octopus was super fishy, the burrata pizza tasteless.

RS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place with excellent food! If you love garlic get the knots!

P
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They were out of bread, so no sandwiches could be made. Not sure why they wouldn't go to a local baker . In addition, the price is way overpriced for the food quality and quantity. Here you are paying for the location.

UL
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Horrible service. My fiancé and i were one of the first ones to order and everyone around us got their food before us. We ordered a pizza like everyone else and the waitress “forgot” to put our order in and kept making excuses. Never coming back even if you gave me a free meal. I hope y’all close down.

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