WildCraft

4.4
581 reviews
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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.
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1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

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.

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D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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

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j
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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

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RS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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P
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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UL
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

Really loud and hard to converse

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M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is hard to find a place that is not deafening with great food and a pleasant staff. This provided all of that and more. Our guests were vegan. There were many choices for them and we could eat freely with a great choice of dishes. Great experience.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

People with food allergies, beware! The restaurant lists items as vegan or vegetarian on their printed menus. However, we were informed by our waiter that several of the items we had requested could not in fact be made vegan or vegetarian, and that the restaurants menus were inaccurate. Such sloppiness and lack of care when serving food puts diners at serious risk.

In general the service and food were terrible. It was clear that they had overbooked parties for dinner and were trying to rush diners. The “risotto” was more like parboiled rice and my friends’ pizza was half cooked and slimy. The whole experience left a bad taste in our mouths, literally and figuratively. Though it may have once been good, the quality of this establishment currently is terrible. We will not be returning.

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KR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The foood was nice and everything cool, but the noise was kinda big.

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f
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Our server was very sweet and attentive. Definitely recommend

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TT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and the weather on the patio was nice and cool at sunset. If only the couple next to us weren't loud talkers on an awkward first date, the evening would have been perfect.

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JM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is really good but the service this night was rather slow. We were celebrating a birthday and they really didn't do anything to help with that so I probably wouldn't recommend it for a birthday celebration in the future (no dessert, barely acknowledged, etc.). Our waiter seemed a little scattered but was friendly. The table they gave us was covered in leaves which was a bit annoying since they were all over our plates/napkins when we sat down. It would have been nice if they had at least tried to clear them before seating us. Otherwise, it was good food and a great spot to go in downtown Culver!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about this restaurant. The food, the drinks (great cocktails), and the service were all wonderful.

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a fine experience for a graduation dinner with family and friends, despite some difficulty with the restaurant arranging a table of 12 for us. This was a touch annoying after having had the reservation in place for a month and a half. Once that minor hiccup was sorted out, we had a wonderful experience. Great food, no problem with bringing our own wine for a modest corkage fee. Try the garlic knots!

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WG
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first choice patio was packed so we sat inside...nonetheless a great time was had by all! Food was delicious...especially the Brussel sprouts, bacon/blue cheese pizza and truffle French fries. We had a sweet and patient waiter. Definitely heading back with the work crew!

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SH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated right away. I he food and se vice are excellent. I’ve been there several times and will return.

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B
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We've been to Wildcraft a few times already. The pizzas are solid and the pastas are usually cooked well. The squid ink tag was tasty but heavy handed with salt. Shrimp was a tad over but not a big deal, and the dried tomatoes were great in the dish. The green garlic didn't come through in the ricotta cavatelli. The cavatelli themselves were good, but the sauce didn't add much and the dish, overall, was uninspiring. The OG pizza was fine. The fior di latte mozz was undetectable in the pizza and it seemed like a basic cheese/margherita pie. Surprisingly, the grilled octopus came out last and was probably overlooked on the ticket. It was tender as hell and delicious, but the butter beans were undercooked and kinda bland. Pricey for the food, but the server/host was great.

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OT
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance! Loved it

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F
Los Angeles
157 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Just okay for Brunch -- French toast was good but a little small in proportion. Italian fried chicken was over-fried, a little too brown. Mimosas were good but the homemade sangria was too filled with fruit sediment. Every sip clogged the straw and gave a mouthful of pulp

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing atmosphere. We went for brunch and the food was so yummy :). The bottomless mimosas were definitely worth it and our waitress was super nice. In a great location too

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MV
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Culver and this is my favorite neighborhood gem. The wood fired pizzas are so legit and the bottomless mimosas for lunch are great!

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MP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. Food came out at the perfect time. Wine selection and cocktail options are delightful

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We walked out. Staff was so rude, they were out of everything, and my sister found dirt in her martini glass. Go to Akasha instead.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone who worked there was nice, accommodating & attentive. Food was excellent.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Was really disappointed in the cocktails. I asked the server twice for a non-sweet cocktail and both times got the exact opposite. Not a great place for allergies either.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was too salty and service was unprofessional

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AB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I made my reservation through the OpenTable app & did not specify whether we wanted indoor or patio seating, since we were not asked. The host called me 1 hr before our reservation to confirm & asked if it was okay if we were seated inside instead of on the patio, as we requested. I told her we had no requested patio seating & thus were fine with sitting inside since it was raining. When we arrived, the same host seated us on the patio, stating that there was no inside seating. We sat on the heated patio, which was comfortable, but the back-and-forth was so confusing!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Good food — less than ideal seating right under a heat lamp.

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DF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food. Server a bit disinterested and going through the motions. Slow night so noise level was fine. Would definitely go back. Brussels spout side dish, salad and pizzas all excellent.

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Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow! What a total surprise. We walked past several "hot" restaurants (meaning still full) at 9:15pm to find WildCraft pretty much empty. We proceeded in and had an incredible meal. The brisket meatballs were amazing (could have been hotter temperature-wise, but delish nonetheless), the truffle mushroom pizza was great - we're crust snobs and this was good - and the Italian fried chicken was a total, and welcome surprise. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Table and utensils were dirty. May not go back.

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TA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to have brunch and people watch. Service was the highlight!

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was really good. Just a bit overpriced for me personally. The waitor didn't tell us his name and responded with "I don't know I haven't tried it" when a nearby guest asked about something. Wasn't terrible but overall wasn't impressed

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making our birthday lunch a fantastic one!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was really good. Halibut cooked perfectly. Happy hour is awesome and they were super accommodating for my 3 young children!

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JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent list of beers, fantastic food program with strong emphasis on pizzas ... this time, wonderful tagliatelle with bolognese sauce.

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MD
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food excellent but pricey. Service was attentive but waiter did forget the drinks two in our party had ordered. Was able To accommodate our large party on patio. Unfortunately was seated next to partly drunk (obnoxiously loud) large party who couldn’t handle their alcohol, taking in bottomless mimosas. Could barely hear our party’s conversation.

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DO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

After arriving on time with a reservation for two, they said it would be 45 minutes. Apparently they were over booked. Luckily I was ok with eating at the bar. Drinks were great so we moved on to an appetizer and two entrees. Appetizer took 15 min and then showed up WITH the entrees. Not cool. We sent them back and then I believe they served them to us later. I thought it might be dried out but the fish was great.

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