There’s a lot of great pizza in LA, you just have to know where to look.
Deep dish: Masa (Echo Park)
A 14-inch large is nearly two inches thick and weighs over four pounds. Contents: buttery crust, homemade sauce, topped with gooey mozzarella and salty, fatty meats (or veggies). It’s certain to put you in a food coma, give you heartburn and probably take a year or two off your life. But is it worth it? Absolutely. Website || Yelp
Cheap: Village Pizza (Hollywood/Larchmont)
Village was started in San Francisco by a Brooklyn native who moved the business to Los Angeles in 1997. It’s the closest to New York-style pizza I’ve had on this coast. Affordable, delicious, and centrally located in Larchmont and Hollywood, Village is a great go-to for college students and the budget-concious. Website || Yelp
Gourmet: Pizzeria Mozza (Hancock Park)
This was a hard decision. Just in Hollywood alone, there are numerous upscale pizzerias for those in the mood to splurge. Pizzeria Mozza takes the win though—their super thin, fancy-ass-toping pizzas are out of this world. At $14-18 for a self-serve 12-inch pizza, they’ll set you back a few bucks (especially if you indulge in their mouth-watering appetizers or wine list). But sometimes it’s worth treating yourself. Website || Yelp