Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Good Pizza - Westchester



The other day I recieved an e-mail from a site called Grub Street, with their top 10 list of the best Neopolitan style pizzerias in the area (Antica, Mozza, Ortica...). There was one called The Good Pizza in Westchester that cought my eye. Westchester? Yes. Nestled in a little strip mall right in the middle of a residential neighborhood, The Good Pizza is quite a pleasant surprise. One of the owners, Nando, is from Napoli, pizza capital of the world (not New York!). It is a small store front, primarily set up for take out, but the do have two small tables inside, and a couple out front, where we sat and enjoyed our pizza. All the pizzas are large 18 inchers - we decided to split one. Half pizza bianca, half meat lovers. They don't call it The Good Pizza for nothing. Just thin enough, just thick enough, with really good dough. We had to force ourselves to stop eating pizza when Nando brought out a slice of cheesecake for us to try. Owners Nando and Carlos chatted us up and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. We are so excited we made this discovery - it is almost our pizzeria version of Metro Cafe. Small, unassuming, great food and great company.

The Good Pizza
7929 Emerson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310-215-1883

6 comments:

Steve Buccellato said...

Good find, Bree! I absolutely LOVE this little place (and not just because I live within walking distance!) Their pizza is fantastic, but next time you should try some of their specials. Nando has made us some off-the-menu meals that were scrumptious. Their Tricolore salad is simple and divine, and my son proudly claims that "Nando makes the BEST spaghetti in the WORLD!"

He may only be 7, but he may also be right...

Anonymous said...

i liked this pizza - didn't love it but maybe because i was expecting something on the level of Antica - or maybe even Mozza.
it's very good pizza with good crust - and definitely worth a try if you're in the neighborhood.
but i wouldn't drive across town (the way I would for Mozza) for a pie.

Michael said...

My roommate and I tried this for the first time last night. I actually came to the site to show him Sazon but we saw the recent review for the pizza place and decided to give it a shot since its only a couple blocks away from where his parents live.

We ordered the meatball pizza and it was absolutely delicious. The meatballs were homemade and melted like butter. We'll definitely come back here again, good find!

lauralop said...

we tried this based on your recommendation, and were so NOT disappointed!! this is the best pizza i have had in LA, hands down. the crust was like heaven. thanks for recommending it!

LAkompany said...

You've inspired me. That pizza photo looks juicy and saucy, just the way I like it.

Antonieta said...

Any new restaurants? Come back to tell us...