When it comes to finding great pizza in Los Angeles, there are two ways to go. Head to places that emulate the best pizza that New York City (which we all know is Mecca for pizza) has to offer; or make your way to the restaurants that have created a completely different sort of pizza pie, one that is uniquely Californian. For that New York-style slice, there's no better place to begin than Lucifers Pizza, for they even ship their dough in from the Big Apple, then add farm-to-table ingredients to make pizza that celebrities and us regular folk both adore. Meanwhile, Mulberry Street Pizza, Vito's and Joe's Pizza are all run by guys who migrated from the East Coast, bringing their trademark N.Y. taste with them. On the California side, Wolfgang Puck built his food empire based on the pizzas he created so long ago at the original Spago on Sunset Boulevard; those same delectable, slightly chewy bites are still to be had at Spago Beverly Hills, more than 30 years later. California Pizza Kitchen began in 1985 in Beverly Hills and it, like Puck's empire, has spread SoCal pizza all over the world. And of course, there's the relative newcomer to the game, Pizzeria Mozza, where chefs Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali create award-winning wood-oven pies that keep the crowds forming, proving that no matter what your pizza palate craves, you're sure to find it in Los Angeles.
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