It's called Big Mama's because they make a pizza so big that you could hide underneath it. They also have big slices, which I avoid. This is a chain and you can probably find at least one in every town within LA. It is my go-to pizza spot, because there is one across the street and it is cheap. You can pick up a large cheese for 10 dollars. Is it the best pizza? No. Is it something I would drive half way across town for? No. Pizza is a food of convenience, and I realize that most of the time, you will settle for a mediocre pizza place that is down the street rather than an unbelievable place downtown.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Yes, I went to Coachella this weekend and yes, I had the pizza. I don't mean to make anyone jealous by writing this, I just want to share my pizza experience.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Pizza Man is your typical delivery place, with subs, wings, and even apple pie (which is not typical). There are a 100 of them in the LA area, and it tastes like it. The genuine element of the place does not exist, i should really categorize this place with other chain pizza stores like Domino's or Pizza Hut, but based on taste I should categorize it with frozen pizza because thats what it tasted like. You know that frozen pizza called Tony's with that jolly round italian guy on the box, yeah, thats probably where they are getting their pizza. I'd rather eat Papa John's any day. The cheese I could deal with, the sauce was just cheap Marinera, and the crust, eh... It was thick and chewy, and the bottom resembled cardboard. There was absolutely no flavor. It didn't taste bad, it just didn't taste good.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
I recently posted a blog by someone other than myself. Although I would like to keep it mainly my own opinions, it is my blog, I do like the idea of random people's reviews to add some color and variety in writing to this blog. Plus there are a hell of a lot of pizza places here.
Today I went local, walking down the street to one of many pizza places called Raffallo's. They have so many locations all over. It is a local chain I guess you could say. For the record, I am not sure if it is spelled with one L or 2, I should just look next time I walk by. Anyway, the pizza is ok. It has good flavor, nice thick sauce, and tasty bread. The problem here is there is just too much of it: a lot of cheese on top of a lot of sauce on top of a thicker crust that leaves a lot of open bread on the edges. I don't have too much to say about it, it is just one of those places I guess you go to if it is around, which is what I suppose they are banking on since they are always around. They do have good meatball subs though, for the record.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Brick Dome Pizza is a small place in West Hollywood that seems like it mostly does deliveries. I like its slogan, "The way pizza should really taste."
Thursday, April 10, 2008
My understanding of this place is, it used to be a lot better. It also used to be a different place, called Albano's. Albano's was a place that I sadly never got to try. I heard great things about their pizza, but for whatever reason it is now gone. Their reviews and phone number are still all over the internet. I tried to call for a pick-up order, but I got a disconnected message. As I looked at the address, I realized I had been to a pizza place at that exact point already. It was called Enzo's.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Domiano's ( or as the cool kids call it, Mr. Pizza) is a raved about pizza joint on Fairfax Ave. It is slammed after 2am since the location is around a lot of bars. It has a very NY feel too it, being very small, dark and dingy inside.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I sure do have a special one for you guys and girls today, Vito's Pizza, it is one of the best. I got it delivered the other day by a guy who sounded like he came straight from Italy to deliver this pizza. He was talking up the pizza a lot, he really believed in it, he thought it was the best in LA. I just smiled and nodded and said I never had it before. Then he called me a Vito's Virgin, and I got a little shy. Anyway, I quickly dug right in and it was outstanding.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
On Hollywood and Highland there is a mall and in that mall there is a food court area. I figured there was pizza up there, so I had to try it. Every pizza place is worth trying. This place was called Hollywood Pizzeria Express. Well this is the worst pizza I have experienced yet. I was with a friend and he was absolutely swearing it to the devil while I was trying to give it the benefit of the doubt taking bites and saying, "ehh.. it's not that bad." Well it was. To my defense I got the supreme slice with lots of stuff on it, so that masked the awfulness a little. My friend just got plain, nothing but cheese sauce and crust, what a tragedy. The cheese was generic mozzarella and the sauce was generic... tomatoes ? It was luke warm and probably had been sitting out a while, they put it in the oven but that didn't help. What can I say good about it, well the crust was crispy, but midway through I grew tired with the taste of it so I can't say that the crust was that great either. I was going over the review in my head as we were muscling through the pizza and realized how much we just spent on these slices. 4.60 ladies and gentleman, thats what we spent, 4.60 each. 4.60 on a small slice of the worst pizza you can get. Please if you are a tourist don't go there, they thrive on your species, who don't know any better.