San Fernando Valley, famously known for its iconic film studios, is also a hub of so many pizza places best for pizza treats with loved ones. If you are a pizza enthusiast, you don't have to travel all the way to Italy for an authentic pizza. From New York-style pizza to gourmet and vegan varieties, you can never lack options to choose from. But where will you find the best pizza in San Fernando Valley?
Ask anyone from the Valley what they love about living there and listen to them praise the food. Whether you crave deep dish, thin crust pizza, a flatbread with healthy toppings, or a classic style pizza, herein is a list of top-rated pizza places to pursue and find out if your favorites made the cut.
1. Pizza Pie Eatery
Price: $8.50-$22.99 (Menu)
Address: 19946 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone: +1 818-918-4485
Right in the middle of San Fernando is the best place to have your late-night pizza cravings sorted at Pizza Pie Eatery, serving nothing but the best dishes.
Their mind-blowing quality pizza is made of fresh dough prepared daily and topped with the best quality cheese, fresh veggies, and meat. In addition, the chefs believe in hand-tossed dough. This technique makes it a couple of times better than the larger pizza chains.
One of the most delicious pies offered at Pizza Pie Eatery is the spicy Hawaiian containing signature marinara, jalapeno, mozzarella cheese, ham bacon, and pineapple.
Pizza Pie Eatery is also convenient because you can give them a call to order, and they do deliveries too.
2. The B.K Pizzeria
Price: $11- $30(Menu)
Address: 4359 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: (818) 824-3511
The L.B.K. pizzeria is managed by Stella Hospitality Group, responsible for bringing the award-winning Neapolitan Pizza to Los Angeles. It has two other branches in Brooklyn, one of America's pizza capitals with very deep and tasty roots in Neapolitan Pizza. Brooklyn is well known for the high demand for perfection.
No mediocre pizzeria survives in Brooklyn, meaning the L.B.K. pizza place is worth the salt. This pizzeria in Studio City's outpost, Tujunga Avenue has no sit-in arrangements, but the gorgeous picnic tables in front are pleasant for a family experience.
L.B.K. pizza is served in 12 to 16 inches with 14 deeply traditional toppings.
3. Lido Pizza
Price: $11.25-$15.95 (Menu)
Address: 15232 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411
Phone: (818) 781-2551
With 58 years of service, Lido Pizza has stayed true to its roots. It has refined and perfected its dough and sauce recipes. They don't sell slices, but honestly, there is no way a slice or two of its pizza would be enough.
This pizzeria also doubles up as a local's watering hole. Get your pies and aged fine wines from here. The darkly lit and authentic ambiance would make me stay here until 10 p.m.
4. Uncle Tony’s Pizzeria
Price: $5.25-$12.75 (Menu)
Address: 13007 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Phone: (818) 985-9992
Uncle Tony's Pizzeria thrives in providing high-quality food and excellent customer service. This pizzeria is the place to be if you're craving freshly prepared pizza with premium ingredient toppings for takeout or sit-in any day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Other dishes on their menu include sandwiches and wings like the 6 to 25 pieces oven-baked- wings with a side dish of carrots and celery. Choose from specialty pizza types; spicy Hawaiian pizza, T.G.I.F pizza, and pastrami pizza.
5. Caioti Pizza Café
Price: $12.25-$16.95 (Menu)
Address: 4346 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: (818) 761-3588
Are you craving some terrific pizzas and salads? Caioti Pizza, a beloved Italian Café, will do you great. This pizzeria is known for its edgy pizzas with toppings, including Jerusalem artichokes, ground bison meat, and scrambled eggs.
Caioti Pizza Café is famous for its Maternity salad. The salad is a blend of tossed romaine, watercress gorgonzola, and walnuts enriched with natural stimulants to help expecting mothers go into labor. If you are an overdue mom, try these leafy greens salads.
I've also been privileged to buy a Caioti Pizza Café bottled dressing. Unfortunately, their ingredients are secret, and not even the workers could disclose them to me.
6. 786 Degrees
Price: $12.00-$25.00 (Menu)
Address: 8879 Laurel Canyon Blvd unit # A, Sun Valley, CA 91352
Phone: (818) 939-6566
Pies cooked using an oven made from Mt Vesuvius lava rock by pizza master Ali Haider are enjoyable. This mom-and-hop spot is famous for its authentic Neapolitan-style Pizza and the additional side toppings.
786 Degrees Pizza is not only fun and quirky, but the friendly and homey staff makes the place ideal for taking a break from your week-long busy schedule.
Besides the Neapolitan-style pizza, it is worthwhile to know that they also serve Slumdog pizza topped with slightly spicy and flavorful pepperoni, I would eat a whole pie without sharing even a slice.
Margherita pizza, one of the most authentic pizzas in L.A., is also available here, and it is so tasty that you might think you're eating it in Naples.
Price: $14.00-$30.00 (Menu)
Address: 10750 Glenoaks Blvd #3, Pacoima, CA 91331
Phone: (818) 890-4444
Everyday, Pizzaholic gives you the choice of eating in, picking up, or delivering food and is usually open from 11 am until midnight.
The fascinating part is that it is a crypto-friendly pizzeria accepting BTC, L.T.C., ETH, and Z.E.C. Since 2015, this pizza company has been famous for advocating for the use of cryptocurrencies as a payment method.
You'll find a variety of their pies, including Neapolitan, Sicilian, and Georgian Pizza Boats. Georgian Pizza boats look like something you'd make at home. But creating a pie that holds such a large amount of cheese the Pizzaholic way is challenging.
Other dishes on their menu include salads, sandwiches, and chicken wings. But I doubt if you'll need something else when the delicious Neapolitan Pizza is on the menu.
8. Chi-Chi’s Pizza
Price: $16.45-$22.95 (Menu)
Address: 9080 Tampa Ave, Northridge, CA 91324
Phone: (818) 993 9911
This eatery was founded in 1958 by hotelier Marno McDermott and former Green Bay Packers player Max McGee. It was named after Marno's wife, whose nickname was Chi-Chi.
For 64 years, Chi-Chi has served multiple locations with authentic Italian food. This pizza place is best known for traditional pies, fresh egg pasta dishes, and an inclusive list of beer and wine locations. Eat pizza and enjoy some chilled drinks too.
Traditional wings, chicken tenders, minestrone, and antipasto salad are also offered. Give Chi-Chi pizzeria a call and get your favorite dish delivered in no time.
9. The Thyme Pizzeria
Price: $14.99-$31.99 (Menu)
Address: 20453 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA 91306
Phone: (818) 914-4395
This pizzeria is famous for its signature Thyme Pizza. Traditionally, the Lebanese used Thyme as a source of Iron, and this flavorful cooking herb blends well with other herbs to spice up a pizza.
Besides the signature thyme pizza, this pizzeria offers other delicious dishes like sandwiches, vegan options, salads, pasta, and gluten-free meals.
If you are watching your weight, their vegan 12- inch medium gluten-free crust dressed with thyme pizza's signature red sauce, thyme olive oil, Daiya vegan mozzarella cheese, and topped with vegan sliced sausages is best for you. This simple recipe is easy to do on your own if you are adventurous.
10. Casa De Pizza
Price: $11.50-$22.00 (Menu)
Address: 16161 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Granada Hills, CA 91344
Phone: (818) 366-6311
Founded by Mike and Phyllis 59 years ago, Casa De Pizza was designed for takeaway pizza only. But with the customers demanding more elaborate dishes with sit-ins, they converted their storage room into a dining room, the Sinatra room.
The Casa specialty pizzas are topped with cheese, anchovies, Canadian bacon, jalapeno peppers, and many other toppings.
Some praised dishes include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and lasagna. Though Casa De Pizza is open for business, it offers takeaways only for now.
11. MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza
Price: $8.99-$14.99 (Menu)
Address: 14612 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 788-2178
MidiCi is an Italian word meaning 'you tell me'. This pizzeria is committed to bringing friends together in a cozy, bubbly atmosphere. Besides the leading Neapolitan Pizza, you can choose other dishes like Italian appetizers, desserts, and salads from the MidiCi's menu.
Neapolitan Pizza, also known as pizza Napoletana in some quotas, originated in Naples, Italy. This 12 inches Authentic Neapolitan Pizza uses simple and fresh ingredients like basic Italian dough, olive oil, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, and raw tomatoes, and no fancy toppings are allowed.
Each pizza is made in wood-fired ovens making MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza one of the best places to taste Italy's original wood-fired pizza.
12. Danielle’s Wood-Fired Pizza
Price: $12.00-$38.45 (Menu)
Address: 4822 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Valley Village, CA 91607
Phone: (818) 980-8555
This family-owned business located in the heart of Valley Village opened its doors in 2008. If you are not ready to order a whole pie, Daniele's Wood-Fired Pizza also offers pizza slices with one or two toppings. And, of course, each slice contains cheese.
At Daniel's, all pies and slices have a superb wood-fired flavor. Other delicacies in this New York-style pizzeria include classics – like the pepperoni and the gourmet barbeque chicken.
It also offers Alfredo and Hawaiian pies. As with other New York-style pizzas, Danielle's Pizza is no different. Its thin-crust pizzas are soaked in chili flakes and folded in half. Be sure to explode your taste buds with this pizzeria's hot pie baked in the wood-fired oven.
13. The North-End Pizza
Price: $7 to $13.45 (Menu)
Address: 2206 Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506
Phone: (818) 588-3891
The North End Pizzeria is home to the best pizza in Burbank. The family-owned and operated restaurant majors in authentic East Coast Pizza hence the motto "Authentic East Coast Pizza Taking Over the West Coast."
Besides its great creativity, the dishes' names are quite interesting and delicious too. You can choose from the mouthwatering dishes: Paul Revere pizza topped with sliced tomato basil and breaded eggplant and the tasty Great Brinks Robbery pizza that may contain the delicious Italian sausage, mushrooms, meatballs, onions, pepperoni, and olive oil.
14. Napoli’s Pizza Kitchen
Price: $12.99-$18.99 (Menu)
Address: 14831 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
Phone: (818) 909-0100
Napoli's Pizza kitchen, located in Van Nuys, uses fresh ingredients, and you'll find practically every dish you need, including artisanal pizzas, pasta, and sandwiches you'll love.
Napoli's great pizza has a terrific chewy crust with a breathtaking taste of slight oven burn. There's a wide variety of toppings, too!
Its 19 pre-assembled pies are served in four different sizes. Though it serves mostly classical pizza, other outliers such as potato and anchovy are also available. Napoli's Combo Pizza is the most popular item with mozzarella, pepperoni, green peppers, and tomato sauce.
15. Gino’s East
Price: $20.95-$35 (Menu)
Address: 12924 Riverside Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: (818) 788-5050
Gino's East pizzeria has you covered for everyday carry-out and delivery from 12 pm to 9 pm. The thin crust differentiates it from other San Fernando Valley pizzerias. The original Gino's East pizzeria was founded in 1966 by Sam Levine, Fred Bartoli, and George Loverde.
Currently, the pizza chain owns and manages several locations across the United States. About three years ago, the Renowned Gino's East of Chicago introduced the authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza to Sherman Oaks.
Choose from Thin Crust, Italian Beef, Salads, and much more dishes stuffed with goodness.
16. The Pizzeria Factory
Price: $13.99-$27.99 (Menu)
Address: 19755 Vanowen St, Winnetka, CA 91306
Phone: (818) 226-5401
The Pizzeria Factory has held on to its roots for over 30 years, serving hand-tossed pizzas containing 100% real mozzarella cheese and its signature sauce. The pies are bubbly, cheesy, and simply delicious! Perfect for cheese lovers.
Some praised pizza sizes include the 12-inch medium cheese pizza, 14-inch large cheese pizza, and 16-inch extra-large cheese pizza. Its Ranch Chicken Pizza, topped with juicy baked chicken, ranch dressing, mozzarella cheese, red onions, and fresh mushrooms, keeps me coming here once or twice a month.
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San Fernando has plenty of pizza places providing a variety of pizza styles and other dishes that are very fresh and can light up your taste buds. Their services are also top-notch. Try out the places above and share your thoughts.
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