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Los Angeles Pizza At Its Best (PHOTOS)

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By Mar Yvette

The best pizza in LA? Ask someone where to find the best pizza in LA and the answers are so passionate, so philosophical, so varied you'd think you were asking about the very meaning of life. Pizza purists might say the best pizza can only be found at a pie-only joint that devotes its entire kitchen to the creation of the doughy cheesy stuff. In which case, purist I am not. That's because it is my strong opinion that some of the best pizza, at least in Los Angeles is found at restaurants that just so happen to do great 'za. I've had pizza from Santa Monica to Echo Park, Downtown LA to the Valley, but by no means have I tried 'em all. So before you get your mozzarella all rolled up in a ball, keep in mind these are just 5 places where I have found my own version of the best pizza in Los Angeles.

Any places you think should definitely make the list? Leave your suggestions with a comment below!

Stella Rossa - Santa Monica
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When this place opened on Main Street in the spring of 2011, I didn't think much more than "Oh, Lord, another pizza place? So much for originality." Oh me of little faith. A few months later I grudgingly stopped by for dinner with friends and hot damn, thank God I did! Stella Rossa is the promised land of never-gets-soggy-in-the-center-thin-crust pizza (my favorite kind) that is cooked in a stacked oven at 650 degrees after the dough has fermented for at least 18 hours. Try the Bloomsdale Spinach with crispy purple kale, pecorino, black peppercorn and a little olive oil and you'll be a believer, too. (Oh, and do the wood-fired grapes and burrata while you're at it. TO LIVE FOR!)

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