Whether you like NY style, Chicago deep dish, Sicilian or Neapolitan, Southern California has a pizza that’s perfect for every craving. Here are some of our favorite pizzas in SoCal that we can’t stop thinking about. Trust us, they are dee-lish.
10. Pieology Pizzeria -- Throughout SoCal
You can build your own pizza and pile on as many toppings as you like. You also have the option to select a wheat crust, which is always a healthy thrill.
9. Two Saucy Broads -- Fullerton
Gourmet NY-style hand tossed pizza is what you'll find at Two Saucy Broads. This spot consistently shows up on Orange County's "Best of" lists so go check it out.
8. Barone's Pizzeria -- Westlake Village and Woodland Hills
If you want to try pizza at the place that first introduced pizza to Southern California back in 1945, then go check out Barone's. You won't find any round pizzas here, just delicious pan pizzas that are so thick they look like a lasagne. The pizza pictured here is a creative mix of pesto, clams and Canadian bacon. This looks amazing!
7. Mulberry Street Pizzeria -- Beverly Hills/Sherman Oaks/Encino/Thousand Oaks
Mulberry Street Pizzeria was founded by a guy who knows a thing or two about NY style pizza as he's from the Bronx. Get it by the slice or grab a whole pie and experience a little bit of New York in every bite.
6. Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria -- San Diego
If you can't make it to Chicago to get your pizza fix, Lefty's is the next best thing. Specializing in deep dish and stuffed pizzas that rival any pizza pie in the Windy City.
5. Ecco Pizzeria and Bar -- Costa Mesa/Anaheim/Irvine
This Orange County gem is known for its authentic Neapolitan-style pizza with creative and mouthwatering toppings. How about fig, prosciutto and arugula? Or sweet corn, bacon and basil? The delicious combinations are never-ending at Ecco.
4. Pizza Port - Solana Beach and other San Diego county locations
A perfect duo of handcrafted pizza and craft beer await you at this family-owned pizzeria in several locations in San Diego county. All Pizza Port locations are blocks away from the beach, so grab a slice and have a picnic on the sand.
3. Olio Pizzeria -- Santa Barbara
Walking into Olio is like stumbling into an authentic Italian eatery. The ambience is casual and yet still dazzling. The pizza, primarily Sicilian style, is made in a wood-fired oven. The flavors will warm your belly.
2. Abbot's Pizza -- Venice
The salad pizza is the bomb! Sink your teeth into this delicious pie that satisfies your pizza tooth while eating your veggies. And pizza crust made with bagel dough? You must try it to believe just how good it is.
1. Pizzeria Mozza -- Los Angeles in Hancock Park and other locations
For an upscale artisanal pizza, Pizzeria Mozza is your stop. With elegant toppings like stinging nettles, salami, and cacio di Roma as pictured here, you will feel like you died and went to pizza heaven.
Don’t these places look amazing? I don’t know about you, but I know what I’m having for dinner tonight. Where is your favorite pizza place in Southern California? Share your favorite spots with us in the comments.