DeSano Pizza Bakery

4959 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Critics' Pick
DeSano Pizza Bakery +

Photo: Anne Fishbein


  • Daily, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Lunch, Dinner
DeSano was brought to L.A. by Scott DeSano, who started in Nashville in 2012. East Hollywood is his third location. It's not like the best pizza in Italy. It's more like the quick-and-dirty pizza you might get on the street in Italy — which is still pretty great by L.A. standards. To sit in the large back room at long wooden tables and have your pizza served on sheet pans, to get mounds of fresh garlic and chili flakes from the serve-yourself condiment station, to procure your own tap water from a drinking fountain at the back of the room, is a blast. Grab two scoops of the very good gelato (made by Alessandro Fontana) on the way out or, even better, a fat, filled-to-order cannoli that's one of the best in town. —Besha Rodell Read our review of DeSano Pizza Bakery.

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