As luck would have it, National Pizza Day and the 92nd Academy Awards will collide this Sunday, February 9. Whether you’re eating in and watching the Oscars or need to grab a late night bite after the Governors Ball, here are 10 ways to celebrate both.
A versatile and expansive bi-level space, the new Berkshire House on La Brea is the ultimate neighborhood haunt, with 30 near wrap around flat screen TVs, perfect for watching the awards and noshing on authentic New York style pizza. Garage-style front doors raise to accommodate indoor-outdoor seating and the dining area’s communal tables and sleek bar softened by the lounge’s plush high-backed chairs and tufted couches. The bar is dominated by a list of more than 70 international whiskeys and a rotation of craft and specialty beers, alongside specialty cocktails.
With locations in Santa Monica, West Hollywood and downtown, Vito’s is the best place to get authentic New Jersey-style crispy crust pizza. N.J. style is made in order: crust, cheese, toppings and then sauce to finish (compared to crust, sauce, cheese, and then toppings). Try the white pie, with lots of cheese and ricotta. Pro Tip: Spread the ricotta across the whole slice and throw some red pepper flakes on top for some heat.
Finding a place to eat before your next Lakers game just got easier. California-born pizzeria Paxti’s Pizza has opened their first restaurant downtown at L.A. Live. The new space can hold up to 160 guests and has an express window where you can grab a slice after your event to feed your late night cravings. Celebrate National Pizza Day with their popular deep-dish Chicago-style pizza or their s’mores dessert pizza. The pizza parlor is open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. They’re also featuring a Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3-5:30 p.m. and late night happy hour beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, where guests can enjoy discounted apps, beers and wines by the glass.
Get excited people, New York’s well known pizza joint, Prince Street Pizza is coming to L.A. for National Pizza Day. From February 7 to February 9, Angelenos can experience this well-known restaurant all while in the comfort of your home. Delivery will be available exclusively through Uber Eats, offering the “Off the Menu Exclusive” which includes a customized box filled with two slices of Prince Street Pizza and a PizzaSlime T-shirt for only $28. And get this, the first 100 orders via Uber Eats’ pick-up platform during the promotion will come with one additional free slice of pizza and a free PizzaSlime shirt. For more information check out your UberEats app or visit offthemenuco.com.
If you want something extra cheesy, check out sixth+mill for their four cheese pizza bianca that’s made with gooey fior di latte, smoked provola, Reggiano and gorgonzola. Chef Angelo doesn’t stop there — he tops the pie with candied beets and pistachios. Or try the Vince Pizza, which includes mozzarella, mortadella and is topped with zucchini flowers, pistachios and burrata.
If you’re looking for a huge pie to split with friends or want to get some high quality pizza delivered, look no further than Prime Pizza. They recently opened up a third location in Burbank and are blowing up social media with their square pies. Their pizzas are made with Wisconsin cheese and local California tomatoes for a fresh and no frill experience. Dive into the Sicilian pizza topped with mozzarella, ricotta, pesto and crushed tomatoes.
For National Pizza Day, V DTLA is celebrating by giving away free pizza slices from 4-7 p.m. For any vegans out there, try the “I’m Vegan” pizza made with Daiya cheese, roasted mushrooms, grape tomatoes, arugula and chili. If you want to keep it classic, try their Salamani Picante created with salami, rosemary, onion, chili and lots of parmesan.
For all of you true Chicago pizza style fans out there, look no further than Gino’s East, which just opened in Sherman Oaks. Gino’s is one of Chicago’s most well-known deep dish pizza chains, and is causing a lot of noise in the new neighborhood. But besides deep dish masterpieces, they’re also including thin-crust pies, sandwiches, sausages and glutinous desserts.
A native of southern Italy, Michelin Star chef Luigi Fineo knows how to take guests on a culinary journey through his love for Italian food — especially when it comes to pizza. Celebrate with his Tartufata Pizza (bianca, black truffle, bufala) or Pugliese Pizza (passata s. Marzano, burrata, spicy salami).
Ever tried a Lobster Pizza? Well now you can at newly opened 3rd Base in Hollywood. This pizza is made with lobster-infused tomato sauce, topped with butter poached lobster and fresh mozzarella. The pizzeria boasts of their social dining and sports lounge experience, and now that it’s open to the public, you too can live like a celebrity and celebrate National Pizza Day in style.