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Restaurants, Pizza Downtown
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Photograph: Courtesy Pizzanista

The hand-tossed, thin crust pies at this hip Downtown pizza joint show off local ingredients like arugula, tomatoes, cage-free eggs, and ethically-raised pork-and-beef meatballs. Though pies are a reasonable size, prices here skew a little high, so unless you show up with a large group, plan on ordering a single slice to go.


Venue name: Pizzanista
Address: 2019 E 7th St
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Tue-Fri Noon-Midnight; 5pm-midnight Sat; Sun 5-10pm
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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Punk pizza! Not the most original idea, but hey, the pies here are solid, the box art is top notch and you've got Tony's Saloon next door. Grabbing a slightly stale late-night slice is sometimes necessary, but for a real treat, order an entire, fresh-made pie right to the bar.


I dig this place. It's somewhat grungy and small and can be a little too hot when you're in there, but the pizza is solid and the people that work here are fun and friendly. On my last visit, I had a white pizza—dollops of burrata on an already very cheesy slice—and it was just what I was in the mood for. Seating can be tricky since there are only a couple of booths and some stools, but it's also easy enough to stand outside and inhale your pie.  


One of my top three pizza places in the whole of LA.  Their Rise and Shine breakfast pizza cannot be beat.  It is good hot or cold.  It is amazing. They do have mac n cheese pizza on Sunday, which is a feat that cannot be ignored, but omg, the Rise and Shine pizza.  Make sure to check hours before you go (they're only open for dinner on weekends) so you don't make the trip down only to have to go elsewhere (been there, done that), and know that it's in a less populated stretch of the Arts District so it'll feel a little in the middle of nowhere.


I recently went to Pizzanista and had their vegetarian gluten free pizza which was outstanding! The gluten free dough didn't taste like cardboard like some of them tend to do! The place is small so grabbing a table to sit is a little difficult but still worth going!