This Chicago-Type Pizzeria Named Greatest in Los Angeles

  • Gino’s East headed west to Los Angeles in 2019 and has been wowing the locals ever since with two basic kinds of Chicago pizza.
  • A pair of women-owned pizzerias—Pizzeria Mozza and Two Saucy Broads Pizza—have been finalists within the L.A. Occasions survey.

Gino’s East of Chicago headed west to Los Angeles in 2019, and it was apparently a wise transfer: That location has lately been honored for providing the town’s “Greatest Pizza” by readers of the Los Angeles Occasions.

Gino’s topped the newspaper’s annual Better of the Southland survey within the pizza class. The restaurant initially received the San Fernando Valley/Ventura area after which triumphed over the winners of the opposite 4 areas within the Southland. The outcomes have been introduced by the Los Angeles Occasions on-line and in print on November 27.

Gino’s East-LA serves up genuine Chicago deep-dish and thin-crust tavern-style pizza, plus different Italian favorites, reminiscent of their common Italian Beef sandwiches.

Based in Chicago in 1966, Gino’s East of Chicago opened its L.A. restaurant in December of 2019. Designed to make prospects really feel like they’re in Chicago, the partitions are adorned with pictures and memorabilia from the Windy Metropolis. With the onslaught of COVID-19 restrictions, the placement shortly pivoted to carryout and supply whereas persevering with to worker all employees members.

“That is just like the Individuals’s Alternative awards of pizza, and we’re enthusiastic about how the town has embraced our pizza as their very own,” Gino’s East-LA house owners Tod Himmel and Dan Michaels stated in an announcement.

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Gino’s East-LA has been showcased on KTLA5, Los Angeles Journal, the New York Occasions, EaterLA, CNBC and the Los Angeles Occasions.

Two women-owned pizzerias emerged as finalists within the Better of the Southland pizza class. Legendary baker Nancy Silverton’s Pizzeria Mozza received for the Westside/Downtown/East L.A. area. Pizzeria Mozza, with places in Los Angeles and Newport Seaside, was featured on PMQ’s cowl in August 2012. Two Saucy Broads Pizza, based in Fullerton, California, in 2011 by sisters Kathryn Knost and Jennifer Nap, received the Orange County area. They’re recognized for his or her New York-style pies with a California twist.

Further finalists included Downey Pizza Firm (South Bay/Lengthy Seaside/South L.A./Southeast L.A.); Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta (San Gabriel Valley/Inland Empire); and Petrillo’s Pizza (San Gabriel Valley/Inland Empire).