Sometimes, nothing beats a great pizza. If that sounds like your thing, you've come to the right place. This town has it all—traditional Italian, New York's finest (outside of New York), or hip and delicious fusion. If your goal is to find the absolute best pizza near the Hollywood Hotel, you've got a challenging and delicious mission ahead. Remember to wash it down with a hometown brew from one of the best breweries in Los Angeles, and you've got yourself a very satisfying meal.
From the moment you walk through the door of DeSano's, you know you're in for the real deal. These guys are all about authentic Neapolitan pizza. Flown in weekly from Napoli and Campania, Italy, their ingredients include hand-picked San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and even the dough is Italian flour. All pizzas are baked in wood-burning ovens. They're so serious about it that they follow the strict guidelines set by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN), which aims to preserve the centuries-old traditions of authentic Neapolitan pizza making.
DeSano's menu is simple, with traditional offerings that will blow your mind. According to Executive Chef Maximino Luna, the restaurant respects classic Italian pizza’s authenticity but likes to add his own unique twists. DeSano's is located on Santa Monica Boulevard and is open seven days a week "until the dough runs out."
Gracie's has been open since 2016 on Santa Monica Boulevard. They have an excellent selection of New York-style pizzas, along with wings and salads. Their menu is always expanding, so be sure to ask about daily specials. The restaurant is small, but it's a hidden gem of deliciousness that you shouldn't miss. If you're starving or feeding a football team, the 22-incher will probably suit.
Located on Sunset Boulevard, Garage Pizza specializes in pizzas made as you like, with your choice of toppings. Vegan and white pizzas are available, as well as several specialty options. If you're on the go, you can even pick up a single slice with your choice of toppings. If you like things spicey, check out the "Inferno" with hot sausage, jalapeños, pepperoncini, and crushed red peppers.
Lucifers built their reputation and their name by making firey, hot-and-spicy pizzas. They have an innovative menu that features unique combinations, with everything from traditional varieties to new flavors. The Pumpkin and Prosciutto and the Greek Lamb and Rosemary pies are particularly popular.
Lucifers is serious about building an excellent pizza, and they're committed to fresh ingredients with no "processed junk." Their chef picks the very best ingredients at LA's produce markets three times every week. They also never use any products with high fructose corn syrup. They even feature Mexican sodas that do not use the stuff. Lucifers is conveniently located on Sunset Boulevard and also has four other locations around the LA area.
Are you getting hungry yet? These options are just a few of the best pizzas near the Hollywood Hotel, but they're hard to beat anywhere. Book your Hollywood trip today for the absolute best location for outstanding food, drinks, tours, and activities.