"Thank god for Town Pizza, our go to pizza place just ten minutes away. I've literally never had a bad slice, and would absolutely recommend the tomato, basil, garlic pizza with extra sauce".
Vegan pizza — that word combination doesn’t always conjure up deliciousness in people’s minds, but that’s only because they haven’t been to this Highland Park eatery. Town Pizza’s unique menu of signature pizzas has something for everyone: meat, veggies, vegan and gluten-free! The pies even have creative names like “The Fig and the Pig” (prosciutto, fig and fried sage with mozzarella on a garlic olive oil base) and “Beauty and the Beet” (Garlic olive oil base, mozzarella, roasted garlic, goat cheese, beets & ricotta cheese, topped with fresh organic arugula).
Los Angeles isn't nearly the pizza wasteland that most East Coasters tend to assume it is. Not only is there a robust Neapolitan scene, but the city is also littered with slice joints doing cheap, foldable lunchtime specialties. From the secret greatness of the Gjelina Take Away slice to Town Pizza's Highland Park options, these are sixteen of the best slice spots anywhere in L.A., presented alphabetically.
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Highland Park newbie Town does brisk daily slices right on York Boulevard, including a molé option topped with roast pork and sweet corn.
You could spend the whole day exploring York Blvd in Highland Park. The three-block radius surrounding Town Pizza is a great representation of the forward-thinking/backward-striving hipster ethos – arts and crafts, vintage instruments, vintage/artisan furniture, actual books! But the true indicator of chillness for the neighborhood-of-the-moment has got to be how legit their local pizza spot is.
TOWN Pizza landed in Highland Park with a bang last year, selling out of their pies consistently every day during their initial opening. It was frustrating and encouraging at the same time. The buzz from the customers was ecstatic; a typical verdict would be, “The line was long. But that crust, tho.”
This is a straightforward pie shop for Highland Park, with classic thin-crust red sauce and cheese pizzas by the slice or whole pie. That is, until you get to local and organic ingredients, or the clever combinations like mole, fontina cheese, roast pork, sweet corn and cotija cheese, or prosciutto, fig and fried sage. Town, bringing together the old and new neighbors with every slice.
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Located in Highland Park, the most up-and-coming city in Los Angeles, and much of the U.S. — Town Pizza is the bomb.com. With tasty New York-style slices, the popular North East LA pizza joint just opened up its restaurant version (they’ve always had their walk-in). Now, you can actually sit at a table, have a beer or glass of wine while enjoying a pie, and even a salad! Town pizza has made some major comfort upgrades, but the pizza is still the same: absolutely delicious. Needless to say, they always have the best tunes pumping through the airwaves, and don’t be surprised if you see one of your favor local musicians in the joint. You can also catch some live music at the new Highland Park venue The Hi Hat which is literally a two-minute walk from Town. Town pizza is our new favorite. More info!
York Boulevard is home to a growing array of boutiques, art galleries, bars, smoke shops and record stores. However, my favorite pastime in Highland Park—as it is in many other places—is eating. With a variety of sweet and savory dining establishments, York Boulevard is the perfect place to indulge in off-campus eats.
You can’t miss TOWN Pizza. The bright red building holds court on one the most trafficked corners of Highland Park’s bustling York Boulevard, and in the evenings, there’s usually a crowd wielding big, New-York-style slices at outdoor tables. Open since June, the casual restaurant’s inventive flavor combinations, crunchy golden crust, and high-quality ingredients have already made it a fast favorite in the neighborhood....
Fast-forward to 2014, Italiano’s shuts its doors and reopens as TOWN under new ownership and it does not disappoint. Founded by Executive Chef Joram Young (of Li’l Woody’s in Seattle) and long-time Angeleno residents, Scott Lunceford and Sean Kelly, TOWN prides itself on serving the best thin-crust pizza by the slice made with the freshest, organic, locally sourced ingredients from California. This ain’t no California Pizza Kitchen pizza – it’s a New York slice by way of Los Angeles, a perfect marriage of East-meets-West Coast. It’s something I never thought I would ever bear witness to and it’s all happening here in Highland Park....
Concept: A brand new sliced pizza establishment on the ever-evolving York Boulevard in Highland Park, complete with a healthy assortment of locally sourced toppings and intriguing styles (including plenty of gluten-free and vegan options)....
Town Pizza opened up this week in the former Italiano’s restaurant at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 51. Portions of the Italiano’s building were being painted red this weekend as the new pizza place prepared for the soft opening. No word yet on who owns the new place but its pizza by the slice offerings include pork sausage with organic red sauce and mozzarella. Take out was available but the large dining room remained closed, according to a person who stopped by on Wednesday....
The former Italiano's is now Town, a funky New York-style pizza parlor serving counter slices like mole with housemade pulled pork, corn, and queso fresco. Founded by Joram Young (who opened a burger joint called Little Woody's in Seattle), Scott Lunceford, and Sean Kelly, Town soft opened yesterday, with the interior featuring classic subway tile, raw wood and cement floors. Highland Park hasn't had a takeaway, by-the-slice pizzeria like this for quite some time, and with burgeoning activity on York, it's about time that something like this hit the boulevard....