Pizza-loving hounds are abuzz with news of Vito’s return. Yes, THE Vito’s, formerly of Vermont, across from LACC.
Now on La Cienega, he’s serving up great pies baked on pizza stones imported from Italy. White pizza is fantastic, pepperoni tasty and veggie pizza loaded up with chunks of tomato and broccoli, spinach and globs of ricotta.
Ciao Bob sums up: “You want average pizza, no problem, there are a hundred places to go. If you want truly perfect NY-style pizza, there’s only one choice. Vito’s blows the roof off of anything I’ve had in this City-Of-Angel-less-Pizza. Get there, and get there FAST. Get a pie (not a slice, although the slices may be great). The crust, the cheese, the sauce, the flavor, the bubbles in the crust from the oven—it’s all the real deal. ‘Nuff said.”
Cheese slices are $2.50; the rest are $3.
There’s also a new pizzeria in Los Feliz, where the cozy Italian spot Il Capriccio has branched out on Hollywood Boulevard.
The wood-fired crust is thin, but with some chew. Rapini topping is fresh and abundant, but salty anchovies, olives, and capers on the “Bella Napoli” are applied with a minimalist touch. The largest pie, at 16 inches, is more like a medium by other standards, and at $17, it only feeds two.
Il Capriccio Pizzeria [Los Feliz]
4518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles