After hearing how wonderful Casa Bianca Pizza is, I finally decided to drive there after work and try there highly acclaimed pizza. I must tell you that I have tried nearly every so-called New York style pizza and most other "mama papa" type pizza institutions around, so I have something to compare Casa Bianca to.
WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! This is a terrible pizza, very overpriced for what you get. I phoned in a take-out order for 2 extra large half pepperoni and half mushroom pizzas. I did not tell them to make them thin or anything, just wanted to try the pizza as they make it. When I received my two pizzas, I thought the boxes were empty, they were that light in weight. I paid 17.99 each. These pizzas for what they give you should only be $9.99 each.
I did not open the pizzas until I got home. Here is my analysis: The crust was thin and terrible. This is not hand tossed crust. They must put it through a machine and has the taste and texture of Bisquik type dough. HORRIBLE! The only redeeming thing about this pizza was that it tasted like Petrillo's Pizza in San Gabriel, for those of you who are familiar with the smell and taste of that pizza. Petrillo's has been there since 1954, I don't know about Casa Bianca. Petrillo's is a hundred times better because their crust is hand tossed and formed, and you get a much more substantial pizza for the money compared to Casa Bianca. The mushrooms were from a can and the pepperoni was nothing special. Petrillo's uses more delicious, spicier pepperoni. Casa Bianca is not even near being a traditional New York style pizza.
My bottom line is this: Stay away from Casa Bianca unless you live around the corner and just want a pizza. If you are like me and like to drive around LA and sample famous pizzas, scratch list one from your list of pizzas to try.
I have read all the accolades Casa Bianca Pizza has received from Chowhound fans, and that is why I wanted to try it.For those of you who like this pizza, you have not tried other good pizzas that are around. What do you see in this pizza? I would love to hear from people who agree with my opinion about Casa Bianca. Thanks.