Having moved here from the pizza-crazed town of Boston in the 80's, and sampled many pizzas, including the heavy hitters (Casa Bianca, Daminao, Domenico's, Jacopo's, Abbot's, Albano's, Lamonica's, Coop, Joe Peeps, Mulberry, and more) I am here to declare that, IMHO, the best pizza in Los Angeles is....
Zelo's Pizza in Arcadia.
Some have mentioned it on the board before, but this is the first time I'd ventured out to SGV to try it.
This is the first pizza that I thought was good on its own terms, and not one of those "well, it's good pizza, but not like REAL pizza." I had no such thoughts as I ate my delicious sausage and pepper slice.
Now, one must realize that this is a deep dish Chicago style pizza, so one has to enjoy that style.
The little shop also features cool artwork, friendly employees, and a good selection of bottled beers.