Stopped in for lunch today at this new pizza place. its in the plaza next to Trader Joe's where Karma Indian restaurant is. 23460 Cinema Drive, Valencia.
The place was empty, but we went at an off time. The decor is an eclectic mix of red paint and different textured metal surfaces - kinda reminded me of a biker pizza joint. The only seating are at a counter on bar stools, or at small, round, tall tables with tall bar stools, no regular tables.
They bill themselves as being Fugazi Woodfire pizza, Brick Oven Kitchen. The oven, has no wood, the label on the front said "Wood Stone"
It took a few minutes for someone to say hi to us when we walked in, even though the place was empty which was a little off putting, but I let it go because the place was new. We orderd a Medium Cheese, Cheese. pizza is always our test pizza at new places.
While we were waiting for it to be cooked, one of the owners came over and we started chatting, turned out she's originally from Massachusetts (thats where I'm from) and her and her husband started the place because they were tired of pizza in this area and having to drive to D'amores for pizza. They had some water from Mass shipped in while they were perfecting the dough recipe, and now they use water that is almost identical chemically. Her hardwork paid off. The dough is crunchy, chewy and thin, with just a little cornmeal on the bottom. The sauce has alot of spices in it including oregano which gives it a good flavor.
We managed to finish off the entire pizza which is always a good sign. I'll definitely be back. My only criticism would be that they need to sweep out the bottom of the oven, because some leftover burnt cornmeal was stuck on my first piece, which gave my first slice an overpowering burnt taste, the rest of the slices were fine.
While we were eating I saw some subs being made and going into the oven - (woohoo! Toasted subs! and not from Quiznos!) I asked if they made their own meatballs, and the woman behind the counter said no - but just about everything else is.
The owner is originally from Fall River and wants to start shipping in Chorizo to put on the pizzas.
Finally a tasty thin crust pizza option in this area! They also deliver.
Fugazi Woodire Pizza
23460 Cinema Drive
They list a website on the menu, but it isn't working yet