So after a year of living down the street, I finally made it out to the neighborhood pizza joint. FWIW, they also deliver.
The location looks ancient. Like, really ancient. The jukebox is new, but the music is old. Kitchen is quite big and clean though.
We ordered a large half pepperoni mushroom half jalapeno + meatball and some garlic bread.
Garlic bread was ok, nothing special, toasted well though and satiated our appetite long enough.
Pizza - Greasy. Damn. I'd say about as greasy as Nicky D's and Big Mama's in DTLA. We figure it's because they put their cheese on TOP of the toppings, thereby trapping all the grease in. Cheese kinda hard on top, not really stringy, even though the damn thing was really cheesy. Ingredients tasted pretty good (but greasy, damnit). Crust was thin towards the center, got pretty thick towards the end. Kinda crackery which was awesome, but weighed down by the grease/cheese.
Overall, better than chain, not as good as other pizzerias of consideration.
My pecking order (from all the local places I've been to):
Vitos -> lamonicas -> joe's -> nicky d's -> buono
Next up: Casa Biana/Petrillo's