Pizza >Pizza Buona
2100 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002634.077613 -118.263470
Monday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: East LA, Echo Park
Grrrreat Italian. And pizza isn't all. Worth any wait or drive. Play Dino or other classics on the juke box ! – Discovered the establishment in 1963 when a friends mom brought 25 pizzas for a class party at our home. Wow! Greatest pizza I'd had in my 12 or so years of age. Met Mr. Bozza, the founder of Pizza Bozza, and watched him craft us pizzas ever since. He founded the restaurant in 1959 so it's stood the test of time and aged well.
He's gone for several years now, and the restaurant changed names to Pizza Buona. I believe his granddaughter is serving up the fine food now. She'll always remember you when you come in. The changed-name restaurant really did something right. They kept the same recipes and quality Mr. Bozza used by which he put his restaurant on the map. I was astounded to see him squirt olive oil atop a pizza, just before popping it into the oven. So THAT's how he keeps it so glisteningly moist !
I'm from Seattle now, and I have a great withdrawl for their pizza. Though the name says "Pizza" don't let that stop you there. I'd enjoy their lasagna any day. ANY day. Dripping with cheesy sauce. Fantastic is inadequate to describe it.
I know I'll catch hell for ordering three pepperoni and sausage pizzas, and freezing them for the airplane ride home. I'm traveling there from Huntington Beach just to pick up the pizzas. i don't expect my wife to understand when I arrive with three pizzas in the computer luggage and vacuum pack them away in the freezer. But it will be more than worth it to have lingering tastes of old world pizza, and fondly remember Mr. Bozza's fine kitchen and all the happy memories I've enjoyed through 43 years. My only sorrow - we discovered them in 1963 - we lost 4 good years of fabulous pizza when he opened in 1959 !! Good bye, Mr. Bozza. And thanks for the legacy you left !
Real pizza in LA – Pizza Buona is the first and only place in LA I've ever been able to find a real pizza. The pizza is done right (east coast style) meaning that the crust is tough and crispy the cheese is greasy and the sauce tastes just right. Even the shop itself reminds me of home. It makes me hungry just thinking about it.
Futuristic... – Blast from the past. While the neighborhood continues to gentrify; the quality, service and of course the pizza perseveres. Best pizza in LA. Rock on!!!
Nirvana – Still reeling at how good that pizza was. I didn't know pizza could be this good. Service was on time and pizza was delivered piping hot. I'm already thinking about ordering another tomorrow. There's a tear of happiness in my eye as I write this. Thank you Buono, my life is finally fullfilled.
Great Pizza – Best Pizza I've had since I've lived in LA. Crispy crust that's been burnt to perfection and the cheese is just oozing off!! I called and ordered delivery and it arrived in a half an hour, piping hot and they had given me parmesan and peppers without having to ask for it. All in all the pizza was delicous!!
Awesome Pizza!! – This dive-y place on Sunset in Echo Park rules. I recommend the eggplant and marinated tomatoes pizza, which is topped with tons of garlic (don't go here before a date). Also, their garlic breadsticks are AMAZING. And, they have a great house salad with a tasty home-made Italian dressing. Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock and Pizza Buona in Echo Park are by far the best pizza places in Los Angeles.
The Best Pizza in LA!! – Pizza Buona has the best pizza in LA. The crust is cooked to perfection, the sauce it outa-this world, and it's very cheesy and yummy-licious! It's a tiny little dive-not really for eating in-mostly for take-out but if you don't mind a bit of a wait and a very urban-funky atmosphere you'll be fine. It seems like it's been there forever, I hear the ownership is kinda new but the secrets are old country. Great for a mid-week meeting with friends or take-out any time.
Excellent Pizza – Pizza Buona is a close second to Village Pizzeria on Larchmont, for being the best in Los Angeles. It is a completely different place, but demands respect for the food. Buona is friendly and family run, and they get it right all of the time. Great crust and cheese.
A close Number 2 to the trendy Larchmont Village Pizzeria, but very good.
BEST KEPT SECRET! – This is by far the best pizza place in town... you MUST check it out.
I recommend the Pizza Rustica!! Guaranteed you won't be disappointed... It's an EchoPark landmark
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