Tomato Pie Pizza Joint in Silver Lake (with another location on Melrose) is New York Style Pizza made to order and served up fast in a friendly, low-key environment. The ingredients are super fresh, hot and delicious and the crust is incredible. You eat on the patio, sharing tables with other diners—which would be fine if the tables weren’t circular. You’re sort of forced to lean over to talk to your dining companions, while staring deeply into the eyes of unknown fellow patrons. It’s not that bad, though, and the food makes up for it. Some of the best pizza in Los Angeles, it’s reasonably priced, and there are two old-timey stoves that double as condiment counters on the patio. Open the breadbox and find shakers of Romano, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes. YUM! It’s very fun and laid-back. Check out both locations along with menu options online at www.tomatopiepizzajoint.com.
August 14, 2010