Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pizza Napoli

Pizza Napoli seems to be a place of contradictions. The pizza is crispy, yet chewy; simple, yet complex; by the slice, instead of the whole pizza; small, yet filling.

The first thing you notice about Napoli's, is the place is really small. There are a few tables scattered throughout, but the long line of people gathered in a very small and cramped storefront is what grabs your attention. Pizza is generally bought by the slice, although whole pies can also be bought. The average slice is about 2/3 the size you find at Costco. Some pizzas have already been made and when you order your slice, they seem to only make cheese pizzas. If you want pepperoni, they scattered some pepperoni on then reheat the slice in the pizza oven.

The result? A very crispy crust on the bottom that delivers a definite crackle, the rest of the dough is wonderfully chewy. Nothing fancy here, you either order cheese pizza or pepperoni. You won't find a bunch of toppings here to mesmerize your taste buds; just clean simple flavors.

Napoli's is a great choice if you're in the area. Although certainly not a "destination" spot, you will definitely be happy you stopped by.

Pizza Napoli
8730 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90405
(310) 670-6279


Veronica said...

Sounds like it's definitely worth trying when in the area.

Vegasbuff said...


If you like the thinner crust type pizza, then I think you will definitely enjoy it. Great combination of crunchy and chewy crust at the same time.