Here’s the situation: you’re with your friends in LA and suddenly find yourselves in need of a serious pizza fix. Don’t worry. It happens all the time, and there’s an easy solution. Just head over to Village Pizzeria in Larchmont Village, where you can all feast on the best pie in town in an ultra-casual environment. New Yorkers might believe that their slices are superior, but this joint gives its East Coast rivals a run for their money—in large part because of its gregarious owner, who grew up in Brooklyn and brought his native pizza traditions with him to California.
Grab an outside table with your pals and order a pitcher of your favorite brew, then make a toast to good times and settle in for a fun evening. Watching Larchmont hipsters stroll by will give you something to talk about as you prepare your stomachs for the impending wave of pizza perfection. When the food arrives, you’ll know immediately that the collection of Big Apple souvenirs is more than mere window-dressing. Show your friends you mean business as you add the perfect amount of crushed red chili flakes and parmesan. Dig into a slice of pepperoni, and take your time indulging in the superb blend of homemade sauce and crispy thin crust. Imported from Wisconsin, the mozzarella stretches for miles, so grab some extra napkins and don’t be afraid to get some on your shirt. This night is for sharing food and good company, no need for style points. The slices, heavy on the oil and garlic, taste like they’re straight from heaven.