TIP: L'ANTICA PIZZERIA DA MICHELE

Looking for some quality pizza in Los Angeles? We know just the place!

The world renowned Italian Neapolitan pizzeria L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele will arrive in Los Angeles this Spring. The first U.S. location of the historic pizzeria featured in the film Eat Pray Love, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele islocated in the space which once held Hollywood’s beloved Café Des Artistes. With its unique design.

Zimone was inspired by Italian courtyards, which serve as central gathering points for locals. Guests are seated in “il cortile” the restaurant’s quintessential Hollywood garden surrounded by lush greenery, where they can watch pizzas being prepared in L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele’s signature stone oven through a glass encasing. Designed by Zimone—who even handcrafted much of the 3,000 square foot interior himself—the atmosphere is classic Italian meets modern Californian décor with blue and white tiles adorning the walls, and natural wood and Baltic stone incorporated throughout the terrace and interior. The space features two patios, a lounge with fireplace, interior seating, and much more. 

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L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele will serve traditional Neapolitan pizza, using the same recipes and importing the same ingredients used at its origin restaurant. Upon opening, head pizzaiolo Michele Rubini, who trained in Napoli, will serve the concept’s two classic pizzas, Marinara and Margherita, with plans to expand the menu with the location’s own unique twist in the future.

A few more details that are new: 

  • They will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and will be open late night

  • Will open with beer and wine; and then cocktails to follow 

  • Da Michele will also have a taverna (open date TBD) serving Italian fare, in addition to the pizzeria

  • The taverna chef is Antonio Giordano (formerly Terroni, Gjlena, and Gjusta)

Location: 1534 N McCadden Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90028