Pizzanista! brings seditiously delicious pizza to Southern California, made from fresh, all-natural ingredients. Founded in 2011 by legendary professional skateboarder Salman Agah, art consultant Price Latimer and her brother—investor Roby Latimer—Pizzanista! blends the historic flavor and thin-crust style of New York pizza with California’s abundance of fresh produce and small-batch ingredients. Family-owned and operated, Pizzanista! features traditional hand-tossed pizza dough made fresh daily using 200-year old sourdough cultures from Naples, hand-milled marinara sauce made from California tomatoes, innovative pizza toppings and farm-fresh salads. Dine in, take out, delivery and pizza by the slice are available.
Pizzanista! recruited renowned chef, pizza maestro and friend, Steve Samson (of Sotto), to help develop its distinctive homemade recipes. Dedicated to serving only the highest-quality, fresh ingredients, Pizzanista! strives to use locally-grown produce and humanely-raised meats whenever possible. Creative and irreverent weekly specials are available (including the infamous Macaroni & Cheese Pizza on Sundays), as well as vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Pizzanista! has established itself as a beacon of celebratory, imaginative, unpretentious dining. The flagship pizzeria is located in a pre-World War I building in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, next door to Tony’s Saloon, amidst warehouses, taco trucks, artist studios and residential lofts. In 2015, Pizzanista! opened its second location in a renovated 1911 Craftsman bungalow in the Hellman Street/Craftsman Historic District of Long Beach. The owners of Pizzanista! are firm believers in the potential of these vibrant and eclectic neighborhoods, having lived in the Arts District since 2004 and Long Beach since 2015.
Pizzanista! has been featured in esteemed national and international press outlets such as VOGUE, GQ, The History Channel, The Food Network, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Lucky Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Time Out, VICE Munchies: Chefs’ Night Out, Buzzfeed, Grubstreet, Thrillist, Eater LA, Complex Magazine, Refinery 29, Grind Magazine (Japan), Ollie Magazine (Japan), Popeye Magazine (Japan) and Slider Magazine (Japan).
Pizzanista! has hosted guest chef nights and artistic collaborations with world-renowned artists, brands and athletes such as Vans, Patagonia, Nike, Volcom, Mark Gonzalez, Christian Hosoi, Glen E. Friedman, Estevan Oriol, Mister Cartoon, Steve Caballero, Neckface, Printed Matter Inc., The Hundreds, The Berrics, Rob Dyrdek’s Street League, Girl/Chocolate Skateboards, Thrasher Magazine, Deathwish Skateboards, Deus EX Machina, Brothers Marshall, Keep-A-Breast Foundation, Our Open Road and more.