The thing about this location specifically is that it is special. Unless you know where it is, you wont find it. Once you walk down a brick corridor and into the small hole in the wall restaurant, you understand that this place must be special because it is little more than a kitchen, a cash register, bar seating and a smattering of tables.
The place looks like something you would find in The Bronx, and the people working there look the part. Acting the part however is a different story, they buck the trend. They are exceedingly nice and respectful of the fact that kids are there.
The ordering process is different too. There are no sizes to pizza's and when you order your pie, it is not written down on ANYTHING. Once you finish your meal, you tell the cashier (the person who happens to be closest to the register when you walk up, whomever that may be) what you had, and they charge you accordingly.
The food is second to none. I have never had a better pizza. Period. The remarkable thing is that the experience doesn't stop there. This location specifically is around the corner from the new William Morris/Endeavor headquarters. That said, it is customary to find a television personality or two dining with their agents or friends.
While we were there, Martin Sheen and Adam Arkin (Both West Wing Alum) dining at the next table. It was low key until my five-year-old said "Daddy, those look like some men from that TV show." They both looked, I apologized, and they were both very gracious, saying hello, and chatting with us for a bit.
It is not only the food that is transcendant, but the overall experience that puts this pizzeria on my list of must visits every time Im in LA.