Truffle Pizza from WildCraft Sourdough in Culver City
There's always a new pizza place in town in L.A., which is good for the eternal pizza maven in me. I've probably had 800 Degrees more than 10 times now, Sotto more than 20, and probably half a dozen occasions of Hollywood Pies. The last version is arguable the only legitimate Chicago-style deep dish pizza available in Los Angeles. WildCraft opened quietly a few months ago in Culver City, on a stretch that doesn't really need any more restaurants, but also doesn't have a stand-out pizzeria in a vein of Pizzeria Mozza.
WildCraft did a rather modern, refreshing build out of the former Le Saint Amour space that evokes something of a mix between Chego (which is more casual) and Flour & Water (in San Francisco's Mission District). The pizzas are made in a wood-fired oven that's visible from the Culver Blvd. side of the restaurant, which makes the high bar-style seating along the middle of the restaurant an appealing place to sit. They've also adopted these elevated marble table trays that allow for more room, and a place to put things like water glasses, extra plates, and even pizzas if one dares.
9725 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232