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Masa of Echo Park Bakery & Cafe
Pizza Restaurant$$
Today 8:00 am – 12:00 am
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1800 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
1800 Sunset BlvdUSCALos Angeles90026
(213) 989-1558
$$Pizza Restaurant, Italian Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Cafe
Bakery
Vegan Restaurant
Dessert Shop
Today 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 12:00 amSaturday 8:00 am – 12:00 amSunday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
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Family-run pizzeria turns out Chicago-style, deep-dish pies with vegan options, plus bread pudding.- Google
People talk about deep dish pizza, bread pudding, manchego salad, chocolate croissant bread and sweet italian sausage
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Jen H
reviewed 2 weeks ago
I finally dined in and the pizza is even better freshly served to ME, ME, ME (hence 4 to 5 stars)!!! The restaurant is a lot more casual than I expected, so you can come dressed up or down. They don't take reservation, unless you have a big party since the restaurant is mainly set up for party of fours. Call ahead if you and your friends are having a pizza party! This restaurant is known for their deep dish pizza as my waitress told that the owner is from Chicago and the pizza is very, very authentic. I would order the pizza ahead of time because it takes approximately 45 minutes for it to bake. Tonight, I ordered 'The Traditional' (Sausage with Mushrooms) because it is always a good idea to start of with the Basic and I've been craving for it every since my last visit! If you order the large pizza, it can feed 6 girls or 4 guys. The price difference is not much, so I would always opt out for the large to take leftovers home. This pizza has tons of tomato chunks in every bite and the top layer of sausage is just a delight! Imagine....layer of sausage on top, slices of mushrooms underneath with the support of tomato chunks, and the crust that holds it all together! Yum!!! My friends that hate tomatoes had to bow down and admit that this was a damn good pizza! I was in a party of four and we ordered the Pizza, Cesar salad, Artichoke dip, and the Bread pudding. Everything was devoured except 3 slices of pizza! Their Cesar is big enough to split and it's well made with every single romaine lettuce covered with dressing, but not too heavy. The Artichoke dip was great as well. It wasn't the typical blended Artichoke dip; it was a good hearty Artichoke dip with pieces of Artichoke that you can actually see! The loaf of bread that came with it was warm and fresh, plus! And last but not least, the bread pudding! It came out like a slice of pie and it was warm and gooey....besides the pizza, their bread pudding is a rockstar at Masa! Get it!!! Overall, a great meal. Want to know a secret? We also finished 2 bottles of wine we brought ourselves with NO CORK FEE! Super plus! Service was awesome, but parking is a pain. Once again, the streets of LA loves to challenge me to find parking. There's some meter for 2-hours or 1-hour on Sunset Blvd, so pay attention. Street parking is free after 8pm for the most part, but it's harder to find parking as the night goes on...till next time!
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Matt Jafarzadeh
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Female server caused a scene over an id with an expired drivers license, but the photo I'd was not expired ( two separate dates). The restaurant needs to train their servers how to read id cards.
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Sebastian Hackett
reviewed 4 months ago
The best deep dish pizza in Los Angeles, and the staff is awesome too!
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Alec Rojas
reviewed 2 months ago
Wow. Maybe the best deep dish pizza in the city that REALLY gets what a deep dish is supposed to be. Excellent pasta dishes. They have their own beer here and it is definitely worth a pour. The line can be absurd at times and the deep dish pizzas do take a good chunk of time to get ready. But that's no problem because it is all worth the wait. Definitely a neighborhood classic.
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Keith Bradbury
reviewed a year ago
I am a very big pizza lover. I've been around the world and have made it my mission to try and eat the best pizza in each city I've visited. When I mentioned this to my family in LA they instantly said Masa. I love deep dish pizza. It's something very hard (or impossible) to find in most countries so I was very excited when we walked in to Masa and I saw the pizza pie's on customers tables. They looked great. Wonderful depth, great size, and they looked perfectly sloppy. However, after waiting 1h5m for our pizza to arrive I was a little disappointed. The dough was more akin to a savoury pie dough, it lacked salt, and it wasn't "bready" enough. It was too dry and it appeared overcooked, but I don't think that was the case. I just think their dough recipe is not very good. I didn't ask for details on oven temperature etc but I suspect they know what they are doing; it's just that they don't want a more bready dough. Whilst it is hard to combine deep dish and a softer more bready dough, it is very difficult. The sauce was delicious, but the sausage had been cooked on top of the pizza (as in, on top of the cheese) and as such it had gone rather hard. I wish the sausage has been in the pizza, mixed in with the cheese and tomato. That would have been far tastier. Finally, my wife tried to order a thin crust pizza with an additional ingredient. Turns out they don't allow modifications, not even if it's the addition of spinach. That's fair enough, but the waitress then suggested that she could bring a side of spinach with the pizza. Great idea! But that was going to be a giant bowl of spinach and it would be chargeable as a side dish, not the $2 per ingredient for pizza toppings. I asked the waitress to bring a very small side of spinach, $2 worth in fact, so that we could simply put it on top of the pizza. Again, that was a no go. It may be a policy not to allow customers to change the pizza's, but a small plate of spinach wouldn't have been difficult. Overall, this may be the best deep dish pizza in LA, but it's not amazing. It was good, for sure, but I would suggest that the 2 hour drive south to San Diego would yield more satisfaction if you visit Asaggio for a much better deep dish pizza.
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Richard Klopfenstein
reviewed a year ago
Masa is a great pizza place to have a casual night out with friends. It's often busy because it's so popular with the residents of Echo Park. You will wait a while if you have a large group (5 or more) on Friday or Saturday night. Be sure to call them beforehand. The pizza is awesome! And it's one of the cheapest places a group with five or more can eat at. Often, our group of six will get 2 large deep dish pizzas, be fully fed and only spend about $8 - 9 each (including tip). Be prepared to wait 45 minutes for a deep dish pizza. They start cooking it as soon as you order. That's just how long deep dish takes. Overall, it's an awesome place to go, and I take all my non-LA friends when they visit. It's exactly the charming, local pizzeria that people want to live near.
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