Pizza City Fest Los Angeles Brings 40+ Pizzerias and More to L.A. LIVE, April 27-28, 2024

The 2nd annual event announces 13 new participating pizzerias, The Collab Lab and an outstanding lineup of panel discussions and demos

Pizza City Fest Los Angeles is thrilled to announce the stellar lineup set to headline its highly anticipated second annual event. Scheduled to take place on April 27-28, 2024, at the iconic L.A. LIVE – nestled in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles' Sports and Entertainment District – this two-day celebration promises an unparalleled experience for pizza aficionados.

Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to savor the delectable offerings from Southern California's premier pizza artisans, all conveniently located in one central hub. Pizza City Fest Los Angeles will celebrate the Southland’s pizza landscape, showcasing the diverse and exceptional talents of the region's top pizza makers.

Emmy and 13-time James Beard Award-winning food reporter Steve Dolinsky has curated another stellar list of pizza makers spanning Southern California – from Santa Barbara to San Diego – adding 13 new entries to the full lineup this year.

In addition to the formidable list of participating pizzerias, Pizza City Fest Los Angeles has assembled an incredible lineup of chefs, authors and experts who will share both their knowledge and love of pizza in a series of panel discussions and demonstrations throughout the weekend.

The event is also pleased to bring back The Collab Lab, featuring one-off collaborations for two hours each day, pairing up chefs, farms or artisan producers with smaller pizza makers. In addition to unlimited pizza, tickets also include sides and desserts.

“We’re thrilled to be back in L.A. for our 2nd annual Pizza City Fest!” said Founder Steve Dolinsky. “The pizza scene in Southern California continues to heat up, and so while we’ve brought back a number of the most popular pizzerias from last year, we’ve also found 13 new additions with styles ranging from artisan to Detroit to NYC slices. Our speaker series also brings some of the best-in-class dough pros to L.A. LIVE to share their expertise and students from C-CAP will once again be helping out these chefs during the day as they prepare, bake and serve pizzas straight from the oven.”

Once again, the official charitable partner is Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). The nonprofit provides culinary, job and life skills to more than 22,000 underserved middle and high school students annually. It offers culinary-and-wellness curriculum as well as an integrated approach to employment in the food industry through apprenticeships, college and career advising, job shadows and higher-education scholarships.


American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, January 17 at 10am local time through Friday, January 19 at 9:59am local time. The general public on-sale is January 19, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. and tickets for Pizza City Fest Los Angeles start at $125.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: or call 1-877-234-8425.

Participating Pizzerias
*denotes new this year

Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co. (Boyle Heights)
Dtown Pizzeria (W. Hollywood)
*Fat Lip (Corona)
Fire & Wood Catering (Mobile Truck)
*Hail Mary (Atwater Village)
*Hot Tongue (Silver Lake)
*Joe’s Pizza (W. Hollywood)
L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele (Hollywood)
*La Parolaccia (Long Beach)
LaSorted’s (Silver Lake)
Pizzana (W. Hollywood)
*Pizzeria Sei (Pico Robertson)
Prime Pizza (L.A.)
Riip Beer & Pizza (Huntington Beach) with Heritage BBQ (San Juan Capistrano)
Slice & Pint (El Segundo)
Slice House by Tony Gemignani (Thousand Oaks)
Tribute (San Diego)
*Triple Beam Pizza (Echo Park)
Truly Pizza (Dana Point)
Two Doughs Pizza Co. (Agoura Hills)

Salads: Ronan (Melrose District)

Desserts: Lei’d Cookies (Culver City) and Kinrose Creamery (Smorgasburg)


2:00 p.m.: “The Dough Whisperers”
Tony Gemignani - Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco; Slice House, various locations; Author, “The Pizza Bible”
Sarah Minnick - Lovely’s Fifty Fifty, Portland, OR
Moderated by Karen Palmer - L.A. Contributing Food Editor, SF Gate

3:00 p.m. “Making Perfectly Good If Not Exceptionally Delicious Pizza at Home”
Noah Galuten - “Don’t Panic Pantry” on YouTube; Author, “The Don’t Panic Pantry Cookbook”

Participating Pizzerias
*denotes new this year

Apollonia’s Pizzeria (Mid-Wilshire)
Bagel + Slice (Highland Park)
Bettina (Santa Barbara)
Cosa Buona (Echo Park)
*Detroit Pizza Depot (DTLA)
Eataly (Century City)
*Farina Pizza (Koreatown)
Fatty Mart (Mar Vista)
Ghisallo (Santa Monica)
Gorilla Pies (Valley Village)
Little Coyote (Long Beach)
*Nonna Mercato (Long Beach)
Olivia Restaurant (Koreatown)
Ozzy’s New Haven Style (Glendale)
*Pizzanista (Arts District)
Ronan (Melrose District)
Schellz Pizza Co. (Inglewood)
*Secret Pizza (El Sereno)
South End (W. Hollywood)
Speak Cheezy (Long Beach)

Desserts: Sweet Rose Creamery (Santa Monica)


2:00 p.m. “How to Rev Up Your Home Pizza Game”
Daniel Holzman - Danny Boy’s Pizza, DTLA

3:00 p.m. “Eating With Your Eyes: Pizza as Art in the Age of Social Media”
Justin DeLeon, Apollonia’s Pizzeria (Mid-Wilshire)
Ines Glaser, Lupa Cotta Pizza & Dough (L.A.)
Moderated by Luca Servodio – The L.A. Food Podcast & The L.A. Countdown

About Pizza City Fest

Pizza City Fest was created in 2022 by Steve Dolinsky – a 13-time James Beard Award-winning food reporter, and currently “The Food Guy” at NBC 5 Chicago. He’s written two books on the subject, launched a weekly tour business, produces and hosts a bi-monthly podcast and is now taking the next logical step – creating a series of pizza festivals with three objectives in mind: showcase a region’s unsung pizza artisans; educate and inform the public on how to make better pizza at home and what goes into great pizza; finally, to give back to the community through charitable partnerships. The first Pizza City Fest in Chicago brought together 40 of the region’s best pizza makers for two days of pizza making and appreciation all in one location in Summer 2022. In Spring of 2023, Pizza City Fest Los Angeles debuted with over 40 unique pizzerias from San Francisco to San Diego to a sell-out crowd.

About L.A. LIVE

L.A. LIVE is a vibrant 4 million square foot entertainment complex located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. It is a place that truly captures the essence of the city's lively and dynamic atmosphere. L.A. LIVE offers a wide array of entertainment options, including world-class music venues, sports arena, restaurants, and hotels. It is located adjacent to Arena and the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring The Novo, a 2,300 capacity live music venue, Peacock Theater, a 7,100-seat live theater, a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" destination (featuring The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE hotels and 224 luxury condominiums – The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE – all in a single tower), the 14-screen Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE theater, broadcast facilities for ESPN along with entertainment, residential, restaurant and office space.

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