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

Pizza City Fest Los Angeles is returning to L.A. LIVE with a stellar lineup set to headline its highly anticipated second annual event taking 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 line-up 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.


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General Admission - $125

  • 1:00 p.m. entry
  • Unlimited beverages & pizza
  • Access to the "Collab Lab", Panel discussions, seminars and demos from the Nations' most respected pizzaiolos

VIP - $200

  • 12:00 p.m. entry (one hour before General Admission guests)
  • Unlimited beverages & pizza
  • Assorted salads & desserts
  • Access to the "Collab Lab"
  • Preferred seating at panel discussions, seminars and demos from the Nations' most respected pizzaiolos
  • VIP gift
  • Pizza City Fest VIP credential
  • Access to exclusive VIP lounge with seating

Group Discounts


Participating Pizzerias

  • Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co. (Boyle Heights)
  • Dtown Pizzeria (West Hollywood)
  • Fat Lip (Corona)
  • Fire & Wood Catering's Pizza Truck
  • Hail Mary (Atwater Village)
  • Hot Tongue (Silverlake)
  • Joe’s Pizza (West Hollywood)
  • L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele (Hollywood)
  • LaSorted’s (Silverlake)
  • Pi’ L.A. (DTLA)
  • Pizzana (West Hollywood)
  • Prime Pizza (Fairfax District)
  • Riip Beer & Pizza (Huntington Beach) + Heritage BBQ (San Juan Capistrano)
  • Slice & Pint (El Segundo)
  • Slice House By Tony Gemignani (Burbank)
  • 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)

The Collab Lab:

  • 12:30pm-2:30pm: La Parolaccia (Long Beach)
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm: Pizzeria Sei (Pico Robertson)

Panel Discussions and Demonstrations:

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
  • Daniele Uditi – Pizzana
  • 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

  • Apollonia’s Pizzeria (Mid-Wilshire)
  • Bagel & Slice (Highland Park)
  • Bettina (Santa Barbara)
  • Detroit Pizza Depot (DTLA)
  • Eataly (Century City)
  • Farina Pizza (Los Angeles)
  • Ghisallo (Santa Monica)
  • Gorilla Pies (Valley Village)
  • Jemma Pizzeria (Pacific Palisades)
  • Little Coyote (Long Beach)
  • Nonna Mercato (Long Beach)
  • Olivia Restaurant (Koreatown)
  • Ozzy’s New Haven Style Pizza (Glendale)
  • Pizzanista (Arts District)
  • Secret Pizza (El Sereno)
  • South Bay Pizza (Redondo Beach)
  • South End (West Hollywood)
  • Speak Cheezy (Long Beach)
  • Woodstock Farina Pizza Truck (Oxnard)
  • Desserts: Sweet Rose Creamery (Santa Monica)

Salads & Sides: Shin’s Pizza (Cypress Park)

Deserts: Levian Bakery (Larchmont), Sweet Rose Creamery (Santa Monica)

The Collab Lab:

  • 12:30pm-2:30pm: Petramale Pizza (Mar Vista)
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm: Ronan (Melrose District)

Panel Discussion & Demonstrations:

  • 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

Pizza City Fest Los Angeles proudly acknowledges the valuable contributions of its esteemed partners, who play a vital role in making this culinary event a success. Be sure to check out larger than life activations, dedicated bars, sampling and more from this year’s incredible partners including:

  • Pernod Ricard and its premium spirit’s including Código1530 Tequila, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Absolut Vodka
  • Coca-Cola
  • Boldyn Networks
  • Anheuser-Busch and its premium brews including Stella Artois and Golden Road Brewery
  • TABASCO® Brand
  • Surfas Culinary District
  • Ceresota Flour
  • Grande Cheese Company
  • Chef Works Inc.
  • Slice
  • Caruso Provisions
  • Escalon Tomatoes
  • Hyatt Vacation Club
  • Melissa’s Produce
  • ABM Industries
  • LA Magazine
  • Greco & Sons

For more information and updates on Pizza City Fest Los Angeles, be sure to visit: https://www.lalive.com/pizza-city-fest-la

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.

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