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Pitfire Pizza, Downtown LA


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We frequent Pitfire Pizza for two reasons: good food and location. It is essentially a stone's throw away from our building, and even better, the restaurant offers a "buy-ten-meals-and-the-11th-is-free" program. What's even better that is they gave cards with 9 stamps to all the new building tenants. Its motto, "the crust you can trust" implies that they have great pizza. It also serves up pasta, panini sandwiches, soups and salads. Ironically, however, my favorite dish there is only available in the fall and winter seasons.

That dish is the Short Ribs with Pappardelle. Given my affinity to short ribs, it was an easy pick for me. It's short ribs braised in a red wine sauce, served over fresh pappardelle pasta and topped with grana padano cheese. Simple, yet complex, a perfect marriage of flavor from the beef, wine and cheese. Although the pasta primarily serves as a filler, it is actually quite tasty and cooked to al dente perfection.

Another fall/winter special that I highly recommend is the Chicken and Mushroom Linguine. It's grilled chicken, various types of mushroom tossed in a porcini cream sauce. It is also an excellent choice that won't disappoint. Another must have from Pitfire is their Jumbo Chocolate Chunk Cookie - a gianormous, gooey, rich, decadent, chocolate treat.

Is Pitfire really the crust you can trust? I don't know, but I can tell you that the special pastas are great. Come early because the line forms fast during the lunch rush hour.

Pitfire Pizza, 108 W. 2nd Street, Los Angeles