Pleasing Pizza…


Good pizza is tough to find in Los Angeles.

Spoken like a true New Yorker who can grab a great slice around the corner from home in NYC.

Our only nearby alternative in west LA is a sad, dried out, oregano laden Domino’s…we order only in times of utter desperation.

While living in Coronaville I am always on the lookout for a fabulous curbside takeout.

After a beach excursion last Saturday we headed to West Hollywood, placing an online order before hitting the highway.

La Morra is a new pizza place on West 3rd Street.

The curbside pick up window makes things quick and easy.

There are numerous appealing choices and we went white for our first foray.

The team of Zach Swemle and Marlee Blodgett met in 2013 at NYC’s Mission Cantina where Swemle was executive chef and Blodgett was part of the front of the house team.

Pizza was part of the attraction.

Marlee had a long history with pizza through her father’s 20 year tenure with California Pizza Kitchen and Zach had spent his early 20s in San Francisco, cooking and refining his pizza skills as sous chef at Pizzeria Delfina.

It was meant to be.

They spent time in Italy and then earned their reputation in Charleston, South Carolina developing a recipe for a naturally leavened dough.

In 2016, Zach built a mobile wood-fired pizza oven from the bed of his trailer, even finishing tiles by hand.

They put it all together and moved to Los Angeles in 2017.


We ordered the Funghi pizza with oyster mushroom, fontina, shallot, parsley, chili, panna and olive oil ($20).

Our other selection was the Patate with Yukon golds, raclette, rosemary, panna, black pepper and parmigiano ($20).

The Neopolitan pizzas are light and flavorful and the bubbly, airy, just-charred crust is fabulous.

They have a few cute tables outside so we sat and feasted as no one was around.

One pizza and a salad definitely feeds two, but sampling is so much fun.

There are seven other red pizza choices along with a Vegan Pepperoni.


I really enjoyed the Little Gem Caesar. The lettuce was crisp the Parmesan delish, crinchy homemade croutons and the Caesar dressing excellent ($10.50).

For a delightful gourmet pizza and a tantalizing salad definitely try La Morra and take some outstanding frozen pizzas and noteworthy products home.

La Morra Pizzeria 8022 West 3rd West Hollywood, California  Open Wednesday-Saturday, 4pm to 9pm and Sundays 12pm-8pm.


MENU

MARGHERITA

tomato, mozzarella di bufala, basil, olive oil

$19.00

NAPOLI

tomato, anchovy, caper, garlic, oregano, chili, basil, olive oil

$16.00

CINQUE FORMAGGI

tomato, fontina, pecorino, caciocavallo, mozzarella, parmigiano, garlic, chili, oregano

$19.00

SALSICCIA

tomato, fennel sausage, pickled guindilla peppers, mozzarella, parmigiano, basil

$21.00

BIANCO

ricotta, pickled guindilla peppers, oregano, garlic, shallot, panna

$19.00

PEPPERONI

tomato, pepperoni, mozzarella, parmigiano, chili, garlic, oregano

$20.00

PATATE

yukon golds, raclette, rosemary, panna, black pepper, parmigiano

$20.00

CAVOLO ROSSO

tomato, lacinato kale, pickled guindilla peppers, confit garlic, shallot, basil, chili, oregano (vegan)

$19.00

FUNGHI

oyster mushroom, fontina, shallot, parsley, chili, panna, olive oil

$20.00

TMNT

tomato, pepperoni, oyster mushroom, anchovy, basil, caciocavallo, mozzarella

$21.00

VEGAN PEPPERONI

tomato, organic plant based pepperoni, vegan mozzarella, vegan parmigiano, chili, garlic, oregano

$21.00

ANTIPASTI AND SALADS

MARINATED OLIVES

castelvetrano, leccino, and moroccan oil cured olives, citrus, fennel, garlic

$7.00

GIARDINIERA

pickled carrots, cipollini onions, cauliflower, and guindilla peppers, calabrian chilis

$6.50

TRICOLORE

arugula, radicchio, parmigiano, lemon vinaigrette

$9.00

little gems, wood fired garlic croutons, parmigiano, chive, anchovy caesar dressing

$10.50

SIDES

CREME FRAICHE RANCH (3 OZ)

We had to do it: house made creme fraiche ranch, aioli, dill, chive, onion, dill pollen. For your crust.

CALABRIAN CHILI CRISP (3 OZ)

Our take on chili crisp: fried chili de Arbol, Sicilian hot and Guajillo chilis, extra virgin olive oil, fennel, onion, fried garlic. For your crust.

$2.50

SUNDAYS ONLY

Next available Sunday 12:00 pm

FLORENTINE

Eggs florentine but make it La Morra: oven roasted organic tomatoes, spinach, gruyere, parm, organic farm egg

$21.00

PURGATORIO

Basically Italian Shakshuka: spicy tomato sauce, 2 farm organic eggs, pecorino romano, parsley

$21.00

PROSCIUTTO AND EGG

Croque Madame tastes better on pizza: prosciutto di parma, gruyere, mozzarella, organic farm egg, chive

$22.00

 

FROZEN PIZZA

FROZEN MARGHERITA

Our naturally leavened, wood fired pizza re-imagined, packaged, and frozen for your at home enjoyment using all of the ingredients and techniques that you know and love. Cooks in your home oven in …

$16.00

Our naturally leavened, wood fired pizza re-imagined, packaged, and frozen for your at home enjoyment using all of the ingredients and techniques that you know and love. Cooks in your home oven in …

$16.00

Our naturally leavened, wood fired pizza re-imagined, packaged, and frozen for your at home enjoyment using all of the ingredients and techniques that you know and love. Cooks in your home oven in …

$16.00

Our naturally leavened, wood fired pizza re-imagined, packaged, and frozen for your at home enjoyment using all of the ingredients and techniques that you know and love. Cooks in your home oven in …

$16.00

GOODS

LA MORRA CHILI OIL (8 OZ)

La Morra Calabrian chili oil

$11.00

La Morra’s preferred organic extra virgin olive oil

$9.00

Low stock

LA MORRA CHILI FLAKE (4 OZ)

La Morra hand crushed arbol chili flake

$9.00

La Morra’s take on Calabrian chili crisp with fried chili de Arbol, Sicilian hot and Guajillo chilis, extra virgin olive oil, fennel, onion, fried garlic

$14.00

COCA-COLA DE MEXICO (12 OZ)

$3.00

CORSA KOLA (12 OZ)

Varied notes of kolanut, citrus, spice

$4.00

Varied notes of oranges, florals and aromatics

$4.00

$3.00

SAN PELLEGRINO LIMONATA

$3.00

SANBITTER (3.4 OZ)

Think of this as nonalcoholic Campari: bitter-herbal, with a touch of sweetness from cane sugar.

$2.50

$5.00
La Morra Pizzeria

 

 

 

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