Olio Pizzeria – Mushrooms Take Over

by Franklin on April 29, 2014


Pizza has been on my mind lately. I even dream that one day I will have a wood fire oven of my own in my back yard. My house would be small, but the backyard, pool and all will be spot on. “Pizza Party” would have a new meaning. Imagine everyone gets their own personal pizza with their own favorite toppings — perfected by my own dough of course. I’d fire it up in just minutes and the pizzas would come charred and fluffy every time. That is the dream. Pizza has always been a fascination of mine. When I heard Olio Pizzeria on 3rd makes a killer pizza, I had to try it.

Of course I had to get the Wild mushroom pizza with crispy prosciutto. Atop this beautiful pie were fire roasted mushrooms, slow roasted garlic, caramelized onions, and truffled cheese. The mushrooms alone make this pizza hefty. Every bite had a chunk of mushrooms — a mouth full. I appreciated the crispy prosciutto because, well, I love prosciutto, and every pizza needs shrooms and some kind of meat. The cheese was perfectly unctuous and delicious. Although the ingredients were top tier, the crust/dough needed some work. The char on the dough was missing, and the fluffy/chewy balance was just not there. It was a nice texture and had a good consistency though. The dough is the hardest part, and the difference from a good pizza and a spectacular pizza.

Olio was delicious nonetheless. The ingredients were on point and the little spot on the corner has a stance in Los Angeles. I’d say Olio has made a name for themselves as far as Los Angeles pizza goes. Just recently, you can even find Olio Pizzeria inside Grand Central Market in Downtown. Whether you are in West LA, or Downtown LA, you can get your Olio fix.

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