Slicin' It Up at Pizzanista!

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Resting proudly in DTLA's bustling art district lies a slice of Punk Rock / Skateboard heaven, Pizzanista!

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Founded in 2011 by skateboarding legend, Salman Agah, the eatery leaps above & beyond traditional pizzeria boundaries.

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The name Pizzanista! was inspired from The Clash's album Sandinista. In a feature with LA Magazine, Sal explained "We also liked that ‘nista' means to be a connoisseur of something. We thought it had a really good ring to it."

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Stacks on stacks of skateboarding books and magazines are made available for customers to dive into the culture that helped inspire the business. 

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We broke out the G Pen Elite before helping ourselves to the feast.

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As native Angelenos have doubts of a satisfactory burrito existing outside of the borders of this city engrained in our DNA, we can imagine so do New Yorkers have their doubts about finding a decent slice in Los Angeles. Luckily we have Pizzanista! here to do us proud.

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The kalamata olives really brought this pizza-by-the-slice to the next level. 

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Romaine & radicchio, cucumber, gabanzo beans, kalamata olives, pepperoni, red onion, ricotta salata, sopresesata, tomatoes, red wine vinaigrette... I introduce to you, The Spicy Chopped salad. FUEGO!

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It's always cool to see establishments you love & respect pay homage to the same roots in the underground that are so important and influential today.

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Pizzanista! has collaborated on custom pizza box designs with pro skaters, various companies within the skateboarding industry & even photographers, including Estevan Oriol, bringing his iconic "LA" fingers to the dinner table.

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For anyone fighting hunger while on a budget, day old slices are offered for just $1.

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So, the next time you're craving a pie, looking to catch up on some skateboard literature, or both, be sure to skate up to Pizzanista! and indulge.

DTLA Location: 2019 E. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Long Beach Location: 1837 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90813

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