The Best Pizza in LA, HANDS DOWN: This place is the quintessential "hole in the wall" joint, where you can eat a slice while standing up at the counter, and only about four people can stand around comfortably.
But the staff is friendly as heck, and the food is worth any wait you endure (which almost never happens, btw).
The pizza is spectacularly good, handmade down to the sauce, which is rich with garlic and herbs. The crust is PERFECT - chewy, not too thin, and flavorful. Even people who don't eat the crust eat every single morsel of this amazing pie.
Their other entrees are also top notch - particularly their calzones, their chicken parmigiana, and the lasagna.
The only down side to this place is that it's cash only, but you can grab some dough from the ATM at Bob's Market next door.
I used to live around the corner from this place and we'd eat there once a week. Now I live in Inglewood, and my wife sends me over the hill to get this pie for her every once in a while, because nothing else compares to it.
If you've spent most of your life eating tastless, greasy, lifeless chain pizza like Papa John's and Pizza Hut, you owe it to your tastebuds to head to the Coop. No other pizza in LA can compare, and those expat New Yawkers yearning for something that tastes like home - head to the Coop.