Flame Pizzeria

4.8
92 reviews
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Flame Pizzeria is an upscale wood-fired pizzeria featuring Neapolitan pizza. The pizzas are baked in a 700 degree stone oven in full view of all guests. Merrill Shindler of "The Daily News" calls Flame "the best pizza in the Valley." The Los Angeles Times says Flame Pizzeria is "the best pizza in Los Angeles" and Eater LA states, "Flame Pizzeria is in the top 20 restaurants in all of The San Fernando Valley."

Great food, delicious craft beers, a master sommelier-chosen wine selection, matched with impeccable service and a warm inviting ambiance is what the award winning chef/owner strives for every evening.
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TM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT pizza - our favorite is the Blanco with marinara sauce added. I rarely drink beer but I make an exception for the Mango Hefeveisen at Flame.

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RP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On the Value Rating: They said that we could substitute one topping on our pizza, but charged us for both - the ingredient that we left off AND the ingredient that we substituted. Not nice.

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UB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Resteraunt is a quaint small neighborhood pizzeria. Menu is small, primarily pizza with a few apps. I thought the apps were pricy for what you got. The ceasar salad was excellent, pizza was fabulous, our server Nono was very friendly and never let our drinks get low, and our party of 7 had a good time. Looking forward to going back.

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r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always consistent and the service friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

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MR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Primer menu by the Chef. Outstanding !

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g
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We introduced some friends to the restaurant.
They loved it. The sliders are excellent.

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LG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party and were accommodated well. Love this place. Food and service are excellent

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place

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BD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pizza in the valley. Salads and cake are all amazing.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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MN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pizza is great. Don’t expect your normal North America fast food versions. It’s quality pizza. Apps are small and in the expensive side.
Service is excellent - always very pleasant and helpful. Will be back for more pizza in future. Been a couple of times already. Thanks

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was flames! I would absolutely recommend Flame to friends and family alike.

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M
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food great service fine evening

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E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Tony, the host, was a big reason for our great experience. He greeted us with genuine, positive energy and even got us started with water. He then made sure we were taken care of with our drink and salad order since our server was busy with a large party. Once our server took over, she was wonderful as well.
The food was so good! My wife and I are both pizza and beer “snobs” but this place hit the mark on both! Richard, the owner and chef, even came over to our table to welcome us and see how we enjoyed our meal.
We highly recommended this place and we will definitely be back!

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BF
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, wonderful service.

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H
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service! When we walked in they had our table reserved. Food was great, loved the thousand layer potatoes. Pizza was great too although we ordered two that were fairly similar, would probably switch it up next time. Cute little gem in an unassuming location.

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i
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The arugula salad was outstanding. Could have eaten a second one! the 2 pizzas were delicious. Highly recommend for a delicious, casual pizza and salad dinner.

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RM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner Richard is the star of the show. What a class act. Creates a super warm atmosphere where good food, comfort and customer service are obviously paramount. It was my first time there and I definitely will be back.

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p
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Delicious Experience As Usual!! We LOVE this place!!

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EM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and amibience at Flame Pizzeria was exceptional. The pizza’s are handcrafted and served hot fresh from the wood burning oven, which is manned by the owner and head chef. The host and servers were friendly and on top of things. The restaurant is warmly lit with string lights and the seating areas are cozy and intimate. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and will definitely be back .

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JD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flame is great. Open Table (OT) not so much. Tried to get a reservation for 7 at 7pm OT said nothing available for 2 1/2 hours. I called got a reservation from the owner Richard. I told Richard I was told by OT that there was nothing available. Richard called OT and was told that OT messed up and I would get 1,000 points for the screw-up. I did not get the points. If I was not a regular at Flame, Richard and Flame might have missed out on a large party.

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r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I have been going there for a few years now and we have never been disappointed. The food is delicious and more importantly always consistent. From the Thousand Layer Potatoes and amazing Caesar Salad with the house made dressing and seasoned croutons to the wonderfully fresh Pizzas, named after family members, the Lily, Lindsey, Nana and Richie ! Great place for any occasion and very nicely priced.

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RS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've eaten here several times, after being told about Flame by a friend. I've since introduced it to friends of mine. All the food is great, the beer selection is relatively small but covers a good range, and the one dessert they serve is to die for...amazing! Flame is the kind of place where you feel comfortable hanging out, taking your time eating and enjoying another drink or two after eating as you chat with whoever you're with, unrushed with nobody hassling you to head out so they can turn over the table. The staff are casual, friendly and efficient. Richard makes killer pizzas...the dough is delicious and fired-up in his impressive oven to pure perfection. I am very, very, very fussy about my pizzas. I've had them in Italy, France, Spain, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and elsewhere. Certainly there are different styles in different places but, simply put, Richard's pizzas are as good as any! I need to add that he is also a super guy...very affable, passionate about what he does, friendly to all, and very chill (and has great music taste...I always love his Pandora selection)! So, if you have not tried Flame, you owe it to yourself to do so. Who would have thought that one could find pizzas of this quality, in a little strip mall in Reseda, from a chef as good as this gent?! By the way, the oven-roasted veggies and the baked thin layers of potato and cheese are great to start with. May Flame's fires keep burning!

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i
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great as usual

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great.

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S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pizza not just in the valley, but among the best in LA -- authentic, amazing crusts, great ingreadients, handmade -- just excellent all around.

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t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, the staff is friendly, and I will return. If you enjoy craft beer and handmade pizza this is the place. I also liked the fact the noise level was low enough that we could have a conversation.

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s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really cool place where you my might not expect it. Amazing pizza crust

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l
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice little place food was good. Even thou it lists pizza do not think it has pasta because it does not. Good app's and pizza. Limited menu, which I like not 10 pages of basically the same thing. Was on the tv shoe Burrows Bite's on KTLA. We live in Valencia and would make the drive back there again.

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BA
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Read about Flame and wanted to try it. Took my son there Sunday night. The pizza oven dominates the restaurant. The chicken starter was great, and the pizza was one of the best I've had.

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DE
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! I couldn't recommend Flame Pizzeria more to anyone looking for some of the best pizza they've eaten in their lives. The pizza is what drew us there, as we'd read a number of reviews noting how spectacular it is, but what will bring us back are the people. Every single member of the staff with whom we interacted was friendly, warm, and most important, happy to be there. It was so delightful to spend an hour in a restaurant with people who are just in a great mood. It speaks volumes about the culture and atmosphere cultivated by the owner, Richard, who also proved himself to be a warm and gracious host.

The pizza lived up to the hype - We tried the Richie and the Lindsey, and there wasn't a bad bite in the bunch. We also tried a couple of starters, the Thousand Layer Potatoes and the Lemon Garlic Chicken, both of which could have served as entrees on their own, and both of which were delicious. We're very much looking forward to our next visit to Flame Pizzeria!

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JL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best pizza we’ve had in years, great service, and the owner/chef is wonderful !

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SK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Pizza and the Potato appetizer is out of this world!!!!

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DA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down the best pizza not only in the valley but southern california. Only wish this place was open for lunch, too!

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NB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! We recently moved nearby and it's our favorite neighborhood spot. Really great food, great staff, amazing vibes!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always so much fun and DELICIOUS to visit Flame. The staff is so friendly and efficient - they always make you feel welcome and comfortable. The food is to die for. Richard's wood oven pizzas are the best ANYWHERE. If you haven't visited Flame, go and see what you've been missing!

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H
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this neighborhood Gem.
The food is amazing.
Our favorite place in the Valley.

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SK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flame makes a great pizza but the winner is the layered potato appetizer

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NB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! Amazing food, wonderful vibe, we'll be back soon.

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MS
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

By far, the best pizza in the West San Fernando Valley. I love the crust. All the toppings are well-crafted. Nothing is greasy. Try the mushrooms-best ever! We also enjoy the craft beer selection. Great neighborhood place.

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