The 24 Essential Los Angeles Pizzerias: 2018 Edition
One of Charleston’s best Neapolitan-style pizzerias has made a big impression on LA’s pizza scene.
This Mobile Pizzeria’s Clam Pie Is to Die For
Have pizza oven, will travel. That could well be the motto of La Morra Pizzeria, a portable wood-fired-pie outfit run by Charleston expats Zach Swemle and Marlee Blodgett.
LA Review: La Morra Pizzeria
Ask six different people for their thoughts on pizza in LA and you’ll get six different opinions. “It’s trash.” “It’s underrated.” “It’s weird that the deep dish here is so good.” There’s a lot of different pizza around town, and you’ve probably found one that makes you happy. Finding one that makes everyone happy is a little harder, but the pizza at La Morra comes close.
How Los Angeles Solves Its Pizza Problem
No one thinks of L.A. as a great pizza town. But a new breed of pizzaiolos are trying to change that with some unlikely new methods.
7 New Restaurants Where Passionate Pizzaioli Are Upping Their Pie Game
The ultimate blank canvas for chefs these days: charred, puffy dough. “Working with it keeps me on my toes,” says Zach Swemle, the chef behind mobile Neapolitan pizza outfit La Morra, which recently decamped from Charleston to Los Angeles.
8 Styles of Regional Pizza to Know, Love, and Cherish
Hand-stretched, wood oven-fired, with a chewy crust and a floppy center. Some spots stick to strict Italian standards, others veer more neo-Neopolitan, especially when it comes to toppings (think duck meatballs, tomatillos, and smoked salmon).
Countertop Oven that Cooks Pizza in Three Minutes With the Smart Oven Pizzaiolo
Chef Zach Swemle joined [KTLA 5] live with the world’s first indoor countertop pizza over that heats up to an unprecedented 750° F and can cook an authentic Neapolitan-style pizza in two minutes. Breville just launched their new Smart Oven Pizzzaiolo.
Snacky Tunes Profile
Chef Zach Swemle and Marlee Blodgett are the dynamic duo behind the beloved Neapolitan-inspired La Morra Pizzeria. The pair met in NYC, and decamped for Charleston, SC, where Zach built a mobile pizza oven from the bed of trailer. La Morra then developed a fast and dedicated following.
Expert Picks: Reitz’s Pizza Picks: La Morra
You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Reitz laments the day this former Charleston popup decamped for Los Angeles.
The LA Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Los Angeles
Wondering where you should be eating in Los Angeles right now? You’re in the right place. The Infatuation Hit List is your guide to the city’s best new restaurants.
Meet the Next Generation of Pitmasters Taking BBQ to New Heights
You might not think a pizza maker fits in the same category as barbecue pitmaster, but to me, it makes sense. I first met Zach Swemle when he moved to Charleston from New York two years ago.
Prepare to Say "Arrivederci" to La Morra Pizzeria
It was a fast and furious love affair. For what seems like just a season, La Morra Pizzeria, the roving wood burning oven, stole our hearts and sated our hunger. Alas, now they've crushed our dreams.