6 Great Pizza Places in Los Angeles
Is Los Angeles a pizza town? Forgive my zeal as a fresh convert, but Los Angeles is an everything town; search with any effort, it seems to me, and you’ll find most of the world’s cuisines rendered at least competently in a restaurant somewhere in this vast metro area.
The 22 Essential LA Pizzerias: Summer 2019
Zach Swemle and Marlee Blodgett’s roving Neapolitan-style pies have made a big impression on the local pizza scene.
Like A Chef Episode: The Secret to Perfecting Margherita Pizza
"Less is more on the Margherita." From the crispy outer crust to quality tomatoes, Chef-owner Zach Swemle of La Morra Pizzeria shares his secret to perfecting a classic Margherita.
Time Out Says: La Morra Pizzeria
A love of Neapolitan-style pizza—and each other—is what fuels La Morra Pizzeria. Well, that and a lot of wood.
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).
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.
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.