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The Best Pizza In LA Is Made By A Mexican In A Parking Lot On The Back Of His Truck

Food & Drink By O. DELGADO
The Best Pizza In LA Is Made By A Mexican In A Parking Lot On The Back Of His Truck

The only street pizza in LA is also the best pizza in LA, made by a Mexican, in a parking lot, on the back of his pick up truck.

You hit up any restaurant, anywhere, Chinese, Mediterranean, Italian, and who is in the kitchen making the food? Mexicans. We do it all, and we do it well.

The best chef in the world? Mexicana. Gold-medalists at the Culinary World Cup? Mexico. And now, turns out, the best pizza is made by, yes, a Mexican.

 

 
 
 
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The famous pizza man Elio ???????????????? big boss!

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Eleodoro Lopez has been making pizza for the past 13 years, he actually learned how to make pizza in Italy.

 

 
 
 
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Every night, after he gets off from his day job, Elio sets up shop, usually in an empty lot on Sunset Boulevard (you have to follow him on Instagram @elios.wood.fire.pizza to find out exactly where). As soon as the tent goes up, the line starts forming...and usually stretches down the block.

 

 
 
 
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Thank you everyone that came out tonight ???? it was an epic night. See you guys soon!

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It used to just be Elio, his truck, and the wood-fired oven he ordered all the way from Italy, but his pizza has gotten so popular, he now has a whole crew. They make pizzas from 6pm until the dough runs out.

Elio's pizzas start at just $10, but they rival any pie at a fancy sit down spot, featuring crispy crust and classic, gourmet toppings like fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, enormous pepperonis, crumbly sausage, as well as more "controversial" toppings like jalapeño and pineapple.

 

 

"I thought it was nice to see that somebody was actually making pizza that isn't overpriced and making it accessible to anybody on the street," says a customer holding her steaming pizza box.

"Yo hice este negocio por que he trabajado mucho tiempo en las pizzas, y, pues, quise hacer algo yo solito/I started this business because I've worked a long time making pizzas, and, well, I wanted to do something on my own," says Elio.

"Me gusta mucho hacer la pizza, me encanta. Desde cuando empecé a trabajar, me gusto el trabajo de la pizza. Por eso compre esto horno...por eso quise estar aquí/I really like making pizza, I love it. Since I first started working, I've like working with pizza. That's why I bought this oven...that's why I'm here."

And Elio is still here, still in parking lots making pizzas, the only difference is now he wears a mask and people stand in line six feet apart. Also, you can Postmates.

Mexicans stay winning.

 

 

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