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Dave O.

09/02/2016

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After years of living in the neighborhood, I finally stopped by for lunch... now I feel foolish for not trying it sooner.

The atmosphere was pleasant, the service was top-notch, but most importantly the food was shockingly good. The garlic chicken kale soup (can't remember the proper name) was a $2 add-on but may well be the best soup I've ever had, which is ridiculous to say but nonetheless true. The chopped salad and heirloom tomato pizza were light and refreshing on a hot day, and all of that was perfect for two people to share. Plus, they have boylan grape soda.

Looking forward to coming back here again.

KarynStow

03/05/2011

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Great Pizza

Pitfire is a fun place to go. In a great location in North Hollywood I have been coming here for many years every so often. This pizza place can compete with the best: their combinations of crust and toppings makes you want to come back again and again. Last time we caught a show in downtown and came in with a large group. The manager helped set up a large table and was very accommodating to our wishes. Once we got our food, it was excellent, as always and certainly rounded out a wonderful evening. The staff was attentive.

Kika Davis 2

06/01/2010

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Great Outdoor Fire Pit

With an ever-changing, seasonal menu, Pitfire Pizza is quite a gem, and with organic arugula, caramelized onions, tomato sauce, hazelnuts and pesto, all for $9.95, they're also easy on your wallet. One of the more interesting items gives a tip of their hat to Dr. Seuss, the ""Green, Eggs & Ham"" pie features organic rapini, baked egg, and prosciutto with truffle oil.

sojourner

09/04/2009

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I really want to like this place but...

I am not sure why I keep going back. On several occasions I have ordered pick up from this place and a good 90% of the time there is a mistake.
Once I ordered Gorgonzola cheese to be added to a salad. I went and picked it up, drove home, and then realized there was no cheese. I called to ask what happened to my cheese and the girl told me they were out, okay, why did you charge me for it? They offered to give me a free meal on my next visit, I thought this was nice, but when I asked about comping the cheese she said the free meal was in lieu of the cheese. Umm... no I will not pay for something I did not receive.
I used the comp to get a sandwich one day, it took a while for them to find my name for the comp, they should have a better system. I brought my sandwich home and it was soggy, I should have learned my lesson about checking the food before I leave the restaurant.

Oh and for some reason I was always think this will be a cheap alternative to other restaurants in the area but I always end up spending at least $30 for dinner.

So again, I want to like this place but....
I don't.

taphy

07/13/2009

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Wrong order and didn't comp like promised

When Pitfire pizza started delivery service, my husband and I were so excited. The second time we ordered, we were not told that a new delivery fee of $6. Furthermore, we were not told that one of the items we ordered was no longer on the menu. Instead, the restaurant sent some other dish (which was disgusting). Luckily, we don't have food allergies, because we thought they had just changed the recipe (why it looked different) until we took a bite.

I called Pitfire to complain about this nasty concoction they sent instead of their yummy (no longer on the menu) mac and cheese. The manager apologized that the person who took the order didn't notify us of the menu change. She offered us a free meal upon our next order. I was pleased with this offer.

Upon placing my next order, I was told they had no record of the offer nor did the manager even get on the phone to speak with me. The hostess just said, ""we don't have your name on file"" and was silent even upon telling her that I was very upset and would never eat there again. She didn't apologize or even offer to help.

You've lost our business. I highly recommend you train your employees for better customer service and that you follow through with your promises. This type of treatment sends a message that your establishment doesn't care about it's customers. You've lost our business and I was thinking of trying your catering for monthly meetings (catering for 15-25 people multiple times a month). Not anymore.

mj1523

12/22/2008

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Overall
Quality ingredients!!

Wow... 10"" pizzas, thin slices.. with really fresh ingredients.. I went for the first time 3 days ago.. I loved it.. Im glad I work in downtown...This will be a great lunch spot... This time i'll try the pasta!!

casualc

12/16/2008

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Overall
great selection

they have a great selection of food here. they have a menu that stays the same, but each season they offer something new up on their chalk boards. but the food here is great, you really can't go wrong, and they have sangria and beers too which is awesome when you want to grab a lunch with a friend. the service is always good too.

StevenParms

11/05/2008

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Good pizza

ummmm good....i really liked the pepperoni they use its pretty spicy and tastes great....I recommend this place

kelsu7

07/06/2008

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Overall
Great pizza!

This place is almost like an oasis in this drab part of town. I love sitting outside on the patio and the pizza is very yummy! I always make my own pizza with grilled chicken, kalamata olives, and spinach - delicious and somewhat healthy for pizza!

rimi

05/30/2008

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Overall
Best pizza anywhere.

Best pizza anywhere. great customer service. Be specific: Generalities like ""lazy service"" or ""tasty pizza"" leave people wanting more detail. Be yourself: If you're an expert on burgers, let us know. If this is your first-time massage, say so.

vanston2

01/05/2008

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You pay for better ingredients, and its worth it.

I ordered the grilled chicken panini and thought it was very enjoyable. It came with a fresh side salad of greens and a light dressing with generous slices of Parmesan cheese. It felt light and fresh, some may think that it's not good because they are used to cheesy, greasy, mayonnaise/ranch soaked sandwiches. Those that appreciate good ingredients will like it here.
Those who complain about portion size or amount of cheese need to realize that in good pizza, loads of cheese isn't seen as good. It's about the balance of flavors in the crust, sauce, and toppings.
Those that think the servings aren't large enough need to learn what a serving size actually is. Some might think its no big deal to woof down an entire medium pizza hut deep dish, but in reality its 10-12 servings of food. Pitfire is more than generous with their servings.
The reason for not giving this 5 stars is that I felt the menu layout was not helpful for a newcomer and the service was mediocre.

krstn150

10/23/2007

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Molded Tomatos and Poor Customer Service

We visited Pitfire Sunday Oct 21st for lunch. We ordered two small pizzas and split a caprese salad. Although I'll definitly say the food came out within 10 minutes which was great, the rest of our experience was crappy.

First, I asked the lady at the counter for a parmesean cheese shaker, and she abruptly replied ""They're out on the tables. Just go ask someone who's not using them."" Then she turned around started bagging cookies. So I amused her, went outside - there were two shakers - one in someone's dirty plate & another at a table being used. I went back to her and politely asked for my own cheese - they're being used - and she slapped me three take-out cheeses without a word.

Onto the food:

We both noticed the heirloom tomatoes were a little smushy, but then happen to catch site of a 1-inch chunk of MOLD on the top of one of the slices. I brought the plate back to the counter and told the cranky employee that there is mold on the Caprese/heirloom tomatoes. The exact response was ""Well, I have to get my manager. Maybe we can make you a new one."" Not - sorry - nothing and ""maybe""?? The manager comes over (lady) and says ""It looks fine - what's wrong with it???"" I asked her to look for the big white/grey chunk of mold. Again, no apologies, nothing. She turned & asked the cooks (who shook their head when I returned the food) to make a new Caprese. Since I'm certain they'll use the same molded tomatoes, I asked for a refund & explained my concerns. Without a word, she refunded me $10.55.

One pizza (chicken, goat cheese, mushrooms) was pretty good. I ordered a Pepperoni & Mushroom which came out Pepperoni only & LOADS of grease. This could be from the pepperoni or if they used olive oil. But the whole center of the pizza did not stay together and was soaked in orange, drippy grease.

Overall, you can find much better, tasty, quality pizza and service at Dino's in Burbank. We'll never be back & don't recommend this place to anyone.

lucialoro

10/03/2007

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Advice about going to this place: DON'T!!!!

Overpriced, overrated.
Yeah, the place was nice. Yeah, the crust was good, the ingredients tasted fresh. But the pizza was TOO small for $11, and they barely put any cheese on it! The freaking thing was all red from the sauce and had like 2 or 3 small white spots of cheap cheese. Horrible thing. Never going back there.
You want a real pizza for good value? For those same $11 l wasted last Saturday, stay straight on Magnolia Blvd towards Burbank, and stop at Monte Carlo restaurant. Best pizza in town.

vs1

07/15/2007

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Overall
Great Thin Crust Pies in a Cool Outdoor Setting

We went on a Satruday night for a casual bite. On the corner of Lankershim and Magnolia, in a park-like setting with outdoor seating, tall trees, individual, Italian pizzas with wine by the glass (in a plastic cup) and an open-air esspresso stand - we felt like we were in Italy. With lots of people on the street, families having dinner, people out on a date or just enjoying a leisurely dinner and conversation and live music, as well - it was great! The food was really good and the price was right. We went to Mario Batali's new pizza ""hot spot"" last week and this tasted no worse. We'll be back many times.

meryldan

06/27/2007

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Overall
Great Pizza, Perfect Salad, Excellent service

Tasty thin crust pizza. Fresh local ingredients. My favorite is the wild mushroom pizza with a Mediterranean salad. I am afraid I could eat it daily and never get tired of the flavors. So fresh it feels healthy.

Details

Phone: (818) 980-2949

Address: 5211 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Website: http://www.pitfirepizza.com

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General Info
"This place is temporarily closed.""This place is temporarily closed."
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Phone: (818) 980-2948

Fax: (818) 980-1452

Payment method
master card, visa, cash, all major credit cards, amex, discover
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Mid-Town North Hollywood, NoHo Arts District, South Valley
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Pitfire Pizza

Pit Fire Pizza Co.

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Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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