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Zelo Gourmet Pizzeria

Map & Directions 328 E. Foothill Blvd.
Arcadia, CA 91006
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626-358-8298
  • Italian, Pizza
  • Sun 3pm-9pm, Mon 4pm-9pm, Tue-Thu 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Family Style, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Not Accepted
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking

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LA Weekly's Description

Arcadia is kind of a conservative place, but Zelo distinctly is not. The music, played loud, ranges from surf tunes to vintage punk rock, Blue Oyster Cult to Built To Spill, and might as well have been plucked from the iPod of the coolest guy you know. But it’s all about the pizza here, and Zelo’s pizza is a different sort of pie, crust enriched with a little cornmeal, packed and crimped into a high-rimmed steel deep-dish pizza pan blackened from years in the ovens, and baked to a kind of high crunchiness. This rough and tasty cornmeal-crusted pizza was invented at Vicolo, Patty Unterman’s late quick-service pizza joint in San Francisco. Zelo chef Mike Freeman, who cooked for eight years at Vicolo, has taken this style and made it his own. A vegetarian pizza, available in both vegan and cheese-bearing versions, is piled with baked eggplant, roasted peppers and mushrooms. Even the plain-vanilla sausage pie is plumped out with marinated peppers, tomato chunks and sauteed onions. This may be the great, undiscovered Los Angeles pizza restaurant.

 
Member Reviews

  • anncoates wrote a review for Zelo Gourmet Pizzeria
    on 02/04/11
    4

    Zelo's pizza has a delicious corn meal crust and each slice of pie is very filling. The prices are $3.75 for a slice, $11 for half a pizza (3 slices), $21 for a whole pizza (6 slices). They have a huge variety of specialty pizzas and they have lunch specials from 3pm-4pm.

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Tips from foursquare

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • Kelly B. on 10/20/11

    Corn Pizza with balsamic caramelized onions! It's almost too good (thought the crust is a bit dry)

  • Luis J. on 01/09/13

    The Spaghetti was incredibly delicious. Highly recommended!

  • Enrique d. on 03/10/10

    Potato pancetta pizza is awesome!!

  • Joe D. on 03/24/13

    Potato pancetta is off the hook

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