Flame Pizzeria

4.8
107 reviews
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Flame Pizzeria is an upscale wood-fired pizzeria featuring Neapolitan pizza. The pizzas are baked in a 700 degree stone oven in full view of all guests. Merrill Shindler of "The Daily News" calls Flame "the best pizza in the Valley." The Los Angeles Times says Flame Pizzeria is "the best pizza in Los Angeles" and Eater LA states, "Flame Pizzeria is in the top 20 restaurants in all of The San Fernando Valley."

Great food, delicious craft beers, a master sommelier-chosen wine selection, matched with impeccable service and a warm inviting ambiance is what the award winning chef/owner strives for every evening.
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TS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza is always excellent, great beer and wine, and fabulous service. We love Flame!

o
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Caesar salad is especially good. Asked for pizzas to be cooked a bit longer and they came out just the way we liked. Such a pleasant place to go...will come back often.

LB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Everyone friendly and team effort to make sure you have everything you need.

SK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved the service and pizza, the owner makes the best pizza in the valley

ET
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service and food was wonderful. Fresh and delicious. The pizza is out of this world. Wish everyone could have had their pizza at once but they are made to order and we had a big party. I’ll be back!

NG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you want to experience pizza Nirvana - this is your place! The meatball sliders are incredible!

JB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you live in the Valley and care about food you should visit this place: this is a chef driven restaurant narrowly focused on wood burning oven pizza, local draft beers, and a few carefully selected inexpensive wines. There is no trace of the mass market pizza that mimics the real thing found here, there is not a scratch of the overblown "gourmet" airs and prices of some other Valley chef driven venues. The service is a team effort as found in the best restaurants. My only complaint: there is a TV on over the bar (this is not to my taste), but one can sit in the back of the restaurant out of the sight and sound of the intrusive TV. This place is a little treasure of the West Valley, it is one of those LA strip mall culinary gems.

VN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and great service

TM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite pizza. We dine at Flame often and our daughter who lives in Manhattan, which is known for great pizza, loves eating at Flame when she visits, the last 2 times and now. This time we tried what I think is a new dessert - Almond cake (I think). Delicious flavor and texture which is not cake-like. I may be remembering the name wrong because it did not taste like almonds but was great!

NH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flame is always consistent - just great food!! We love the thousand layer potato appetizer, the Caesar salad is killer, and the Ritchie pizza is the BEST!! Richard is an absolute master!

MC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tasty food, amazing appetizers, and unique experience. Great beers on tap.

JC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I felt like I was dining in New York City. Great originally cooked pizza. The Wood-Fired Antipasto is different and delicious, yum!! Pricing was typical of any fine restaurant in the Northridge area. I’ll eating there again soon!

TM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are more than willing to travel further to dine at Flame when we want pizza. A few nights ago when Passover ended, which is a week without eating any form of bread, our first meal was pizza at Flame Pizzeria. Great pizza, nice vibe, great service and my favorite beer anywhere - Mango Hefeweizen. The owner, Richard, was a private chef to the stars for many years and now he is "our" chef! Also the favorite pizza for our friend DP who travels twice as far as we do.

JO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and place. I have had dinner at Flame several times. All the appetizers are amazing and the pizza is out of this world

TD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Pizza, Beer, and ambiance. Place reminds you of your local pizzaria.

TM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT pizza - our favorite is the Blanco with marinara sauce added. I rarely drink beer but I make an exception for the Mango Hefeveisen at Flame.

RP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On the Value Rating: They said that we could substitute one topping on our pizza, but charged us for both - the ingredient that we left off AND the ingredient that we substituted. Not nice.

UB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Resteraunt is a quaint small neighborhood pizzeria. Menu is small, primarily pizza with a few apps. I thought the apps were pricy for what you got. The ceasar salad was excellent, pizza was fabulous, our server Nono was very friendly and never let our drinks get low, and our party of 7 had a good time. Looking forward to going back.

r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always consistent and the service friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

MR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Primer menu by the Chef. Outstanding !

g
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We introduced some friends to the restaurant.
They loved it. The sliders are excellent.

LG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party and were accommodated well. Love this place. Food and service are excellent

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place

BD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pizza in the valley. Salads and cake are all amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

MN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pizza is great. Don’t expect your normal North America fast food versions. It’s quality pizza. Apps are small and in the expensive side.
Service is excellent - always very pleasant and helpful. Will be back for more pizza in future. Been a couple of times already. Thanks

JL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was flames! I would absolutely recommend Flame to friends and family alike.

M
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food great service fine evening

E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Tony, the host, was a big reason for our great experience. He greeted us with genuine, positive energy and even got us started with water. He then made sure we were taken care of with our drink and salad order since our server was busy with a large party. Once our server took over, she was wonderful as well.
The food was so good! My wife and I are both pizza and beer “snobs” but this place hit the mark on both! Richard, the owner and chef, even came over to our table to welcome us and see how we enjoyed our meal.
We highly recommended this place and we will definitely be back!

BF
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, wonderful service.

H
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service! When we walked in they had our table reserved. Food was great, loved the thousand layer potatoes. Pizza was great too although we ordered two that were fairly similar, would probably switch it up next time. Cute little gem in an unassuming location.

i
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The arugula salad was outstanding. Could have eaten a second one! the 2 pizzas were delicious. Highly recommend for a delicious, casual pizza and salad dinner.

RM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner Richard is the star of the show. What a class act. Creates a super warm atmosphere where good food, comfort and customer service are obviously paramount. It was my first time there and I definitely will be back.

p
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Delicious Experience As Usual!! We LOVE this place!!

EM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and amibience at Flame Pizzeria was exceptional. The pizza’s are handcrafted and served hot fresh from the wood burning oven, which is manned by the owner and head chef. The host and servers were friendly and on top of things. The restaurant is warmly lit with string lights and the seating areas are cozy and intimate. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and will definitely be back .

JD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flame is great. Open Table (OT) not so much. Tried to get a reservation for 7 at 7pm OT said nothing available for 2 1/2 hours. I called got a reservation from the owner Richard. I told Richard I was told by OT that there was nothing available. Richard called OT and was told that OT messed up and I would get 1,000 points for the screw-up. I did not get the points. If I was not a regular at Flame, Richard and Flame might have missed out on a large party.

r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I have been going there for a few years now and we have never been disappointed. The food is delicious and more importantly always consistent. From the Thousand Layer Potatoes and amazing Caesar Salad with the house made dressing and seasoned croutons to the wonderfully fresh Pizzas, named after family members, the Lily, Lindsey, Nana and Richie ! Great place for any occasion and very nicely priced.

RS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've eaten here several times, after being told about Flame by a friend. I've since introduced it to friends of mine. All the food is great, the beer selection is relatively small but covers a good range, and the one dessert they serve is to die for...amazing! Flame is the kind of place where you feel comfortable hanging out, taking your time eating and enjoying another drink or two after eating as you chat with whoever you're with, unrushed with nobody hassling you to head out so they can turn over the table. The staff are casual, friendly and efficient. Richard makes killer pizzas...the dough is delicious and fired-up in his impressive oven to pure perfection. I am very, very, very fussy about my pizzas. I've had them in Italy, France, Spain, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and elsewhere. Certainly there are different styles in different places but, simply put, Richard's pizzas are as good as any! I need to add that he is also a super guy...very affable, passionate about what he does, friendly to all, and very chill (and has great music taste...I always love his Pandora selection)! So, if you have not tried Flame, you owe it to yourself to do so. Who would have thought that one could find pizzas of this quality, in a little strip mall in Reseda, from a chef as good as this gent?! By the way, the oven-roasted veggies and the baked thin layers of potato and cheese are great to start with. May Flame's fires keep burning!

OT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great as usual

TS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great.

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