>Pizza is always a source of heartache for me because in Orange County, a good pizza is really hard to come by. So when I was told about Lucifers in Los Feliz, I was excited but didn’t want to get my hopes up in case it was meh, just okay.
Lucifers is a small restaurant which seats about 25 people tightly, most of their business comes from delivery or take out. Owner Adam Borich is a Kiwi from Auckland, New Zealand who is highly passionate about making pizza and making them the artisanal way. We were treated to a range of toppings ordinarily not found in other pizza joints and trust me when I say, I am a huge fan of unique and creatively prepared pizzas.
If you want salads, there are salads available. Snacky items such as sweet potato fries are also tasty, but I was here for the pizza and here, they make pizza, MY WAY! The crust is thin, yet, holds together without being soggy or limp. Toppings are imaginative ranging from prosciutto and pumpkin, lamb and rosemary to shrimp and chorizo (pictured above) or sopresatta. If you’re not all that adventurous, there is chicken pesto or chicken prosciutto. My ultimate favorite was the prosciutto and pumpkin! The saltiness of the meat combined with the slightly sweet pumpkin was simply delightful. Another gem was the sopresatta! I found that the saltier the meats the better the pizza tasted!
Lucifers Pizza, 1958 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Tel: 323-906-8603
The other thing Lucifers offers is a spice-factor level from one to four. I wanted to try a #4 level spiced pizza so Adam brought us the spicy chicken pizza which was spicy enough for me yet not overpoweringly so that I couldn’t taste the toppings perfectly. Adam uses habaneros on the level 4s so be really aware if this if you’re not well-versed with spicy foods….. it might just knock you out if you’re not careful! Vegan and gluten-free pizza crusts are also available.