We've combed the West for the very best flavor experiences, all worthy of a culinary pilgrimage
When star chefs Nancy Silverton (La Brea Bakery founder) and Mario Batali (Iron Chef warrior) got together to make pizza in Hollywood, we knew it was time to book a ticket to L.A. The blistered, raised pies at Pizzeria Mozza are of no particular Italian style, but are so good they deserve a region of their own. The wood-burning oven makes magic with super-fresh tomatoes and mozzarella—not to mention broccoli rabe, burrata cheese, and guanciale (cured pork cheek), for starters. If it’s on the menu, don’t miss the squash blossom pizza, and for the grand finale, let the butterscotch budino (pudding) rock you back on your heels.