Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

DeSano Pizza Bakery in East Hollywood

Desano Sign

DeSano Pizza Bakery presents an opportunity for a delicious new adventure in East Hollywood. The 7,000 square foot building that is home to DeSano, on Santa Monica Boulevard between Alexandria Avenue and Kenmore Avenue, has been transformed into a celebration of great pizza and the community that comes together around it.

The menu is all about fresh ingredients…starting with their authentic Pizza Napoletana. According to the DeSano website:

Making Pizza Napoletana in the Verace Artiginale (true Artisan) method requires a strict process and certain products only available in the Campania region of Southern Italy. The savory crust is a result of hand kneaded dough crafted in small batches. Nothing is added but the finest sea-salt, fresh water and a century of passion. Hand crushed, San Marzano D.O.P tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella di Bufala from Campania and Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the highest quality are the typical products good enough to top a DeSano Pizza. DeSano Pizza is lightly charred in ovens built from Refractory Sorrento Stone, designed to perfectly distribute the 900 degree heat generated by our select hardwoods.

And the pizzas are cooked quickly in that 900 degree heat! In 60-seconds the pizza is perfectly ready.

Front counter at DeSano Pizza Bakery
Front counter at DeSano Pizza Bakery

When you walk in to DeSano, there’s a counter where you place your order. Then you walk from there into a choice of dining areas – a large room with a large projected TV on the wall and an even larger room – anchored by the big pizza ovens in the back of the room and filled with plenty of comfortable communal tables. There are TVs on the wall to watch sports. And pretty quickly, your order is delivered to you by one of the friendly staff.

Big Room with Big TV Projected on Wall
Big Room with Big TV Projected on Wall
Main room at DeSano Pizza Bakery with lots of communal seating.
Main room at DeSano Pizza Bakery with lots of communal seating.
The chefs at DeSano with the big, hot ovens behind them.
The chefs at DeSano with the big, hot ovens behind them.
A large Margherita D.O.C. Pizza
A large Margherita D.O.C. Pizza

This is the newest location for the boutique pizza chain coming out of Nashville, Tennessee.  DeSano originally opened in Nashville in 2012 and then opened another in Charleston, SC in 2013. The East Hollywood location opened in January 2014.  It’s the perfect outing for your family or a large group/party.

Important Note:  There is very convenient, free parking in an adjacent lot at the corner of Alexandria and Santa Monica. The parking makes this a really easy outing.

DeSano Pizza Bakery
4959 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Monday-Sunday 11:30a -11:30p (or when the pizza dough runs out!)

Read more:

LA Times – Neapolitan-style DeSano Pizza Bakery to open in East Hollywood

Menu – DeSano Pizza Bakery Menu

Website – DeSano Pizza Bakery


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Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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  1. We ate there last week. Really Great pizza, super nice staff, though the ambiance is a little odd. Cavernous. No Plates, (paper towels on a roll), but certainly worth a visit.

    FYI: Currently NO BEER and WINE and you cannot bring your own while they are applying for their license.

  2. We’ve eaten here a couple of times and the pizza is the best in town – all ingredients from the flour, tomatoes, cheese and salt are imported from Italy. It is very causal dining and we were told that the beer and wine are coming…

    • Yes! I forgot to add that…but it looks like they’ll have their license mid-June if all goes well. Great crust – right?!


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