Located at 1650 Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock, California, there's a nifty restaurant that everyone knows as Casa Bianca. The place has become a local legend over its lifetime of over five decades, known for its old-fashioned pizza pies that are crispy, thin-crusted and topped with plenty of garlic. Yeah, a bit like the St. Louis styled pizza.
The interior is decked out in red-checkered tableclothes and shakers full of pepper flakes and grated parmesan, adding a priceless retro atmosphere to an already darned good meal. If you're not in the mood for pizza, there are also plenty of pasta dishes, including spaghetti carbonara, vegetarian lasagna and linguini with pesto.
A couple of downsides - the wait can be long and only cash is accepted here. [more ]
Casa Bianca Pizza Pie
The name "Pizza Pie" is a bit deceiving, in my opinion, as they have only some of the thinner crust options available here at Casa Bianca Pizza Pie, but then again, that's what this restaurant is known for and apparently, people love it.
Okay, so for thin crust, it's pretty good, I'll admit, but it's still not the best, coming from a Chicago-style lover. Their sausage is darned good, as it's homemade and flavourful, and the pizzas themselves are made fresh and come to your table piping hot.
Expect to find a long line of folks here, even on a rainy evening. [more ]