As far as authenticity goes with Neapolitan cuisine, DeSano Bakery pizzeria in Santa Monica is one you just won’t dare to question. It is owned by an expert Italian pizzaiola named Scott DeSano. This restaurant is impressively dedicated to recreating the same flavors, textures, smells, and warm memories from the owner’s childhood in Naples. What’s more, many ingredients are imported from small towns in Italy, such as their mozzarella di buffalo which is sourced all the way from Campania. The attention to detail in authenticity is astounding, as even their wood-fired Acunto ovens contain parts that were once Mount Vesuvius’ volcanic rocks. Therefore, these world-famous ovens cook your pizza in just about 70 to 80 seconds. You’d, also, be impressed to know that they grow their own tomatoes in San Marzano. What’s more impressive, they are using the same seeds their family has had for more than a hundred years.
In this great pizzeria in Santa Monica you are treated with a uniquely Italian dining experience. Completed with classical opera and the glorious sights of tomato cans and smells of pizza baking—it’s a beautiful experience. Among their signature pizzas is the noteworthy Diavola. It features a Calabrian peppers, an assortment of Italian deli meats and the foldable quality of the traditional Neapolitan pizza. Aside from pizzas, they also offer delicious calzones and a line of desserts.
Great spot to grab a quick bite or order-in for your team.
Address: 4959 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029