big mama's & papa's pizzeria is still a cornerstone for los angeles pizza, although not as much in recent years. rumor has it that their meat vendor they bought pepperoni and salamis from went out of business a few years ago. somehow their pizza has not been good since. i still enjoy the pizza and the unpretentious atmosphere - reminds me of a midwest dive bar to bring real friends. leave your shiny-shirts and yuppie cell-phones at home.