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Pitfire Pizza Company - 29 Reviews - 108 W Second St, Los Angeles, CA - Lunch Spot Reviews - Phone (213) 808-1200

Pitfire Pizza Company

108 W Second St (at S Main Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 808-1200
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Pitfire Pizza Company - Los Angeles, CA
Pitfire Pizza Company - Los Angeles, CA
Pitfire Pizza Company - Los Angeles, CA
Pitfire Pizza Company - Los Angeles, CA
Pitfire Pizza Company - Los Angeles, CA
Pitfire Pizza Company - Los Angeles, CA
Pitfire Pizza Company - Los Angeles, CA
Pitfire Pizza Company - Los Angeles, CA
Pitfire Pizza Company - Los Angeles, CA


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I love the food here! Atmosphere is awesome. Garlic Pizza is the best. Pros: null Cons: null


I live downtown and have been coming here on occasion since it opened. Last night was indeed the last night for me. There were tables that needed cleaning that sat uncleaned for m...

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/28/2013

This place has incredible service and a delicious menu. The prices are very reasonable given the location. Definitely worth checking out. more

Great Taste! 4/21/2012

I love the food here! Atmosphere is awesome. Garlic Pizza is the best. Pros: null Cons: null more

nice! 2/18/2012

The tomatoes are fresh, the calamari is fried to perfection. The wait time is super long, but totally worth the wait. I order for pick up after waiting over one hour!! Pros: null Cons: null more

Don't try to eat here alone!!!! 10/5/2010

Went in around 11:30 and ordered and sat at a booth. About five minutes late this douche who must have fancied himself a manager asked me if I was dining alone. I said I was, so he asked me to move to a smaller table since they got busy at lunch time. There were about 20 empty tables and booths at this time. Unfortunately I didn't tell him to get me a refund so I could leave, but instead moved to a two seater table and ate my lunch. By the time I left at 11:45 there were three new tables. Two booths had filled with two people each, the exact number my new table held also. So basically this douche pissed off a customer and lost any future business for nothing. Way to go. Hope you get Manager of the Year! more

Pizzas, salads and soups 4/3/2010

My real rating would hover around a 3.7. Pros: fast service, fresh food Cons: parking, lines at lunch time. more

hit or miss 2/8/2010

Hit or miss. Pros: Good food Cons: Spotty service more

Good lunch spot w/ co-workers or for a large group 5/4/2009

My co-workers and I would go to Pitfire at least once a week. It's order at the counter and then seat yourself. My favorite lunch dishes are: Pros: Quick for lunch, KCRW discount, happy hour Cons: Sometimes very crowded at lunch & recently changed menu more

For Italian lovers 3/25/2009

I'm all about Italian and Japanese food. I'd be perfectly fine with going to Pitfire Pizza one day and sushi restaurant the next. The pasta and pizza are unbelievable. Check it out! more

Great, Fresh Italian Food 3/24/2009

Went to this restaurant for lunch, with a colleague. I had the turkey meatballs with their special tomato sauce and my colleague had a sausage pizza. We both loved our dishes. It has a very cool decor and they offer daily freshly made Sangria. Huge selection of beers and wines. The staff shared with me there is a happy hour during Monday - Friday. Our firm may check it out after our busy season. Pros: Excellent Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs Cons: Not enough booths more

more like Shitfire.... 3/22/2009

I'll start off by saying the food here is very unpredictable and usually bad. Living upstairs I've had many of the same dishes and pizzas over and over. Sometimes the pizza is OK, sometimes burned and nasty with little ingredients. One time the Dixie Chicken was too saucy, another time there was no sauce. The steak panini comes raw on occasion and has the texture lions must get when they eat zebras. And the worst thing is you order from a register after waiting in line all to find out there is no seats available if its busy, just like at a fast food joint. With what this place charges you should at least be seated and have a wait staff with menus at the table. Instead you stand in line and wait on others to figure out what they want to eat from the paper to-go menus. Then they give you a bacteria coated number to put on your table, only for someone to bring you the wrong food. Im not even gonna get into how poor the delivery is...Oh yea and if you aren't walking distance, remember to bring $10 dollars for the only parking available. The patio is Nasty and not maintained and is also the site of the incident that makes me hope they take this low quality business out of my building forever. Pros: Happy Hour prices... Cons: Non happy hour more

Delivery is a PAIN 2/6/2009

Great food, although the ingredients on the menu look yummier than what is actually on the plate. Overall the pizza is ok, and service is only slightly better. I've had the food delivered four times and each time there was a problem. They've forgotten an item, or the pizza is cold. For the most part, ordering over the phone with a credit card is a nightmare. It's so noisy in there and they can't hear your order or credit card. I've had to repeat myself many times. If you're gonna have lunch, go there rather than ordering... the food is better and you won't have to yell on the phone (that includes ordering online, as the system is not fool-proof). Pros: Fresh ingredients Cons: They just can't get the service right more

Great Spot for DTLA! 1/18/2009

A friend of mine and I decided to tread the infamous Art Walk in DTLA and stumbled upon this place. It was conviently located on our tour of the galleries. Let me just say it was amazing! Pros: The Steak Panini, Sangria, Ambience, Service Cons: Finding Parking more

WTF 11/30/2008

Same thing happened to me re: weird hours. Showed up at peak dinner hour and was turned away - even as I stood motionless meeting their cold hard gaze. I said, "Huh?" because their hours were clearly posted as closing at 10. I asked what time they closed since the business hours, as advertised, did not comport with the dismissive look they were giving me to just scram. No pizza for me. Looks like I will never know if this place is good or not, and I certainly won't bother again since parking is a total clusterphuck they don't care to fix. Totally rude. That's no way to run a business especially in this competitive pizza market. more


We showed up at Pitfire on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. after driving from Silver Lake and searching for a parking spot (which isn't easy to find on a Saturday night downtown) and were rudely told, "We're closed" as soon as we walked in the door. The hours on the door indicated they were open until 10:00 p.m. and when I inquired, the guy at the register, in an even harsher tone said, "We aren't busy enough," despite the fact that the seating area was half full. I guess they considered it half empty. With this type of practice and rudeness it is no wonder that they "aren't busy enough" on a Saturday night. I guess they have never heard of sending some workers home in slow times. Instead they close down completely and act like it is your fault when you show up. This may be the only option for pizza downtown but I will never go back especially when Silver Lake offers great pizza at "Tomato Pie" or "Hard Times." Pros: None Cons: You never know if they will be open when you get there more

Love this place 9/15/2008

I've been a big fan of Pitfire from the get-go. I've been enjoying their pizza since discovering the North Hollywood location over 8 years ago. This is my go to place for pizza in LA and I truly feel that these guys rival some of the best places in the country. Great crust and inventive toppings. I'm a pizza freak and have made pilgimages to most of them. I frequent the downtown location and must admit that for a while there they seemed to be having some service issues. I too have had a few botched deliveries and was ready to throw the towel in on the downtown location. Well, I was recently downtown for a show at the Geffen and dropped in with a large group. The manager couldn't have been more accommodating, the food was excellent and everybody was happy. This company has it's act together and whatever problems they may have been having with the downtown location seem to have been addressed. I recently ordered online and that worked perfectly too. Someone's paying attention and it shows. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 5/18/2008

There is a $15 MINIMUM ORDER and the pizza prices listed here are for personal pan pizzas (4 slices). a large pizza is twice the price ($20). more

Going downhill it seems 3/26/2008

I live downtown and have been coming here on occasion since it opened. Last night was indeed the last night for me. There were tables that needed cleaning that sat uncleaned for most of the time I was there. The help seemed apathetic and half-asleep. Pros: it's in the neighborhood Cons: it's not getting any better more

Affordable, Fresh, Yummy Pizza! 1/11/2008

Today was my first visit to Pitfire Pizza Company in downtown LA. After reading all the great reviews I was very excited and hungry for pizza! Parking was a bit of a dilemma as the nearby construction took most of the street parking and the parking lots were atrociously expensive (e.g., $7 - 9 to park). I was heavily opposed to paying $9 to park to eat a $9 pizza, so I circled around until I found a parking spot. Unfortunately this meant we arrived at the restaurant right at noon and the line was practically out of the door. But to be fair, the line moved relatively quickly and the wait gave us a chance to decide on what we wanted: the mushroom pizza (assorted mushrooms, balsamic roasted onions, 4 cheeses, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme)(yummy and fresh, great crust); the house salad (field greens, romaine, asiago cheese and croutons with balsamic vinaigrette) (nice vinaigrette lightly drizzled over salad, great nutty asiago cheese); the anti-pasta salad (arugula, red onion, salame, asiago cheese, tomatoes, etc.)(again, very fresh, nicely balanced flavors). I also had a wonderful viognier ($6 a glass) that went very well with the pizza and salads. Service was friendly and efficient. Overall, a great experience - I would definitely come back for lunch, and even dinner. Pros: Fresh, delicious, creative food; Efficient Service, Cons: Parking more

Good food, delivery options, need to work on their service 11/12/2007

wonderful freshly made pizza dough, very flavorful crust & toppings. nice selections of wine available too. tough to get much service instore once you place order. Pros: freshly made dough, crust, pizza, wine Cons: service, parking more

Good food; Bad service. Avoid delivery and online ordering... 10/11/2007

I'm fed up with this place. I never written a negative review, but tonight they've just ruined our dinner... I tried calling in an order to go... If it's after 9 p.m., they'll just leave you on hold because they don't want to deal with your order. But don't listen to the hold music which suggests placing your order online... They'll charge your credit card, ask for gratuity up front and then just forget about your order and/or completly screw it up (even though it's spelled out). If you try to call and ask about it, you'll just get left on hold again. Pros: Good pizza. Excellent salads. Downtown. Cons: Surprise ingredients. Poor delivery service. Slightly high prices. No parking. more
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  • Start with a passion for being of service to our community. Build cool, inventive spaces. Add a blistering hot, wood fired oven. Get as much local and seasonal food as you can. Start cooking. Make the best meals you can. Make friends with our patrons. Listen. Grow together.

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  • In Short
    While this stylish eatery, just a stone's throw from the L.A. Times, may be part of a chain--don't be deceived. It dishes up some of the city's best gourmet pizza using organic...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat 11am-10pm Sun 12pm-10pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, Master Card, American Express, Visa, Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central LA, Downtown, Historic Core