Crustica Pizza, located at 9045 Santa Monica Boulevard, is finally opening in the City of West Hollywood this month. A sign first went up at the location in 2018 promising that a “New Wave of Pizza” was coming to West Hollywood. Their website later projected a 2020 opening, but now the construction is complete, and the waiting is over. On Monday, October 24, 2022, Crustica Pizza will open to the public on Route 66 (an actual time has not been set yet but will be updated).
With the slogan, “New York folds it, Los Angeles rolls it,” the fast casual pizza restaurant offers pizza that you roll. Crustica’s menu includes a wide variety of savory and dessert pizzas, salads and in-house sodas. From mushroom to meatball pizza and banana Nutella to fruit compote, this is one pizza you won’t want to miss.
What makes the pizza stand out, besides the ultrathin crust and new way of eating it, are the calories. You could order two pizzas at Crustica for the same amounts of calories as a salad at other famous restaurant chains.
“We believe in the audacity of innovation, the daring pursuit of better than, and better still,” reads a statement on their website. “Like Italians, we believe that the purest rendering of simple, fresh, ingredients is the maximum expression of cuisine. As Californians, we believe that food is only as good as it makes you feel. Pizza should be a staple, not a splurge, so we’ve never been afraid to break with tradition. We sincerely believe that pizza is the perfect food, and it’s never been done better. We’re proud to produce the best pizza you’ve never tasted, and the best you ever will.”
To get on their mailing list, visit: Crustica (eatcrustica.com).
They should give free tastings to locals like salt and straw did when they moved in!! No one does that anymore!!
Fresh Brothers did too years ago….
They did! I tried it and it was delicious!!
Pizza, nail salons and frozen yogurt. We need more of these. Thinks no one who lives works and plays in West Hollywood.
Another pizza place on Santa Monica Boulevard? High end pizza? No thank you. We already have Greenwich Pizza, Z Pizza & Fresh Brothers & Dominos on La Cienega….
Yeah, It does defy logic to open a business that offers similar items in close proximity to others offering basically the same thing. At one time we had Hollywood Burgers, LA Buns, Five Guys, By The Way Burger and Shake Shack all within blocks of each other. Some of fallen by the waste side, while other have survived. Time will tell him Crustica is truly different from the rest and can break out. The place looks nice. Beautiful reno of the space. Best of luck.