HIGHLAND PARK — Town Pizza opened up this week in the former Italiano’s restaurant at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 51. Portions of the Italiano’s building were being painted red this weekend as the new pizza place prepared for the soft opening. No word yet on who owns the new place but its pizza by the slice offerings include pork sausage with organic red sauce and mozzarella. Take out was available but the large dining room remained closed, according to a person who stopped by on Wednesday.
The corner space, located in the middle of a cluster of new restaurants, bars and shops along York Boulevard, has been empty for several months since Italiano’s closed the location after 15 years. Italiano’s on Figueroa Street remains open.
Going to a show at The Echo? Attending a gallery opening? Whatever you plan to do in Echo Park tonight, Masa of Echo Park is the place to start with a tasty meal – Deep Dish Pizza? Manchego Salad? – good service and a welcoming vibe. Call (213) 213-989-1558 to order or make a reservation.