14612 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
“The best pizza of my life” is not a phrase I throw out lightly. I love pizza and even ventured on a journey one year to find the best Pizza in Los Angeles. I ate a lot of slices that year and can tell you, the secret is in the dough. It’s a matter of preference, but when it comes to artisan pizza, it’s the dough that makes it or breaks it. (This summer’s current quest: Donuts! Stay Tuned for our review)
I took my fellow foodie and partner in crime, Mr. Boy to the opening of MidiCi on Ventura Blvd. My son loves good food, hates sit down restaurants, because they take “forever.” It’s tough being a foodie when your patience is minimal. He was too distracted to notice we were in a “sit down restaurant” and sat in awe of the giant olive tree, the giant wood burning ovens, and told me that he felt like we were poolside. It feels more like you are in someone’s beautiful yard in Italy, than inside a building on busy Ventura Blvd. Everything inside MidiCi is beautiful, comfortable, and you can tell it was designed with love.
We ordered Pizza’s off the menu and customized according to our taste. We were delighted to find it takes only 90 seconds to cook the pizza, thanks to their wood burning ovens. Within minutes we were enjoying the most delicious pizza of our lives. The mozzarella was fresh and the crust was divine, and the best part, it wasn’t soggy. My big pet peeve is eating pizza and having the toppings slide off a soggy crust. I could talk for hours about the crust, just trust me, it was perfection. (Only made with four non-GMO ingredients!) Everyone around us was buzzing about the Nutella Calzone, so decided to try it for ourselves. It was amazing, rich, warm Nutella in a calzone with powdered sugar and berries.
MidiCi is the creation of Amit Kleinberger, CEO of Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt and the result of his love for Neapolitan Pizza and inspired by his time visiting Naples. We were lucky enough to attend the opening and have already been back twice!