If you blink when you drive by you'll miss it. Located in a strip mall on the east side of La Cienaga just before Santa Monica Blvd. The decor is mimimal but nicely done. The bulk of the business comes from delivery and orders by the slice but I highly recommend sitting in and ordering a whole pie. It will come to your table fresh from the brick oven bubbling hot and will knock your socks off. If you can't decide on toppings or which of the specialty pizzas they offer, they will gladly do a half and half so you can try the best of both worlds. Great choice for when a carnivor is dating a vegetarian! The wild mushroom is one of the best I've ever had as is the pesto and goat cheese. What makes each pie a winner however is the amazing crust. Vito has perfected the crunchy chewy combination that is the sign of an excellent crust. It is thin and bubbly and the sauce is also a perfect balance of opposites - tangy and a little sweet. Vito's carry a small but nice selection of red wine's at reasonable prices. Domestic and Italian Beer is also available.
Hugo's has been around. It has survived fires, plumbing issues and remodels and more, but always for the better. Throughout it all they have consistently managed to serve the tastiest and most inventive healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner menu in West Hollwyood. There is almost always a line to get a table on weekends. Try arriving a bit before ten as most of the queens are still zonked out from D&D the night before and you'll most likely get a table right away. Here is what I have to say about the menu. Order ANYTHING, it is all amazing. Anytime of day, all of it, AMAZING. The recent redo of the room has also made it one of the most beautiful places on Santa Monica Blvd. to dine. And they've managed a rare feat, at breakfast and lunch the room seems totally casual but at night it feels somehow upscale. Just with lighting! Anyway, hit Hugo's for a great meal in a splendid environment.
I must say, this is the best Pizza I have had since leaving Boston, Mass. My Family ownes Santarpio's Pizza for almost 100 years, if you happen to be on the right coast. Vito's Pizza is equally as MAGNIFICENT!!! WHY? HE MAKE HIS DOE - FRESH EVERYDAY, ALONG WITH HIS FRESH TOMATOE SAUCE.. THE CHEESE IS SO FRESH, IT WILL MAKE YOU CRY!!!! VITO, IS A GREAT GUY, HE MAKES THE PLACE!!! If you dieting try his wonderful grilled chicken salad with lemon and olive oil, my GOOD GAWD IT IS GREAT!!! THERE IS NOT A BAD DISH IN THE PLACE. SURE IT IS A SMALL PLACE, HOWEVER, YOU GET A BIRDS EYE VIEW AND SMELL OF ALL THE WONDERFUL MEALS BEING SERVED.. NOW WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS FOR? GO NOW - GET OUT THERE .. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!