Tucked away in the cul de sac of restaurants and service shops that seem to exist only to cater to the neighboring businesses and Los Angeles Lakers HQ is il Romanista - the first Roman-style pizzeria in Los Angeles (according to their website).
Others will be better able to speak to how the authenticity compares to the originals back on the Boot, but I was pleasantly surprised with what I had. Really nice, deep flavors and good crunch. They were a bit greasy, but if you let 'em cool down, the flavors of the grease seep in and make 'em better.
The hours are strange because of their location, but I think they’d be a fine stop if you have some time to kill around LAX.
Unfortunately my pictures are bunk, but here’s what we tried:
Left - PALATINO (mozz/provolone/two types of mushroom)
Right - I can’t find this one on their menu, but it had sausage and ham, I believe. I am kicking myself for not remembering because I think this was my favorite.
Left - CURVA SUD (mozz/potato/sausage/rosemary)
Right - PALATINO
829 North Douglas St.
El Segundo, CA 90245
Monday-Friday: 9:30am to 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 3:00pm