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The Blackbird Pizza Shop Makes Its Mark on Melrose

Written by Tyler Emery

Blackbird Pizza specializes in deep dish pizza, along with thin crust pies and meatballs all made fresh in-house. Owner/Chef Luis Ulloa wanted to introduce a pizza shop that’s reminiscent of what you’d find in New York and San Francisco, to elevate the pizza experience in Los Angeles. Chef Luis Ulloa is a highly experienced executive chef, a Le Cordon Blue Paris graduate and has worked with names like Jean-Georges and Michael Mina.

The Blackbird Pizza Shop

Deep dish deliciousness with a cornmeal crust.

Chef Luis Ulloa also designed the Blackbird Pizza Shop. With its casual, bright and colorful surroundings, bare-wood tables, a sit-down window counter for people-watching, and fun graphics on the wall, it fits in well with the trendy, edgy Melrose vibe. This fun spot makes a good place to settle in and relax with friends and sharing pizza and beers or a bottle of wine.

blackbird pizza melrose

And if you love what you’re eating, they have a “Meatball” shop where you can purchase beef, pork, turkey, and veggie meatballs. For only $5 more you can add pasta to your meatballs for a delicious traditional add-on while dining in.

The Blackbird Pizza Shop

Vegetarian options are numerous and an extensive Natural Wine & Craft Beer list help make this a killer option for a proper night out. Local beer on tap is prevalent at this California-centric pizza shop.

Their wine selection is abundant with rare finds such as orange wine and delicious reds and whites that often change to switch it up while keeping a few select favorites. This pizza shop is meant to be a casual hang-out destination for the neighborhood, where pies and sides mix with beer and wine for a fun night out.

The Blackbird Pizza Shop

They also offer delicious fresh “snacks”, including:

  • Local Burrata, Local Vine Ripe Tomato, Tuscan Olive Salad, Basil
  • Arugula, Cannellini Bean, Preserved Lemon, Extra Virgin
  • Little Gem, Fuyu Persimmon, Pickled Red Onion, Feta, Saba
  • Big Bowl of Organic Greens, Breakfast Radish, Fennel, Cucumber, Cherry Tomato, Parmesan

For more information and for reservations visit
Location: 7459 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles,CA 90046

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Tyler Emery