You read it and we said it. For the best and only traditional N.Y. Pizza in California, nobody beats LaRocco’s Culver City.
Culver City is a city in western Los Angeles County, California and is known as “The Heart of Screenland” because it was the heart of motion picture production some years before Hollywood claimed the distinction of being its center.
LaRocco’s Pizza by the slice is in the center of downtown Culver City, on what has been called “the shortest Main St. in the USA.” It was Harry H. Culver, from Milford, Nebraska, who dreamed of a balanced city. He started plans for the city that carries his name in 1913, and it became an incorporated entity in 1917. He established the city in a temperate zone, along a transportation route, alongside railroad tracks, halfway between the growing pueblo of Los Angeles and Abbot Kinney’s resort of Venice.
Culver City began to do the business of developing itself, as a 1.2 square mile area, centered about our little Main Street. In the early days of the city, since the 1920s, Culver City has been a significant center for motion picture and later television production, in part because it was the home of MGM Studios.
It also was the headquarters for the Hughes Aircraft Company from 1932 to 1985. National Public Radio West and Sony Pictures Entertainment now have headquarters in the city.