Remember in middle school when you saw Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair make out under the tree in Cruel Intentions? Or when ghost boy Devon Sawa descended the staircase at the end of Casper into Christina Ricci’s unlikeable arms? Of course you do. These were very special moments for all of our very special, sweaty 14 year old selves.
Now, we’re not saying eating at Jon and Vinny’s will cause childhood sexual awakenings. But if it does, you heard it here first. Pizza has long been considered the #1 food for humans and when put in the caring hands of LA’s most prolific restaurant duo, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, assume spectacular things will be happening inside your mouth.
And yet Jon and Vinny’s is so much more than your neighborhood pizza place. In fact, it’s chock full of weird sh*t. There’s a secret little wine shop tucked away in the back, they open every day at 8am for breakfast and the interior looks more like a co-ed thermal sauna in Reykjavik than an Italian restaurant on Fairfax. But when you’re serving the best new Italian food in the city, you do whatever you damn please.
The breakfast menu is solid enough but the pizza and the pastas are the obvious stars here. Oh and those meatballs? Maybe the best in Los Angeles. The place is tiny and the dinner crowd can get downright tenacious so if you can get in before the rush or during lunch hour, the same great menu awaits. (Or just do curbside pick-up because that’s a thing and God is real.)
Jon and Vinny’s is easily the most anticipated restaurant to open in Los Angeles in some time, and it’s made good on its word for delivering well-priced, top-notch Italian food to the heart of the city. So now it's up to you to get in there and experience it for yourself. Just keep it in your pants.
A menu item bestordered aloud while swiveling your head and waving your finger at your waiter(don’t actually do that), this is the best pizza at Jon and Vinny’s and you can thank the burrata. Actually, let's take a moment to thank burrata in general.
This is just simplicity at its finest and something we could eat an entire vat of in our sleep.
ALL OF THE YES. Order two. One for you and one for the person you want to become after eating said meatballs.
Because we told you to.
It’s not gonna jump off the menu but there’s no better way to get ready for your Italian destiny in the coming hour.
Only served on the breakfast menu, this avocado bed of sex lies on top of the most perfect slice of crispy ciabatta, drenched in olive oil. A must order for you early risers.
A top 3 name for your hypothetical pet sloth or the ricotta-filled dream boat pizza currently being served at Jon and Vinny’s. Not mad about the pickled jalapeños on top either.
This sucker is drippy and gooey and crunchy and savory and everything that God intended.