A hub of Sierra Madre life, Village Pizzeria features outstanding and creative toppings—but unfortunately they’re put on a crust of curious flavorlessness. But the toppings (like the one with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and a basil chiffonade) are worth a trip here, and the by-the-slice selection goes well beyond pepperoni. Bring your dog and your newspaper and sit out on the sidewalk like everyone else.
41 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, 626.355.8817, Pizzeria, L & D daily. No booze. MC, V. $