Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and Grill – Studio City

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza opened its doors in Studio City today and allow me to share our menu tasting experience that the kids and I had at their pre-opening party. We were in for a treat.  Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill originally opened in 1989 in La Jolla (San Diego area) and is a family run restaurant chain with around 18 locations  throughout Southern California and Nevada.

We tasted the following:

Mini Duck Tacos with Feta, Tomato, Cabbage & Tomato-Cilantro Sauce. I really like the unlikely combination of duck and feta.


Japanese Style Chicken Meatballs with Japanese Tare Sauce & Pickled Cucumber. Not a big fan, it was a little too salty for my taste.

Pizza makes up the greater part of the menu and their pizzas are absolutely delicious as I believe that “crust maketh the Pizza”.

Brie Cheese & Truffle Oil thin crust pizza with sautéed Mushrooms. This was by far my favorite item on their tasting menu. I am still thinking about it and cannot wait to eat it again.

Royal Hawaiian Woodfired Pizza with Gold Pineapple, Rosemary Ham, Mozzarella, Fresno Chili, Mint & Housemade Tomato Sauce. YUM!

Spicy Thai Grilled Chicken Salad – I couldn’t stop eating this salad, the Thai dressing was amazing.

Messy Sundae with Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Caramel Sauce, Walnuts & Whipped Cream; 

Life sure is good when you make your own messy sundaes and don’t have to clean it up :)

I am a big fan of buy local and I like how Sammy’s strives to use local, regional & organically grown produce. They support local farms around the Los Angeles area and they have a large selection of Gluten Free items on their menu.

I am especially excited about this restaurant as this area is soon going to be our new stomping ground. I love all the amazing little restaurants on Ventura Blvd. To me, Studio City is the perfect slice of Urban/Suburban paradise.  Welcome Sammy’s to the neighborhood!

Stop by, I think you will like it. I sure will to pick up my Brie and Truffle Oil thin crust pizza.

 Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

12050 Ventura Blvd,

Studio City, CA


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