Love at first Slice!
- By Ashley Halverson
- Photos By Paige Petrone
When my office first moved to Beverly Hills 20 years ago a friend who worked nearby said she knew of a great pizza joint. We met at Mulberry Street Pizzeria. We snagged the last checkered cloth table and reveled at the variety of autographed head shots that lined the walls praising Richie Palmer for his recipes. The cute Italian boys behind the counter brought delicious fresh bread with a bowl of marinara to dip. Then came our pizza. It was love at first slice. Those celebrity laden walls weren’t lying. We met there every Friday for years until her job moved away. Luckily for me I still work within walking distance and can have it as often as I’d like to.
It’s Richie’s mother’s marinara sauce that makes the magic for his pizza and many of his other dishes as well like the tender and flavorful meatballs that are Sly Stallone’s favorite or the Eggplant Parmesan that Mickey Rourke orders at least once a week. The local firemen, Arnold Schwarzenegger and our very own Paige Petrone all recommend the Sausage & Peppers Hero. Sweet sausage, peppers and onions ~ an Italian proud tasty tri-fecta. If you’re seeking salad then try the Lorna Luft Chopped ~ a shareable classic tossed with vinaigrette and yummy chucks of mozzarella. Be sure to save some room so can try the white or chocolate cake. Or take it to go!
Mulberry Pizzeria has four locations. For details, click here.