What you should know
- Danny Boy’s famous original opened on August 5th; the restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Find it in Halo at 330 S. Hope Street
- Cheese, pepperoni, meatballs and other pizzas are available in pieces; vegan and gluten-free options are also available
If you’ve fond memories of a trip to New York City, include that last-minute ticket to the matinee of the hot-and-hot Broadway musical, a leafy fall stroll through Central Park, and a foray into the medieval art collection at The Met .
And the memory of the large disc that you devoured with a corrugated paper plate in front of a pizzeria with fast counter service?
It is appetizingly anchored in your Food Memories Hall of Fame, as it should be.
If you’ve been craving a counter-service-style piece for some time, a craving basically familiar to any well-gravy, beautifully topped, ultra-cheesy cake connoisseur, here is some good news: Danny Boy’s famous original, a store full of “New York nostalgia” just opened in DTLA.
The famous Danny Boy’s original is directed by Chef Daniel Holzman, a pizza connoisseur who got his culinary start at Le Bernardin (yes, the Michelin-starred NYC gem) when he was only 15 years old through the Disc.
Types of pizza include a classic cheese, a pepperoni (natural), meatballs, Greek salad, and a Sicilian slice that is gluten-free. You can create your own cake if that’s what you want, or try a traditional cheese-sticky sandwich like a meatball parmelade.
Garlic knots, Caesar salad, and Italian ice cream are also on the pizza addition.
“As a classically trained chef, I approach pizza with awe. Pizza is not a fast food, but one of America’s most important dishes – founded The Meatball Shop in New York City and worked in renowned restaurants on both coasts.
“I looked for masters all over the country, learned history, and tried thousands of cakes. I’ve interviewed oven builders, traveled to tomato farms, tried grain from countless flour mills and experimented with the perfect cheese mix. And served hundreds of different recipes to friends and family … I finally got a damn good pizza. “
“LA is home to some of the best pizza in the world. I’m proud to be part of the community and strive every day to bake the best cake I can.”
This pizza is served in a shop that takes its no-frills inspiration and authentic feel from a shop Chef Holzman visited with his father as a kid, adding another layer of love to the new venture.
Keep in mind that Danny Boy’s will only be open Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm for the time being, but hours and days will bubble and expand, much like a pizza getting hot in an oven.
Your best choice while you are busy dreaming about sinking your teeth in a sensational disk?
Check out the Instagram for Danny Boy’s Famous Original for updates, information and lots of perfect pizza pictures.