Mi amore, mi pisano … mi Angelino! After our first slice of your authentic thin-crust pizza, we were ready to confidently and excitedly welcome you to the Good Grub family. This spot came to us as a suggestion from our GRUB-mate ToneZone … yeah, we asked him twice and that’s what he’s going with … and like Steve Buschemi’s character in Billy Madison, “man are we glad we called that guy.” Because as we continue on our insatiable quest for GRUB, it is places like Angelino’s that makes the journey all worthwhile. We ventured out to the small Italian restaurant in Toluca Lake with a craving for a pizza-party-in-our-mouths and went for it in its purest form … the simple, the powerful, the delicious … the cheese pizza. In our mind, it’s the truest test of any Italian GRUB-master, and as our unicycle riding companion, Stefan L., agrees … if the canvas doesn’t work, it can never be art. No mushrooms, no pineapple, no cured meats of any sort to mask the beautiful flavors that come together when you combine hand-tossed dough, perfectly seasoned marinara, and fresh mozzarella. And at Angelino’s, don’t even think of calling a cheese pizza “plain.” After our very first flavor-explosion-of-a-bite, we could tell we were onto something special … and this time it wasn’t because we were riding the short-bus to school. With just the right combination of a goldylocks-esque “not-too-thick-and-not-too-thin” crispy crust, a sweet marinara blended with the perfect combination of Italian spices, and a healthy-yet-delicate layer of mozzarella … we can safely say, Angelino’s is definitely a master of the pizza pie. The place just gets it … instead of rolls on the table, they tempt you with a preview of your pizza-to-be with a few strips of hot-n-crispy pizza crust. It was the tasty teaser that kicked up the vibe from curiosity to “oh-man-it’s-a-good-thing-I-don’t-have-high-blood-pressure” excitement. And they’ve got more than just great pizza at this fine establishment … we started off our meal with a salad crafted out of ripe tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, marinated peppers, and fresh basil … and how could we resist from pilling it up on the aforementioned strips-o-pizza-crust-goodness? So trust us, if you’re in the mood for a little class, a little charm … a little good ol’ pizza ... the smart money is on Angelino's … capiche?!