Caioti Pizza Café
4346 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, California 91604
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Concept/Creator - Ed LaDou
Proprietor - Carrie LaDou
NOW SERVING BREAKFAST EVERYDAY Mon-Fri 10am Sat-Sun 9am
Caioti Pizza Café is casual and comfortable by day, with a certain festive "bistro ambiance" by night. Warm and family friendly, in the destination neighborhood known as Tujunga Village. Creator of Caioti, Ed LaDou, famous for his pizzas, salads and innovative entrees, started Caioti at it's original location in Laurel Canyon 20 years ago. Moving to Tujunga Village almost a decade ago, the legend continues.
Ed has long been followed by the culinary world. His name first started appearing in the press as the Pizzaola creating all the buzz at the original Spago, Wolfgang Puck's famous Hollywood hangout. He then moved on to consulting and creating much of the original concept and menu for California Pizza Kitchens. He was known for his innovative use of toppings and sauces, not previously used on pizza. He is famous for creating "California Style Pizza", and has been called Pizza Guru and The Prince of Pizza. He is the creator of Barbecued Chicken Pizza, found now on menus across the nation. He had such a following for his pizzas and salads he opened his own restaurant, Caioti Pizza Café in Laurel Canyon, the summer of 1987.
Caioti today has found it's niche in the pedestrian friendly, eclectic mix of shops at Tujunga Village, in Studio City.
We continue to strive towards improving the quality and artistry we believe makes Caioti Pizza Café a special destination.
Caioti's proud to offer the best in three world's of pizza making. Old world pizza with thin crust and Mediterranean flavors, new world pizza with contemporary ingredients and medium framed crust, and New York style pizza, our version of the classic Neapolitan American tradition. Caioti uses fresh herbs, artisanal cheeses, homemade sausages and sauces, hand selected vegetables and the finest local products available to craft our menu. Many of our pizzas feature fresh milk mozzarella, house made lamb sausage, and vine ripened tomatoes.
The heart and soul of Caioti and it's menu will always be true to Ed LaDou's vision, style, and natural talent.
"The opportunity of nourishing people, watching them eat, seeing them relax and enjoy their moment in the café, and appreciating the art I hope my cooking achieves, this is what's it's about." Ed LaDou
We continue to maintain the highest standards by constantly striving to keep the regulars impressed and our first timers wowed.
Caioti Pizza Café continues to offer the "The Salad" that has become legendary and a rite of passage for expectant or overdue Moms. The salad dressing can also be purchased bottled to go, or you can visit the Maternity Salad Dressing website at: www.maternitysalad.com
We think of Caioti as an extension of our homes and invite you to join us seven days a week for lunch and dinner. We offer lots of choices for our amazing breakfast on weekends only. Our canine friends enjoy dining al fresco at our five outdoor tables.
Monday-Sunday lunch 11am, dinner 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday breakfast starting at 9am
Caioti is located very close to the 170, 101 and the 134 Freeways. We are just south of Moorepark Ave. and about eight small blocks north of Ventura Blvd. on the east side of Tujunga Ave.
We offer a complete menu for "take out" which can be ordered over the phone at 818.761.3588. Caioti does not take reservations. Instead, we seat as quickly and cordially as possible.
Caioti's goal is to maintain the highest standards with our food. We expect our staff to be courteous, friendly and helpful. If you have any comments or questions regarding your experience at Caioti, don't hesitate to e-mail owner Carrie LaDou.