Restaurant of the Week: Red Devil Pizza

Red Devil Pizza, 1465 Foothill Blvd. (at Wheeler), La Verne

Red Devil is in the CVS Center near the old Vons, placing it across the street from the new Vons. Red Devil is a longtime La Verne favorite.

The interior is nicer than expected, with vintage-style Italian posters and such decorating the walls. Also, a “GoodFellas” poster autographed by Henry Hill. Although there’s a counter for takeout orders and paying, they have waitress service. A couple of gents near me were chowing down silently on large bowls of pasta.

Pasta dinners range from spaghetti ($9) to seafood linguine ($17); they also have sandwiches, beer and bottled wine up to $25. And, of course, pizza. I got one of the $8.50 lunch specials, a mini pizza with one topping (mushrooms) and a salad and soda or beer (iced tea, in my case).

The salad was iceberg but it was large, almost entree-sized, with cheese, olives and tomatoes. Not bad. The pizza was also large at 10 inches (2 inches larger than most mini pizzas), chewy and tasty. I took home three of the eight slices. It was a good deal for the price.

La Verne’s a good pizza town. Still gotta go back to Sal’s for a Sal’s Special, as some of you recommended.

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  • Mr. T

    Sal’s Pizza is the best pizza within a 100-mile radius! The store on the corner of Carnelian and 19th in RC is the one I use. Great pizza!

  • Kevin

    Sal’s Pizza and Bagelry in La Verne and Sal’s Pizza in Alta Loma are NOT related in any way.

    Both are owned by two different owners and are not related in any way.

  • andrea

    if you want some great more upscale italian dining than red devil, you should try Cafe Allegro off of D street and i think 3rd. great food and ambiance.