Famed eatery Pizzeria Bianco plans to open first LA location near WeHo

Documents were filed with the city Thursday

911 N. Sycamore Avenue, Chris Bianco (Google Maps/Pizzeria Bianco)
911 N. Sycamore Avenue, Chris Bianco (Google Maps/Pizzeria Bianco)

Updated Friday, August 25, 2017 at 4:43 p.m.: Chef Chris Bianco is firing up the oven in Los Angeles to bring his famous Pizzeria Bianco restaurant.

The Phoenix-based eatery filed plans with the city on Thursday to open a location at 911 N. Sycamore Avenue, just three blocks north of Melrose Avenue.

Plans call for the warehouse to be converted into a 6,245-square-foot restaurant, serving liquor, with seating for up to 112, according to planning documents. 

Bianco said he was interested in opening a Pizzeria Bianco location earlier this month, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

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Despite what was filed with city planning, Bianco told The Real Deal that he has not signed a formal lease for the property at this time.

The James Beard award-winning chef has four Pizzeria Bianco locations in Arizona.

He recently partnered with husband-and-wife team Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt of San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery to open Tartine Manufactory at the Row DTLA. The massive concept will include an 8,200-square-foot bakery and mill, a 6,500-square-foot market and dining area, as well as a coffee roastery and dinner restaurant. The Tartine Manufactory is expected to open early 2018.

This story has been updated to add a comment from Chris Bianco and opening date for Tartine Manufactory.