Michael Dene, owner of two restaurants in Naples. With 18,450 votes cast for some 2,000 restaurants spanning four counties - Los Angeles, Palm Springs,
Michael Dene, owner of two restaurants in Naples. With 18,450 votes cast for some 2,000 restaurants spanning four counties - Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara and Orange - Michael's Pizzeria on Naples Island in Long Beach took the Zagat Guide's 2013 top honors for Best Pizza in Los Angeles. It earned a 28 food rating out of 30. The intimate eatery, which opened in 15 months ago, is known for its authentic Napoli-style pizza wood-fired at 850 degrees for 90 seconds and served whole, not sliced, to be enjoyed with a fork and knife. (Brittany Murray / Staff Photographer)