Caioti Pizza Cafe

Italian in San Fernando Valley

Once set in Laurel Canyon, this long-loved Italian cafe serves salads, bison burgers and Italian sausage sandwiches, as well as some terrific pizzas and pastas. But it's the 'The' Salad (romaine, watercress, walnuts and gorgonzola) that has become urban legend; some say it can induce labor in pregnant women.

It's all served in an attractive concrete-floor cafe where it can be tough to get a table at dinnertime.