I was just a youngin when I moved from WI to Southern California.
The first week I was here, I went to a pizza place near my new house.
As far as I could tell, there were only Asian people working at the
pizza place, so I thought.."this is going to be interesting..
what kind of pizza is this going to be?"
I was used to my Sicilian auntie's (by marriage) pizza or
those delivered from local pizzerias by guys who looked as
if they were extras from "The Godfather". (This was the
60's..no Dominos yet)
The pie I received that night was OK, not too bad. They must have
kept the original owner's recipes.
Over the years, I've just acclimated myself to the SoCal vernacular
of pizza. Cialucci's in Redondo Beach claims a genuine NYC pizza
(I've never been to NYC, but this pie is wonderful)
and Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock is pretty good too.