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Milo and Olive

After a long day of work and school, neither Dustin nor I felt like cooking (plus I think we had exhausted our at-home food supply for the week) or even sitting in a restaurant. I didn't feel like brushing my hair or putting on makeup. All I wanted to do was flop on the bed and cuddle my puppy. Take out was on our horizon.

We debated Indian food, then jumped to the idea of pizza. We haven't found great delivery pizza around here, and if we are going to splurge calories on pizza, it better be tasty. We had heard about Milo and Olive, an upscale pizza joint (and bakery) in Santa Monica, and a quick check of their website showed they have curbside delivery.

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We ordered two pizzas (crispy pepperoni and potato with rosemary cream and caramelized onions) and a wood fired garlic knot. The crust was nice and crunchy, similar but not quite as good I'd say as Pizzeria Mozza. The pepperoni was not soggy and greasy like you get on cheaper pizza, but was as described, super crispy and much higher quality than you would usually find on a pizza, even a nice one. The potato one was also great, ordered because I've been on quite the rosemary kick lately. Next time, I want to try the pork belly sausage offering.

Now as good as the pizza was, the garlic knot was the real star of the show. We read in online reviews that the garlic knot is a must order, and if you are a garlic lover, I thoroughly agree. Delicious dough wrapped around soft, buttery roasted garlic doused in olive oil and herbs. We could not stop shoveling it into our mouths.

Two pizzas and a garlic knot was the perfect amount of food for the two of us to have a large and filling dinner, with a few slices of pizza leftover for Dustin's lunch the next day. He said it heated up really well the next day, too.

Though a little pricy (but what isn't in LA?), we'll definitely be back for pizza and also to try their dessert and baked goods for breakfast.