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A celebrity chef opens a pizzeria in a Reseda strip mall

A celebrity chef opens a pizzeria in a Reseda strip mall

Richard Florczak left his career as a celebrity chef (Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Garner are just a few of his former clients) to open a pizzeria in a mini-mall in the San Fernando Valley last year.

Why leave such a sweet Hollywood job for a shopping center in Reseda? Because he fell in love with making pizza after building a wood-fire oven in his backyard, and spent five years perfecting his pizza crust. 

So he opened Flame Pizzeria, a small restaurant with year-round twinkling lights and a 700-degree pizza oven that serves as the only heat source in the restaurant. 

Florczak uses the oven to make meatball sliders, a puffy...

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