Warehouse and Red Devil pizza are two La Verne favorites, both within two miles of the University of La Verne. With convenience and other things both have to boast – between the two – it all comes down to which spot offers the better pizza.
I reviewed the two based on the dining experience, pizza crust, cheese pull, and flavor.
Warehouse Pizza, on D Street and Bonita Avenue, is just a five-minute walk from almost any part of ULV campus. This spot only accepts cash, so be sure to remember to bring cash or use the ATM machine inside.
Red Devil is a little farther, on Foothill Boulevard and Wheeler Avenue – a six-minute drive.
Both menus offer all the classic toppings for guests to build their own pizza. Warehouse offers sandwiches, salads, spaghetti, and savory sides like cheesy bread and garlic twists. Red Devil offers about the same, but with pasta dishes added to the list.
Though Warehouse is known for its pizza, its sandwiches are also popular among customers.
Alicia Jimenez, Fontana resident and Warehouse regular, said the turkey avocado bacon sandwich is her go-to order because it is simply delicious.
Inside Warehouse are old-school games like Pac-Man and a Beatles-themed pinball machine for people to play after stuffing their faces. It is definitely family-friendly, with long tables for big groups to sit at. I prefer a booth or something more secluded, so the seating situation was not my favorite but not a big deal.
Now, it all comes down to the pizza.
Served fresh out of the oven, Warehouse’s pizza crust is light and airy but fluffy and thick, while the center is a lot thinner. It can be difficult to grab yourself a slice as all the cheese and toppings slide off, but it has a nice cheese pull and flavor.
For some, the flavor makes up for losing all your toppings, which I can agree with.
“We’ve been coming here for a while, and this is the best pizza I’ve ever had,” Alicia’s nephew Joaquin Jimenez said. “I don’t care if the cheese and all the toppings fall off. It’s that good.”
Sofia Rodriguez, server at Warehouse, said their most popular orders are classic pepperoni pizzas with a side of garlic bread.
I ordered a pepperoni and sausage on one half and pineapple and ham on the other that came packed with toppings. I appreciated how generous Warehouse was with their toppings, and they were all extremely mouth-watering.
I enjoyed how surprisingly not-so-greasy the pizza was, especially with how loaded it was.
If you are a fan of pineapple on your pizza like myself, you have to try Warehouse’s ham and pineapple combo. It was juicy and packed with flavor in every bite without making the bread soggy. This might be the best I have tried.
However, Warehouse Pizza has some serious competition – Red Devil Pizza.
Red Devil’s interior feels a bit more modern and as a college student myself, I can see myself spending Friday nights here much more than I would at Warehouse.
Red Devil offers intimate, cozy booths which I love.
Their crust is all-around thicker than Warehouse’s, not reaching deep dish levels but close. I ordered the same toppings at Red Devil – pepperoni with sausage and pineapple with ham – and as delicious as they were, Warehouse has better taste and quality.
The cheese was a bit thicker, which I was not the biggest fan of as it felt heavier, but the toppings did not slide right off which I will say is a score for Red Devil.
Red Devil’s pizza is a bit greasier, but I would still definitely come here again as their food was still one of the better pizza spots I’ve tried.
I did not get the chance to try the pasta, but Loryn Harvey, server at Red Devil, did let me in on a little secret.
“I’ve been making the pastas for years now and I actually am trying to get one of my pastas on the menu,” Harvey said. “So I’ve been talking to (the owner), and it might come out on the menu soon.”
Her hopefully new addition to the menu includes fettuccine with chicken, garlic parmesan, parsley, red pepper, olive oil, and butter – all the good stuff.
Harvey also said their most popular pizza is Joey’s Special but also recommends a classic mini cheese pizza.
“For me, I think that’s really just kind of what shows the flavor of our dough,” Harvey said. “I do a mini cheese with olive oil instead of pizza sauce, and then I actually put garlic butter on the crust.”
As much as I agree with Harvey about how tasty Red Devil’s pizza dough is, I think Warehouse Pizza might be the overall winner. I absolutely loved Red Devil’s dining experience, but ultimately it comes down to the pizza, and Warehouse’s crust and topping flavor is undeniably better.
Def still hit up red devil, But when I’m craving that old-school pizza feel ill definitely walk over to Warehouse
Warehouse Pizza is located at 2340 D St., open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and closed on Mondays. Red Devil Pizza Parlor is located at 1465 Foothill Blvd., open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Anabel Martinez can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anabel Martinez is a senior digital media major with a concentration in film and television, and a journalism minor. She serves as the managing editor overseeing all of the Campus Times sections and was previously editor-in-chief in Spring 2022.