The Simpsons Springfield U.S.A.- Universal City

The Simpsons Springfield U.S.A. is brought to life at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Many of the famous landmarks from the show are here – like Moe’s, Springfield Elementary School and Krusty Burger.

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Unfortunately, the long line at Krusty Burger discouraged us from partaking in one of those infamous Krusty Burgers (though it you watch the show, you eat one at your own risk).

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Taking into account a pesto-vegetarian dietary restriction, thus knocking Cletus’ Chicken Shack and Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck out of the running, we found ourselves at the considerably less popular Luigi’s Pizza and Pasta.

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The line is handled cafeteria-style with the slices of pizza and bowls of pasta placed out along the line for you to help yourself.  The pizza combo comes with a caesar salad for under $8. If you just want a piece of pizza, you’ll still get charged the combo price (we learned this the hard way) – so you might as well grab the salad too.

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The pizza was what you would expect from an amusement park pizza, a little greasy, but much better than the slices from the now defunct Pizza Oom Mow Mow from California Adventure. If you’re with a group, order a large pizza, 8 slices for $31.99 – a better bang for your buck.

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The best things about Luigi’s? There’s a covered patio area – a welcome retreat if you’re there on a cold rainy day. They also serve beer so it’s possible to drink a Duff beer (or in our case, Angel City IPA), which runs $10.99 for 24 oz. Then, there’s my other favorite part about Luigi’s – being able to watch The Simpsons on TV while eating. It’s just like being at home.

Location – 100 Universal City Pl, Universal City 91608
Website – http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/
Kid-Friendly – Yes
Kid’s Menu – No
Vegetarian Friendly – Yes
Vegan Friendly – Maybe? Not sure about that dressing on the salad.
Gluten-Free Options – The previously mentioned salad.

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