Dalia’s Pizza in West Covina makes the best pizza, hands-down. When you visit our Italian pizza restaurant, you’ll immediately see, feel, and smell the difference. Our mouth-watering offerings and quaint atmosphere will have you lingering for hours over great food, drinks, and conversation. We pride ourselves on being one of the best family eateries around.

Now that we’ve told you why we’re the best pizza shop, we’ll dive into why our pizza is the best and why you should stop in and visit today!


The Right Combination of Ingredients

There is actually a scientific reason why pizza tastes so good. Your tongue can taste five tastes exceedingly well: salty, bitter, sour, sweet, and umami. Umami is a Japanese word that means “delicious” and tastes very meaty. A compound called glutamate is present in many foods, such as shellfish, meats, mushrooms, ripe tomatoes, spinach, and most other vegetables. Sounds like most of the ingredients to a pizza, doesn’t it? When this compound found in foods collides with umami on your tongue and taste buds, the flavor is intense, and well, mouth-watering. Here at Dalia’s Pizza in West Covina, you can expect a whole lot of flavor as we use these ingredients in perfect combinations to satisfy even the most discriminating palate.

The Perfect Cooking Temperature

Here at Dalia’s Pizza, we’ve been making fresh, homemade pizza since 1990, and we understand the perfect cooking temperature with the right ingredients. When cooked properly, the best pizzas become perfectly brown with a slight bit of crispiness to them. Again, science comes into play her as well. Caramelization is a process where sugars in food become brown, and most foods have at least a small amount of sugar content. This temperature is somewhere between 230 and 320 degrees. Foods such as onions and tomatoes experience this caramelization process, which makes them taste richer, sweeter, and more flavorful. However, the temperature has to be just right for this to happen. This same caramelization process happens to pizza crust as well.

Dalia’s Pizza in West Covina ensures the most flavors arise when we cook our pizzas at the perfect temperatures. Try us out today to see exactly what we’re talking about!

The Perfect Cooking Time

Wondering how the meat tastes so flavorful? Is it because of caramelization as well? In a very similar process known as the Maillard reaction, the perfect temperature and time cooked allows for a chemical reaction to occur that allows the amino acids in foods such as cheese and meats (i.e. high-protein foods) to react with the sugar in these foods. When you see that your pepperoni is crisp and curly and your cheese is bubbling a perfect golden brown, this is the Maillard reaction taking place. This is also the signal that your pizza is almost done, and that the flavors will be magnificent to taste!

If you’ve ever eaten a pizza that is soggy or is overcooked, you know that the pizza itself is pretty much ruined, and it takes all you can do to choke it down. However, here at Dalia’s Pizza in West Covina, we have the perfect cooking time to where caramelization and the Maillard reactions are at their peaks so you have the best-tasting pizza anywhere!


When you have a craving for pizza done right, consider Dalia’s Pizza in West Covina. With an emphasis on homemade goodness and the freshest ingredients, Dalia’s Pizza ensures that your pizza will taste scrumptious every time. In addition, we cater to those in your family who may not exactly want pizza, but are looking for a great-tasting meal as well. We offer buffalo wings, baby back ribs, sandwiches, and all types of pastas. We also have a wide variety of menu items for those with special dietary needs, such as gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Our aim is to offer the best food to satisfy you after a long day or week.

Dalia’s Pizza is a family-owned and family-friendly pizza shop that can customize any pizza to your specifications. Not only do we offer the best ingredients, cooked at the perfect temperature for the perfect amount of time, but we also cater to whatever your heart desires. Visit us today for lunch, dinner, take-out, or delivery services!