Lucifers is not for the faint of heart. This is downright sexy pizza.

From the moment you walk under the front edifice that’s adorned with tongues of fire and spy sinister artwork (e.g. a framed poster of the devil seductively feeding a slice to a hot she-devil with the words “Providing oral pleasure … Lucifers”), you know you’ve stepped into a totally different pizzeria.

Dining at Lucifers is almost like an outing at Bar Sinister – black walls, candles galore, red velvet window seat, wrought iron chandelier and a curtain of chain mail concealing the nefarious culinary activities in the kitchen – except you aren’t required to wear black.

One of the only downsides of the décor is the display of the menu. It’s printed and hung on the wall, making it hard read. You must pick up a paper menu to enjoy the cheeky item descriptions: “Pepperoni Ultimo (Pimp my pepperoni!),” “Hot Chick (A very good looking pizza. That’s hot!)” or “The Growler (Sorry Nemo).”

But the real heart of Lucifers is, of course, the pizza … and it’s spice. You select the chili rating for your pie: Zero, Medium, Fiery or Blazing. But be warned, you’ll need a cup of water handy for anything above Medium.

Lucifers President, Adam Borich, says their signature pizza is the Ringburner, a fiery mix of pepperoni, jalapenos, bell pepper and their special Ringburner Hot Sauce.

Have one conversation with Borich and the passion the young, native New Zealander has for his product is clear. It’s also evident when watching Borich prepare his pies.

Lucifers not only makes you forget anything you’ve learned about pizza from chain restaurants, their uniquely delicious pizzas coax you to be a risk taker. The selections are vast: Roast Pumpkin & Prosciutto (pumpkin, prosciutto, roast garlic, basil and spinach), Thai Satay Chicken (red onion, sun-dried Roma tomato, green bell pepper, green onion, shredded chicken, Thai peanut sauce and crunchy noodles), Chicken Basil Pesto (chicken, bacon, sun-dried Roma tomato, cashew nuts and basil pesto) and Greek Lamb & Rosemary (lamb, caramelized onions, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, rosemary, lemon pepper, garlic and chopped parsley), each pizza is flame-cooked – just to name a few.

The crust, made from dough specially prepared in New York, is chewy without being tough or ultra greasy. The sauce is tangy and sweet.

Ordering a couple of pies from Lucifers is the perfect way to spice up your March Madness parties. Go ahead and let the devil make you do it.

For more information, call (323) 906-8603 or visit