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WVCitySlicker

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  • Joined: 11/24/2007
  • Location: Charleston, WV
RE: Best Pizza you've had? Sun, 04/13/08 6:43 PM (permalink)
If you're ever in Charleston, try Husson's Pizza (Sicillian Style is my favorite).
 
#31
    NYPIzzaNut

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    • Location: Sardinia, OH
    RE: Best Pizza you've had? Sun, 04/13/08 11:50 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by UncleVic

    In the last decade, I've had good pizza, being far and few in between. Nothing I'd claim to be the best. Sadly, I was spoiled in the 60's and 70's, maybe into the early 80's when they made a decent pie. Todays generation pie eaters have been programed into something totally different (more commercialized tasting pies then anything). I envy some of the old timers that report here about their East Coast pies... Seems things have not changed at some of the places.. Sadly, I can report that's not true around here.


    The best pizza pies I have had in decades are from Troni's Pizza and Restaurant in Kettering, Ohio. Being from Yonkers NY and residing in Ohio since 1977 I have had a heck of a time finding good old NY pizza pies here in the midwest.

    This is what Troni's pies look like:






    And they are only ninety miles or so from my doorstep, in the boonies of southern Ohio!

    (If they were much closer my weight would be much much higher than it is now.)
     
    #32
      leethebard

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      • Location: brick, NJ
      RE: Best Pizza you've had? Mon, 04/14/08 5:23 AM (permalink)
      Hey,Ohio pizza looks pretty New York there...Looks great!!!! Ho Troni's seems to know their stuff.
       
      #33
        NYPIzzaNut

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        RE: Best Pizza you've had? Mon, 04/14/08 11:59 AM (permalink)
        Believe it or not Troni's has been in business for 4 years and they are family-owned and operated. They are from Albania and mom and dad and 3 brothers and a daughter are all there running the place daily.

        I love the place more and more each time I visit there.
         
        #34
          JBarry713

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          • Location: Wilton, CT
          RE: Best Pizza you've had? Mon, 04/14/08 2:08 PM (permalink)
          Pepe's and Sally's.
           
          #35
            leethebard

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            RE: Best Pizza you've had? Mon, 04/14/08 2:23 PM (permalink)
            Cafe David..in Florence Italy...great pizza and the best atmosphere in the world...outdoor cafe in the main piazza in Florence sitting near the reproduction of the David in the square...Nothing can even come close...if atmosphere truly improves the taste of food in our mind, as some doctors say, then this is the BEST pizza you'll ever have!
             
            #36
              sk bob

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              • Joined: 12/29/2005
              • Location: South Daytona, FL
              RE: Best Pizza you've had? Mon, 04/14/08 8:48 PM (permalink)
              being from the northeast, i've eaten at all the italian pizza places and they all taste about the same with little variations.
              give me a greek pizza from central ct. any time.
               
              #37
                fischgrape

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                • Location: Hyde Park, NY
                RE: Best Pizza you've had? Mon, 04/14/08 10:56 PM (permalink)
                Well, I finally had Pepe's white clam pizza (no mozz!) yesterday in their Manchester store. As a New Yorker, I am loyal to Lombardi's and Patsy Grimaldi's, as well as Totonno's...but that clam pizza is one of the best things I've ever eaten. The garlic!! And the crust was perfect. Others at the table insisted on sausage and pepperoni on the tomato pie, which I think made it too heavy to be the perfect pie.

                Still, now I know why Jane and Michael will be asking the warden for the clam pie as their last meal. I've been in the restaurant business for half my life, in some good places,...but that pizza was something.

                Cheers,

                john
                 
                #38
                  big g in joisey

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                  • Joined: 8/13/2003
                  • Location: Kearny, NJ
                  RE: Best Pizza you've had? Mon, 04/21/08 4:26 AM (permalink)
                  yeah baby pull the bus around it's over,the trifecta,Pizza Hut,Dominoes and Papa John's.
                   
                  #39
                    fischgrape

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                    • Location: Hyde Park, NY
                    RE: Best Pizza you've had? Mon, 04/21/08 10:37 PM (permalink)
                    Big G,

                    Are Pizza Hut, Dominoes (sic) and Papa John's supposed to be examples of the best pizza, or one horse short of the apocalypse?

                    john
                     
                    #40
                      Ort. Carlton.

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                      • Location: Athens, GA
                      RE: Best Pizza you've had? Mon, 04/21/08 11:00 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by fischgrape
                      Are Pizza Hut, Dominoes (sic) and Papa John's supposed to be examples of the best pizza, or one horse short of the apocalypse? john


                      Dearfolk,
                      I'd sooner drive the 122 miles (I think it is) to Warner Robins, Georgia just to eat at Shakey's Pizza Parlor than to order from (or visit) any of the above.
                      And as for delivered pizza in a college town, I'd take Gumby's over any of the mentioned ones anyday, anytime.
                      Now see my REAL answer on the next post.
                      Pieing The Type, Ort. Carlton in Mediocre-Pizzarhean (with two exceptions) Athens, Georgia.
                       
                      #41
                        Ort. Carlton.

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                        RE: Best Pizza you've had? Mon, 04/21/08 11:13 PM (permalink)
                        Dearfolk,
                        Let me qualify my answer somewhat. I've never made it to New York City nor to New Haven, but I did have some really excellent pizza in a place in Litchfield, Connecticut back in 2001. One major factor that makes these cities good pizza towns seems to be the availability of soft water from a granitic source.
                        Athens, Georgia has almost identical water to these cities... absurdly soft (35 ppm dissolved solids). All that is needed are the proper humans to know how to do the rest.
                        Athens is blessed... we have them, albeit in two locations that do not deliver: Little Italy Pizzaria at 125 North Lumpkin Street downtown and Peppino's Pizza at 2597 South Milledge Avenue, a couple miles south of campus in the old Whitehall area.
                        While this is not exactly Roadfood, it is excellent pizza (no cardboard-and-tomato-paste here!), and their subs are just as good as their pizza. My thought (without having travelled much to hunt better, of course) is that this would compare favorably to anything available anywhere else, and beat most other comers out entirely. I feel lucky to have Little Italy right down the way from both of my favorite drinkeries so I can stumble in when necessary.
                        By the way, their food tastes just as good when I am cold stone dead sober... which I occasionally manage to be. Tee hee.
                        Unhungrily, Ort. Carlton in Amazingly Liveable Athens, Georgia.
                         
                        #42
                          leethebard

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                          RE: Best Pizza you've had? Tue, 04/22/08 8:17 AM (permalink)
                          fischgrape....THE Apocalypse!!!!!...I guess there is nothing worse!
                           
                          #43
                            Buffalo Tarheel

                            RE: Best Pizza you've had? Wed, 04/23/08 12:19 PM (permalink)
                            For those living in Western New York state, a great local place is Mazia's in Clarence, NY in Buffalo's eastern suburbs (http://www.maziaspizza.com). Good pizza, wings, and subs. At one time "The Price is Right" would give away Mazia's pizza for a year. Not sure if they still do so or if the show is even on TV still.
                             
                            #44
                              ayersian

                              RE: Best Pizza you've had? Wed, 04/23/08 1:19 PM (permalink)
                              Grimaldi's In Old Scottsdale, AZ...that's my death-row choice! Chris
                               
                              #45
                                andydeahl

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                                • Joined: 9/27/2007
                                • Location: simsbury, CT
                                RE: Best Pizza you've had? Wed, 04/23/08 1:39 PM (permalink)
                                My last 3 trips for Pepe's have been to the new Manchester CT location. They do an outstanding job of replicating the orginal (minus some of the line waiting time). Had a great clam pie last weekend. Pepe's rocks.
                                 
                                #46
                                  andydeahl

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                                  • Location: simsbury, CT
                                  RE: Best Pizza you've had? Wed, 04/23/08 1:41 PM (permalink)
                                  For the West Coast, Gay 90s pizza in Pleasanton CA is a good choice. Best I ever had in CA where it's mostly chain stuff.
                                   
                                  #47
                                    fischgrape

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                                    RE: Best Pizza you've had? Wed, 04/23/08 10:30 PM (permalink)
                                    Ayersian,

                                    Do you think it's possible that an aged member of the New York City Grimaldi clan decided to retire to Scottsdale...and then just couldn't not make pizza? I mean, how many pizza-making Grimaldi families can there be in the U.S. of A.?

                                    Good eatin',

                                    john
                                     
                                    #48
                                      leethebard

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                                      RE: Best Pizza you've had? Thu, 04/24/08 11:15 AM (permalink)
                                      Not the most uncommon Italian name in the world!
                                       
                                      #49
                                        mcminnj

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                                        • Location: Rosenberg, TX
                                        RE: Best Pizza you've had? Fri, 05/2/08 10:18 PM (permalink)
                                        Spring Break trip: The best meal in NYC was the cheapest. Lombardi's pizza was awesome.I dream about it. Couldn't eat a Texas pizza for almost 6 months.
                                         
                                        #50
                                          fischgrape

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                                          RE: Best Pizza you've had? Sat, 05/3/08 7:09 PM (permalink)
                                          Do you mean to say that they actually have pizza in Texas? I thought everybody just ate barbecue and steak!

                                          jf
                                           
                                          #51
                                            Dude111

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                                            RE: Best Pizza you've had? Sat, 05/3/08 9:40 PM (permalink)
                                            Best pizza i have is @ Mamas Pizza here in town
                                             
                                            #52
                                              mcminnj

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                                              • Location: Rosenberg, TX
                                              RE: Best Pizza you've had? Sun, 05/4/08 11:05 AM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by fischgrape

                                              Do you mean to say that they actually have pizza in Texas? I thought everybody just ate barbecue and steak!

                                              jf

                                              Ha!Ha! (But you can get BBQ pizza )
                                               
                                              #53
                                                asegidoc

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                                                • Location: newton centre, MA
                                                RE: Best Pizza you've had? Sun, 05/4/08 11:12 AM (permalink)
                                                Bob and Timmys in providence ,r.i.
                                                thin crust wood grilled
                                                 
                                                #54
                                                  phatphil

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                                                  • Location: loxahatchee, FL
                                                  RE: Best Pizza you've had? Sun, 05/4/08 1:41 PM (permalink)
                                                  thick= the orig lou malnati's in lincolnwood illinois

                                                  thin= pusateris chicago style in stuart florida
                                                   
                                                  #55
                                                    Dude111

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                                                    RE: Best Pizza you've had? Sun, 05/4/08 4:25 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by asegidoc

                                                    Bob and Timmys in providence ,r.i.
                                                    thin crust wood grilled
                                                    Welcome to the site my friend!!

                                                    You will be hungry VERY SOON
                                                     
                                                    #56
                                                      catarnett

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                                                      • Location: Black Rock, CT
                                                      RE: Best Pizza you've had? Sun, 05/4/08 5:04 PM (permalink)
                                                      My favorite is the pepperoni pizza at Roseland in Derby, CT. Hands down, the best pizza ever.
                                                       
                                                      #57
                                                        Goobzilla

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                                                        • Location: Wellington, CO
                                                        RE: Best Pizza you've had? Tue, 05/6/08 11:44 PM (permalink)
                                                        In the Pacific NW it's Apizza Scholls in Portland, OR for me. When I went with my mother on a spur of the moment trip to Johnstown, PA a few years ago we probably had 6 or 7 different pizzas in 2 days, all of which were quite good but I can't remember any of the names. The best one I remember was square and was made on a supersized baking sheet. I haven't ever really gotten to experience some of the pizza hotbeds of the east coast but someday I'll make it to the "promised landd".
                                                         
                                                        #58
                                                          JakerDog

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                                                          • Joined: 10/23/2007
                                                          • Location: BEACH, NJ
                                                          RE: Best Pizza you've had? Fri, 05/9/08 10:02 AM (permalink)
                                                          Tough question! Growing up in NJ, pizza is a serious food group unto itself. I regularly ate at Pete & Elda, Vic’s, and Moms as well as other miscellaneous “Tony’, Vinny’s, and Bruno’s. I’ve had pizza up and down the boardwalks including Mikes, Three Brothers and Mr. Pizza Slice. Thick crust, thin crust, sweet sauce or not, toppings are an entirely different subject. In the last 10 years I have moved to Somerset county and I have to say I have found one place I would go out of my way for, not that some others are bad. I like a place called Pizza & Pasta in Manville, it has very good, thin, brick oven Pie, always done well. There is another brick oven place on the other side of Manville I have wanted to try so I’ll report back.
                                                           
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                                                            Pigiron

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                                                            RE: Best Pizza you've had? Fri, 05/9/08 10:09 AM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by Dude111

                                                            Best pizza i have is @ Mamas Pizza here in town


                                                            What town?
                                                             
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