Old Forge (PA) Pizza

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2003/05/13 10:46:43 (permalink)

Old Forge (PA) Pizza

Finally, some respect for my hometown pizza. It's made the New York Times, the USA Today, maybe now the Food Network...

http://www.scrantontimes.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=7994538&BRD=2185&PAG=461&dept_id=415898&rfi=6

My vote goes to Revello's, the most consistent and my favorite Red Pizza in the whole world! Some out of towners "get it", others are turned off by its shape (square). The crust is OK (it's not Pepe's I admit), but the sweet sauce and cheese combination bring me back time and time again!

My hometown area has quite a variety of pizza, perhaps more so than anywhere else, there's the round slightly-burnt cheese pies of Scranton, the Sweet Sauce round pies of Wilkes-Barre and the Polish-inspired (is that deep fried) square and oniony Victory Pig (Wyoming) style too. (Also, New York Style, but it's just not as good---here anyway).

These styles should all be sampled. Let's get those cameras rollin'!



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    CheeseWit
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    RE: Old Forge (PA) Pizza 2003/05/13 11:15:07 (permalink)
    Stan, I have tried Revello's and it is VERY good! I agree with you; your area of NE Pennsylvania has many good pizzas of varying styles.
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    lou987
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    RE: Old Forge (PA) Pizza 2003/05/13 11:35:56 (permalink)
    stan, i also agree we have quite a variety of pizzas;my favorite being victory pig. nothing like hot pig pizza and a cold beer. do try fort cafe on wyoming ave. their pizza is oval in shape and each cut is a different size. the crust is very thin and crispy. very good also.
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    stanpnepa
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    RE: Old Forge (PA) Pizza 2003/05/13 11:50:40 (permalink)
    Lou, I was at the Fort this winter. The crust is certainly the star of the show. What kind of cheese do they use? I couldn't peg that. I've been meaning to get back, especially after hearing rumors that they were closing, but it appears to be open when I drive by.

    Also, the Pig rules! It's often excellent and sometimes just OK (must depend on time of day, who's working, etc). Growing up, we always went for curb service, and my mom would wash her greasy pie down with chocolate milk!

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    Sprcub
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    RE: Old Forge (PA) Pizza 2003/06/13 14:20:06 (permalink)
    Hey, it's nice to see some nepa folks here. I'll chime in with my $.02 We here in nepa don't have much in culinary delights, but dang, we have some of the best pizza in the country. Had Revallos, it's very good but I prefer a thin style pie. My favorite is Antonios on Capouse Ave in Scranton. Little place and if you blink you'll miss it but man can they make pizza.
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    Mosca
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    RE: Old Forge (PA) Pizza 2004/08/17 10:41:20 (permalink)
    You want to try something interesting at the Fort Cafe, try their pizza topped with garlic... COVERED with shaved garlic, actually. You'll need a couple pitchers of water to quench your thirst!


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    Oneiron339
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    RE: Old Forge (PA) Pizza 2004/08/17 10:46:10 (permalink)
    Is Salerno's still in business? I liked their house special w/ extra cheese and cold Bud. The regulars always gave me an evil eye when I ordered Bud while they drank their local draft beer (Schaeffers?) like I was from another planet.
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    Mosca
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    RE: Old Forge (PA) Pizza 2004/08/17 12:44:13 (permalink)
    Stegmaier's.


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    RE: Old Forge (PA) Pizza 2004/08/17 16:51:37 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Mosca

    Stegmaier's.

    Or Ortleibs, or Horlachers, or Yuengling, or Piels, or Schmidts ......all made from the Schuykill River water.
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    Trulyblnde
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    RE: Old Forge (PA) Pizza 2004/09/10 16:25:00 (permalink)
    While I agree the pizza is good here, you can only eat so much pizza! I just moved here from LA, CA, and I miss the diversity of food. Anyone know any good Mexican restaurants, that aren't part of a chain?
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    festivalfood
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    RE: Old Forge (PA) Pizza 2004/09/18 22:42:53 (permalink)
    Don't forget all the great pizza at LaFesta in Scranton!!
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    RE: Old Forge (PA) Pizza 2005/02/06 15:52:48 (permalink)
    Well I finally had the opportunity to try Old Forge pizza last night. Five of us were in the area and we decided to go to Arcaro and Genell (mostly because they serve a wide variety of Italian foods besides pizza.

    We ordered a tray of red pizza for the table as an appetizer.Trays consist of 12 pieces. Although it looks like sicilian the taste is very different. The crust is lighter and crispy rather than chewy. There is a noticable onion taste resulting (so I'm told) from the onions being baked into the crust.(Although onions were available as a topping we ordered ours plain- apparently any Old Forge pizza will have an onion taste). Overall a very good, and definately different pizza.

    With regard to the rest of the meal, we all had the restaurants homemade pasta. I had the raviolis which were among the best I've ever had- filled with spicy ground beef. My dinner partners aqlso raved about the cheese raviolis and homemade fettucine. Unfortunately the sauces did not match the pasta. They were good but not great. Overall, though , a very pleasant dining experience
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    RE: Old Forge (PA) Pizza 2006/10/09 15:09:30 (permalink)
    Oneiron339-
    Yes, Salerno's is still in business. I ate there last Sunday morning and it was my first experience with Old Forge style pizza. Not exactly what I am used to, but I still really liked it. The people in Salerno's couldn't have been any nicer, either. One of the owners (forgot his name, but he was wearing an Indy Colts hat) even came over and chatted with me for a while. By the way, on my short drive down from Scranton to Old Forge, I counted nine different places that advertised having Old Forge style pizza!
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