Papa Gino's

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2004/06/01 15:42:57 (permalink)

Papa Gino's

ANother pizza chain slowly fading into thin air. This was better than many of the Mom and Pop pizza joints...

BUT...it began slipping in quality as the years went by. Ours closed, but I noticed some are still open.

Anyone actually still go there?
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    Lucky Bishop
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    RE: Papa Gino's 2004/06/01 18:52:52 (permalink)
    There's one in Watertown Mall on Arsenal Street in Watertown MA. I have the occasional pepperoni slice when I'm shopping in the Target next door.
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    RE: Papa Gino's 2004/06/02 13:48:18 (permalink)
    I am not happy to hear this. I agree that Papa Gino's was better than some Mom and Pop places.

    If you were in a hurry, it was a great place to get a couple of slices of pizza for lunch quickly. The only thing I didn’t like was that if you asked for pepperoni slices, they would simply put the pepperoni slices on top of the already cooked cheese pizza.

    I really liked their subs as well. Papa Gino's was definitely one of my favorite fast food franchises.
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    RE: Papa Gino's 2004/06/03 10:55:10 (permalink)
    Papa Gino's was definitely not the worst of chain pizza, but there is so much better. They subscribe to what I call the salt and sugar school of pizza making. meaning they use both of those ingredients liberally to make up for subpar ingredients.

    I have not been in one for years. Too much good pizza out there to waste my time.
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    RE: Papa Gino's 2004/06/03 12:05:42 (permalink)
    How is it 'fading into thin air'? Papa Gino's is everywhere. I know you can get it here at the hospital where I work in Boston (MGH) because when people order pizza for a meeting, it's always papa gino's. You can get it at Fenway park, at all those concession stands. I can't remember if it's Papa Gino's at the Fleet Center either, but it probably is. They advertise on the radio CONSTANTLY during sox games. Maybe they don't have a ton of stores popping up everywhere, but they still seem to be a pretty decent presence.
    I can't eat it, personally. Papa Gino's is about the greasiest pizza around. I like it greasy, but not that greasy. If you tip the slice it flows off like a river.
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    RE: Papa Gino's 2004/06/03 12:15:40 (permalink)
    In the Western half of the state...they're not easy to find anymore.
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    RE: Papa Gino's 2004/06/03 12:52:17 (permalink)
    A lot of the Papa Gino's in Connecticut (e.g. West Hartford, Wethersfield, Southington) were closed down around 10 years ago when I was there. I think there’s only a few left in Connecticut.

    I would like to try one to see what the quality is like nowadays, although its sounds like I will be disappointed.
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    RE: Papa Gino's 2004/06/03 12:57:11 (permalink)
    They are all over the Metrowest area of Mass. Luckily there are some good mom and pops around too.

    I see a lot of combo Papa Gino's/Dangelo's stores. Not as many standalone anymore.
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    RE: Papa Gino's 2006/01/10 14:17:27 (permalink)
    They are still very much around. Their website says that they have over 200 locations. They are seeking to build more in New England and the Albany NY region. IMO it is good business to close underperforming locations as lease contracts wind down, and redeploy assets to greener pastures.
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    RE: Papa Gino's 2006/01/10 16:14:28 (permalink)
    The metion of the name recalls many a run down Blue Hill Ave. to the Papa Ginos in Mattapan my freshman year of college.
    Sophmore year I found Naopli's Pizza in the Readville section of Hyde Park and that was all for Papa.
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