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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2007/12/08 23:42:23 (permalink)
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Don't tell me you can get a pizza like this in the US

You can in New Haven.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2007/12/09 00:14:42 (permalink)
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Don't tell me you can get a pizza like this in the US

You can in New Haven.


With, fresh porcini mushrooms?
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2007/12/09 00:36:51 (permalink)
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Having just returned from the Tuscany area of Italy, I am attaching a photo of one of the very best pizzas I have ever had. Taken in a small restaurant in Montepulciano, It is a wood oven baked thin crust pizza loaded with FRESH PORCINI mushrooms and house made sausage. Don't tell me you can get a pizza like this in the US.[img][/img] #9;11/23/2007 #9;145

That pie looks like it was from Trattoria di Cagnano. Was it?
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2007/12/09 07:19:06 (permalink)
Are you kidding me BAD food in Italy?? I have to agree with everyone else you must be so used to over spiced and over salted food from American chains like Pizza Hut and Dominos just to mention a few. I am Italian and everything we make is from scratch and with love.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2007/12/09 08:19:01 (permalink)
Hi,
I'll second that..being Italian...cooking isn't work..it's a passion. Pizza is more than "roadfood" If pizza were simply roadfood,then chain pizza is road kill. I repeat.eat Pizza Hut(great Italian name,isn't it) if you must...just don't call that sugar and salt dough "Pizza". Chain food pizza doesn't pass the test...no love in the baking...that's the secret ingredient neened in a good pie!
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2007/12/09 11:54:51 (permalink)
Bruce and Sue, I'll see if I can find my receipt and check the name of the restaurant. BTW, we also had an incredible gnocchi with gorgonzola and walnuts.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2007/12/09 12:27:34 (permalink)
But where can you get that finger in the upper left corner of the frame... only in Italy, right?

J/K, I have a few of those myself!

I'm certain there is bad food in Italy, just like I'm certain that there is good food here. The difference is that in Italy bad food is shameful and hidden away, and here it is celebrated and eaten, and we need websites like this one to help us find the good food.

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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2007/12/09 12:45:46 (permalink)
Twinwillow: very nice pic of the Italian pizza. Occasionaly you can find them around the USA like that.

Thanks for posting

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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2007/12/09 12:46:13 (permalink)
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Bruce and Sue, I'll see if I can find my receipt and check the name of the restaurant. BTW, we also had an incredible gnocchi with gorgonzola and walnuts.


Sorry, the receipt for that meal was thrown away. In retrospect, I am very sorry now, that I can not report the name of the restaurant where we ate lunch that day.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2007/12/23 12:16:09 (permalink)
If you live in Brooklyn, NY, the closest I know of to true Italian Pizza, Is Roma Bakery on Avenue U. You have to get there early, they only make a small amount, and it goes fast. This is as good as the pizza I have had in Sicily,(my parents are from Messina)
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2007/12/24 17:23:45 (permalink)
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If you live in Brooklyn, NY, the closest I know of to true Italian Pizza, Is Roma Bakery on Avenue U. You have to get there early, they only make a small amount, and it goes fast. This is as good as the pizza I have had in Sicily,(my parents are from Messina)


Plus, it's a lot cheaper to go to Brooklyn than Italy.
Thanks for the good tip.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2007/12/24 18:55:59 (permalink)
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Originally posted by twinwillow

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Originally posted by twinwillow

Don't tell me you can get a pizza like this in the US

You can in New Haven.


With, fresh porcini mushrooms?

Sure. Why not. Heck, you can get one with fresh porcinis in Columbus, Ohio, although the rest of the pie won't be any good.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/06 08:32:46 (permalink)
I miss pizza in Italy. Had it in Naples, in Rome, and in Florence; and it was totally different in each place. But all totally wonderful.

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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/06 10:08:48 (permalink)
I agree,as I said in an earlier post,Italian pizza, as a rule is superb...a taste treat.
The lady who started this thread,is what annoys me about so many people....a few bad experiences...I think she mentioned two....and you judge a whole coun try's pizza. Oh come on...where's your common sense.Ya know the type..."I had country ham in the country..it was dry...then I had it again...it was too moist...oh those country people,don't know how to cook counrty ham. Eat only city ham!"
Offlady was a bit off....I've been to Italy many times...and like most places...some pizza wasn't to my taste...but as a whole,the pizza is superior to almost anything here...and believe me,my survey sample was very big,after all those trips...not two or three places.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/17 16:16:57 (permalink)
I was in Italy for 2 weeks-I loved the pizza-4 cheese/margarita/it was excellent-some better than other but what is to be expected.
I did get tired of eating prosicuto and melon before every meal.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/17 16:41:57 (permalink)
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I was in Italy for 2 weeks-I loved the pizza-4 cheese/margarita/it was excellent-some better than other but what is to be expected.
I did get tired of eating prosicuto and melon before every meal.


I recently spent 10 days in Tuscany. Too late for melons but the salumi course before each meal was fantatsic. I never tired of it.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/24 10:39:19 (permalink)
In fact one of the reasons i ant to go back to Italy is for the wonderful food - including the Pizza
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/25 23:29:56 (permalink)
My father traveled to Italy several times while serving with the Navy, and he really didn't like the Italian pizza. Now that I'm a grown up (lol) I asked him what he didn't like, and apparently the type of pizza he had (several times) was Sicilian. Anyone who loves pizza knows Sicilian pizza is a different monster, yes? Not necessarily bad, but not everyone loves it. And honestly, my father is that rare breed who does not love pizza. My ex husband is the same. Pizza is ok to him, but he does not love it. I think it is possible that the original poster had 2 bad experiences, and quit trying. That is understandable in my book, although I am too stubborn for that, lol.

I think most Americans traveling to Italy are too submersed in American-ized foods to recognize that true Italian cooking is different than Dominos or Olive Garden. Now I like Dominos and Olive Garden (the salad dressing and marinara of the latter, anyhow), but going to an authentic pizzarea or Italian restaurant, I know the menu and food is going to be different than that of a chain. Not everyone does.

Cut her some slack:)
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/26 00:00:52 (permalink)
Nothing better than a pizza in Italy...great cheese, super fresh toppings and awesome atmosphere. Amore.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/26 00:02:52 (permalink)
YUCK[xx(
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We love the pizza at Pizza Hut and also at the Olive Garden. I don't know if anyone here has had Olive Garden's pizza, but you'd be suprised!
It's a home-made style...great! I've also had the same experience with the pizza at Cheesecake Factory......good stuff!
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/26 08:19:12 (permalink)
Double yuck...again I say using the word "pizza" in Pizza Hut is false advertizing!!!!!
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/26 10:46:46 (permalink)
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Double yuck...again I say using the word "pizza" in Pizza Hut is false advertizing!!!!!


I'm reminded that a former co-worker referred to the joint by the Star-Wars-esque name "Pizza the Hut".
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/26 11:34:00 (permalink)
By the way...don't put Olive Garden pizza in the same sentence with "Pizza" Hut. Olive Garden pizza is edible. I'm Italian and SUPER picky and I can stand(not love!) their pizza. Same for Carrabba's mad in a wood oven. These Italian chains are far better than any "fast food" pizza.
I'm one of the fussiest Italians and I think Olive Garden is under rated. Passible Italian at a great price...Great, NO,very Good?..no! But worth a visit if money is an object.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/26 16:23:16 (permalink)
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I'm one of the fussiest Italians and I think Olive Garden is under rated. .......................... leethebard

you heard it here first folks................ the words "fussiest Italians" and "Olive Garden" all in the same sentence. ......................... lol
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/26 16:47:13 (permalink)
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I'm one of the fussiest Italians and I think Olive Garden is under rated. .......................... leethebard

you heard it here first folks................ the words "fussiest Italians" and "Olive Garden" all in the same sentence. ......................... lol


What makes it even more unbelievable is that, "leethebard" lives in...........NEW JERSEY!!!
It's OK Lee, we still love you anyway.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/26 16:48:28 (permalink)



Ha Ha Ha....sizz......
It's possible you know.....I guess I'm living proof you can have been raised on superior Italian food..and still like a chain Italian meal....most of you people are a bit unfair to this chain...I've eaten in very expensive Italian places, and had a lesser meal than what I can get in Olive Garden.Ours in Toms river has won awards...and is good...I'll grant maybe they're not all the same quality, however. So come to Toms River and check out ours.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/26 16:50:55 (permalink)
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Ha Ha Ha....sizz......
It's possible you know.....I guess I'm living proof you can have been raised on superior Italian food..and still like a chain Italian meal....most of you people are a bit unfair to this chain...I've eaten in very expensive Italian places, and had a lesser meal than what I can get in Olive Garden.Ours in Toms river has won awards...and is good...I'll grant maybe they're not all the same quality, however. So come to Toms River and check out ours.
leethebard


What is your opinion of Carrabba's Italian Grill? pb
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/26 17:01:40 (permalink)
You see, around here at Roadfood, you're not allowed to like Pizza Hut or Olive Garden or any other "chain", unless of course the members that have been here for years like it (then it's okay).
People that like both chain restaurants AND home cookin' "real" restaurants need to keep their honest opinions to themselves, else they get rudely banned from this site. That's just the way it is; there's no arguing about it, conform to the opinions of others or it's "goodbye".
I can't say that I understand "why" it's that way here. But, heck, I'll play along and if I ever enjoy something but I doubt that the roadfood clique will "approve" of it I'll just keep it to myself.
That way I can stay and have a good time reading about my favorite thing in life: food. Thankyou.
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/26 17:22:03 (permalink)
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Originally posted by jimsock9

You see, around here at Roadfood, you're not allowed to like Pizza Hut or Olive Garden or any other "chain", unless of course the members that have been here for years like it (then it's okay).
People that like both chain restaurants AND home cookin' "real" restaurants need to keep their honest opinions to themselves, else they get rudely banned from this site. That's just the way it is; there's no arguing about it, conform to the opinions of others or it's "goodbye".
I can't say that I understand "why" it's that way here. But, heck, I'll play along and if I ever enjoy something but I doubt that the roadfood clique will "approve" of it I'll just keep it to myself.
That way I can stay and have a good time reading about my favorite thing in life: food. Thankyou.


Nobody ever got "rudely banned" from Roadfood solely for voicing their honest opinions about a restaurant. Being an idiot it about can put you in jeopardy though. pb
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RE: Pizza in Italy--yuck! 2008/01/26 17:39:56 (permalink)
OK PB, thanks!
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