SIGNMAN: You are scaring me! I actually went to High School in Squirell Hill (Allderdice) and used to go to Mineos (and Ailios) regularly. One of my classmates used to work at Mineos....a short guy named SCOTT. Wonder if it is the same guy.
In any event, to answer the origional post....I can't believe that no one mentioned "VALENTINO'S" which is in NOVA (Annendale). It is owned by these NY Pizza guys who moved to the D.C. area and started an authentic New York Style Pizza. They are also really creative with toppings
. Some include egg plant, Meatballs the size of a small orange (seriously), Pasta (yes, pasta on top of Pizza), Chicken ala Vodka, etc. Although I wouldn't personally like eggplant on my Pizza, I like their innovation. BTW, the slices are absolutely HUGE!!!!!!
I am a Pizza nut. Every city I go to, I try to find the best Pizza joint, and I'm tellin' you, VALENTINOS Pizza is one of the top 2 or 3 Pizza's that I have ever had. Much better than Mineos (Pittsburgh) and several other of the above listed joints (that I have actually been to).
It's all about preference. The sauce is a little sweet. If you don't care for sweet sauce, you might only give it a 9/10