I wish I would have known you were coming here from the
Steel City I would have given you a place to stay and a beer.
I live pretty close to Girardville. They have 3 real good places
there to eat one is where you ate and the other two are just as
good. One is Centiole's which is just up the block, the pizza is stupid good. The old timer passed away a while ago but his pizza's were very very good. He was like the soup Nazi. Each pizza he sold was boxed and then tied with string on the box like a xmas present he tied everyone hiself. I even crawled into his dumpster once to see what he used to make his sweet sauce. I heard it was jam or jelly. My boss at work and I would call on Tuesday to order Pizza for Friday. He made x amount of pizzas and when he sold out he closed. But you had to order them by Tuesday. I think his daughter took the business over now.
The other place you probably walked past was
Tony's Lunch home of the screamer hamburger. I have never been there and not ordered under 10 burgers, always some to take home. They are very good also and you wait in line allot.
So when it is your turn you order allot.
Here is the Coal Region Top Ten Pizza List.
And like I said if you ever are here close again and
need some guidance on food in the coal region
feel free to call 570-648-1235
I have ate at about 90% of these pizza parlors. 1. Centiole's - Main Street, Girardville
This unique, sweet sauce pizza is the hands-down winner of the Coal Region Pizza Poll. You have to order days in advance (especially for a Friday during Lent). Open only in the evenings. When they run out of pies, you're outta luck! As Joe C. says "It's Worth the Weight". It is THE best. 2. Senape's Tavern Pitza
- North Vine Street, Hazleton
Pronounced "SNAPS". The classic square pizza, available with Scamutz or Romano cheese. This is what's known in the Coal Region as "bar" pizza, and is most commonly eaten cold or at room temperature. The definite fave of the Luzerne County crowd. Best with a pitcher of Yuengling or draft birch beer. 3. Matucci's
- Willow Street, Mt. Carmel
"Their deluxe pizza is the best in Pennsylvania, perhaps in the whole USA!" 4. James' Cafe
- Pine Street, Shamokin
Square slices, thin bread, great cheese. Rumors of beer in the sauce. Located in the "Bloody Fifth Ward" in Shamokin. This place hasn't changed since you were a kid. 5. Duke's / Tower of Pizza
- Marion Heights (outside Kulpmont)
American Cheese that everyone has burned their mouth on at least once!! A great place to get F&S beer. 6. Marrone's -
Way to go, Guntown! Two pizza places in the top ten! In addition to great pizza, Marrone's is everyone's choice for best pizza hot sauce. It's killer! 7. Pottsville Pizzeria -
Let's hear it for south of the mountain! "Nothing was better than ordering from the Pottsville Pizzeria every Friday night!" 8. Gutsie's
- West Center Street, Mahanoy City
"The small pies Pete Gutsie made were loaded with tomatoes and cheese, and anything else you wanted. They reeked of oregano, with a hint of basil. I'm sitting here slobbering like one of Pavlov's dogs, da frick! Always washed them down with Kaier's beer." 9. Little Venice
- Main & Lloyd Streets, Shenandoah
"Without a doubt, the BEST pizza in the entire coal region, perhaps the entire WORLD!" 10. Grotto's Pizza
/ Joe's Grotto - Harvey's Lake and Wilkes-Barre
From the northern reaches, "da best pizza in da region is from Joe's Grotto out da lake!" Honorable MentionArmondo's - ShenandoahThe Blue Tavern - outside LlewellynChance's Bar and Restaurant - Pottsville, Llewellyn HwyDeVito's - AshlandDiMaggio's - TamaquaGabello's Cafe - DuryeaGilotti's - Mt. CarmelGiorgio's - FrackvilleGrande Pizza - TamaquaHollywood Pizza - Mt. CarmelJanuzi's - Wilkes-BarreMarco's - LansfordMario's - MinersvilleMary Rose's - NesquehoningMr. Pizza - ShamokinO'Brien's - ShamokinPaesano's - Mahanoy CityPalermo's - MinersvillePappa's - ScrantonParmesano's - TamaquaRevello's - Old ForgeRoma's Pizza - PottsvilleRostas's - HazletonScicchitano's Buono Pizza - KulpmontScully's - GirardvilleThe Pizza Place - FrackvilleTillie's Pitz - West HazletonTommy's Pizza - KingstonTwo Brother's - Jim ThorpeTwo King's - HometownVesuvio's - HazletonVictory Pig ("the Pig") - Forty Fort/Wyoming
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