Your favorite pizza places?

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mncorn
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RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2008/11/22 18:58:33
Yes, San Antonio does have great pizza. The River Walk is a great place to go.
Navy_Brat913
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2008/12/02 00:38:59
Papa Murphys (so far I've had it in Astoria, OR, O'Fallon, MO & Auburn, WA.....all three locations *rocked*).
Cottage Inn Pizza in Ann Arbor, MI (2x it was great, the 3rd time not so much so....)
Astoria Pizza in Groton, CT (hole in the wall family run joint.....Greeks can make some damn good pizza & calzones!)
Some small chain in Oklahoma.....can't remember the name, but went there with my now ex husband on a few trips to his friends and family in the area. I think it was in Lawton....but I could be wrong.

And lets face it, any pizza is great pizza when you've had a few drinks, lol! So my list could keep going and going.....
Budgetgourmet
Junior Burger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2008/12/15 01:09:00
Uno's is awesome, Round Table and California Pizza Kitchen are to die

for
collinf
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RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2008/12/15 09:48:56
quote:
Originally posted by Budgetgourmet

Uno's is awesome, Round Table and California Pizza Kitchen are to die

for!


For a chain, my wife and I absolutely LOVE Round Table pizza, but unfortunately they are no where east of the west coast. They closed all 5 of their Idaho locations this past year. CPK is okay, but overpriced. Uno's - only eat at the original location in Chicago. That chain with their name on it is blasphemy!

Local places in the Kansas City area that I have visited and generally like:

Old Shawnee Pizza - cracker crust, reminds me a little of how Shakey's used to be.

Papa Keno's - both in old Overland Park and in Lawrence, KS. Good New York-style pizza, whole pie or by the slice, but the last time I visited their OP location the pizza was tasteless.

Mafia Mike's in Lenexa - similar to a New York style pizza, but only comes in whole pies. Nice crust, good flavorful sauce.

Pyramid Pizza - a local/regional chain that seems all but defunct. Great pizza until the original owners sold it. If you can find some that matches the original, it's absolutely terrific.

Wheat State Pizza - a regional chain now, similar to a Godfather's or Pyramid pizza in terms of sauce, cheese and toppings but they offer both a whole wheat and white crust. I actually like their thick white crust better than their thin or wheat dough crusts.

Minsky's Pizza - only go to the original location in downtown Kansas City; all of the Kansas locations blow.
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2008/12/15 10:30:51
Cracker crust????...that's good???????
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2008/12/15 12:52:52
Not in my universe.
collinf
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2008/12/16 09:47:18
quote:
Originally posted by leethebard

Cracker crust????...that's good???????


For people who grew up on Shakey's, Pizza Hut thin and crispy, and other similar types of pizza in the Mid-west and West, it is. For me, I am not one to prejudice a pizza based on the style of crust, as long as its good. NY chewy, Chicago deep-dish, or any of the varities I mentioned in my post above have different styles and I like them all.

Different strokes for different folks.
TheHotPepper.com
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2008/12/16 10:20:59
Sal and Carmine
NYC
ChrisOC
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RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2008/12/25 11:56:21
Our favorite pizza is on the boardwalk in Ocean City NJ.  The place is called Mack & Manco.  They only serve pizza and beverages.  No hoagies, no fries, just pizza.
 
 

 
It is just simple boardwalk pizza, but Mrs. OC and I love it.
 

carolina bob
Filet Mignon
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/01/12 18:56:54
A few months ago, I found a great little place for thin-crust pizza in south-suburban Chicagoland. It's called Simply Slices, and it's located in Crestwood IL, on Cicero Ave. just north of Sibley Blvd. It's a tiny place with a drive-thru window that specializes in by-the-slice, but whole pies are also available. I love a thin, crispy crust, and the crust at Simply Slices is the best of this kind that I've found in southern Cook County. High quality toppings too, and they apply them generously. The prices are ridiculously low; two sausage slices and a medium drink costs only $4.89 ( that's with tax. ) Simply Slices is over a half-hour from my home, but the drive is worth it.
carolina bob
Filet Mignon
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/01/19 03:14:07
As much as I like Simply Slices, my favorite thin-crust pizza is at a place called Fox's in Orland Park IL. It's a very nice sit-down restaurant with a full menu, but it's the pizza that compels me to make the two-hour round trip occasionally. Crust and toppings both are, IMHO, perfection, and the service is very good. As for deep-dish pizza, it's gotta be Pizzeria Uno in Chicago. Actually, in my case it's Uno's 'twin sister' Pizzeria Due, just down the street ( it's a tradition thing. ) Man, do I love that deep-dish sausage pizza! Besides being far from my home, the parking situation by Uno's and Due's is awful ( very expensive garage parking ), so I rarely get over there, but when I do it sure is worth it. Warning: avoid the franchised Uno's locations ( recently renamed Uno Chicago Grill ); they are bad, bad news.  
Londonmatt
Junior Burger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/01/19 05:04:10
I really only know pizza places on the Northeast. When I am in other parts of the country I don't try it. Even though Bon Appetit said that Bianco's in Phoenix is the best pie in the country. Would like to try some chicago style in Chitown, but this is what I know.  

Difara's, Avenue J the key is just to be the first one there and anything that comes out of the oven, just take it. A sublime experience

Grimaldi's under the Brooklyn Bridge. Extraordinary as well but for whatever reason it tasted better when it was named Patsy's.

DeLorenzo's Chambersburg, Trenton NJ I love Hudson and Robbinsville, but I think Robbinsville is better because all of the pizzaiolis  are all at the Robbinsville location

DeLorenzo's Hamilton-  More Tomato Pies. Another wing of the family and incredible too, very friendly atmosphere

Nunzio's Staten Island. I think I like this more than Joe and Pat's, I love the sauce at Nunzio's. However, I heard it was recently sold and not as good, does anyone know this is true. They certainly renovated, I loved it more when it was a true hole in the wall.

Totonno's.- I rarely get the chance to go here, but I love it, its off the cuff pizza making, no round pies here.

Spumoni Gardens, Brooklyn, for Sicilian of course!
carolina bob
Filet Mignon
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/01/20 11:50:52
BTB in Florida, I hope you're reading this. I attempted to answer your PM, but my stupid POS computer wouldn't cooperate ( my new computer is being delivered this week, thankfully. ) Your comment about the Orland Pk. Fox's really surprised me. In all the times I've eaten there, I have never had a pizza that I didn't think was wonderful; they have yet to disappoint me. Yes, I've had pizza at Louisa's a number of times. In fact, Louisa's is part of a rather strange tradition with me. Everytime I have a colonoscopy ( I've had three ), my first post-procedure meal is a deep-dish sausage pizza at Louisa's. For those of you unfamiliar with this place, it's at 142nd & Cicero in Crestwood IL., and it's very good. BTB, what was it about that Fox's location that displeased you?                  Bob 
joclyn
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/01/25 02:27:30
pica's pizza on west chester pike in upper darby, pa has the ABSOLUTE BEST pizza!

it's traditional 'tomato pie'; rectangle shape, thin crust, provolone cheese on first then toppings and sauce.  it's absolutely fabulous - first time i had it was in high school...told my parents about it and we went one weekend (as a family) so they could try it.  turns out they used to be located in west philly and it's the very first pizza my dad had when he was a kid.  he said it is made exactly as they did way back in the 40's - and tastes just as good as it did back then.

when i lived in nj (which didn't have any good pizza anywhere in camden county), i actually would travel to upper darby specifically just to have pica's pizza...people thought i was nuts until they bit into it!

another good one fairly close to that is marrone's pizza in ardmore.  round style pie - with the provolone on first and then sauce and toppings.  thicker crust and it's pretty crusty (without the oil used for 'boston' or deep dish style).

then there's boston style pizza...deep dish style...three locations - merion, bala cynwyd, wynnewood.  that's some good stuff, too.

pica's is the top pick though.  both pica's and marrone's have been voted 'best of philly' numerous times over the years.
post edited by joclyn - 2009/05/03 01:05:14
Schott850
Junior Burger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/03/01 00:13:18
When I go to NJ, central shore area, Lisa's Pizza on Rt. 35 in Lawrence Harbor, NJ has one of the best pizza's I've had.  I live in Pa now but was raised in Morgan NJ and go to NJ at least 3x a year and we have to stop at Lisa's for Pizza, then in South Amboy to Broadway bakery that has the best rye bread and hard rolls, then to Sipo's in Perth Amboy for potato bread that is terrific.
In Myerstown, Pa where I live bread is not like NJ, so we usually stock up and freeze it. Pizza in Myerstown was Vinny's but they closed, CC's in Quinton,Pa is good.
SeamusD
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/03/28 23:36:24
Angelo's Pizza in Auburn, NY. Awesome NY style thin crust, big slices. The original owner, Angelo, as far as I know, still stops in regularly to check on things... I remember many late nights and Sunday afternoons, stopping in and chewing the fat with Angelo over a slice and a bottle of Coke.

There's an email going around the internet, one of those "you know you're from Auburn, NY when" things, and one of them is "you know you're from Auburn if you know about Angelo's mop, and don't care".
The rumour was that when Angelo would mop the floor, he'd walk over to the oven, open it up, and mop it out while it was hot... that's why the pizza tasted so good. Not true, but funny anyway.
Karyyk
Junior Burger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/03/30 14:02:32
For my money Pop's New York Pizza is about as good as it's going to get in Columbia, SC. The service can be hit and miss (apparently you don't want to have it delivered...will take forever), but if you walk in to order a few slices or whole pie, I've never had any problems. It's good, the crust has the right char for this kind of pizza and it's impressed some friends of mine from New York and New Jersey. It's the best that I've had around here, even though that's not saying that much.
NascarDad
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/03/31 17:32:57
kidtcha

A friend of mine read that the best pizza in Virginia AND the world was located 2.5 hours from us in Crozet, Virginia. So we drove down to Crozet and tried the Crozet Pizza! It was very good! Part of the charm was the actual restaurant. We were curious as to why we needed to make a reservation and found out the reason as soon as we walked through the door. There were only 6.5 tables in the place with one Tiffany lamp in the middle of the place giving us light. The restaurant only serves salads and pizza along with sodas and beer. My friend and I are not big on veggies so we ordered the Meatlover's style pizza. It was delicious! It had ham, meatballs, pepperoni and sausage on it!
If you are in VA and would like to check out this pizza joint, look up Crozet Pizza. I'm not sure if anyone on here has mentioned it yet!


Just tried this place recently.  Got take out on a Saturday afternoon - they are now open for lunch on Saturdays, not sure if this is always the case.

I think 6.5 tables may have been generous, but probably accurate.  It would be considered small and cramped even in Boston's north end.  It is much smaller than Blue Ridge Pig though not as dingy. 

But the pizza was very very good.  A bit more oregano than I am used to  but it was excellent.  The crust was very well done - mottled with goodly splotches of dark brown on the bottom, almost like the pictures of places I have seen in NY. 

I am guessing it must be popular with the UVA students from up north.  I am tempted to drive there again this weekend, since technically it is only about 37 miles from my house, probably closet than my fav pizza in the  Richmond area, Frank's West [ which is not as good as Crozet Pizza ].  But since I work in the Richmond area I don't have to make too much of a special trip to go to Frank's West - only about 15 miles out of my way lol. 



studman575
Junior Burger
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/04/02 10:43:38

Well my favorite all time pizza is Pizza King. I now live in Florida where there is no Pizza King..I ate at the Sir Pizza a few years back in Miami..however it was just not quite the same. I was reading old posts and learned of Chubbys Thin Crust out of Apopka..however do not know if it still exists or not? If anyone knows..shoot me a line...Thks....Also if anyone ever travel to central florida be sure to try Gourmetos Pizza...Really good pizza...
JBuffCombo
Junior Burger
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/04/03 01:10:38

I have lived in the Hudson valley for the past 15 years but grew up in Central Jersey and I have not found a pizza place that can compare to my top 20 jersey pizzerias.  The best I have ever had was Mr Assante's on Rt 22 in Green Brook, don't know if it is still there.
emsmom
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Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/04/30 15:02:43
Just met our daughter for lunch at Market Street Pizza. They are local and serve kinds that you don't see everywhere like cheeseburger, big meaty, etc. and the pizza is always Hot. They also have calzones and pasta on the lunch buffet
MN Locavore
Junior Burger
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/05/01 12:55:49
Imo's in Saint Louis, MO.

I've been gone from the Saint Louis area longer than I ever lived there (25 years) and I've yet to find something to replace my Imo's.  Consequenlty, I rarely eat pizza any longer because nothing compares - for me - to Imo's.
MN Locavore
Junior Burger
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/05/01 13:00:38

 
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!  Just discovered Imo's flies their pizzas all over the country when I went to their web site!  And I'm out of a job!  Just as soon as I get a job, I KNOW what I'm getting!
 

NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/05/01 13:27:22
I hope some of these joints start using:


http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1909544

What an amazing concept.
willrun4food
Junior Burger
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/05/30 18:13:03
Chicago: Giordano's for stuffed
               Geppetto's (Oak Park) for...well, any crust, really.
Detroit: Flip a coin between Buddy's And Papa Romano's

Chain: Papa John's for original, Pizza Hut for pan
Frozen: Palmero's
             Reggio's (availible at Aldi!)
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/05/30 18:29:58
JBuffCombo

I have lived in the Hudson valley for the past 15 years but grew up in Central Jersey and I have not found a pizza place that can compare to my top 20 jersey pizzerias.  The best I have ever had was Mr Assante's on Rt 22 in Green Brook, don't know if it is still there.
Try living for 32 years in Southwest Ohio - you would really have something to complain about!


NascarDad
Cheeseburger
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/05/30 19:08:02
A fairly new place in Richmond (open less than a year) is Capriccio's in the 9100 block of West Broad, in the TJ max plaza.

Not as good as Crozet pizza, but for richmond, it had some darn good NY style pie.
Soccer862923
Cheeseburger
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/06/03 18:24:06
NYPIzzaNut

JBuffCombo

I have lived in the Hudson valley for the past 15 years but grew up in Central Jersey and I have not found a pizza place that can compare to my top 20 jersey pizzerias.  The best I have ever had was Mr Assante's on Rt 22 in Green Brook, don't know if it is still there.
Try living for 32 years in Southwest Ohio - you would really have something to complain about!


Wow, you really do hate Dayton pizza. I still don't see how you can dislike it so much but I guess to each their own.
marzsit
Cheeseburger
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/06/24 07:50:18
had pizza tonight (last night actually....) at stellar pizza in georgetown, south of downtown seattle. it's a mom-and-pop place, and their pizza is decent for seattle pizza. the dough is made fresh, hand-tossed, the sauce is made with fresh ingredients, not canned. the cheeses are decent mozzarella, romano, and goat..... it's a dive atmosphere, but the food and service make up for it :) toppings range from simple to complex, but anything custom can be ordered. they also make awesome calzones.... and they have arrogant bastard ale on tap :)
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/06/24 08:26:29
marzsit

had pizza tonight (last night actually....) at stellar pizza in georgetown, south of downtown seattle. it's a mom-and-pop place, and their pizza is decent for seattle pizza. the dough is made fresh, hand-tossed, the sauce is made with fresh ingredients, not canned. the cheeses are decent mozzarella, romano, and goat..... it's a dive atmosphere, but the food and service make up for it :) toppings range from simple to complex, but anything custom can be ordered. they also make awesome calzones.... and they have arrogant bastard ale on tap :)

 
Ahh! That ale has my name written all over it!
 
Having lived in Seattle, I still say that the words "decent pizza" and "Seattle" should not be used in the same sentence, or paragraph, or website....come to think of it, even in the same universe.


Baah Ben
Filet Mignon
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/06/24 08:46:25
I know few live in my area, but I do have an important announcement for any of you who do visit or for the few who live around here.

For several years I touted Pete's in Daytona Beach as the closest thing to good NYC thin sliced pizza.  Well, my new go to pizza place is Luigi's in Holly Hill.  Luigi is making serious inroads into Pete's business and deservedly so.  He gives you a far better product IMHO.  I don't go to Pete's anymore.

Once I see the police from Daytona Beach and the EVAC guys and gals at Luigi's, the transistion will have been completed.  And the only reason they are not there yet, is they still probably don't know about it.  It's gonna happen.

Luigi is no stranger to the area.  He had an incredibly successful business on West Dixie Highway opposite Plantation Bay; a beautiful single home development.  But, the rent got ridiculous and he refused to re-up.  So, he started all over again in this little town of Holly Hill. 

This is wonderful pizza! I took my son, SK, here.  He loved it.  I went with my father, JohnA, too.  He doesn't eat pizza, but he liked the salad.  You know the older folkes have digestion problems.
post edited by Baah Ben - 2009/06/24 08:49:14
Freddies Mommy
Junior Burger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/06/24 17:33:07
My Favorite would be Sally's Apizza in New Haven (I do not like Spot or Pepe's), Grimaldi's Under the brooklyn Bridge in NYC, and Freddie's in LOng Branch NJ.

I dont eat frozen Pizza unless I HAVE to.  And I will not order chain pizza either.  I am fortunate to live where we have so many decent pizza places that you just go there.
NascarDad
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/07/06 16:19:31
I really do have to get some pics of the great pizza at Capriccio's in Richmond.  For Richmond you aren't likely to do any better for NY style.
paceflchick
Cheeseburger
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/08/30 21:13:50
IMOS PIZZA  St. Louis hands down..it was the only thing I missed about back home, It is the cheese, Provel,,,only made in St, Louis.....but I can order it online dryice delivered.....http://www.stlpizza.com/index.asp
 
awesome try it
collinf
Cheeseburger
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/08/31 10:05:15
paceflchick

IMOS PIZZA  St. Louis hands down..it was the only thing I missed about back home, It is the cheese, Provel,,,only made in St, Louis.....but I can order it online dryice delivered.....http://www.stlpizza.com/index.asp
 
awesome try it


I have tried it and it's not awesome.   There is a reason why Imo's is not one of the biggest pizza chains in the country. 
post edited by collinf - 2009/08/31 10:06:46
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Your favorite pizza places? 2009/08/31 10:26:02
paceflchick

IMOS PIZZA  St. Louis hands down..it was the only thing I missed about back home, It is the cheese, Provel,,,only made in St, Louis.....but I can order it online dryice delivered.....http://www.stlpizza.com/index.asp
 
awesome try it

Are the pizzas shipped uncooked or partially cooked or...?

gregys
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/12/09 13:55:54
The Squirrel Hill shops like Mineos is absolutely out of this world. Its all in the dough. Never had anything like it anywhere else. Kinda sweet and chewy. Its to die for.


IntelligentT82
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2009/12/17 13:28:27
Best Pizza (non chain)
1. Famous Ray's of Greenwich Village (between 11th and 12th st. and 6th av)

2. Bilbo's Pizza in Kalamazoo Michigan
Picture of Bilbos

3. Uno/Due in Chicago



Best Pizza (chains)
1. Uno's (the chain)
2. Z Pizza
Picture of Z Pizza
 
3. Godfather's Pizza
Picture of Godfathers
post edited by IntelligentT82 - 2010/01/21 11:21:37
big g in joisey
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/01/02 10:03:59
My Favorite pizza in Pennsylvania is Cebula's in Dupont. One of the most unique and best tasting pizza's I have ever had the pleasure of Eating.

 
Thank Joerogo for the picture.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/01/02 17:19:11
MetroplexJim

Here are some of my favorites from "over the years":

Villanova Inn, New Castle, PA. Great food and cheap beer!

Inner-Circle Pizza in Poland OH. Never disappointed. Great wings, too.

Grotto Pizza in Dewey Beach, DE. Someone above observed that everyting tastes good in the salt-air. Grotto Pizza certainly does.

Ledo Pizza in suburban DC. There's something about sweet sauce on thin square pieces that is a refreshing change of pace.

Faccia Luna, Clarendon Metro, Arlington, VA. We always enjoyed their wood-fired pies with their generous antipasto.

Covino's in Plano, TX is our Dallas-area choice for a "Faccia Luna" antipasto+pizza meal. Extremely nice folks run this place. And they "import" their wonderful tiramisu from NJ!

Mario's on Wilson BV in Arlington, VA. Their square pieces must be comsumed immediately; they do not "travel". I always had one with "pep" and another with BBQ while waiting for Lefty to whip up my ham, steak, & cheese sub.

Campisi's Egyptian in Dallas. Great atmosphere and good (for Dallas) oval-shaped, thin-crust pies.

Since we moved from McLean, VA to Dallas in 2005 a number of "gourmet" pizza places have sprung up, Olivella's in Park Cities being the best (IMHO) among them. But Fireside Pies @ Legacy-Plano, Campania in Southlake, Coal Vines in Dallas, and Grimaldi's (of NYC fame) in Allen all serve wonderful Neopolitan-style pizza.

With these places Dallas, the corporate home of Pizza Hut, has moved from a "chain-pizza desert" to the "big leagues" of pizza.


A little more than a year later I'd add a wonderful new place in "Old Town" McKinney, TX to my list:  Sauce of the Square.  Their crust recipe is designed by "Voila", the best bread bakery in the Metroplex and they make a pie to rival Olivella's as the best Neopolitan pizza west of the City.  In fact, Voila's baguettes are the best I've had west of Paris!
dannybotz
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/01/02 17:25:27
Wow that Roseland Apizza( See Review) sure looks as it would be at the top of my list!! I have got to get there!! As for me Lombardis, and Patsys, would be up near the top! But Iv'e had some amazing pie at my Brothers place just eating a nice warm slice of cheese from a slice pie!!  Rocco's In Bedminster N.J. (plug plug!) I know that they use good ingredients and that is half the battle sometimes!!
big g in joisey
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/01/03 18:56:36
I had the pleasure of eating some of the pizza at LaScicilia on Washington Ave in Belleville, NJ, right across the street from city hall.  A great Grandma & traditional pie, their review by the Star Ledgers Munchmobile Pizza Patrol was very favorable, a great tasting sauce with a crust with a nice crunch.
Soccer862923
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/01/04 09:37:43
Favorite Thin Crust: Marion's Pizza - Dayton, OH
Favorite New York Style: Johnny's Pizzeria - Centerville, OH
Favorite Deep Dish: Gino's East - Chicago, IL
Favorite Artisanal: Motorino's - New York, New York
Favorite Chain: California Pizza Kitchen
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/01/04 09:41:16
Soccer862923

Favorite Thin Crust: Marion's Pizza - Dayton, OH
Favorite New York Style: Johnny's Pizzeria - Centerville, OH
Favorite Deep Dish: Gino's East - Chicago, IL
Favorite Artisanal: Motorino's - New York, New York
Favorite Chain: California Pizza Kitchen


I agree with your favorite chain. California Pizza Kitchen. There was one in Beavercreek at the mall but it closed. There is a new place in the same spot have you tried it?...Russ
Soccer862923
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/01/06 07:51:04
Russ Jackson

Soccer862923

Favorite Thin Crust: Marion's Pizza - Dayton, OH
Favorite New York Style: Johnny's Pizzeria - Centerville, OH
Favorite Deep Dish: Gino's East - Chicago, IL
Favorite Artisanal: Motorino's - New York, New York
Favorite Chain: California Pizza Kitchen


I agree with your favorite chain. California Pizza Kitchen. There was one in Beavercreek at the mall but it closed. There is a new place in the same spot have you tried it?...Russ


Yeah I have and I have such mixed feelings on it really. I like it concept that they are trying to do the CPK thing and make "artisanal" style pizzas with higher end quality goods but I have never had anything but a "meh" experience about it.
 
Constistently the service is pretty poor. My mom and I went there about 2 months ago for dinner and we were practically the only ones in the restaurant at 6pm, can't remember what day of the week. It took forever for out waitress to get our order, I never got a refill on my water, and it took 10 min of waiting and a trip up to the bar to get our bill.
 
The pizza is ok in my opinion and despite the fact that they used higher end quality goods I can't help but feel like the pizzas are overpriced for what you get. If I remember correctly a smaller sized pie is at least $13 and I can easily put 1 away by myself. The larger pies go upwards of $18 and that is just a little too rich for my blood for what I feel like I am getting.
 
With that said I think that their salads are pretty good and fulfilling. They have about 8 different kinds and are relatively moderately priced at around $5 for a half and $8-9 for a full one. Appetizers always seem to be a good idea in concept but lacking a little bit. Last time we got the breadsticks with marinara and while the bread was pretty tasty the marinara was pretty darn bland.
 
It may be worth a stop by if you are looking for that kind of experience and happen to be in the area but I can't really recommend making a trip for the sole purpose of going there.
 
I also miss CPK being there. It is probably my favorite chain, behind The Pub, and if it was still there I know I would be there about once a week because I think they can just do so many tasty things with their pizzas, plus the consistency in service and pies is pretty darn solid.
irishtom29
Junior Burger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/01/13 21:56:15
I'm keen on Phil's in Chicago, on 35th St and Aberdeen in Bridgeport, just east of Bubbly Creek. The crust is thin but breadier than the "cracker" places like Vito and Nicks. The cheese is high quality and the sausage is as good as any I've had, very flavorful.
 

irishtom29
Junior Burger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/01/13 22:00:10
Aurelio's at Harrison and Canal is very good when it's good but it's inconsistent; sometimes it comes undercooked. But when done well it's very good; thin crispy crust, excellent cheese, good sauce and quality toppings.
 

juiceflash!
Junior Burger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/02/03 10:51:57
By far the best pizza in Miami has to be "Andiamo"! Authentic Italian (NOT American/Italian) pizza cooked in a real brick oven, in 10 years on Biscayne avenue's Design District it has become a central point of reunion, hey, you can even give your car a full valet treatment as you enjoy the setting sun on the terrace with your vino e pizza!


I go once a week and spend 2 to 3 hours relaxing, eating and doing my other favourite pass time...trading FX on my laptop!




ALLGOOD
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/02/03 13:14:47
DeMarini's in Menomonee Falls, WI (western 'burb of Milwaukee).
Thin crust..not powdery..crisp...nice amount of grease...sauce is the best.  Their cheese pizzas have about 2lbs of SLICED mozz on them.  Awesome
carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/06/11 07:46:33
My wife and I went to Pizza Palace in Knoxville this week.  I've lived here 17 years, had heard Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive Ins Dives had highly recommended it and still had not been there, until this week.
It's a drive -in which makes it a rather unique pizza joint.  We ordered a pepperoni & sausage, along with some onion rings ( had heard those were grewt as well).  The pizza was awesome,  so darn good.  Excellent cheese and lots of flavor.  The car hop said they make everything themselves, fresh dough, make their own sausage.  Truly an outstanding pizza.
Onion rings were good as well.  I'll come back again.  Can't believe I've been looking for a decent pizza place in Knoxville for a long time and finally found it.
stevep
Hamburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/06/11 09:43:59
Thin crust is all I really care for. TC Lando's and Sal's Pizza are probably my favorites.
HPlatz
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/06/13 18:05:06
MetroplexJim

MetroplexJim

Here are some of my favorites from "over the years":

Villanova Inn, New Castle, PA. Great food and cheap beer!

Inner-Circle Pizza in Poland OH. Never disappointed. Great wings, too.

Grotto Pizza in Dewey Beach, DE. Someone above observed that everyting tastes good in the salt-air. Grotto Pizza certainly does.

Ledo Pizza in suburban DC. There's something about sweet sauce on thin square pieces that is a refreshing change of pace.

Faccia Luna, Clarendon Metro, Arlington, VA. We always enjoyed their wood-fired pies with their generous antipasto.

Covino's in Plano, TX is our Dallas-area choice for a "Faccia Luna" antipasto+pizza meal. Extremely nice folks run this place. And they "import" their wonderful tiramisu from NJ!

Mario's on Wilson BV in Arlington, VA. Their square pieces must be comsumed immediately; they do not "travel". I always had one with "pep" and another with BBQ while waiting for Lefty to whip up my ham, steak, & cheese sub.

Campisi's Egyptian in Dallas. Great atmosphere and good (for Dallas) oval-shaped, thin-crust pies.

Since we moved from McLean, VA to Dallas in 2005 a number of "gourmet" pizza places have sprung up, Olivella's in Park Cities being the best (IMHO) among them. But Fireside Pies @ Legacy-Plano, Campania in Southlake, Coal Vines in Dallas, and Grimaldi's (of NYC fame) in Allen all serve wonderful Neopolitan-style pizza.

With these places Dallas, the corporate home of Pizza Hut, has moved from a "chain-pizza desert" to the "big leagues" of pizza.


A little more than a year later I'd add a wonderful new place in "Old Town" McKinney, TX to my list:  Sauce of the Square.  Their crust recipe is designed by "Voila", the best bread bakery in the Metroplex and they make a pie to rival Olivella's as the best Neopolitan pizza west of the City.  In fact, Voila's baguettes are the best I've had west of Paris!

 
There's a Faccia Luna in State College, PA right up the street from me and I agree their pizza is among the best, certainly the best in this town.  I guess it's a mini 2 or 3 restaurant chain.  That Cebula's in Dupont looks great as well.  Back home in the PA Coal Region the top pizza to me has to be Centiole's in Girardville.  Next time in NEPA I gotta look for that Cebula's.  That's the kind of pie I grew up eating.  Looks similar to Marrone's.

cameron074
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/10/17 22:00:57
My new favorite pizza place since I've moved is definitely the Reservoir Tavern in Boonton NJ. Outstanding is the only word I can find to describe it. Grrrr.....now I'm annoyed because it's too late to get some...
oigetit
Junior Burger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/11/02 19:29:37
When in Chicago, ya gotta try Phil's Pizza.  Absolutely captures the Chicago style taste 100%.  They roll out the sausage to cover the entire crust. Sausage in every bite!
Uncle Groucho
Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2010/11/02 22:16:15
I like Sportstime Pizza on Grantline Road in New Albany.They make their own Pizza and they are also a micro brewery "Newalbanian Brew Comp"
Try the Community Dark beer, you will like it!
 
Georgieporgie
Junior Burger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2011/02/18 14:53:49
Ronaldi's pan or even Giordano's... mmmmmm Sweet home chicago....
Louis
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2011/02/18 20:13:01
Although I could eat at several pizza places across the river in Evansville, Indiana, I have over the last year favored a little hole-in-the-wall place (two tables) in Henderson, Kentucky called Dave's Pizza (614 North Green Street) that has been around since 1970.  They have a very delicate, almost potato chip thin (but sturdy) crust.  I've known about it for years, but it has risen to the top of the list in my area because its competitors have gradually fallen down on the job.  They have few (but good) toppings.  Nothing fancy.  It's the crust that brings you back time and again.  The secret is in the oven; it's what makes it stand out among other pizza parlors.  People from Evansville (10 miles away) who know about it come through its door fairly frequently.

post edited by Louis - 2011/02/18 20:16:16
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2011/02/19 09:04:34
So many to choose from here,Jersey is blessed...but lately I'm loving DiNino's here in Brick...a great New York style thin crust!!!
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2011/02/20 07:04:41
HPlatz

MetroplexJim

MetroplexJim

Here are some of my favorites from "over the years":

Villanova Inn, New Castle, PA. Great food and cheap beer!

Inner-Circle Pizza in Poland OH. Never disappointed. Great wings, too.

Grotto Pizza in Dewey Beach, DE. Someone above observed that everyting tastes good in the salt-air. Grotto Pizza certainly does.

Ledo Pizza in suburban DC. There's something about sweet sauce on thin square pieces that is a refreshing change of pace.

Faccia Luna, Clarendon Metro, Arlington, VA. We always enjoyed their wood-fired pies with their generous antipasto.

Covino's in Plano, TX is our Dallas-area choice for a "Faccia Luna" antipasto+pizza meal. Extremely nice folks run this place. And they "import" their wonderful tiramisu from NJ!

Mario's on Wilson BV in Arlington, VA. Their square pieces must be comsumed immediately; they do not "travel". I always had one with "pep" and another with BBQ while waiting for Lefty to whip up my ham, steak, & cheese sub.

Campisi's Egyptian in Dallas. Great atmosphere and good (for Dallas) oval-shaped, thin-crust pies.

Since we moved from McLean, VA to Dallas in 2005 a number of "gourmet" pizza places have sprung up, Olivella's in Park Cities being the best (IMHO) among them. But Fireside Pies @ Legacy-Plano, Campania in Southlake, Coal Vines in Dallas, and Grimaldi's (of NYC fame) in Allen all serve wonderful Neopolitan-style pizza.

With these places Dallas, the corporate home of Pizza Hut, has moved from a "chain-pizza desert" to the "big leagues" of pizza.


A little more than a year later I'd add a wonderful new place in "Old Town" McKinney, TX to my list:  Sauce of the Square.  Their crust recipe is designed by "Voila", the best bread bakery in the Metroplex and they make a pie to rival Olivella's as the best Neopolitan pizza west of the City.  In fact, Voila's baguettes are the best I've had west of Paris!

 
There's a Faccia Luna in State College, PA right up the street from me and I agree their pizza is among the best, certainly the best in this town.  I guess it's a mini 2 or 3 restaurant chain.  That Cebula's in Dupont looks great as well.  Back home in the PA Coal Region the top pizza to me has to be Centiole's in Girardville.  Next time in NEPA I gotta look for that Cebula's.  That's the kind of pie I grew up eating.  Looks similar to Marrone's.

 
Faccia Luna's first store was the one in State College and is one of the nearly infinite number of reasons why that area is called "Happy Valley".
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Your favorite pizza places? 2011/02/20 07:09:00
leethebard

So many to choose from here,Jersey is blessed...but lately I'm loving DiNino's here in Brick...a great New York style thin crust!!!

So true.  It has been my experience that the further East one goes, the better the pizza.
 
Fuhgettaboutit!
 

 
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