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Your favorite pizza places? - Tue, 07/8/03 3:12 AM
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When it comes to pizza I prefer regional brands to the nationals. My favorite pizza places include the following:

Donato's (mostly Ohio): It satisfies me when I want thin crust, plus it's owned by McDonald's . Website www.donatos.com

East of Chicago Pizza Company (mostly north Central Ohio). I prefer it not just for the taste, but because I took a trip through North Central Ohio when I had it the first time (May 17, 1998). The scenery was awesome and I saw just as many EOCPCs as McDonald'ses. EOCPC made that big an impression on me. Website www.eastofchicago.com

La Rosa's (Cincinnati area--opened its first Dayton restaurant late last year ) Website www.larosas.com

Mr. Gatti's (mostly the south): When I was a teenager there was a Mr. Gatti's my family would frequent in Crawfordsville, Indiana, near the east end of town on IN 32. Unfortunately it has disappeared (I think it's a Subway now, which would explain why I never eat Subway .). However, I have found the chain still exists in at least Kansas and Kentucky! I cannot locate a website; the two, www.mrgattis.com and www.mrgattis.net , I have found are regional (Austin, TX; southern KY)

Rocky Rococo (Wisconsin, plus a location each in Illinois, Minnesota, and Washington): I understand there used to be more restaurants in this chain than there are now (about 35). I even heard that one existed in Dayton, Ohio, back in 1980! Website www.rockyrococo.com

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Tue, 07/8/03 7:35 AM
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Old Forge, PA style. Square pies (we call 'em "trays") with a slightly sweet, tomato-laden sauce. Cheeses are often a blend from American (somehow it works) to Monterey Jack. It's goopy, it works...and it tastes like nowhere else.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Tue, 07/8/03 7:42 AM
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Well, I am bias because I sell the best frozen pizza anyone can buy. www.kasasfoods.com Kasa's Pizza started out in the Pocono mountains back in the 70's, and grew to an 8 location pizza chain. The owner came up with an idea of making the same, handmade pizza pie, but doing it in a factory. So, we start at 4 am everyday, with 2 production lines of all real human beings, not machines,
and we make 18 inch, handmade pies,using our delicious fresh dough, 10oz of our wonderful sauce, and a whole pound of Lucille Farms, part-skim 100% mozzarella. We then bake the pies in conveyor ovens, slice them into 8 equal size slices (or leave them unsliced)
and then finally we flash freeze the pizza. We package it and sell it to the foodservice industry and for Fundraising.
Our promise is that we can put you in the pizza business in 5 minutes !!! Our pizza is truly a remarkable product.
Because you are REHEATING the slice, the taste is so much better, and you are actually enjoying a genuine pizzeria experience,
because when you go into your favorite pizza shop, you're getting a "reheated" slice, and we all know that reheated italian foods taste better. Well anyway, we sell the whole pies to distributors for $4.50. If you want to try Kasa's, thomasbarrett@juno.com ...e-mail

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Tue, 07/8/03 7:50 AM
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In case anyone wanted more pricing information on the Kasa's Pizza product: Our fob pricing is $4.50 per pizza, and our delivered pricing to a distributor, is $4.90 per pizza. Usually a distributor sells the pizza for approx $5.50, or 70 cents per slice,
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pizza fresh out of the oven in 5 minutes, and it comes out hot AND CRISP, which no delivered pizza can do. Our Pizza Pack is sold to Fundraising companies for $5.00 each (fob Stroudsburg PA) $5.50 each (Delivered, minimum 300 packs). The Fundraising companies
sell our Pizza Pack for $12.00, which is a wonderful value to families (they are getting an 18 inch, handmade pizza already baked, sliced, frozen..."Pizza By The Slice", delivered to their home. That's only a buck and a half a slice. thomasbarrett@juno.com

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 07/30/03 2:32 AM
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McFan-

I'm not sure which type you are requesting, so I'll give you all of mine.

Milwaukee-

Cheap* frozen brands: Tombstone, Jimm's and Orv's

Chains: Rocky Rococo's, Edwardo's and Giordano's(That's alot of O's!)

Local Pizzeria: Zaffiro's, DeMarini's and Lisa's on Oakland.

Zaffiro's is without a doubt my favorite. Very thin crust, unbelievable sauce, and scattered cheese.
Old school. Even the plain cheese pizza will satisfy the hardcore carnivore. My preffered LP is the pepperoni and onion.

*Cheap=under $4.00

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 07/30/03 2:49 AM
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The best? There are only three, and they're all in New Haven, Connecticut. Frank Pepe's, Sally's and The Spot -- all on Wooster Street. The Spot is now owned by Pepe's, but for many, many years I considered it the best of the three. By the way, it's apizza, pronounced ah-BEETS, not pizza.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 07/30/03 3:04 AM
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For frozen I like DiGiorno,Freschetta http://www.freschetta.com/
Home run inn http://www.homeruninn.com/ and Reggio's,both chicago pizzerias that sell frozen in the supermarket.

For pan pizza,in Chicago, I'd have to say Lou Malnati's
http://www.loumalnatis.com/
I also like Gino's East http://www.ginoseast.com/ and Uno and Due http://www.pizzeriauno.com/ (only go to the ones in Chicago),but they are for the tourist's.
Bacino's is pretty good too. http://www.bacinos.com/
Giordano's is OK and so is Edwardo's which is a chain.
For thin crust i like Armand's in Elmwood park http://www.armandspizzeria.com/
and Martino's restaurant
I also have heard that Adorno's is good but haven't tried it yet.



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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 07/30/03 7:32 AM
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I like Tacconelli's and/or Marra's in Philly, Old Forge Style in NE PA, HiWay Pizza in State College, PA, Peace A Pizza in the Philly suburbs, Lou Malnati's in Chicago, and Frank Pepe's in New Haven.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 07/30/03 8:50 AM
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Amen brother. The holy trinity of apizza.

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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

The best? There are only three, and they're all in New Haven, Connecticut. Frank Pepe's, Sally's and The Spot -- all on Wooster Street. The Spot is now owned by Pepe's, but for many, many years I considered it the best of the three. By the way, it's apizza, pronounced ah-BEETS, not pizza.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 07/30/03 9:55 AM
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This is a tough decision, but here it goes.

1. Famous Rays NYC (the one on 6th ave and 12th street)
2. Di Fara's Brooklyn NY on Avenue J
3. Violetta's Merrick NY
4. Mineo's Pittsburgh PA
5. Pepe's New Haven CT


How about the worst

1. Every Chain (pizza hut, domino's, godfathers, little ceasar, etc
2. Every local pizza joint in Seattle (believe me, I tried them all

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 07/30/03 11:48 AM
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Yeah, Mineo's was a nice surprise! I didn't think you'd get good pizza in the Burgh.


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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 07/30/03 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by stanpnepa

Yeah, Mineo's was a nice surprise! I didn't think you'd get good pizza in the Burgh.



I lived in Pittsburgh for nearly 5 years. I never met a Pizza I didn't like there. Of course after dealing with Pizza in Seattle for three years, Cardboard Covered with Ketchup and Yogurt would have tasted good

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 07/30/03 12:18 PM
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Frank Pepe White Clam = #1.
#2 is the Francesca pizza at Alta Pizzeria, in Hazleton PA.
#3 is Macs, on the boardwalk in Wildwood NJ, and recently had
#4 PeacePizza. WOW! There is one nearby my house in Haddonfield NJ, that I will have to make a return trip to, after enjoying slices at the King Prussia PA location. This Friday night sounds good!

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 07/30/03 11:20 PM
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Pepe's in New Haven is great, but I'm just as fond of the pizza at Roseland Apizza in Derby. Their crust is thin and very crisp, and theiry briny clam pie, sans cheese/sauce, has been a hit with every friend we've brought there.

John's on Bleeker St in the Village is really terrific, too.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 07/31/03 2:02 AM
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My favorite in Pittsburgh is Aiellos, just a few doors from Mineos in Squirrel Hill. One of the best anywhere is Marucas, on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ. Very crisp crust. (say that 5 times fast)

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Sat, 08/2/03 5:18 PM
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1. Connie's Pizzeria

2. Sal's Pizzeria

3. Lenny's Pizza

All are in Brooklyn.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Sat, 08/2/03 6:20 PM
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Peppertree, where in Bklyn are these places?

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Sat, 08/2/03 8:46 PM
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Connie's 3803 Nostrand Ave. (shopping center near Ave. Y) since 1959

Sal's 8619 4th Ave.-Bay Ridge

Lenny's 594 Fifth Ave near Prospect Ave. -right by the expressway.

For about a dozen more great NYC pizzas (is there any other pizza?) see my post in :

Looking For A Great NYC Slice

(Regional Forum/Where Should I Eat)

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Sat, 08/2/03 10:46 PM
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Thanks for the addresses. Do you know of any must haves in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area? Much obliged.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Sun, 08/3/03 1:14 AM
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In Houston, it's Star Pizza, hands down.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Mon, 08/4/03 7:22 PM
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Originally posted by goldsborscht

Thanks for the addresses. Do you know of any must haves in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area? Much obliged.


Yes, in fact.

Steve's Pizza on Manhattan Ave. in Greenpoint. I was there one year on Easter and they were the only pizza that I could find, but I am glad that I found them.

I look forward to my next Steve's Pizza.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Mon, 08/4/03 7:24 PM
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In Houston, it's Star Pizza, hands down.


Brother's Pizza on Loop 6 west of town two blocks north of I-10 is about the best pizza I have had in Texas. Try them, then let me know if Star Pizza is still the best.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Mon, 08/4/03 8:19 PM
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Many years since I have eaten there but, Big Banjo Pizza in my home town, (Pine Bluff Arkansas,70's) was the best at the time at least I thought so. I even worked at Pizza Hut in 1977 while in High School. I liked it then as well. We did pretty good and had a great time while working. Here in California with 4 kids, its all about cheap! Papa Johns we order the most. Roundtable and/or Straw Hat for the Team Pizza Parties. Don't do the Fancy Places much anymore.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 08/6/03 3:35 PM
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I've always like the pizza at Campisi's Egyptian on E. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. Besides, it's a Dallas tradition. The pizza at Gordo's in Dallas is pretty darn good, too.
Now, to jump across time zones, Mario's in Gunnison, Colorado, is pretty outstanding.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 08/6/03 4:00 PM
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Finding good pizza or any Italian food in Minnesota is like finding good skiing in Miami in
August. However, Cossetta's at 211 7TH ST W near Downtown St.Paul is pretty good.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 08/6/03 4:23 PM
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My favorite pizza is Lento's, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. I'm also a fan of a little shack called Nunzio's, in Staten Island...somewhere. I've tried Sally's and Pepe's, but never The Spot. I'll make sure to go there the next time I'm on route to Boston from New York. I'm not a fish/seafood fan, so that makes it impossible for me to get into clam pizza in New Haven, but my friends love it. New Haven has lots of fun places, pizza and otherwise.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 08/6/03 4:27 PM
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Originally posted by roy51

I've always like the pizza at Campisi's Egyptian on E. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. Besides, it's a Dallas tradition. The pizza at Gordo's in Dallas is pretty darn good, too.
Now, to jump across time zones, Mario's in Gunnison, Colorado, is pretty outstanding.


Roy, I've seen you mention this place before. What's the crust like? Thin, thick, or "medium".

I'm a thin-crust fanatic, and I really don't care for anything else. There is no place around Austin (that I know of) anymore that makes it the way I like it.

Do you think I'd like Campisi's?

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 08/6/03 5:11 PM
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The pie at the Spot is great but it is also indistinguishable from Pepe's, so a special trip might not be warranted unless you crave the novelty of dining in a different place. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Originally posted by Phil J.

I've tried Sally's and Pepe's, but never The Spot. I'll make sure to go there the next time I'm on route to Boston from New York.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 08/6/03 8:19 PM
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In the Chicagoland area we have a plethora choices for pizza. Some of my favorites are:

Nancy's (stuffed)
Bills Pub (double decker)
Rosatis (thin crust)
Jakes (thin crust)
Lou Malnati's Pizza (Pan)
Edwardos (thin and stuffed)




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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Fri, 08/8/03 4:05 AM
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I grew up on Brother's Pizza, in East Brunswick, NJ, just off of Route 18. Awesome, hole in the wall but delicious NY style pizza.

Down here in Florida land (that would be Flaaaarida for youse that speak New Joisey) there is a little place called "Babe's Pizza" in Brandon, very good, a tiny little place that also features a train track built into the upper part of the walls that runs around and round.

Anybody been either of these places??

OK, one more, but not for pizza... for Stromboli... the original "Stuff Yer Face" in New Brunswick near Rutgers... mmmmmm good.

Comments??

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Sat, 08/9/03 12:52 AM
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Bushie, You would like Campisi's. It's a very thin crust, and if memory is correct they cut it into squares. The original on Mockingbird, across from the old Dr. Pepper plant, just east of Central Expressway is a classic 50's Italian setting. I think there are round bottomed wine bottles with multicolored candle drippings on each table. You know the kind of place I mean. Their biggest selling appetizer is crab claws. For a Chesapeake Bay guy like me that seems strange, but then most of the crabs we consume here come from Texas or Louisiana most of the year.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Sat, 08/9/03 2:13 AM
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I know I've mentioned this before, but DiFara's (correct sp.?)on Ave. J is the best I've had. Old school to the bone. The guy that makes it takes pride in his pies. That's his thing. All the ingredients blend as one. Should be considered a national landmark.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Sun, 08/10/03 6:50 PM
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Originally posted by signman

Bushie, You would like Campisi's. It's a very thin crust, and if memory is correct they cut it into squares. The original on Mockingbird, across from the old Dr. Pepper plant, just east of Central Expressway is a classic 50's Italian setting. I think there are round bottomed wine bottles with multicolored candle drippings on each table. You know the kind of place I mean. Their biggest selling appetizer is crab claws. For a Chesapeake Bay guy like me that seems strange, but then most of the crabs we consume here come from Texas or Louisiana most of the year.


Ok, signman, I'm THERE next time I'm in Dallas. Thanks!!

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Mon, 08/11/03 9:46 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by signman

Bushie, You would like Campisi's. It's a very thin crust, and if memory is correct they cut it into squares. The original on Mockingbird, across from the old Dr. Pepper plant, just east of Central Expressway is a classic 50's Italian setting. I think there are round bottomed wine bottles with multicolored candle drippings on each table. You know the kind of place I mean. Their biggest selling appetizer is crab claws. For a Chesapeake Bay guy like me that seems strange, but then most of the crabs we consume here come from Texas or Louisiana most of the year.

You are right about Campisi's pizza and ambiance. I spent a couple of months at an apartment across the street (Mockingbird) and had a steady diet of pizza. The Mockingbird Lane location is reported to be where Jack Ruby ate the night before he grabbed his "15 minutes of fame".

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Mon, 08/11/03 9:55 AM
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Originally posted by goldsborscht

I know I've mentioned this before, but DiFara's (correct sp.?)on Ave. J is the best I've had. Old school to the bone. The guy that makes it takes pride in his pies. That's his thing. All the ingredients blend as one. Should be considered a national landmark.


Ab-so-freakin'-lute-ly!

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Mon, 08/11/03 1:46 PM
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Santarpio's in East Boston has great pizza and the ambiance is right out of the 60's. Get an order of grilled lamb tips and a grilled house-made sausage while waiting for the pizza.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Mon, 08/11/03 2:51 PM
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Santarpio's has, as far as I've tasted, the best pizza in the Boston area, even though the crust is too floppy for my taste - if it's gonna be thin, it better have some crispness is my usual rule. The fact that I've never thought of Boston as a great pizza town doesn't diminish their quality, either! The toppings are excellent - always get it with garlic, it adds so much. The sausage, lamb and peppers are great too, and a wonderful sight on the grill as you come in the door. As I've wrote here before, though, the service is pretty rude, of which I'm not a fan. I'm sure being in East Boston is depressing, but they don't have to take it out on everyone.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Tue, 08/12/03 3:39 AM
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Best pizza in Anchorage....hands down is the Moose's Tooth, bonus because they also brew their own beer!

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Tue, 08/12/03 9:27 AM
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Nick's pizza route 15, Dover,NJ has outstanding very thin crust pizza. The pepperoni pizza is a perfect blend of lots of cheese, sauce and spices.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Tue, 08/12/03 10:28 AM
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Hey! What about us down here in Hotlanta? Three that stand out are Everybody's near Emory, Fellini's in Buckhead, and Mellow Mushroom (a few around town). THey always win or place high in the best of Atlanta contest. BTW, they all resemble NY style pizza. I wonder why?

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Tue, 08/12/03 4:42 PM
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Originally posted by arbusjones

Finding good pizza or any Italian food in Minnesota is like finding good skiing in Miami in
August. However, Cossetta's at 211 7TH ST W near Downtown St.Paul is pretty good.



Look up my post on Sammy's Pizza. They are all over Minnesotta and a few other nearby states. I am from Brooklyn, NY and I KNOW pizza. They are very good and are worth a road-trip.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Tue, 08/12/03 10:27 PM
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Famous Pizza in Denver and Original Pizza in Kansas City. Why is it that the best pizza places are owned by Greek guys from NYC?

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Wed, 08/13/03 10:23 AM
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Oh Corey, where have you gone astray??
The answer to your question is, they're not.
I haven't eaten at Famous Pizza in years because the food was so bad. So, I can't say anything about the quality there now, but there are a couple of gold standards in town that are hard to beat.
Anthony's, downtown off the 16th. St. mall, has excellent New York style pizza. The Wazee Supper Club makes a great, more upscale, pie. The Edgewater Inn out on 25th has been putting out a happy pie for like 20 years.
But the pizza to beat, in my mind, is from Carl's on west 38th. I know people in their 40's who have been eating there since they were kids. Consistently delicious and a great place to bring the whole family. I hope you can give the place a try, I'll bet you won't be disappointed.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/4/03 6:25 AM
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I have to agree with both wanderingJew and Signman Pittsburgh (where I live) has great Pizza!!!
I wasn't that impressed with Mineo's(everyone loves Mineo's here??!!)
but I think I will give it another shot!!
Next time you are in Pittsburgh give Say Cheese Pizza... Their Pan Pizza(take out only) a try... http://www.saycheesepizza.biz/
some people say it is like Mineo's.........
Everything is great at Say cheese Pizza
salad's, calzones etc
I can't stand chain Pizza
although Donatos in Ohio is good
My Partner ...he loves Donatos in Ohio....are you sure that McD's owns them and not Wendy's???
I love Pizza :)

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/4/03 9:54 AM
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I am blessed to live in New Haven CT, home of some of the world's greatest pizza, as well as the world's worst service.
Though Sally's is, by far, my favorite pie, their policy of BLATANTLY taking care of family and friends while a "newbie" starves on the sidewalk is quite discouraging.
Pepe's is really good, and the service is OK.
Modern is fantastic, with great service, so that is where we'll most often go when bringing out-of-towners.
And a "quick-to-fall-to-the-bottom-of-my-list" is Bar, which has incredible pizza and hand-crafted beer, but unfortunately hires their waitstaff based entirely on looks (the girls are all wafer-thin, with lots of exposed skin and multiple piercings, but no knowledge of good service and attitude bigger than they have a right to.)

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/4/03 10:24 AM
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It's funny how your pizza tastes can become regionalized. When I first moved to NYC from Western NY nearly 20 years ago, I simply didn't get the big deal about NY pizza. Now, it's my favorite style, and almost any pizza I eat in my native Western NY tastes sugary and doughy to me. That doesn't mean I don't like/love the pizzas in New Haven, Chicago and elsewhere, but the pizza I grew up on doesn't even taste like pizza to me anymore. Not that won't eat them...even bad pizza is good pizza.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/11/03 1:11 AM
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San Diego is not the pizza capital of anywhere, but a couple stand out.

One is Di Crescenzo's in Rancho Bernardo. They have pretty good Italian Beef sandwiches too. Not as good as in Chicago, but pretty good.

Another is a chain, though I don't know how big they are. I do like BJ's Pizza. I know they have at least a couple in San Diego (one is in La Jolla in La Jolla Village Square, or whatever it's called now.

I used to work at Royal Menu in Riverside, IL, and loved their pizza and Italian beef sandwiches. I don't know how they ever made a profit 'cause I was always dipping into the beef with chunks of bread.

Went to colleg in Champaign IL at UIUC. We are planning a trip back there and Papa Del's is high on the list.

Anybody have any other suggestions for San Diego? I will have to check out the rest of this list.


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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/11/03 1:30 AM
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I grew up in Southern California in the 80's, and my family used to go to Uno's for amazing deep-dish pizza (tho' I'm now a thin-crust gal). It might have been a chain, but the pizzas were amazing; something about the crust--so buttery it was almost shortbread. (Maybe that's a misleading comparison.) If I ever smelled the aroma of that crust again, I'd probably cry for joy. Does anyone know what happened to Uno's?

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/11/03 6:07 AM
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I grew up in Southern California in the 80's, and my family used to go to Uno's for amazing deep-dish pizza (tho' I'm now a thin-crust gal). It might have been a chain, but the pizzas were amazing; something about the crust--so buttery it was almost shortbread. (Maybe that's a misleading comparison.) If I ever smelled the aroma of that crust again, I'd probably cry for joy. Does anyone know what happened to Uno's?


There's a Pizzeria Uno sorta near me, on rt.1 in Edison, N.J. that makes deep dish with the crust exactly as you describe. And they have a microbrewery with excellent beers to boot! Nothing like beer and pizza.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/11/03 9:47 AM
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Mario's on 61st street in Galveston, the one on the seawall is kinda of fancy for pizza, but good though.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/11/03 11:16 AM
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I grew up in Southern California in the 80's, and my family used to go to Uno's for amazing deep-dish pizza (tho' I'm now a thin-crust gal). It might have been a chain, but the pizzas were amazing; something about the crust--so buttery it was almost shortbread. (Maybe that's a misleading comparison.) If I ever smelled the aroma of that crust again, I'd probably cry for joy. Does anyone know what happened to Uno's?

Check their web site, www.pizzeriauno.com, for their 190 locations across the country. As is always the case, some are better than others. Minneapolis and Indianapolis are better then the original in Chicago.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/11/03 11:39 AM
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Let's not forget Colony Grill in Stamford CT.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/11/03 11:46 AM
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Check their web site, www.pizzeriauno.com, for their 190 locations across the country. As is always the case, some are better than others. Minneapolis and Indianapolis are better then the original in Chicago.

[url='http://www.pizzeriauno.com']Pizzeria Uno[/url]

Corrected link (the link above has a comma in it so it doesn't work.)

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/11/03 12:35 PM
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Holy moley. I guess I've been under a rock (or in grad school; same thing); I had no idea they were so widespread, now. Glad to hear the pizza's still great.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/11/03 1:16 PM
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A couple of places I like(d):

Giordano's - stuffed crust; Rush St. in Chicago

Uno/Due - deep dish; off N. Michigan in Chicago (chain is only OK)

Regina - its own style; Thatcher St. in Boston's North End (chain is only OK)

European (RIP) - square; Hanover St. in Boston's North End

Bel Canto - calzone; original one on Mass. Ave in Cambridge

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Thu, 09/11/03 2:29 PM
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I am blessed to live in New Haven CT, home of some of the world's greatest pizza, as well as the world's worst service.
Though Sally's is, by far, my favorite pie, their policy of BLATANTLY taking care of family and friends while a "newbie" starves on the sidewalk is quite discouraging.



Well, Booboobirdie, most of us can probably attest to the fact that, unfortunately, just as it is quite often a true stereotype that pizza in general is of highest quality in the northeast, so, too, unfortunately, is the rudeness factor, particularly when it comes to customer service. I can attest too, to the lack of service at the aforementioned pizzerias, and in the case of Sally's, will never go back, in spite of what they have to offer. I can attest as well, first hand to watching staff take care of preferred clientele. Pepe's, I had to wait once until 10:30 to get a table. But I never witnessed line cutting promulgated by staff there. I do believe what you say transcends those 2 pizza emporiums. I guess as northeasterners, we give something up for something we get! We often have access to the finest food, but unfortunately, along with it, we are privy to the most obnoxious and brusque element the country has to offer. Here in South Jersey as well, though I will always go back to the White House Sub Shop, their staff sure as hell is not going to take home any customer service awards!! [|)]

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Mon, 09/22/03 8:44 PM
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Growing up in Northeast Philly, I really, really liked the pizza at a place called New England Pizza on Bustleton Avenue. It's still there. I thought the pizza tasted kind of sweet - both the crust and the sauce. It was very satisfying. Gearo's was, and still is, on the next block of Bustleton Avenue, and I used to go there with my parents. That was also really good. It's been years and years, so all I can say is "It was really good" rather than describe. I don't remember any "mean" staff, but you never know, over the years. Maybe next time across the bridge, I'll check one of 'em out...

Over here in Jersey, I can say that so far I like Masso's pizza the best. Masso's has a deli on one side, the pizza, roast pork, steak sandwiches, etc., on the other side with inside seating (nothing fancy; "luncheonette-ish"), and, in a separate building, a custard and water ice stand with outside tables. It's in historic Gibbsboro, NJ, on beautiful Route 561, across from where they park the school buses.

I plan to check out Donato's, as there are two within easy driving distance. I really don't like Bertucci's as far as pizza.

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Tue, 09/23/03 9:04 AM
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I can say two have vied for the best I've ever had:

Arturo's on Houston Street in NYCJ&G Pizza (a little hole in the wall) in Brick, NJ

I make the drive from VA a couple of times a year to NJ just for a J&G sausage pizza and a sub. It's worth the trip! (especially because northern VA is a culinary wasteland when it comes to pizza and subs!!)

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Tue, 09/23/03 10:07 AM
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Over here in Jersey, I can say that so far I like Masso's pizza the best. Masso's has a deli on one side, the pizza, roast pork, steak sandwiches, etc., on the other side with inside seating (nothing fancy; "luncheonette-ish"), and, in a separate building, a custard and water ice stand with outside tables. It's in historic Gibbsboro, NJ, on beautiful Route 561, across from where they park the school buses.






Shayna's_Mom:
Masso's sounds interesting. I would love to try some. I don't know the area very well, though. Could you give me directions from Springdale Ave, heading south? I would definitely like to go there soon!

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RE: Your favorite pizza places? - Tue, 09/23/03 12:10 PM
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Santarpio's in East Boston has great pizza and the ambiance is right out of the 60's. Get an order of grilled lamb tips and a grilled house-made sausage while waiting for the pizza.


So,so true----used to drive airport cab and stopped there for many-many-many lunches--often walking in to find my dad just getting his pie (he drove for the same cab in his retirement)---which meant i didnt have to wait--but we did have to order another pie!!

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