The worst Pizza you ever ate!!

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pdxeats
Junior Burger
2003/09/05 01:55:19
the worst pizza I ever ate has got to be the Pizza at Ceder Point amusement park in Ohio.
So we ordered this pizza at this beer garden 'cause I wanted beer.
I use to think...it is impossible to make a really bad pizza.
this Pizza was so tasteless and so much so it was not edible
I was putting ketchup and brown german style mustard on it just to give it flavor!!
We couldn't finish it .....it was sooooo baad that we ended pitching it out. (and I will eat just about anything)
That was 3 years ago....
My partner and I still joke about it today
Have you ever had a simular experience???
Lone Star
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 09:41:58
Chuck E. Cheese
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 10:34:06
WORST PIZZA (CHAIN) I'VE EVER TASTED: Rocky Rococco's

WORST PIZZA (PRIVATELY OWNED) I'VE EVER TASTED: A pizza parlor in a northern Minnesota town. The sauce was too sweet; the sausage was terrible.

WORST REGION FOR PIZZA (IN MY OPINION): The North Woods region of the USA (northern Wisconsin, northern Minnesota). The cheese on the pizzas is usually superb. I have yet to come across a place (privately owned) that makes a decent crust and uses a tasty Italian sausage topping. Sauce can be a mixed bag.

Mayhaw Man
Double Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 11:03:05
I once ate a pizza, made by my brother (a well known joker) that included catfood and bloodbait. Fortunately, it smeled so bad I didn't get any further than the smell before he started laughing and gave away the joke. We did, however, let it cool and fed it to my youngest brother. Much like the famous Mikey, he will eat anything
jpatweb
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 11:24:09
I spent a day in communist East Berlin in the mid-80s. Against my better judgement, and only because I couldn't find any food elsewhere, I joined a breadline-like queue at a streetside kiosk that was rumored to be selling pizza. After much waiting, I finally reached the window, completed a very awkward transaction involving East German marks, and was handed a limp, wan slice of something that smelled like wet cardboard. I assumed that the red blotches on the pie were some sort of sauce, and as for the origins of the cheese--who knows? Out of curiousity I took one small nibble, confirmed that it was as bad as it looked, and tossed the thing away.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 11:45:55
Every pizza place I ate at from October 1992 through January 1996 while I was living in Seattle Washington. Everyone kept giving me suggestions, I kept an open mind, and every pizza joint I went to was Trust Me.....E V E R Y O N E. How can you expect a good pizza place where the owners names are Larson, Nordquist and well...you get my drift. I always said if you go to a Pizza place, and the guy behind the counter looks like Danny De Vito, you're bound to expect something good
CoreyEl
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 11:58:44
Another vote for Chuck E. Cheese. I think the cardboard it was on would have tasted better. Second worst would have to be what I grabbed in the food court at O'Hare. It was covered with a substance that looked like spinach, and reminded me of its presence for the rest of the day.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 13:14:39
Jeno's Pizza Rolls!
ocdreamr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 14:15:14
chef boy-ar-dee's from the box in the late 50's! The really bad thing was we had nothing to compare it to so we thought it should taste like that! Put me off pizza until the early 70's.
KimChee43
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 16:50:22
OCDREAMR: Wow! I'd forgotten all about that Chef Boyardee pizza mix. That was the only kind of "homemade" pizza my mom ever made for us! She always bought the "sausage pizza" mix--you know, the mix where the sausage was incorporated into the sauce. The only cheese she put on it was what came with the mix...some kind of dried Parmesan. But, we ate it, and we actually liked it. Whenever the folks would splurge on a pizza from our local pizza parlor, it was a real event!
gatorbreath
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 17:24:07
quote:
Originally posted by ocdreamr

chef boy-ar-dee's from the box in the late 50's! The really bad thing was we had nothing to compare it to so we thought it should taste like that! Put me off pizza until the early 70's.


I concur on chef boy-ar-dee. Only pizza I met but never ate. Though I was very young I remember after Mom made it we gave it away to the meighbors just because it smelled like "poots".
Mgood
Junior Burger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 18:01:08
I would have to vote for Domino's in late 70's. We were in a hotel with kids and came back from the horse show starving & ordered Domino's. The cardboard would have tasted better. Finally went to local one in area a year ago because they had really good coupon. I was surprised-it was actually pretty good. I love their cinnadots.
BigGlenn
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 18:33:55
quote:
Originally posted by Lone Star

Chuck E. Cheese


Sorry Mr Star.......I have to disagree, The Chuck E. Cheese's Supreme Pizza here in Lakewood and Cerritos California are great!! I have 4 kids and frequent Chuck's Place for Birthday Party's about every other month. Plus free refill's on the drinks. We use to share plates on the Salad Bar until we got busted by Chucks Hidden Salad Bar Police. Pretty Embarrassing! LOL
Shara
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 19:15:54
Hi everybody. First post here, though I lurked for a while enjoying all your comments. What a nice group of folks you are!

Having grown up in the little Italy section of a town near Philly (the kind of place where everyone's mom makes great homemade pizza), I know the good stuff. Still, I'll eat Chuck E. Cheese or Pizza Hut if my kids insist--I just don't think of it as the real thing. But the worst I ever had was from a gas station near Bar Harbor, ME. We'd just driven 11 hours to get there, were starved, and it was the only place open. It was nasty stuff, with a chewy crust about as tough as the sole of your shoe, and I swear the oil they used must have been some spare 10-40.
chezkatie
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 19:46:13
The very worst pizza in the world (wish we could enter all of these in a contest) has to be the the 2 pizza pack in a Walmart supermart that I bought for five bucks...........it was the worst thing that I have ever tasted in my life. I took one of the pizza's out of pack and doctored it up with fresh tomato, garlic, and sausage. Baked as directed and it was just dreadful.........the only edible things on it was the tomato and garlic and sausage. I threw it out and had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a really nice chianti!
tiki
Filet Mignon
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 22:02:54
darn near every pizza i ever tried more then 200 miles west of the atlantic!
wesza
Hamburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/05 23:13:15
The worst ever was from almost every "Drive In Movie", they made Pizza that was awful. but the junk was a big seller, as drive ins movies , closed im my mind it begret Domino's and Pizza Hut. Many of our posters seem willing to accept Pizza's with American Cheese or Chedder Cheese, any yellow cheese on Pizza, somehow scares me. Irwin
Route 11
Double Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/06 12:01:47
quote:
Originally posted by KimChee43

OCDREAMR: Wow! I'd forgotten all about that Chef Boyardee pizza mix. That was the only kind of "homemade" pizza my mom ever made for us! She always bought the "sausage pizza" mix--you know, the mix where the sausage was incorporated into the sauce. The only cheese she put on it was what came with the mix...some kind of dried Parmesan. But, we ate it, and we actually liked it. Whenever the folks would splurge on a pizza from our local pizza parlor, it was a real event!


I was leafing through some early 60's era magazines and came across some ads for that so-called pizza.

My most traumatic pizza experience was eating over at a friend's house. They liked ketchup and American cheese pizza. When I told my Italian grandmother what they served, she almost fainted.
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/07 12:31:43
Have to agree with AndyNYC. Domino's and Pizza Hut are amazingly disgusting. I didn't even know it was possible to make bad pizza till I went to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. I'm from the Brockton, Mass area where good pizza is everywhere. I mean, even the diviest-looking little bar serves great pies.

So, as a freshman at UMASS, living in the dorms, a bunch of us ordered Domino's pizza, and I was shocked. Inedible. I paid money for THIS?! And it was the first time I had ever had pizza from a chain, LOL.

And Tiki's right about avoiding pizza more than 200 miles from the Atlantic -- except for pizza in Chicago, of course!!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/07 13:29:55
quote:
Originally posted by Laughing Goddess


And Tiki's right about avoiding pizza more than 200 miles from the Atlantic -- except for pizza in Chicago, of course!!


I disagree, Pittsburgh is approximately 300 miles awawy from the Atlantic and I was never truly disappointed while living there. While most of the Pizza was "mediocre" there were a few really good places that could compete with the best of them in NYC. In fact I would put Pizza in Pittsburgh on par with Rhode Island pizza.
floridafoodeater
Junior Burger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/07 14:01:22
With all due respect to KimChee43, after a night of drinking up and down State Street, Rocky Rococco's was often the BEST pizza I ever ate.
improviser
Double Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/07 20:33:59
No question, hands down, Papa John's pizza. Although for me, the reasoning may be psychological. I worked at one for two years. The ingredients are all shipped in, whatever the Papa may claim. Even the dough is made elsewhere. Whatever the reason, I can't eat their pizza anymore. I enjoy the breadsticks and cheesesticks. But the pies make me sick. Now I work in actual pizzeria and, brother, fresh ingredients make all the difference. We make the dough, we chop everything ourselves from the onions to the salami. Freshness makes the pie and keeps the customers coming back.
tiki
Filet Mignon
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/07 21:29:46
I Have to admit that i just this week had a couple of "Half Baked" Pies from The Hideaway in Oklahoma City and they were pretty good---fresh mushrooms,tomato and good cheese on a decent crust that was crispy on the bottom and actually tasted like it was made out of wheat! A friend of mine here for the blues festival heard my bemoaning of a decent pizza and she actually drove out to OKC---2hrs--and got me 2 pies---bless her heart!! They were good---looking forward to trying them fresh out of the oven next trip to OKC. Like i said---"Darn near" not all---
tiki
Filet Mignon
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/07 21:33:05
quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

quote:
Originally posted by Laughing Goddess


And Tiki's right about avoiding pizza more than 200 miles from the Atlantic -- except for pizza in Chicago, of course!!


I disagree, Pittsburgh is approximately 300 miles awawy from the Atlantic and I was never truly disappointed while living there. While most of the Pizza was "mediocre" there were a few really good places that could compete with the best of them in NYC. In fact I would put Pizza in Pittsburgh on par with Rhode Island pizza.

I will try it out---heading out to New England later this year and intend to eat nothing but pizza and seafood the whole time im out there---so where in Pittsburg do i go for the good stuff!!
pdxeats
Junior Burger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/08 00:23:31
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I disagree, Pittsburgh is approximately 300 miles awawy from the Atlantic and I was never truly disappointed while living there. While most of the Pizza was 'mediocre' there were a few really good places that could compete with the best of them in NYC. In fact I would put Pizza in Pittsburgh on par with Rhode Island pizza.

I will try it out---heading out to New England later this year and intend to eat nothing but pizza and seafood the whole time im out there---so where in Pittsburg do i go for the good stuff!!


Many People here in Pittsburgh Love Mineo's
or Say Cheese Pizza.....I love their Pan or Perogie Pizza
take out Only
http://www.saycheesepizza.biz
pdxeats
Junior Burger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/08 00:29:56
Those of you who hate
Papa John's
and Pizza Hut
you are right!!
they are
That garlic/butter dipping sauce they have at papas
What the H*ll is that stuff??
That is Sooo Gross

What about that Stuffed crust crap at Pizza Hut that is also
a Joke!!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/08 07:59:33
quote:
Originally posted by tiki

Originally posted by wanderingjew

Originally posted by Laughing Goddess


I will try it out---heading out to New England later this year and intend to eat nothing but pizza and seafood the whole time im out there---so where in Pittsburg do i go for the good stuff!!


Mineo's is probably the best. They are located in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, they also have a branch out in the suburb of Mt Lebanon. Fiori's on West Liberty Avenue south of the Liberty Tubes is also really good. Aiello's in Squirrell Hill is also very good. I've heard good things about Vincent's Pizza Park in the suburb of Forest Hills but never actually tried their Pizza.
Farfel280
Junior Burger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/08 08:58:29
You know in commercials when they say pizza is made with "real" cheese? I always wondered what "fake" cheese was. Well, I found out when I ordered a pizza from Grotto Pizza in Lewes, DE. The topping had a weird, plasticky taste and the crust was no better than a base of Saltines. I don't know how these places stay in business!!
redtressed
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/08 12:08:14
Papa John's is certainly one of the worst..(yuck, ptoeey, bleah and ewwwwwww) I also have to disagree with the 200 mile rule.......I'm about 220 miles from the Atlantic, and we have some superb mom and pop pizza places here. Consider the following: Fatty Loaf's, where the pizza is done on bricks in a fire oven...tender crust with a crusty bottom and homemade sauce, covered with a variety of cheeses(no yellow though)or Pizzaria Italia..with crust still done by the hand tossed method, coated with a fine light sauce, and dripping with oozy glopping , stringy cheese..........and a 21 inch size only costs 7.42. Many places around here still offer REAL sausage, that comes in a squarish flat form, not the mealy stuff, full of flavor and essence. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmI know what's for dinner tonight.
tiki
Filet Mignon
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/08 13:47:18
OK,OK,how about 350 miles west of the atlantic,and not counting Chicago!!!???that better??
pdxeats
Junior Burger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/08 14:04:49
Mineo's is probably the best. They are located in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, they also have a branch out in the suburb of Mt Lebanon.-WanderingJew

Here is a link to your beloved
Mineo's http://www.mineospizza.com/
I am going to check it out again tonight
so which style of Pizza do they specialize in??
I will let you know how it goes!!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/08 14:17:48
quote:
Originally posted by vequinox

I am going to check it out again tonight
so which style of Pizza do they specialize in??
I will let you know how it goes!!



While I was living in Pittsburgh, I would go to Mineo's at least once a week. I would usually get 2 of their regular thin crust "cuts" and one square cut which is a fairly decent size that they would usually cut it in half after reheating it in the oven. I was practically walking distance from their Mt Lebanon branch.
peppertree
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/08 15:14:47
University of Pennsylvania Class of 1928 Commons cafeteria. Their pizza is so bad that after three mouthfuls I had a sore throat for about two hours. When I went to college (at Drexel) they were catered by Stouffers (as in frozen foods company).

In fairness, they had a lot of good food, but this subject is about bad-worst pizza ever.
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/08 16:50:14
Gosh, I guess I'm the brave one here, BUT my kid's love that Chef-boy-ar-dee pizza. Never heard of the sausage, only pepperoni and the cheese. Maybe they just like making it, but, they do eat it. We have a great pizza place that serves it out of a window, 2 GIANT slices of pepperoni for $3.29 and a free drink. It's always fresh due to the line that's waiting when they get there. Only two cooks, not enough space for anymore. Papa Johns's blah as well, Pizza Hut, they use no sauce. Oh and we do have one locally owned restaurant that makes a good deep dish. If you're ever in Gainesville, go to LEONARDO'S IN THE PAN. Don't forget "Satchel's" either.
tamandmik
Double Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/09 12:33:12
http://www.roundtablepizza.com/RTP/HI/

Here it is. I remember it now. I was in Arcata California a few years ago when I took a bite of this crap. Actually, that is too elevated a description. I think it was the chicken roastadoro. No tomato flavor at all, the cheese was too stringy, and the toppings overwhelmed the pie. It might just be the way I like my pizza, with a more minimalistic approach, but the main ingridients, namely cheese and tomato, were lacking. I wonder if anyone else has heard of this chain.
NancyPeter
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/09 13:13:58
Pizza Hut just keeps getting worse & worse. My son had been begging for their pie recently, so I gave in reluctantly. It was the soggiest, most disgusting pizza I've ever had. I called their 800 number & complained just to vent! The store itself offered me two free pizzas next time. I said, "why would I order from you again--it was awful." I'd rather have an English muffin "pizza" made by yours truly!

Nancy

P.S. I'm from North Jersey originally (just outside of Manhattan), so I am totally spoiled. South Jersey pie just doesn't cut it, even at its best
finediner
Junior Burger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/09 13:58:28
I can nominate two for the honors. Second place goes to Pizza Hut thin crust, it tastes exactly like cardboard and the texture is a dead ringer for the box. But the worst, bar none, was a substance called Pennsbury Pizza which was served every other week in my school cafeteria. The meat version was acceptable but the cheese (which seemed to be all that was left when I got there) was a thick chewy crust with some insipid sauce (might have been ketchup) and a thick, thick layer of processed american cheese. It was gross! Scared me off pizza for years but then I got taken to a parlor in Bristol, PA and was converted. In the 60s, Bristol had some of the best pizza anywhere. It was great! I've never had better. Nothing fancy. Three choices, cheese, extra cheese and pepperoni. Extra cheese was everyone's favorite and it was good.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/09 15:17:29
quote:
Originally posted by tamandmik

http://www.roundtablepizza.com/RTP/HI/

Here it is. I remember it now. I was in Arcata California a few years ago when I took a bite of this crap. Actually, that is too elevated a description. I think it was the chicken roastadoro. No tomato flavor at all, the cheese was too stringy, and the toppings overwhelmed the pie. It might just be the way I like my pizza, with a more minimalistic approach, but the main ingridients, namely cheese and tomato, were lacking. I wonder if anyone else has heard of this chain.


One of the many choices of dreadful Pizza places I had to choose from while living in Seattle along with Pizza Hut, Domino's, Little Ceasar, Shakey's etc. There was a local chain called Tony Maroni's, I could almost swear that someone dumped a whole tub of oregano or basil in their sauce, it was soooo bitter!
tamandmik
Double Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/09 16:28:54
quote:
Originally posted by NancyPeter



P.S. I'm from North Jersey originally (just outside of Manhattan), so I am totally spoiled. South Jersey pie just doesn't cut it, even at its best


Well, Nancy,

I, too, am originally from northern NJ, now living in Burlington County, and we have a number of pizzerias here that I would put up against anything I've had in Northern NJ. I don't see any fall off. In fact, Taconnelli's in Philly might be better than anything I've had in Northern NJ. DeLisi's, in my backyard, makes a great pie, for that matter. Additionally, there a few types of pizza that I can get here that I can't get back north, namely, a cheesesteak pizza, and buffalo chicken pizza, with hot sauce. I think the sheer variety on the pizzeria menus here are greater than northern NJ. I don't miss northern NJ one bit, except for maybe Jewish delis. And even here, we have the Kibitz room over on the Cherry Hill/Vorhees border!
tamandmik
Double Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/09 16:34:02
quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

quote:
Originally posted by tamandmik

http://www.roundtablepizza.com/RTP/HI/

Here it is. I remember it now. I was in Arcata California a few years ago when I took a bite of this crap. Actually, that is too elevated a description. I think it was the chicken roastadoro. No tomato flavor at all, the cheese was too stringy, and the toppings overwhelmed the pie. It might just be the way I like my pizza, with a more minimalistic approach, but the main ingridients, namely cheese and tomato, were lacking. I wonder if anyone else has heard of this chain.


One of the many choices of dreadful Pizza places I had to choose from while living in Seattle along with Pizza Hut, Domino's, Little Ceasar, Shakey's etc. There was a local chain called Tony Maroni's, I could almost swear that someone dumped a whole tub of oregano or basil in their sauce, it was soooo bitter!


God help you! I was in Seattle a week once, and truly enjoyed cuisine, such as Ray's Boathouse, but now that I think about it, I never had a slice of pizza there. It all makes sense now
harriet1954
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/09 19:58:52
I don't eat pizza much anymore, so when I do, I expect it to be really good. Well, last night we went to Bertucci's because I had a $5.00 off coupon and because we like their Tuscan wings. So we ordered this pizza, and it wasn't good and it almost ruined my night. It was a Neopolitan-style pizza, I don't remember the cutesy name they had for it, and we picked off all the sundried tomatoes. My daughter pronounced it "gross".

And Pizza Hut is, always has been, and always will be, disgusting. They had a Pizza Hut within walking distance of me and they clsoed it down. It's now a Subway (won't make me walk there any quicker for that slop, either). I'd probably have to say the same about Domino's and (if they're still around anyplace) Little Caesar's. They were pretty bad, too! I also wanted to mention a place called Vince's, I think it is, in Williamstown, NJ. Do not go there! Their pizza didn't even taste like food.

I have had a place recommended to me in the Ellisburg Circle Shopping Center in Cherry Hill; I'll get the name and check it out. The person who has made recommendations to me before (ie Chick's) has been right on the money so far.

The best so far for me in South Jersey is Masso's on Route 561 in Gibbsboro.

wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/09 20:02:42
quote:
Originally posted by tamandmik

Originally posted by wanderingjew

Originally posted by tamandmik

God help you! I was in Seattle a week once, and truly enjoyed cuisine, such as Ray's Boathouse, but now that I think about it, I never had a slice of pizza there. It all makes sense now


Whenever visiting Seattle, just pretend that anything Mediteranean doesn't exist and you'll be OK! You can never go wrong with Seafood, Asian, Coffee, Microbrews or if you're into it, Scandinavian.
hawkeyejohn
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/10 10:47:57
The "top" of my list for the worst pizza was a place in Iowa City (I hope long gone) called Paul Revere's. It was a greasy, gloppy mess that was so bad you couldn't tell where the pizza sauce or cheese left off and the crust would begin. Yuck, not even the worst case of college munchies could overcome that.
Dipstick
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/10 11:40:45
Domino's, Papa John's, and Pizza Hut are truly awful. Yet the worst that comes to my mind is Godfathers with their no sauce, white rubber topped pies.
Oh, and Tiki, sorry to have to keep expanding your preferred pizza border but Minneapolis has some great za!
Julia I
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/10 11:46:35
quote:
Originally posted by floridafoodeater

With all due respect to KimChee43, after a night of drinking up and down State Street, Rocky Rococco's was often the BEST pizza I ever ate.


I'll second that, although even after a pitcher of swampwater, I still thought their sausage was pretty suspect.

My vote has to go to Pizza Hut, with special mention for their really horrible thin crust and a Mexican-style pizza that they used to make that gave me, uh, intestinal difficulties. (I ate it twice before I made the connection.)
capnhank
Hamburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/10 14:03:45
OK, Tiki, while it's true that the best pizzas are on the east coast (I remember a place in Hoboken specifically), there are a few shining exceptions here in California. I've always been partial to North Beach Pizza in SF, but it's not a NY style pie at all; plenty of cheese and toppings swimming on a relatively thin, flavorful crust that doesn't fall apart under the moisture.

Next, Tamandmik has obviously never been subjected to Little Caeser's (count your blessings!), which makes Round Table look like Pizza Antica. If nothing else, Round Table has something approaching flavor. Just approaching, mind you.

Finally, to get back to Vequinox's original sentiment, I have experienced the "joys" of Cedar Point pizza and must concur wholeheartedly. I could have made a better (and cheaper) meal of just french fries. Great rollercoasters, though.

Cheers!
Boatman
Junior Burger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/10 14:08:33
Are there still Little Caesar's out there? That would have to get my vote. Pouring some kitchen on a slice of white bread would produce a better tasting pizza.
capnhank
Hamburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/10 16:47:03
As a veteran of several pizza parlors of questionable quality, I will attest to the truth of that statement. I used to make a pretty mean pie when the company rules were lifted.
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/10 22:11:27
Well, let me put my flak jacket on...ok...there.

I just ate at Pizza Hut today, and loved it.

*shrug*

I only like the pizza they call "The Big New Yorker", and although I will not claim it is the best pizza I have ever had, it was really, really good.

I don't know....pretty much all of the national chains have been slammed in this thread and I have had what I'd call good (not great, not wonderful, but good) pizza at each of them at some time or another.

I can generally get a Domino's large around here for around 6 bucks with one topping (and extra sauce, got to have extra sauce) if I pick it up, and I have to say it is worlds better than any 6.00 or under frozen pizza I have ever eaten. I frown every time I see these frozen pizzas priced higher than basic fresh pizzeria pizzas....
tiki
Filet Mignon
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/10 22:13:16
quote:
Originally posted by Dipstick

Domino's, Papa John's, and Pizza Hut are truly awful. Yet the worst that comes to my mind is Godfathers with their no sauce, white rubber topped pies.
Oh, and Tiki, sorry to have to keep expanding your preferred pizza border but Minneapolis has some great za!


I did say ALMOST every pizza!!!--so i stand at 350 miles!!!! An d i have found good pizza here in Olahoma and once in the middle of Nevada in a cowboy bar--that one really surprised me!! but for the most part---if i have to eat one more cardbord and tomatoe paste creation i will shoot my self! so its just best i stick to my milage rules till proven wrong by the exception--be damned if im going spend money LOOKING for though--espcially when there is so much good BARBECUE around!!!
BigGlenn
Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/10 22:54:12
All the National Chain Pizza joints have been slammed in this thread but..........they seem to stay in business. How can that be?
EliseT
Filet Mignon
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/11 00:18:03
BigGlenn: My mind spins every time I stand in the "frozen dinner" aisle. The world seems to thrive on safe, predictable mediocrity. My dad used to say, "Everyone wants the front of the bus, the back of the church, and the middle of the road!" I think he meant it literally, but I have always taken that "middle of the road" thing figuratively (is my "reverse snobbery" showing?)

Every time I peek in on this thread, I remember this stack of frozen pizzas my mom got somewhere, maybe "Smart and Final". They were little pizza disks on little cardboard disks, and I must say there was not alot of difference between the two. Pinkish sauce, and a few shreds of white "cheese". I'm trying to remember the flavor to describe it, but that just makes me break out in a cold sweat.

I also had the English muffin pizza: leftover tomato sauce or paste if there was any, very thick slices of dried-out supermarket pepperoni, and a slice of American cheese. Or sometimes topped with leftover hamburger meat. It reminds me of the Eddie Murphy bit where he describes his mom's homemade hamburgers.

I just saw a commercial for a chain's "Philly Cheese Steak Pizza". I thought it was some kind of bad dream.
CheeseWit
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/11 07:36:53
Personally, I think Pizza Hut is the worst. I never had a good pizza from them. I stopped eating Pizza Hut in the early 80's.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/11 07:38:33
quote:
Originally posted by BigGlenn

All the National Chain Pizza joints have been slammed in this thread but..........they seem to stay in business. How can that be?


For the same reason McDonald's stays in business. For the same reason why my coffeehouse went out of business, and they had the best decaf I ever drank and at the same time there is a Dunkin Donuts every 1/2 mile here in Rhode Island packed to the rims in the morning. For the same reason why my brother would rather make pancakes with bisquick than drive 45 minutes to the Blue Benn diner for the best blueberry pancakes ever...
ocdreamr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/11 07:48:53
Talking about the frozen pizzas reminded me of this guy I dated back in the 70's. He would bring these frozen frisbees to my apartment for me to fix. He always said he didn't know if they tasted so good because of my stove or because he ate them while with me. I never told him I completely doctored them & gave them a little taste on my own - some fresh herbs, replaced the pepperoni or at least added to it, more fresh cheese... you get the idea. Still a long way from a great fresh pizza but a deffinite improvement over that frozen hockey puck he'd brought in!
Spudnut
Double Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/11 10:26:02
quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

quote:
Originally posted by BigGlenn

All the National Chain Pizza joints have been slammed in this thread but..........they seem to stay in business. How can that be?


For the same reason McDonald's stays in business. For the same reason why my coffeehouse went out of business, and they had the best decaf I ever drank and at the same time there is a Dunkin Donuts every 1/2 mile here in Rhode Island packed to the rims in the morning. For the same reason why my brother would rather make pancakes with bisquick than drive 45 minutes to the Blue Benn diner for the best blueberry pancakes ever...



We're also a bit of a self-selected group here: people who get a tremendous amount of enjoyment from food, and often the environment in which it's served. Many people, I suspect, don't care that much. They view food as either something to eliminate hunger, and/or to be dealt with as quickly and easily as possible. Perhaps it's not a matter of preferring Dunkin Donuts and Pizza Hut to arguably superior local brands: it's a matter of it never occuring to them to try something different.

Not long ago, I was talking to my aunt in Albany, who asked what it is about Manhattan that could possibly in my right mind make me want to stay here. One of the first things I mentioned was the restaurants. She seemed half incredulous, half mocking: "Restaurants? Philip, there are restaurants everywhere." I tried to explain that restaurants represent a major source of entertainment and interest to a lot of people here, and she simply didn't get what I was talking about. It'd be like saying I was staying here for the gas stations.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/11 10:36:16
quote:
Originally posted by Phil J.
We're also a bit of a self-selected group here: people who get a tremendous amount of enjoyment from food, and often the environment in which it's served. Many people, I suspect, don't care that much. They view food as either something to eliminate hunger, and/or to be dealt with as quickly and easily as possible. Perhaps it's not a matter of preferring Dunkin Donuts and Pizza Hut to arguably superior local brands: it's a matter of it never occuring to them to try something different.

Not long ago, I was talking to my aunt in Albany, who asked what it is about Manhattan that could possibly in my right mind make me want to stay here. One of the first things I mentioned was the restaurants. She seemed half incredulous, half mocking: "Restaurants? Philip, there are restaurants everywhere." I tried to explain that restaurants represent a major source of entertainment and interest to a lot of people here, and she simply didn't get what I was talking about. It'd be like saying I was staying here for the gas stations.



You hit it right on the head Phil. My brother once asked me why I enjoy going to various ballparks. What is the point to all of that. After explaining to him my interest in baseball, he replied that I should just get video tapes of various ballgames and watch them at home. Missing the entire point of a ballpark roadtrip
RubyRose
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/11 12:51:16
Club Med in Haiti. It was on a lunch buffet and I had eaten some delicious local fish and vegetables but because it looked so awful, I had to try it. The crust was croissant dough.
capnhank
Hamburger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/11 13:00:32
quote:
Originally posted by BigGlenn

All the National Chain Pizza joints have been slammed in this thread but..........they seem to stay in business. How can that be?


It's the same reason that Law and Order and Paradise Hotel are popular: The vast majority of Americans have no taste whatsoever, be it cultural or culinary.
There's also the quality vs. quantity debate. I'd say that if you're feeding the Cub Scouts in Boise, Pizza Hut's $12.99 meal deal looks pretty good. However, if you're dining for pleasure rather than sustenance...well, you'll probably avoid Cedar Point.
Wiseguy
Junior Burger
RE: The worst Pizza you ever ate!! 2003/09/17 20:16:21
I always cringe when I see someone go into Domino's here in Chicago,WHAT ARE THEY THINKING!!!,maybe they are trying to save a few bucks at the expense of taste.

The worst pizza I can recently remember having was a place in Park City Utah.The Red Banjo Pizza parlour.
I remeber walking in and seeing almost no one there(a bad sign) and the place looks like an old saloon(another sign?)
I got a slice of pizza that was TERRIBLE.I had to force myself to try and eat it,but I ended up throwing most of it away.and I was starving,which usually makes not so good food,good.
Funny thing is they had a sign saying "voted best pizza in Park City"
(Another "sign")
here's a link.
http://utah.citysearch.com/review/10358489/editorial/?cslink=cs_profile_tabs_editorial_review



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