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soozycue520

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Cincinnati Pizza Wed, 03/28/07 6:00 PM (permalink)
I know there have probably been discussions about Cincy pizza (especially on the "Where to Eat in Cincy" forum), but I'd like to see what others REALLY think of the lack of good pizza in Cincinnati.

Do you think LaRosa's (with their sweet sauce and cardboard crust) has set the standard for pizza in the Greater Cincy area?

My take on Cincy pizza is that NOBODY has a good crust. Pomodori's wood-fired pizzas are good. Deweys is good, but not Cincy based. Adriatico's is good most of the time, but I've had pizzas from them when the sauce almost tastes like it soured.

On a regular basis, I get Papa Dino's Greek Pizza, because it's different, but the crust isn't very good (obviously pre-made), and the quality fluctuates.

I've heard mixed reviews on Lucy Blues, although I've never tried it. Uno's had some franchises here, but they are gone, and it didn't really thrill me.

Is there any pizza place in Cincy that has a fresh crust, or just has a good pizza?

Inquiring minds want to know.

 
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    UncleVic

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    RE: Cincinnati Pizza Wed, 03/28/07 6:27 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by soozycue520

    Do you think LaRosa's (with their sweet sauce and cardboard crust) has set the standard for pizza in the Greater Cincy area?

    I'm not familiar with any Cincy pizza places, but your comment on sweet sauce and cardboard crust makes me think pizza chefs from West Michigan migrated southeast.
     
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      baughman

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      RE: Cincinnati Pizza Thu, 03/29/07 6:31 AM (permalink)
      Flying pizza is pretty good. They do a NY style pizza they do by the slice or whole pie http://www.theflyingpizza.com/ I eat at the cinci location every thursday for lunch.
      Fratelli's up by the cone on tylrsville wasnt to bad for an ny style also. http://www.fratellispizzeria.com/
       
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        45013

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        RE: Cincinnati Pizza Sun, 04/15/07 3:59 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by soozycue520

        Deweys is good, but not Cincy based.


        I went to Dewey's website and found out it is actually based in the Queen City, at 300 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. (It's on the Third Floor, by the way.)
         
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          jmckee

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          RE: Cincinnati Pizza Sun, 04/15/07 5:01 PM (permalink)
          A confession: I dearly love LaRosa's. To the degree that, when we discuss possibly moving out of our hometown some day, we acknowledge we will miss the place very very much. I know it isn't the most authentic or the crustiest or what-have-you, but I love the stuff. I love the pizza, the hoagies, the wings, the salads, the ciabattas.
           
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            jjjrfoodie

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            RE: Cincinnati Pizza Sat, 04/21/07 7:13 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by soozycue520


            My take on Cincy pizza is that NOBODY has a good crust. Pomodori's wood-fired pizzas are good.


            Soozy, you make me laugh as that is a bi-polar statement if there is one.

            I need to try Rosati's on Rte 747 this week as I have a co-worker whose son works there and it is a Chicago based franchaise in west chester. Pan slices as well as crispy crust for take-away.

            I've learned to make my own pizza to get by on the lack of pie syndrome (but I do sadly indeed like La Rosa's every once in a while) . YMMV.
             
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              soozycue520

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              RE: Cincinnati Pizza Mon, 04/23/07 10:28 PM (permalink)
              Yeah, that did sound a little "bi-polar". I guess I should read what I write.
               
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                TJ Jackson

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                RE: Cincinnati Pizza Tue, 04/24/07 12:38 AM (permalink)
                Just wanted to mention the older Cincinnati pizza thread here.

                http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4074
                 
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