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2003-08-08 01:24:41 PM  
Grimaldi's under the bridge.
Goodfellas in Bay Ridge and Staten Island.
Tony's brick oven on Bay St., Staten Island.

Any pizza outside NYC is highly suspect, and if it ain't thin, it ain't pizza.. Don't even get me started on that california shiat.. Or the UK where they put farking corn and string beans on theirs.. What a crime against humanity..

(and Buffalo NY pizza? THE CAST IRON WORST.. Get wings from Duff's instead...)
2003-08-08 01:25:25 PM  
In Austin, I think they did pretty good with their list of Pizza joints, however they missed a newcommer. For those of you in Austin who like a good, no-frills, thin crust pizza, check out The Onion on 5th, half a block west of congress Av.
I am hooked on it for my thin crust habits these days and frequent the hell out of it when I'm working club gigs or going to the drafthouse for movies. The owner and staff are nice guys to talk to as well, and could use the support to keep going.

I will still agree that I can get a good fancy thin crust at Brick Oven and some of the other fine pizza places in town, and Frank and Angies still rates overall highly on my list of places to get pizza and italian fare of good quality, and Mangia will forever hold their place for my deep dish, wallet busting, ingredient stuffed pizza cravings on occassion.

Seeya Austin foodies around,

- Cavorite / Puzz -
2003-08-08 01:25:34 PM  
Victoria, Texas...

Prima Pasta or Nikki's

/anchovies on the side, please
2003-08-08 01:25:35 PM  
That's "Sqee," my apologies!
2003-08-08 01:25:35 PM  
Seems that Pizza Hut isn't too popular on this forum, but the Pizza Huts in Fort Wayne, IN are in the top five of all Pizza Huts. Damn good stuff, tho I prefer Papa John's. OTOH, when I'm at school out in Boston, its always to the north end mmmm.... Pizzeria Reginas.
2003-08-08 01:26:27 PM  
George's Pizza Brookings SD. Best in the World!
2003-08-08 01:28:11 PM  
St. Louis -- Fortel's Pizza Den Buffalo chicken pizza with blue cheese sauce..... aahhghggh, heart attack!

For you Imo's fans, St. Louis Pizza & Wings makes an even better St. Louis style thin crust. Blows Imo's away
2003-08-08 01:29:32 PM  
I'll second the vote for the "Home Run Inn" on 31st and Tripp in Chicago. I love, love, love the Garlic Fireball.
2003-08-08 01:29:38 PM  
How can a PSA be a question?

The best pizza I've ever had is Mangia in Austin, TX
2003-08-08 01:29:39 PM  
Town Spa is on rt. 138. Head towards Easton after Stoughton Center. Its on your right. For the Lynwood take rt.28 south from Randolph Center and take a left at Good Brothers Ford (Center St.) At first intersection it is on your left. Don't let its looks fool you.
2003-08-08 01:30:20 PM  
Mr. Hankey:

Have friends from Scranton area...introduced me to "trays". All I remember is a hot pepper, shrimp, bleu cheese, and other types bliss... Awesome!
2003-08-08 01:30:24 PM  
Gumby's: Tampa, Florida.

The pizza isn't that good, but they actually delivered during a hurricane.
2003-08-08 01:30:28 PM  
Mystic Pizza, New Orleans LA. It's in the Irish Channel, one block over from the trolly along Louisiana Bvld. You'll pass a B+B on the right called the Chateau Louisianne. Stay there when you visit NOLA. Take a left [toward the french quarter]. After a long nights drinking, nothing comes close. Better still, the played completely through Atom Heart Mother while I was coming down from some beer and w33d one night. Man, I love the place.
2003-08-08 01:30:38 PM  
pfft. they didn't even include Hounddog's for Columbus, OH. farkers.
2003-08-08 01:30:46 PM  
DiegoRex: Directions above for you if you decide to try them out.
2003-08-08 01:30:48 PM  
OK, i got to get in on this. I grew up in NJ, went to school in WI and visited Chicago frequently and moved to Minneapolis from NYC four years ago. There is NO comparison, NY/NJ pizza is the only thing worthy of the name.

Chicagoans, no offense, because I love you guys to bits, but your version of pizza is like a quiche with marinara. If you need a fork to eat it, it ain't pizza, even if it tastes OK. If you actually pronounce the topping, 'motzerella', it ain't pizza ('mozurell'). If it weighs more than 10 pounds and you need a spatula to serve it, it ain't pizza, man, no way.

Pizza ain't pizza unless you can fold it twice and have fresh moz and grease dripping down your elbow and it SURE ain't pizza if a slice ain't as big as your head. A couple of you mentioned Benny Tudino's out in the 'boken (no joken) and I actually vote for 7 Star over Benny T's, by a small margin (mostly cause I used to hang out with my peeps at the bars that-a-way..O'Donahues, Miss Kitty's, etc.). You need a WHOLE PIZZA BOX to take home one slice of 7 Star and ooosh, their sicilian takes you a week to eat...and don't forget their chicken roll (we call it the chicken shiat biatch).

Flame away, I stand firm on this. PS, notice how no one from the Twin Cities said anything about the pizza here...you know why? Cuz it's such crap, I can scarcely even speak of it.
2003-08-08 01:30:56 PM  
fark whoever railed on imo's in st. louis.

farkin' elitists.
2003-08-08 01:31:16 PM  
prrthd & Generation_D

Papa Del's is the best pizza I've had...period. I've been away from C-U for 1.5 years now and would gladly return for Papa Del's deep dish (probably the small one, as two slices will fill me up) and some book shopping at Pages for All Ages!


Didn't we go through this anti-Nebraska shiat yesterday?

I refuse to respond to your troll-bait today. In order to get good pizza in Nebraska, ignore the major chains and flee the grocery stores. Instead, get thy ass to Lincoln and go to either DaVinci's or Valentino's. Preferably DaVinci's.
2003-08-08 01:31:27 PM  
La Hacienda in Niagara Falls, NY. They use a skinny pepperoni that curls up into a little cup with crispy edges. I live a 2 hour drive from Niagara Falls now ( I grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario ), and I still drive down there once in a while just to go to Lac Hac.
2003-08-08 01:31:27 PM  
Boston --- Santarpio's in Eastie

Providence ---- Casserta's near Atwell's Ave

Santarpio's is an old school joint. The menu consists of pizza, grilled sausage, and bbq lamb tips. Decor hasn't changed in 40 years, and you get 7 plays for a buck on the jukebox - play the rat pack all night if you want.

Casserta's is my favorite stop on the way to Foxwoods.
2003-08-08 01:31:37 PM  
Actually, being new to Colorado, please somebody let me know the best pizza in the state. I'll drive more than 36 miles to get there if necessary.

Try the original Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs.
My personal favorite is Garramone's on Jewell and Garrison in Lakewood, but you may have to wait a while, they're still closed from snow damage.

I'll second that -- ate at Beau Jo's one time, it was great pizza there, and we could get alcohol there too.

For those of you in Stillwater, Oklahoma, check out 'The Hideaway' right by the OSU campus on University St. I think they have other locations in Tulsa and Oklahoma City as well.
2003-08-08 01:32:17 PM  
Sal's on Cape Coral Pkwy in Cape Coral, Fla
Home of the 3lb pizza....nuff said
2003-08-08 01:32:21 PM  
Glad you mentioned Wazee Supper Club, HolyMackeral, it's been too long.

/making plans for next tuesday
2003-08-08 01:32:38 PM  
The best pizza I've ever had is Big Tomato in Des Moines, IA. It's so popular here that it takes 3-4 hours to have it delivered, which is why I don't normally get it. When I'm hungry for pizza, I'm hungry now.

They are open for slices from 1-4am, however. That is sweet.

Is it the best in the world? I don't know - I haven't tried every pizza in the world.

And neither have any of you.

I didn't know pizza was so territorial...
2003-08-08 01:33:08 PM  

Mmmmmmmmm Ponza Rotta!
2003-08-08 01:33:15 PM  
Lou Manaltis, is that near elk grove village? I had some great pizza in chicago once, and that sounds familiar. Clog your arteries thick pizza, if I remember.
2003-08-08 01:33:15 PM  
Oh yeah, in the Twin Cities, they put CHEDDAR on their pizza. That's all I have to say about that.

I do love this town, but Jesus!
2003-08-08 01:33:25 PM  

Tomatoes? are you kidding me? they call themselves "tomatoes apizza" for god's sake. that is horrible pizza. if you're in farmington, at least get tweeny's or pronto pizza; that's where it's at.
2003-08-08 01:33:55 PM  
the Sawmill on the boardwalk in Seaside NJ aint shabby either
2003-08-08 01:34:20 PM  

That's cheddar and ketchup!
2003-08-08 01:34:30 PM  
Another vote for Benny Tudino's in Hoboken (man I miss that place).
2003-08-08 01:35:59 PM  
julienned veggies with fresh spinach and olive-sundried tomato pesto at Mezzaluna in Aspen is the biz-omb.

Goat cheese pizzas are pretty damn good too.

Goat cheese? OMG No!!! julienned veggies , sundried tomato huh? On a pizza? This is pizza we are talking about. Does that come on a whole wheat crust?
2003-08-08 01:36:27 PM  
athenax311 and any other Birmingham Farkers...

Sorta new place, Fromaggios - Southside. It's the former Late Nite Cafe.

Pretty darn good pizza... But I like Mr. Gatti's, (Closest one for me is in Huntsville) so what do I know.
2003-08-08 01:36:31 PM  
make your own.

I got a breadmaker to make the dough easier, which rocks.

Tossing dough is easy to learn.

Put on exactly what you want, no matter how bizarre, and you start learning how to make your perfect pizza in no time.

And it's cheap as balls to make your own pizza. It costs cents rather than 10 bucks or more.
2003-08-08 01:36:46 PM  

It's disgusting...I could punch people for eating that slop.

In fact, next person I see buying a farking, uncooked, sorry-arsed Pappa Murphy's pizza, I'm gonna punch in the boobs. WHY ARE PEOPLE BUYING UNCOOKED shiat PIZZA?

I'm going to soak my head.
2003-08-08 01:36:59 PM  

Cassertas is overrated. Try Silcila's on the Hill next time.

/Live on Federal Hill, trust me.
2003-08-08 01:37:08 PM  
A New York Pizza Place, 5th street by the Northgate Mall, Seattle

The owner is a transplant from Brooklyn who turns out yummy stuff. Most other pizza in Seattle is rather crap - we should stick to seafood and asian food.
2003-08-08 01:37:12 PM  
Oh, for those of you who say NY pizza is the best because of the water, You are correct. NY city water comes from a water system created 100 years ago. Aquaducts carry the water from the upstate resevoirs(sp?). It is the best water in the nation for pizza, bread and bagel dough. A transplanted italian restaurant owner here in Raleigh was so unimpressed with local bread he started flying in cases of NYC bread dough and baking them fresh. All of our customers would rave about the bread. If you haven't tasted real NYC italian bread or pizza, you haven't lived.
2003-08-08 01:37:21 PM  
Well they are absolutely right on with the listing of Zachary's as the best in the San Francisco area. They make an absolutely superb pizza pie.

The second-place San Francisco listing of Extreme Pizza really confuses me. Extreme Pizza sucks! I think the only reason it's listed is because so many people order it delivered when they have the munchies.

That second place (really close first though) should have been filled by Ye Olde Pizza Joynt which is nearby in Hayward, CA. That place makes a great pizza, is really dark and atmospheric, and it has an old, gigantic Wurlitzer pipe organ and its peripherals literally stuffed into every nook and cranny of the place. On specific days they have noted organists play for the evening's entertainment. It's fun, silly, and sometimes very loud, but it's always a good time.

One other pizza place which I would recommend without hesitation is the Lake Tahoe Pizza Company in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Its brick oven fired pizzas are unique and superb.

2003-08-08 01:37:21 PM  
Dayton, OH - Best pizza was Rocky Rococco's (closed around 1990).

Bowling Green, OH - Myle's Pizza

Toledo, OH - Don't bother. Keep driving until you find a city that has something other than f'ing chain restaurants.
2003-08-08 01:37:28 PM  

are you talking about the pizza bob's in ann arbor? on state between packard and hill? or am i wrong....i love pizza bob's, and it's only a 30 second walk from my porch....
2003-08-08 01:38:07 PM  
Got to second technicoloryawn and jaxdahl. Hideaway is great pizza. Just looking at the "Big Country" (click Speciality Pizzas from this page) is enough to clog your arteries.
2003-08-08 01:38:28 PM  
The best pizza I ever had in my life was at this little convenience store up the street from me in Medford, MA, back when I was a kid. It was one of those little hole in the wall type stores that changed hands every year or two...at the time, it was called Tony C's Convenience and they had the best damn thin crust pizza in the world. And the guy was real nice, too - my brother would sometimes go up there, make puppy dog eyes at the cashier, and walk out with free pizza! Then one day the guy was gone, apparently to prison. It wasn't till later that I found out we were living in the middle of the Italian neighborhood and that there were low-level Mafia types right under our noses. One of them even offered to help my mom scare off some Gypsies that were renting out our first floor and absolutely trashing it. (Seriously...it was revolting. They broke the toilet, wrecked the floors and moved in like twice as many people as were supposed to be on the lease.) He was gonna slash their tires. Fortunately, they left when my parents threatened them with a good old-fashioned eviction hearing. But all these years later, I still compare every thin crust pizza I have to Tony's. And the only one that even comes CLOSE is Sbarro's, and that's on a good day. *sigh*

He also sold Gatorgum. What ever happened to that stuff? It was cool.
2003-08-08 01:38:50 PM  
Sgt.Peps, at UConn...
The cheeseburger pizza............yum!

/sets off to kitchen, drooling.
2003-08-08 01:38:55 PM  
ever try Pisanello's in Kettering, OH? [Wilmington Pike].

Good ass stuff.
2003-08-08 01:39:18 PM  

mmmm... pepperoni and sauerkraut (sp?) at houndogs....
2003-08-08 01:39:29 PM  
Brother's Pizza - Houston Texas

Hands down, the best Pizza on earth
2003-08-08 01:39:53 PM  
sputnikid - Your retarded. Pizza Pizza?
2003-08-08 01:39:54 PM  
Maybe it's just me, but I notice that the larger the pizza, the more uncooked dough you have in the center. Man, I hate uncooked pizza dough. Stay away from the Giant size!
2003-08-08 01:40:22 PM  
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