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Has anyone every tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?  It is located in Elysburg, Pa.  They have been voted the best Amusement Park Pizza for many years.  I haven't been there for about 5 years, but I remember how great the pizza was.  Does anyone have information or pictures of the pizza?  If anyone has tasted the pizza, could you tell me what kind of pizza you thought it was?  As I remember it was a NY Style.  Knoebel's is a very old-fashioned Amusement Park, with no admission, cheap prices, great food, and many trees.  They even have a Carousel that you can try and catch the brass ring.
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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 02:04:13 PM »
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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 02:05:42 PM »
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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 03:17:20 PM »
Hi Norma,

I went to school at Bloomsburg U back in the 80's not too far from Knoebels (now live 15 miles south of Allentown), and yes the pizza is really good.  I remember the first time I tried it, I was shocked how good it was coming from within an amusement park.  You got it, thin crust, NY style.

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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 05:51:33 PM »
Kemosa,
Thanks for answering.  I think I'll have to go there this summer and try the pizza, again.  I used to go there every year and think I can remember that is one of my most memorable pizzas. 
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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 07:31:02 PM »
My family and I have been going to Knoebels since I was a like 1 or something... We go up every summer to continue the tradition with my daughter.  I actually remember Knoebels without Cesari's...

I often stated that this pie was the best I had ever tasted, and I'd still go with that especially in the late 90's / early 2000's... My brother and I have noted that the past couple years the pizza has changed slightly though we can't put our finger on it... they do have a number of kids back there making pies so perhaps its a human factor, though my cousin believes they have changed the recipe.

Cesari's produces a number of pizza-like offerings including some Sicilian and calzones... but stick with the plain / classic marguerita and you will enjoy... the dough is crisp, but chewy, the sauce is memorable, and the cheese is great.

Highly recommended even though it may have slipped a notch or two on my list in the past couple years.

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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 08:21:19 PM »
briseman,

I thought I would get to Knoebel's this year, but didn't make it there.  I haven't been there for about 5 years.  I thought the pizza at Cesari's was delicious the last time I was there. 

Thanks for letting me know about your experience with Cesari's pizza,

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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2011, 10:49:34 PM »
Hi Norma! I seen your question on here and just thought Id write a little something.Its been a fgew years sence my family and I have been there, but can still remember just how great the taco pizza was there. I just was watching thr food network and they had a what to eat at parks. Low and behold this was the best place to eat on the shoiw. I LOVEEEEEE Kanobbles and am plaining on going back down there this summer!
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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011, 11:16:58 PM »
Hi Norma! I seen your question on here and just thought Id write a little something.Its been a fgew years sence my family and I have been there, but can still remember just how great the taco pizza was there. I just was watching thr food network and they had a what to eat at parks. Low and behold this was the best place to eat on the shoiw. I LOVEEEEEE Kanobbles and am plaining on going back down there this summer!
Ketch from upstate New York

Ketch,

Thanks for posting about your experiences at Cesariís at Knoebelís Amusement Park.  :)  I would still like to be able to know how they make their pizzas.  I have learned more things about how pizzas are made now.  If I get a chance to go to Cesariís this year, I might be able to find more information on how they make their pizzas.  It you get to go this summer would you take some pictures if you have time?  I would appreciate anything you could tell me about those yummy pizzas.

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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2011, 11:05:52 PM »
Norma, it would be my pleasure to take some pictures for you  ;) I visited the website today and see they are opening a new ride so most likely will be going! Cant beat great food,great rides and friendly people!! Who knows,maybe bump into you in the pizza line...LOL!!!

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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2011, 11:54:13 PM »
Norma, it would be my pleasure to take some pictures for you  ;) I visited the website today and see they are opening a new ride so most likely will be going! Cant beat great food,great rides and friendly people!! Who knows,maybe bump into you in the pizza line...LOL!!!

Ketch,

I really love Knoebelís Amusement Park.  My favorite ride is the roller coaster.  I love the way that roller coaster at Knoebelís lifts you out of your seat.  I agree Knoebelsís does have great food, friendly people, great rides, and great pizza. I also like how you donít have to pay anything to get into the park and the shade trees. Knoebelís is a beautiful old-fashioned park.  Hopefully I will be able to visit Knoebelís this summer. It would be nice to bump into you in the pizza line.  If I get to go again this year I would try to ask what kind of flour they are using and other questions since I know more about pizza.  I would really be interested in seeing what their dough balls look like. 

I appreciate you are willing to take some pictures of the Cesariís Pizza.   :)

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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2011, 01:02:34 PM »
I also enjoy the coasters there. I do hope you get the chance to visit the park as well as I hope to! From what I seen that night on the tv, the balls looked normal. Very thin when rolled. I really think the "secret" is in what sauce they use. I know this,the more we talk about it the more I want a slice of one  ;D
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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2011, 10:01:48 PM »
Ketch,

Thanks for posting about your experiences at Cesariís at Knoebelís Amusement Park.  :)  I would still like to be able to know how they make their pizzas.  I have learned more things about how pizzas are made now.  If I get a chance to go to Cesariís this year, I might be able to find more information on how they make their pizzas.  It you get to go this summer would you take some pictures if you have time?  I would appreciate anything you could tell me about those yummy pizzas.

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When you ask the kid behind the counter if you could see his dough balls, I would really emphasize the word dough, or just ask if you could see the raw dough, and just leave the word "balls" out of it entirely. :-D

Oops, I quoted the wrong Norma post. You know what I mean... :-[
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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2011, 10:11:44 PM »
jever4321,

I know what you mean.  You made me chuckle.   :-D  I think Cesari's might make their dough (or dough balls) at another pizza business that they have.  I am not sure of that though.  If I get to visit Knoebel's this year, I will try and check things out.  I would really like to taste Cesari's pizza again to see if I really like it now.  The last time I was at Knoebel's, I didn't know how to make pizza.   8)

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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2011, 10:35:45 PM »
If anyone is interested, I did visit Knoebels Amusement Park today and ate Cesariís Pizza.  My one daughter, granddaughter,  great-granddaughter and I all went to Knoebels.  Knoebels amusement park is an old-fashioned amusement park with a lot of great food.  It also is Americaís largest free amusement park, where it doesnít cost anything to get in or park.  I wanted to go and taste Cesariís pizza again and also go on the two roller coasters they have at the park.  I did get to eat Cesariís pizza and also rode on the two roller coasters.

These are some of the pictures traveling to Knoebels from where I live, also pictures of Cesariís and a video of a pieman opening a dough ball.  There also are blacksmiths at the amusement park and an old engine that cuts wood.  I donít know if anyone is interested in the other pictures from Knoebels of what they have to offer, but I did include some of the pictures I took today.

Video of pieman opening a dough ball.


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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2011, 10:53:40 PM »
end of pictures, even a pizza pinball machine  :-D

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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2011, 11:02:20 PM »
Norma,

How was the pizza? And did you ask the workers whether they made their dough using flour milled from locally grown wheat (sprouted or otherwise), or whether they used commercial or domestic or Italian natural leavening agents and preferments, or whether they used milk kefir, or EL-7 or Stretch-Out or PZ-44 or L-Cysteine?

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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2011, 11:36:45 PM »
Norma,

How was the pizza? And did you ask the workers whether they made their dough using flour milled from locally grown wheat (sprouted or otherwise), or whether they used commercial or domestic or Italian natural leavening agents and preferments, or whether they used milk kefir, or EL-7 or Stretch-Out or PZ-44 or L-Cysteine?

Peter

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In my daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and my opinions, the pizza was really good.  I really donít know what makes it so good.  The cheese tastes like Grande, but I am not sure if it is.  The sauce is thin and just has a great taste also.  The crust looks like it would be bland in flavor, but it wasnít.  The Cesariís pizza is also another pizza, I still canít get out of my mind.  Cesariís pizza is 18".  Would you believe right after I ate two slices of Cesariís pizza and drank a Smoothie, I went right on the roller coasters. The one roller coaster I wasnít on before, because when I went there before it wasnít finished.  That darn thing sure was wicked.  They took pictures that people could buy when they get off the roller coaster and I bought one that had my granddaughter and me on the picture.  If you would have seen my face, it sure would make you or anyone laugh.  :-D

I ask the one girl at the counter if the pieman would open a pie for me, so I could take a video.  He said he would.  I saw they used bakerís pride ovens and made pizzas in two different places. They had big bakerís pride ovens in the back and some small ones in the front.  After we were finished eating the pizza, I asked two employees what kind of cheese they used and all they would say was mozzarella.  The one employee told me a woman makes the dough right at Cesariís everyday.  I couldnít see where they make their dough, but I believe it is in back of the partitions where the ovens are.  When I walked around the back and sides there is a place where Cesariís employees do eat and another big room there.  Their trash cans where also in that place.  No one other than employees can go into that part, so I guess I wonít find out other information.

I also wonder what the TF was for Cesariís pizza.  It seems to me to be thicker than pizzas I have made that are NY style.

Lol, what you see I posted is what I found out about Cesariís dough.  Guess I wonít find anything else out.  They sure didnít use anything like I tried before.  I really donít think all the young employees know much about the dough, sauce, or cheese.

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Re: Has anyone ever tasted Cesari's Pizza at Knoebel's Amusement Park?
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2011, 08:46:27 AM »
If anyone is interested in the ďTwisterĒ roller coaster, my granddaughter and I rode on at Knoebels, this is a video of a ride on that roller coaster, from another person  This is the picture of my granddaughter and me while on the roller coaster.  As you can see the ďTwisterĒ roller coaster, sure had my hair blowing back and I sure was making a ugly face.  I kept saying, ďO My Word, this thing is sure wickedĒ I wondered when I got off the ďTwisterĒ if my neck was still intact..,,lol

If anyone also wants to take a ride on the Phoenix, like my granddaughter and I did, this also is a video of a ride on the Phoenix posted by someone else.  The Phoenix had me laughing so hard, the people in front of me looked back to see why I was laughing so hard.  The Phoenix does take you out of your seat many times. If anyone wants plenty of air time off your seat, this is the roller coaster for air time.  Only a standard bar comes down, so you do lift out of your seat many times. The Phoenix does take you though a dark tunnel first.  

Two of my favorites things are pizza and roller coasters, so having both in one day was great for me.  The day at Knoebels also was my great-granddaughters first trip to an amusement park.

Knoebels also has delicious fudge.  Of course, I had to buy some before I left Knoebels.  I started the day eating healthy, but that sure went downhill fast, with the pizza, fresh cut french fries, ice cream, fudge and all the other junk food I ate yesterday.

If any member ever is in the area of Knoebels, it is a great family park, good pizza in my opinion, with decent prices for food and all the shade trees are nice.  People can even take their dogs into the park.  They even have a big pool and many other nice things to do.  People can camp at Knoebels or rent small log cabins, if they want to be there for more than one day.

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