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Reviews & Opinions => Pizzeria/Restaurant Recommendations => Topic started by: jimk on April 06, 2019, 03:29:09 PM

Title: What are some great pizza places that are no longer with us?
Post by: jimk on April 06, 2019, 03:29:09 PM
I'll name one that I grew up with- one that many NW suburban Chicago peeps may recall. The Pizza Cottage, in Roselle, IL, 1956-2007. Been gone nearly 12 years but still beloved by locals. https://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=89915 (https://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=89915)
Title: Re: What are some great pizza places that are no longer with us?
Post by: Qapla on April 06, 2019, 07:04:03 PM
I used to work for Pizza Inn - when it was a good sit-down pizza place. In fact, they started the buffet while I was working there.

Don't get me wrong ... the Pizza Inn chain still exists - sort of. But, the Pizza Inn I knew no longer does ...

On the other hand, there used to be a pizza place called The Original Pizza Palace in Gainesville, Fl that was family owned. They had some really good pizza. When the owner decided to call it quits he sold the place. The next owner did a god job ... but, subsequent owners drove the place in the ground and they finally closed for good in 2010.

Title: Re: What are some great pizza places that are no longer with us?
Post by: scott r on April 06, 2019, 10:09:28 PM
When there were only 3 Bertucci's locations it was unbelievable pizza.   Every few years I am forced to eat it again and its a sad ghost of what it once was.   
Title: Re: What are some great pizza places that are no longer with us?
Post by: Bobino414 on April 07, 2019, 03:40:12 PM
Cafe San Marco, Paris, France-best ever, EVER
Title: Re: What are some great pizza places that are no longer with us?
Post by: rkrider99 on April 08, 2019, 06:02:50 PM
I'll name one that I grew up with- one that many NW suburban Chicago peeps may recall. The Pizza Cottage, in Roselle, IL, 1956-2007. Been gone nearly 12 years but still beloved by locals. https://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=89915 (https://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=89915)

The original owners lived across the street from us. I miss that place as well.
Title: Re: What are some great pizza places that are no longer with us?
Post by: jimk on April 08, 2019, 08:21:30 PM
The original owners lived across the street from us. I miss that place as well.
Ken and Delores Neumann. They wound up separated/divorced, with him allegedly often sleeping upstairs in the Cottage- he built it with a bedroom up there. Still they were as individuals, good people. A helluva pizza place. I went to high school with Tim Grasso, who bought the Cottage. He's thinking about coming out of retirement to locally operate a pizza truck in the Roselle/Schaumburg/NW sub area- with the original recipes. Until I sat down with him last fall at a mutual friend's wedding reception in Elgin, I never realized how much work and how many techniques were involved in good pizza. He explained that no, they didn't buy sausage; they made it themselves. The pepperoni was bought in, from the same supplier since 1956. Same with cheese same supplier. They made their own sauce, made their own italian beef, etc.
Title: Re: What are some great pizza places that are no longer with us?
Post by: foreplease on April 08, 2019, 11:40:42 PM
The original owners lived across the street from us. I miss that place as well.
Wow! Small world, huh...
Title: Re: What are some great pizza places that are no longer with us?
Post by: PizzAmateur on April 08, 2019, 11:47:44 PM
Pasquales in Muscle Shoals Alabama (early 1960's) near Fame Studio.

They may not have been really good, but it was my introduction to pizza. 

I have never had another pizza that tastes the same!

Of course, we are talking about my memory from when I was about 4 to 6 years old! (grin)