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Title: TELL EVERYONE YOUR FAVORITE (ANY TOWN ANY STATE ECT ECT)
Post by: pizza king on February 02, 2006, 06:10:21 PM
Where can you find the best pizza ...I have been to hundreds of pizza shops in the Boston, New York(long Island area) ... And Have some Advice on some places every one should try. Now if you are stuck and in boston and you need to eat pizza ...I don't know y anyone would want to come to boston for pizza..maybe catch a SoX game or something ...But there are a couple place to try out...Santarpio's Pizza in East Boston ...Obvious Pizzaria Regina in the north end...a couple other in the north...if stuck in brighton go to IMperial they are pretty good not well known unless you lived in brighton your whole life...

ON TO NY

1. SAL'S in Mamaroneck I have not found anywhere that even comes close. Best cheese slices best Sicilian I have ever tasted.

Now the rest of my knowledge is on long Island i have been to so many places there my friends started adding vowels to my last name

One of my favorite places was two brothers in levitown they had good pizza and food..really good chicken parm hero!!!...

Another was out east in suffolk Colieso out in Port Jeff almost as good as Sal's just serves pizza and Salad

Enjoy my selections and tell me yours for the next time i take a trip anywhere !!!!
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Post by: RockyMarciano on February 05, 2006, 10:57:12 PM
Any place in Buffalo, you CANT go wrong.
Title: Re: TELL EVERYONE YOUR FAVORITE (ANY TOWN ANY STATE ECT ECT)
Post by: RyDub69 on February 22, 2006, 12:19:51 PM
John's Pizza in Chelsea,MA
Title: Re: TELL EVERYONE YOUR FAVORITE (ANY TOWN ANY STATE ECT ECT)
Post by: pizza king on February 23, 2006, 11:14:14 AM
John's Pizza in Chelsea,MA

Never heard of it I must try!!!!
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Post by: scott r on February 23, 2006, 12:22:17 PM
Just read your post, never heard of the place,  I am leaving in 5 mintues.
Title: Re: TELL EVERYONE YOUR FAVORITE (ANY TOWN ANY STATE ECT ECT)
Post by: scott r on February 23, 2006, 04:10:43 PM
back from john's.  That was really great pizza.  As it turns out I was there about six years ago when a friend of mine was house sitting in the neighborhood.  I remember thinking that I should head back there for more pizza, but never got around to it.   

Rydub69, I can guarantee that you could make pizza exactly like that in your home oven.  Let me know if you want to and I can direct you to the techniques and where to get the ingredients around Boston that would produce that pizza.  You don't need a super hot oven.  Your home oven at 500 would be able to do it perfectly.

It was basically high gluten flour (seemed like king arthur) with a typical ny style (lehmann) recipe, plus a small amount of sugar added.  The cheese tasted just like grande mozzarella, nothing else.  The sauce tasted like uncooked stanislaus 7/11 or tomato magic with oregano added.
Title: Re: TELL EVERYONE YOUR FAVORITE (ANY TOWN ANY STATE ECT ECT)
Post by: pizza king on February 23, 2006, 04:56:13 PM
Hows it compare to Santarpios and other boston famous places ...my favorite back in the day was The european it had the best in boston
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Post by: scott r on February 23, 2006, 05:02:46 PM
pizzaking, this was more of a typical NY style pizza than Santarpios. The main difference between John's and a NY street pizza is that it was a little thinner.   I would say that it was like a Papa Gino's with better cheese and sauce. 

Unfortunately by the time I tried the European it had gone down hill, so I can't comment on that one.
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Post by: Ed on February 26, 2006, 01:52:42 AM
Local favorite pizza shops (Columbia, SC area):

New York Style:  Schiano's, Columbia Place Mall, Columbia, SC

Deep dish:  Uno Chicago Grill, Lexington, SC


Ed
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Post by: foodblogger on February 26, 2006, 09:17:17 AM
As far as local pizza joints go, I would hold the stuffed deep dish served at Wig and Pen pizza in Coralville Iowa up against ANYTHING served ANYWHERE.  Take Giordano's and square it.  The owner used to work at Giordano's so I guess he took their recipe and improved it.  I have never had better local joint pizza than that.

For atmosphere (pizza sucks) my favorite place in Kansas City is Waldo's pizza at 75th and Wornell.  The waiters wear t-shirts that say corporate pizza sucks.  They also have schlitz on tap - even better than having Pabst blue ribbon on tap.  Truly classic.

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Deep dish:  Uno Chicago Grill, Lexington, SC

Ed - will you accept the pizza challenge?  Take one of the deep dish recipes in the deep dish forum on this site and follow the directions.  I would suggest either one of the recipes from Buzz's threads, or one of DKM's threads.  Of course, I would suggest my Gino's baker's formula thread but I am biased.
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Post by: RyDub69 on February 28, 2006, 03:38:05 PM
For johns pizza I know they use king arthur and I and I am fairly certain that they use red pack piza sauce with extra basil, or saparito. The reason why I know this is because I used to work at Restaraunt Depot which is also Located in chelsea,MA. It is a for restaraunts to buy things wholesale. If any one has a place nearby i highly suggest going there to get your supplies.

Also another good place in Chelsea is Kelsea's which is on Washington Ave right next to Satiagos Barber Shop. Real good pizza its like a whole in the wall place. On Mondays they have a pizza buffet from 4-8. Real good pizza it tastes similar to papa ginos, but not a carbon copy. Other places that are good is The Pizza Conna in revere Mass which is in the city square and revere house of pizza can be kind oif greasy so if you get heart burn you might wanna pop a few tums before hand but it is good if your not bog on alot of sauce. Personally I love the sauce so I always order extra sauce on the pies i get from anywhere.
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Post by: pizza king on February 28, 2006, 03:49:41 PM
Do the sell in small quantities??

For johns pizza I know they use king arthur and I and I am fairly certain that they use red pact piza sauce with extra basil, or saparito. The reason why I know this is because I used to work at Restaraunt Depot which is also Located in chelsea,MA. It is a for restaraunts to buy things wholesale. If any one has a place nearby i highly suggest going there to get your supplies.

Also another good place in Chelsea is Kelsea's which is on Washington Ave right next to Satiagos Barber Shop. Real good pizza its like a whole in the wall place. On Mondays they have a pizza buffet from 4-8. Real good pizza it tastes similar to papa ginos, but not a carbon copy. Other places that are good is The Pizza Conna in revere Mass which is in the city square and revere house of pizza can be kind oif greasy so if you get heart burn you might wanna pop a few tums before hand but it is good if your not bog on alot of sauce. Personally I love the sauce so I always order extra sauce on the pies i get from anywhere.
Title: Re: TELL EVERYONE YOUR FAVORITE (ANY TOWN ANY STATE ECT ECT)
Post by: RyDub69 on February 28, 2006, 03:56:55 PM
depending on what you buy certain things they do. The smallest can they have for Pizza sauce would be a #10 can, for the king arthur flour I know all they have is 50 pound bag but if memory serves me correctly around the time I quit to move out here they had between a 5-15 pound bag cant remember which.
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Post by: pizza king on March 03, 2006, 07:05:06 PM
Tried out Jon's in Chelsea good choice...very good cheese... burnt the roof of my mouth...always a good sign...:)

John's Pizza in Chelsea,MA
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Post by: RyDub69 on March 04, 2006, 12:11:17 PM
Yeah Johns is great when you order extra cheese on your pizza and can tell because it is heavy and the cheese wants to slide off. When I went back up there for month to visit family for a month I ordered johns atleast four times
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Post by: pizza king on March 05, 2006, 10:12:10 AM
Yeah Johns is great when you order extra cheese on your pizza and can tell because it is heavy and the cheese wants to slide off. When I went back up there for month to visit family for a month I ordered johns atleast four times
What area are you in Now ???
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Post by: RyDub69 on March 06, 2006, 09:23:22 PM
I am now living in Decatur,IL I moved out here in April 05 but will be back there by november of this year
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Post by: RedGreene on March 08, 2006, 01:12:28 PM
Original Gino's in Toledo, Ohio.  Fantastic sauce and cheese.
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Post by: lilpiz01 on March 17, 2006, 08:53:24 AM
Most Definitely, I'acano's Pizza. You can't go wrong. I'm opening my own shop based on them because you can't find good pizza in the south! :D
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Post by: pizza king on April 05, 2006, 06:42:04 PM
Most Definitely, I'acano's Pizza. You can't go wrong. I'm opening my own shop based on them because you can't find good pizza in the south! :D

Where is that
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Post by: lilpiz01 on April 07, 2006, 10:32:32 AM
I'm Sorry! Iacano's Pizza is in Columbus Ohio. Mine will be in Lake Seminole, Ga.
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Post by: macignition on May 11, 2006, 11:32:47 PM
There is this new place in Kent, WA that is called Pizzeria Fondi.  It is a new concept from RUI.  This is the group that owns Kincaids, Palomino, etc......  This is the best pizza in the country especially if you like neapolitan pie.  They are planning to open more pizzerias soon.  They were written up in  the wall street journal as being the hot spot for pizza in Seattle and also in Restaurant National News.  I have eaten at Totonnos, Lombardis, Biancos, and this is the best so far.  Check it out for yourself and FONDI.com
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Post by: sconder on May 12, 2006, 06:27:16 AM
Impellizeri's Pizza in Louisville, KY.
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Post by: SteveVit on August 25, 2006, 01:12:47 AM
Top Road Tavern in Trenton, NJ

Palermo's in Bordentown, NJ
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Post by: Barry on August 26, 2006, 03:07:32 AM
Hi Everyone,

"Lapa Fo" in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kind regards, Barry
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Post by: TONY on August 26, 2006, 10:04:56 AM
Vincen'ts pizza in Pittsburgh, Pa..............is the best pizza in the world!!!
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Post by: Kidder on September 08, 2006, 10:01:21 PM
Flying Pizza in/around Dayton, OH.  Second...Best Italian Pizzaria in Gatlinburg.
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Post by: jhadhar65 on January 31, 2007, 06:59:33 PM
Here's a couple:

Pappa's Pizza:  Various locations in FL and possibly elsewhere.  I've been multiple times to two places in Gulf Breeze (Pensacola).

Larry's Pizza:  A few places around Central Arkansas.

My all-time favorite is (was) 70's-era Shakey's Pizza Parlor.  I've been working on that recipe for years and I'll post it on that thread soon.  My sauce is pretty close, but the crust is off and on.  I can't find a point of consistency with it.  The sauce is about the aging.
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Post by: Aaron on February 01, 2007, 10:49:06 AM
Kidder have you tried Santapiros in Dayton,had some last year on a stop over,and it was not to bad.
Aaron
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Post by: pizzaisgood on February 03, 2007, 10:22:52 AM
Donna D's Pizza, Ashland, Ohio

Primanti Bros pizza, Pittsburgh, Pa
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Post by: jonfoxx on February 03, 2007, 05:17:18 PM
I've just recenty discovered this jem....

Just 15 mins from Philly or 10 mins from exit 3 of the NJ Turnpike.

Alfred's Tomato Pie, Blackhorse Pike, Blackwood, NJ.

The best tasting pizza that I've ever experienced.  If I ever made a pizza
at home this good, I'd stop experimenting immediately and forever eat this one pizza
for the rest of my life.  It's that good!

JP
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Post by: lwc1952 on February 03, 2007, 06:37:35 PM
What kind is it?
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Post by: jonfoxx on February 03, 2007, 08:45:19 PM
Alfred's offers just 2 kinds of pizza.  Red or White.  The "original" is the red with a little cheese and if you want other toppings, there are a few to choose from.  Same goes for the white, but a real treat is the White Clam.  That is really something special!  There is nothing else on the menu, just the pizza.  They are huge too!  17 inch pies!  His pies have the best tasting sauce that I've ever tasted, just amazing.  The only strange part of the whole deal is that he doesn't have a wood or coal oven... I would have never thought that something that good could be made with anything but wood or coal, but.... I stand corrected!

JP
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Post by: OahuAmateurChef on February 04, 2007, 11:47:12 PM
Little Vincent's in Huntington Village, NY gets my vote for best pizza on Long Island this year.

Not that I tried anywhere close to every place, but their pizza is amazing. They somehow put breadcrumbs into the crust in a way that you taste this crunchy, kind of seedy texture in the crust. I can't figure out how they do it.
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Post by: pizza king on March 07, 2007, 07:16:23 PM
Little Vincent's in Huntington Village, NY gets my vote for best pizza on Long Island this year.

Not that I tried anywhere close to every place, but their pizza is amazing. They somehow put breadcrumbs into the crust in a way that you taste this crunchy, kind of seedy texture in the crust. I can't figure out how they do it.

Really its better than Colosseo Pizza & Restaurant in Port Jefferson Station, NY? they were the best I found on LI..I never tried little vincent's
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Post by: New Restaurant on November 06, 2018, 04:25:34 PM
Here's a couple:

Pappa's Pizza:  Various locations in FL and possibly elsewhere.  I've been multiple times to two places in Gulf Breeze (Pensacola).

Larry's Pizza:  A few places around Central Arkansas.

My all-time favorite is (was) 70's-era Shakey's Pizza Parlor.  I've been working on that recipe for years and I'll post it on that thread soon.  My sauce is pretty close, but the crust is off and on.  I can't find a point of consistency with it.  The sauce is about the aging.

Yes Shakey's!  Growing up in South Florida, Shakey's was everywhere and if I remember--it was 'off the hook' for those days, back in the late 60's and the entire 70's. 
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Post by: hotsawce on November 07, 2018, 01:36:31 AM
Lorenzo's in Oberlin, Ohio.

I haven't had a pizza like it on the East Coast. I crave it  :drool:
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Post by: vtsteve on November 07, 2018, 09:02:40 AM
Lorenzo's in Oberlin, Ohio.

I haven't had a pizza like it on the East Coast. I crave it  :drool:

I was in Oberlin a couple years ago when my daughter was applying; I hadn't yet made the connection to Larry, so we had Chinese.  :(


He should change the name to "Lorenzo's, by thezaman from pizzamaking.com" !!!   :-D
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Post by: invertedisdead on November 07, 2018, 03:43:44 PM
Lorenzo's in Oberlin, Ohio.

I haven't had a pizza like it on the East Coast. I crave it  :drool:

Would have never pegged Larry as a cooked sauce guy. Would love to hear more about that.