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    Another incredible place in Chicago is "Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder" http://www.chicagopizzaandovengrinder.com/

    It's tiny and cramped, the waitstaff is pretty unforgiving, and the place is always packed, but I've never had anything quite like it. The pizzas are cooked in little bowls and are fantastic! Try not to fill up on the flat bread.


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    I want to try this. ^
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    Another displaced New Yorker and nothing is better than Umberto's in New Hyde Park (LI). They also make the best grilled chicken and broccoli rabe sub ever. Also, I may be in the minority but I'm not sure pizza is actually pizza without anchovies.

    For any downstate NYers out there, here's another one...Simultaneously the best AND worst pizza in NY is from that little place inside Penn Station near the LIRR big board. It's the best because its open a 2 am after a good night in the city and the worst because it tastes like cardboard covered in grease and you always pay for it on the train ride home.

    Been in MD for almost 15 years now and I'm still looking for a good pizza place.
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    I am quite boring with pizza being one of those pesky vegetarians!
    Anything with pepper, sweetcorn and mushrooms has my vote!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowro View Post
    I am quite boring with pizza being one of those pesky vegetarians!
    Anything with pepper, sweetcorn and mushrooms has my vote!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slev View Post
    Another displaced New Yorker and nothing is better than Umberto's in New Hyde Park (LI). They also make the best grilled chicken and broccoli rabe sub ever. Also, I may be in the minority but I'm not sure pizza is actually pizza without anchovies.

    UGH, I used to love Umbertos! Fire cooked with the freshest mozzerlla and basil atop this crispy masterpiece..... :stares off into the sunset:
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    So...I am a Pizza Snob....sorry in advance.....I am a New Yorker....one from Westchester...I went to Fordham University in the Bronx...Arthur Ave. is right there....so back in the day I was one very spoiled college kid....
    The next time I go to NY I want to visit Arthur Ave and get some authentic Italian food and a bottle or two of my favorite Italian booze. Super Punch!

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    The next time I go to NY...
    Oh yeah? When might that be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Oh yeah? When might that be?
    I'm shooting for October!

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    I remember really liking Blondie's in San Francisco - partly because of the whole buy it through a window when you get off the cable car thing.

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    Ah man, I had the worst pizza today... I won't even name it but traditionally here on the West Coast the pizza is generally sub par. Let's just say it tasted like cardboard. Also they cut their pizza into squares which in my book is a no-no when the pizza is baked round.

    I recently went into a place where the owner came from the East Coast and it was explained that it's got something to do with the water why it's not the same as in New York, for example.

    There is one locally around here that's pretty good though... It's Topper's. You can order it a bit more cooked or "crispy" and it gives the edges just a slightly more chew. Pretty good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kine View Post
    I recently went into a place where the owner came from the East Coast and it was explained that it's got something to do with the water why it's not the same as in New York, for example.
    I always here this one too, same for bagels outside of NY but the water in NYC comes from the upstate castkills watershed and the water on LI is local so that's bunk. There's one place in MD that gets close...Mama Lucia's, small restaurant group in greater DC metro area but, there's a lot of variability even at the same location. The do make a pretty good Sicilian pie though.
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    My wife and I are counting calories right now (I've managed to drop 14 pounds since the end of June) and one of the recipes she found on Pinterest is a cauliflower crust pizza. Basically just like regular pizza but you make the crust out of minced cauliflower held together with a little coconut flour. It's shockingly good. It's crumblier than pizza dough but it tastes perfectly fine. Great substitute when you're dieting.

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    I am from neither Chicago nor NYC but There is this place in VA, Im not sure if its just one resteraunt or a chain, but Leonardo's is the best Pizza Ive ever eaten. Their Deep Dish Meat pizza is amazing.

    my standards are pretty low, and I mostly eat delivery/Homemade pizza, and Moms is killer. favorite delivery is Hungry Howies.
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    Pizza is quite boring around where I live. We don't really have any gourmet plaxes around here that serve real good pixzza. But I'm not picky so PIzza Hut usually does the trick. John's Incredible Pizza and Shakeys is good if I want to pig out a little bit .

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    Ive just ordered one on the phone! Piiiiiiiizzaaaaa night!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julio View Post
    Ive just ordered one on the phone! Piiiiiiiizzaaaaa night!!!
    We had it, too - gave Vincent's a second run. They were out of business for several months over a dispute between the family and the people running it. We went the second day they were open - good, but not as good as it used to be. Tonight? Much better - much more like the old days. They're back!
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    Why did I start reading this at 9 am? I'm hungry now. I'm not overly picky on pizza. I've had Malnati's and Gino's in Chicago, and Ray's in NYC and they were all good when I was there. Local to me, I really enjoy the pizza at http://www.echotapmadison.com/pizza.php
    Glass Nickel has kinda blown up in WI, pretty decent stuff: http://www.glassnickelpizza.com/Menu/menu.html
    Falbo's is pretty good too - tons of cheesy, it's a pretty heavy pizza that fills you up pretty quick. http://www.falbobrospizza.com/index.html

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    How I miss pizza for breakfast.
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    I almost hate to say it, but Costco pizza is pretty darn good, and can feed three people two meals for $10. We do that from time to time. Friday evening at 5:30, Costco isn't jam-packed with wall to wall people like it is on Saturday or Sunday, so we do our shopping then and pick up a pizza on the way out.
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