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Old 08-11-2006, 06:52 PM   #1
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What's the name of your favorite pizza place?

And why is it your favourite?

I've got a tie for first.

Lombardi's in Little Italy on Spring Street in NYC. It's the home of the country's first pizzeria. The crust is so thin and crispy it almost breaks when you lift a slice. The sauce is simple and vibrant. Fresh mozzarella is white as snow.

Regina Pizza in Boston in the North End. Another ancient joint, doing nothing but pizza. The crust is a bit thicker than Lombardi's, the sauce is vibrant and rich. On the table are two bottles of olive oil. One is plain, the other is teeming with dried herbs and red pepper flakes. Drizzle this on the pie before you eat it.. It's heaven

I've taken pizza home from both places to treat my other family members. Bringing one from NYC was only a half hour car ride. But the two we brought from Boston took a bus ride, a subway ride and a 4 hour car ride. (the danger from not holding in a safe temp zone was worth the risk!!) We even managed to get them home without taking one bite!

What about you?

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Old 08-11-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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Our favorite place... HOME.
We can't get a decent pizza from a take out place in Issy.
Very sad.....
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:03 PM   #3
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Well I do love Pizzeria Regina in Boston and there are countless NY pizzerias I love, but the one I am going to pick in in Amherst, MA by UMASS.

The place is called Antonios and anyone who has ever spent any time at UMASS knows Antonios. They have every topping you could ever imagine and the pizza is great pizza. Man I miss that place.
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:04 PM   #4
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:20 PM   #5
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Real Italian pizza from a real Italian restaurant
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:34 PM   #6
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Mine would be "Home " also. They kept getting the toppings wrong, so I've been doing them on the grill.
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:42 PM   #7
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Uno's believe it or not.
Sadly there isn't one
here anymore. *sigh*
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:50 PM   #8
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Here in Metro NY it's HOME. don't like any New York Pizza i've had... not really.

Boston: Santarpio's -- really thin crust, just delicious all round.
Chicago: The Original Uno's any resemblance to what the chain sells is purely coincidental! This pizza is deep dish, covered with crumbled sausage, sauce and cheese. IMO there is still none better, even tho my name is no longer on the wall.
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:59 PM   #9
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Regina Pizzaria for me, too. It's the real thing.
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Old 08-11-2006, 09:05 PM   #10
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Boston: Santarpio's -- really thin crust, just delicious all round.
June, not sure when the last time you went to Santarpio's was, but unfortunately (IMO) their pizza has gone WAY downhill. The crust is so soggy now. I don't know what they are doing different, but it is really not good.

Before their crust started to get soggy I would have had them on my favorites list as well. Well at least their lamb and sausage is still great.
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