just had crozet pizza over the weekend – a solid eastern style pie with thin charry crust and some quality toppings. not the world’s best but mighty good.
The best Pizza in the U.S.A. is at Lombardi’s in New York. Authentic Italian pizza just like in Old Napoli!! The margarita is a wonder unto itself. By Margarita I mean nothing but Fresh Mozzerla cheese, Fresh Ripe Tomatoes, and Fresh Picked Basil. Maybe a little fresh ground pepper and salt.
World’s best pizza? Best pizza on the planet? Who the hell knows what that is?
I do know that with a good dough and sauce recipe, decent cheese, a pizza stone, and an electric oven that can reach a temp of 500�, anyone can make one that will be better than 99% of what you buy. Kinda like barbecued ribs; a propane grill with some wood smoke can do an excellent job on a small amount but, if you want to cook for a crowd (pizza or bbq), you do need something bigger. jmho, pb
I’m not sure if they’d let me build one of those in my "backyard." open flames + lots of rowhouse = dangerous proposition. But, hey, my neighbor has a kickin’ smoker in his driveway, so, maybe, maybe.
Back on my soap box.
Want the BEST pizza on the planet, build anyone of the below. Some are expensive, some cost nothing more than time and a few found bricks.
http://mha-net.org/msb/html/bakeov02.htm I built this one since NC dirt is basically nothing but red clay anyway. Actually better for bread than pizza but still does a good job on pizza.
http://www.sunset.com/sunset/home/oven.html I recommend this onee if you are willing to fork over the bucks for materials. I helped build one of these a few years ago and they are great for both bread and pizza.
http://www.avalonrecords.com/brickoven/buterasoven.html If you want a Caddie oven.
When I was a kid in the 50s, there was a little bar next to the RR tracks underneath an old hotel/boarding house. It was called "Brunos."
I can still taste that thin crust, tomato sauce and loads of real mozzarella baked to crispy perfection.
Every so often my dad would bring one home on payday. I ate those things all through my childhood till I left home. . . nothing but cheese and sauce. A real pizza pie.
Yea, those were the best pizzas in the world!!
People, people, 2 words- SALLY’S PEPE’S. sorry, thanks, play again. enjoy frankbooth
I’ve been to DiMaggio’s small roadside tavern in southwest Michigan many times. It is just a plain, nothing fancy place, which is kind of nice. They are definitely one of the better pizza places in the area. The Fricano’s restaurant and pizzeria in Alamo just northwest of Kalamazoo is a great restaurant in my estimation serving a fantastic ultra thin crust pizza that is unlike any I’ve ever had (save at some of their other locations). To get it crisp, tho, you have to order it extra well done. The service from the waitpersons on the many occassions that I’ve been there — contrary to a report above — has always been efficient, polite, attentive and above average.
Chef Boy-ar-dee crust mix my home made sauce, morel mushrooms, thin sliced poterhouse, t-bone, or prime rib,mozzorella, SHAVED parmesagn cheese’s this is almost better cold that hot !!!!!!
The world’s best Pizza is made at a small roadside tavern in South West Michigan called DiMaggios. It is on Blue Star Hwy. between Benton Harbor and South Haven right off I-196 exit 7. They make their own sauce and their cheese and toppings are the best I have ever eaten anywhere. About once a week we drive 45 miles from Kalamazoo to get a pizza there because we can’t find any in Kalamazoo that even comes close. We tried Fricano’s in Kalamazoo but were very disappointed with their "world famous crust". Also the service was really poor.
I hate when people come out with the Best Pizza lists….its all based on what style of pizza you grew up with as well as personal tastes. One of my favorites is Regina in Boston, but that is based on my own personal preferences. Pepe’s is great as well….add to the list Santarpio’s…the list could go on. I do have to say one thing though……go to some of the old coal fire pie joints in Brooklyn and tell them that the pizza in VA is better & you will hear them laughing for miles.
Federici’s in Freehold. If you like New Haven style thin crust you’ll LOVE Federici’s. To paraphrase Holly Moore, if I find myself within a two hundred mile radius of Freehold I’m going to figure out a way to get a Federici’s pizza.
Rocco’s in South Bend, IN. is by far my favourite. I’ve been going there for most of my 50 years on this earth. It’s the benchmark in my mind. Whenever I get back there, my family makes it a point to go.
It’s a Notre Dame eatery and should be on anyone’s list who gets to South Bend. I think they have other items on the menu but I have never had anything but a pie.
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