mjtsub3/24/23, 11:13 p.m.
Pinnacle of pizza in Philadelphia has to go to Angelo’s. This particular pie is the gradmas pie which I think is nothing short of amazing how eve I have to give an extra .1-.2 points to the standard round plain pie. This pie is light and full of flavors and the crust is just something so special. I prefer the outer perimeter with some crust backing so inner slicers are messy and harder handle. That doesn’t mean they taste worse just messy. This is a Philly must experience!!
bababooeybababooey3/23/23, 4:31 p.m.
After seeing Dave’s review, I went out of my way to stop by Angelo’s while I was in Philadelphia. Do I think it’s great pizza? Absolutely. Would I score it in the 9s? Unfortunately, no. When I stopped by Angelo’s, there was a massive crowd. I was worried that there would be a long wait for a pie, but thankfully, they have a huge team working in the kitchen. The team was banging out pizzas in under 30 minutes, so the wait time was very reasonable. Angelo’s is cash only. There’s also no seating in the restaurant, and the inside is extremely cramped. You can’t wait inside for your pizza, so plan to kill some time outside in the meantime. Luckily, the neighborhood is one of the coolest in Philadelphia. The nearby Italian Market has a ton to do/see/eat, and many will recognize it as one of the locations seen in Rocky Balboa’s original training montage. It’s a great place to be. When I came back to pick up my pie, it was a bit of a nightmare trying to make my way to the register. There were loads of 5’3”, insecure, heavily cologned Guidos trying to push their way to the front of the line. Absolutely terrible. Somehow, I was able to wade through the sea of gold chain wearing goombahs and get my pizza. I took the pizza to my car and opened it up. I was immediately impressed by the way the pie looked. Great looking crust, and the ratio of sauce to cheese was perfect. The crust was a little on the tougher side for my liking, but the sauce and cheese were outstanding. However, I didn’t love how they incorporated the basil. The basil at Angelo’s was cooked into the pizza. Personally, I prefer when a Margherita pizza has fresh basil added to it AFTER it’s cooked. When the basil is cooked into it, it loses a lot of the flavor and bite it’s known for. This might seem like a nitpick, but details like this matter when you’re going for a top score. It wasn’t a dealbreaker though, and I truly enjoyed the pizza. After careful analysis and review, I’d give Angelo’s an 8.4 overall. A very fine score, but for me, it’s held back by some of the stylistic choices. A few tweaks, and I would’ve rated it in the high 8s. Either way, Angelo’s is worth the trip, and I would encourage everyone to check it out. The food is delicious, and Philadelphia is an amazing city.
itsbrumbro3/20/23, 6:48 p.m.
Amazing! The crisp is perfect, undercarriage is perfect, sauce is tasty and the cheese is really good. Good balance of it all. Great pie!
apizze-lover3/16/23, 12:51 a.m.
Solid pizza. The cheese and sauce tasted fresh and of high quality. The outer crust had great texture and flavor. My only hit was it felt saucy in the middle and not enough towards the edge and some crust was thicker. But that’s a drawback with some handmade pies. Otherwise one of the best pizzas I’ve had in the Philly and surrounding suburbs. Separately ordered a cheesesteak which was incredible. Ordered over the phone about 20-30 min ahead and no problem picking up. Remember it’s cash only. That’s a bit annoying and also nowhere to sit/eat in the area.
jameskinzer3/5/23, 4:40 a.m.
Really good pizza. Cheese was a little too greasy and got a little rubbery, but sauce was phenomenal and had great crisp and integrity. Basil is a great touch.
tom.davis73/3/23, 12:00 a.m.
Fresh & simple sauce. Crust was amazing! If you like simple, high-quality, fresh ingredients…you’ll love it.
coachkreilly3/2/23, 3:33 a.m.
Wow… That is the first thing you’ll say after you have a slice. Truly phenomenal. The crisp in the crust and the undercarriage is perfect. Sauce to cheese ratio is on point, not a heavy pizza at all. Place is amazing. Call until you get through to place an order!
drew.vernon2/12/23, 1:12 a.m.
Some of the best, if not the best pizza in Philadelphia. It’s worth the wait, very very good. Couldn’t be much better. No flop, great crisp, great cheese.
pizzafolife2/10/23, 2:15 a.m.
Great crispy crust. Cheese and sauce were phenomenal. The basil was a nice touch. I typically would take it off but just rolled with it and it was next level good. People were non-stop rolling in and out.
kris.ptak2/5/23, 2:54 p.m.
Margherita pie was amazing and worth the wait. Fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce wasn’t greasy, nice touch with basil topping, and with extra virgin olive oil…WOW! Will definitely come back again!
cheesemastersklo1/30/23, 8:30 p.m.
Recalling off memory here as I ate this a couple weeks ago. But this is one of the best pies in Philly. Crust is stellar, Cheese and sauce mix is what really blew me away though. That cheese too is unbelievable. All around amazing pie, definitely get.
jason.warriner1/30/23, 8:04 p.m.
Pizza is prob best pizza In Philly. Good crisp and gear flavor. Crust wasn’t as crispy as I thought only reason it didn’t make the 9s like others I have had
louis.barretta1/15/23, 6:44 p.m.
Everything I could’ve ever wanted or asked for and more. I still love manco & manco on a Nostalgic basis, however I do think this pizza is absolutely stunning
matthew.dodds1/8/23, 6:05 p.m.
Best pizza I’ve had in a real long time. 60 more seconds in the oven and it woulda gotten a perfect 10.0 Ordering and waiting is chaos though, so be forewarned
mattypizzajc1/7/23, 5:40 p.m.
Its good, its not great. I like a more tomato/red taste to the sauce. Cheese is great, cook great, but definitely not a 9.1 sorry Dave