A lot of hype surrounding this place. I’ve even had it recommended to me from people as far away as the Jersey shore. Very old school place. Cash only. No slices. I went with a mini pie. 6 bucks plus tax. Let me start by saying that this is a sauce on top style pizza which is something I’m not usually crazy about. The cheese stood out to me as Star ingredient. Very fresh and chewy. The sauce ok. The crust was also just ok. All in all it’s a good pizza but unfortunately it did not even come close to living up to the hype for me. I will say again for the record that this style is typically not my favorite.
mrpizzadude9/28/20, 9:12 a.m.
Well, this place is very old school place inside including the 80 yr old counter woman. Very light pie. While on the thinner side with zero flop, zero grease there was also zero crisp. The only thing this pie was missing for me was crisp. The sauce has a delicious flavor with a hint of peppers mixed in. Had some spice to it also make sure you have a big drink. Pie was kind of doughy but so light that it was very good. If this had some crisp it would be in the 9’s
kevin.price7/8/20, 10:32 p.m.
With the service and people around it’s in the 9s. Feel like fucking family guy was awesome. Pizza cooked perfect and how I like it went thin cooked well. Crust is the stand out tastes great sauce very garlicky a plus and tasty fresh cheese. This place fucks and is true old school. This pizza isn’t my style and I fucking loved it so I see why there’s a lot higher scores if it tickles your pickle.
yummy4tummy5/8/20, 10:02 p.m.
Any best of Philly Pizza list would be incomplete without listing Charlie’s. While the cheese and dough are excellent, it’s the flavorful Sauce that sets Charlie’s apart from other pizza joints. Plus, the dining room of provides the perfect old school ambience to make any trip there a great sit down dining experience
jdever234/19/20, 12:01 a.m.
Tremendous sauce, one of the best crusts i’ve had. Slightly bland
northphillies1/7/20, 3:40 a.m.
This pizza is very legit. Good crisp, dough is great, but I just keep coming back to the sauce. It’s what makes it. Fantastic pizza, best I’ve had in Philly area. Also, the place is so Philly, I’d give it a 10 for the experience alone.
pizza20201/6/20, 10:04 p.m.
A lot of sauce, but incredible sauce. Nice crunch, very good pizza.
brian.convery10/10/19, 8:07 p.m.
Dave skipped this place when he was in Philly last but it needs to be on any pizza lovers list of places to bet good pizza. Family run going on 70 years. Don’t go for the decor but go for great pizza. Get it thin if you like it crisp.
mitchel.storb10/6/19, 10:15 p.m.
You may be thinking to yourself, “Ah this kid giving a 9.4 hasn’t had enough pizza in his life so there is no way this place hits 9.4.” You couldn’t be more incorrect, I have been a pizza king to the likes of the Pizza King El Pres since a young age, always revisiting this place any chance I get. It’s a 9.4, trust me. El Pres needs to visit and review here, but bring some security.
nate.albrecht9/4/19, 10:39 p.m.
Excellent pizza. Lived up to the hype. First reaction was that it was a very clean pie, hot and fresh out of the oven, with no grease or flop. Great sweet sauce with perhaps a garlic undertone. Outstanding crisp and crust.
brian.bowler8/7/19, 10:56 p.m.
Unbelievable pie. Zero flop, zero grease. Best sauce in town for the longest time. Not a rookie score when you’re dealing with a heavyweight that outranks Santucci’s, Taconelli’s in term of consistency, atmosphere and quality. Opens at 4pm, cash only. That’s a review.
akatommmychong7/7/19, 8:28 p.m.
best pizza inside philadelphia, in my opinion. old style feel. make sure to go through second “take out” door.. lol. also same family as vince’s on grant & the boulevard farther up the northeast.
slice_harper4/22/19, 7:50 p.m.
Very solid neighborhood joint, old school vibe inside. I went half white with garlic/half plain. Fresh ingredients, the sauce has some good tang which made my nuts tingle🤤. The dough is fresh & there wasn’t any Frankford Flop either. Very cheap too and the staff was cool.
phillypizzaguy4/17/19, 10:53 p.m.
Alright.... so this is a monumental Pizza review. I’ve been meaning to get out to Charlie’s...but opening at 4PM and being far away from my general location...I wasn’t able to get here sooner. The hype was real....and the pizza is legit. Let’s go through it.... CASH only...NO slices...Limited hours... it all screams of a great pizza spot...and it IS. I drove a ways to pick it up...and literally had to re-heat it at home. Guess what... it doesn’t matter. Literally no grease, excellent cheese, excellent sauce, excellent crust. Paper thin, great balance. Ladies and gentleman...this is the best slice in/around the Northeast and maybe beyond. No BS. It’s not “fancy” Fishtown pizza...you won’t find fresh basil, etc here. This is just hardcore, generational Pizza. Over 120 reviews...never awarded a slice in the 9’s...but now is the time. Charlie’s is a must visit if you’re ever in/around Northeast Philadelphia. That’s a review...a big one.
paul.scar4/5/19, 6:09 a.m.
By far, the best pizza in the city! Homemade fresh crispy crust and great tasting cheese. Hardly any flop or grease! For me, it is a perfect sauce to cheese ratio. Don’t think I’ve ever tasted a pizza quite this good. Vince’s Pizza (same family as Charlie’s) on Grant Ave is probably just as good but Charlie’s has been around longer.
steve.kennedy2/22/19, 11:25 p.m.
Awesome!! Super old school. All the guys working there looked to be on their 60’s & 70’s. So I guess they know what they’re doing. The Cheese is DYNAMITE, very tasty and the sauce is thick and sweet. Good crispy crust. This place is up there as top 5 in Philly for sure!