VERY interesting! Super different. Never had pizza like it. Definitely worth a shot!
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ryan.rutherford2/28/23, 2:03 a.m.
🚨KILLER CRISP ALERT🚨 In keeping with Philly’s difficult pizza ordering processes, this joint doesn’t have a phone and you can’t place orders online; it’s walk-up window only if you want to get your hands on one of these pies. Even though it’s not the fastest operation, this pizza is well worth the wait. I was blown away by the crispness of the dough and the outrageously crispy & crunchy crust. This is well done pizza to the max with a mega char producing a crunchy & crispy explosion. The dough is top tier, delightfully delicious; brushed with olive oil for extra butter-like flavor, enhancing the crispness of the pie. This is about as firm and crispy as dough gets without being burnt or stale. Some of the crust is a tad over-charred but still incredibly tasty. The only real complaint is the thickness of the crust; I’d prefer if it were slightly thinner, but it’s fairly phenomenal as is. The overall taste and texture of the dough is unique and distinctive. Not to be outdone, the creamy cheese blend of mozzarella and fontina melts and melds marvelously, accentuated by the shaved pecorino Romano in a symphony of flavors, complimenting the dough beautifully. The sauce is made with First Field crushed New Jersey tomatoes, which are top quality. Not a particularly sweet blend, the sauce is rather understated; it doesn’t quite push past the formidable flavor of the cheese. A little more spice and oomph could certainly help the sauce shine; but it’s not bad by any means. Overall, this is a delightfully delicious pie, somewhat atypical of Philly pizza, bucking the trend of average pies stuck in the shadows of legendary New York pizzas. A slightly thinner crust & a little more pizzazz from the sauce and we’d be looking at Hall of Fame pizza in the 9s. Nonetheless, I found this pie to be extremely enjoyable; just a notch below Circles + Squares as my favorite pizza in Philly. If you’re a fan of terrifically tasty and uber crispy pizza, this is right up your alley. Even though the texture slightly edges out the taste, both are fantastic. This is travel-worthy pizza that won’t disappoint if killer crisp is your thing.
lennoll12/9/23, 7:49 p.m.
Fantastic slices… best I’ve had in Philly so far. The crust on both the hot plain slice and the tomato pie (served cold) were outstanding. The plain was thin and crispy at the edge, did get a bit sloppy toward the middle.. but the outstanding taste overcomes any objections. Happy to mark this as review #300 on this glorious National Pizza Day!
lyle.smith12/17/22, 8:42 p.m.
Best in Philly IMO… little greasy but that’s to be expected with pepperoni. Burnt bubbles, fresh parm dusting, firm, crisp, flakey crust and perfect sauce.
beltron8812/17/22, 2:21 a.m.
Crust was good, cheese didn’t blend as well as I prefer, overall decent pie, probably won’t be back though.
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alexis.graesser11/8/22, 6:54 p.m.
Great crisp, no flop, good ratio of sauce to cheese. Dave lowballed
cakejohen10/3/22, 11:33 p.m.
The pizza whole pie in Philly.. maybe… maybe grandma pie at Angie’s but this was just as good
edward.stjean9/29/22, 6:11 p.m.
Best pizza I’ve had in Philly, you can taste the development in the dough, thin and crunchy but not tough. Had some tomato pie too that was excellent as well. Better than angelo’s which many say is “the best” pizza is a matter of taste and for me thus far in Philly is the best I’ve had
bobby.gorman13/25/22, 6:01 p.m.
Massive slice wait for a pie was an hour had to get slices. Best crust on a pizza ive had
km0113/21/22, 10:40 a.m.
Pizza shackamaxon is currently ranked in the daily meals top 101 pizza places in the country and after one bite I could see why! I got a slice of their standard cheese and one of their upside down parmesan cheese as it was their daily special and was recommended by staff. Both slices were nothing short of amazing and were both easily in the 9's! Flavor was out of this world on both and the crisp was a legit 10 out of 10! Absolutely zero flop which is surprising considering the size of their slices! This is one of my highest scores overall in over 100 reviews and is currently my #1 rated slice and has set the bar very high for how good a reheated slice can be! Dave is out of his mind giving this one a 7.9! If this place had been around for generations or was located in New Haven or Boston he would have gone in the 9's without batting an eye!
mike.zachwieja3/5/22, 1:32 a.m.
Really solid pizza here. Good cheese to bread ratio in the beginning, but gets crispier the closer you get to the crust which is great. A couple big bubbles in these slices. Could use more sauce however, but always great that the wait isn’t long. Happy to continue bringing my business to Girard & Shackamaxon, good people working there as well.
aj.labella1/31/22, 5:34 a.m.
Second time having Shackamaxon. Crust is perfection. Very crispy again. Definitely a cheesier style and high quality. Cheese has a unique flavor. The sauce is the only thing keeping this from a perfect pizza. Little bland /not enough. Top 5 in Philly.