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mjtsub3/24/23, 11:18 p.m.
This is super super thin crust pizza with lots of great flavors and a legendary old school experience. There are no frills which I love and the staff is the kind of people you want to spend Christmas with. Pizza flavors are great and for someone who normally eats 2-3 slices….I can eat 6-8 of these. It’s super light and thin and goes down like water. You have to call ahead to reserve your dough and you’ll see local celebrities which makes this a fun spot but it’s all low key.
ryan.rutherford2/26/23, 2:49 a.m.
Philadelphia should really change its motto to: “city of difficult pizza ordering processes.” Add this to the list of pizzerias that don’t take walk-ins and don’t accept credit cards. In fact, you must call ahead several hours and reserve your dough; they actually run out of dough virtually every day, which is completely baffling to me. I called around 1pm on a Saturday to place an order for pickup and the best they could do was offer a half-cooked pie for pickup at 5:30, which made no sense why they could only offer it half-cooked. So I opted to dine in and reserve my dough; earliest they could take me was 8:30pm. I ordered one large cheese pizza at 8:35, they brought it out at 9:35. They only have one cook with one oven; it’s an incredibly slow process, so you must have patience. They do use an old school brick oven that was originally built over 100 years ago and was refurbished in 1992. All of that being said, they serve razor thin, super crispy, tremendously tasty pizza here. The dough is superb in both taste and texture. Thin like a bar pie, outstandingly crispy with a firm undercarriage, with seeds/crumbs underneath to prevent moisture buildup, zero flop and out of this world crunch. The crust is fairly thin with a dusting of flour instead of a nice char, but exquisitely crunchy nonetheless. The dough is a top notch base for the rest of the ingredients. The sauce & cheese are also thin, in perfect proportion to the dough, similar to bar pie style, but larger. The cheese is sharp and tight, much like a bar pie, with great flavor but surprisingly greasy, with a little more oily drip than I expected. The sauce is incredibly unique, truly one of a kind. The texture has the consistency of baked ketchup or BBQ sauce. Super sweet, sour, tangy & zesty, the flavor is very close to a mix of ketchup, BBQ sauce and pepper…kind of like you would find on a BBQ chicken pizza. Definitely an acquired taste, I could see this sauce being somewhat polarizing. The sauce kind of grew on me after an initial distaste; but I still don’t love it. I prefer a more traditional blend of pizza sauce. The textures and tastes of the dough and cheese are extraordinary; however, the sauce is the one component keeping this pie out of the legendary 9s. All in all, this is still a pizza worth making a pilgrimage for, certainly travel-worthy. But for me it’s probably one and done as I’m not a fan of all the hoops you have to jump through just to get your hands on a pizza pie here.
lennoll110/9/22, 3:43 a.m.
Love love love this place. Housed 2 pies (this one and a sausage pie) with my son Tom. Great sweet sauce loaded up on top their thin crispy crust. Show us a bit more chew for a further bump into greatness.
boss.ace9/10/22, 5:34 p.m.
I know it’s a “staple” but this isn’t pizza it’s flatbread. The “ordering your dough” is an illusion made for you to think this place is good. It’s a solid 5 even for an appetizer flatbread.
scpi676/29/22, 7:33 p.m.
Fantastic pizza! Super thin, cooked perfectly, great sauce, what else can you say?
david.nevil5/28/22, 10:27 p.m.
Plain pie is good but the white pie with spinach and tomatoes is out of this world!
mike.zachwieja3/12/22, 2:58 a.m.
This pizza is the real deal for sure. Sauce is just the right amount and sweet to taste. The crisp is unreal throughout the entire pie from the first bite all the way to the crust. Really really great pie and this isn’t even their speciality. Highly recommend.
brian_f3/11/22, 9:48 p.m.
I know this is the style but I prefer my pizza with more cheese than this. Sauce is also a tad to sweet for my liking.
matthew.kelly31/4/22, 11:21 p.m.
Great pizza, and great taste. Sauce is sweet which feel like you need to be in mood for. But super light and solid
aj.labella12/24/21, 1:45 a.m.
Been here a handful of times now. Portnoy really didn't give this anywhere close to the credit it deserves. Thin style and very crispy. Sauce is sweet and stands out. The best part is that this place is always consistent. You know exactly what you're getting. Top 3 in Philly no doubt
matt.z39/25/21, 10:33 p.m.
Fantastic. Superb. No flop. Perfect crisp. Great sauce to cheese ratio.
heath.mcallister8/29/21, 1:51 a.m.
Crust is on point loving that undercarriage. Sauce is tangy but I like it and ours wasn’t as greasy as Dave’s review. Overall it was really good.
connor.reagan6/25/21, 11:27 p.m.
Great pizza. High score from Dave lived up to the expectations. I believe that 8.3 is a fair score judging off the crisp of the pie. Gravy is fantastic. Only knock on the pizza is there was a ton of grease. All and all fantastic pizza.
djrivera074/4/21, 12:30 a.m.
Crust is top notch. I’m typically not a sweet sauce person but I was basically licking it up.