Favorite pizza?

Forums:

Just moved to the 1300 block of Palmer and, to entice our friends to help us paint, we promised pizza and beer. Any recommendations for a good pizza place?

Don't be sorry, just be Wally.

bozoloper's picture

franco's

anyone know when the new father and son's opens?

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

austen's picture

Franco's. (215) 425-9133 www.francospizzaplace.com

they finally have an online menu!

Chris in Kenzington's picture

bozoloper wrote:
franco's

seconded

bozoloper's picture

they have a new thin crust square pizza i've been meaning to try. the brooklyn something or other.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

austen's picture

Also - welcome to the neighborhood!

Come to Meet the Neighbors next Friday, 06/22 at the NKCDC Garden Center, 6-9 PM.

http://www.fishtown.us/content/event/fna-meet-neighbors

JedicusMaximus's picture

bozoloper wrote:
they have a new thin crust square pizza i've been meaning to try. the brooklyn something or other.

We actually got that last night for dinner, though we added sausage to it. It was simply delicious, but larger than expected.

10011101

bozoloper's picture

JedicusMaximus wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
they have a new thin crust square pizza i've been meaning to try. the brooklyn something or other.

We actually got that last night for dinner, though we added sausage to it. It was simply delicious, but larger than expected.

yeah, we were going to split one with a vegan friend (no cheese on half), but they said it wouldn't work. i knew if i got the whole thing i'd eat it all.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

austen's picture

JedicusMaximus wrote:
...though we added sausage to it. It was simply delicious, but larger than expected.

Must...resist...joke.

stein's picture

what in the world is a thin crust sicilian?

Ken Milano (before he went and edited this comment out to avoid the consequences of having wrote it) wrote:
I don’t have much sympathy for renters, for me, they are non citizens

bozoloper's picture

i'd assume it's exactly what it sounds like.

but why is it called brooklyn? i don't know much about brooklyn pizza, but i've never seen the thin square crust anywhere.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

stein's picture

an oxymoron?

Ken Milano (before he went and edited this comment out to avoid the consequences of having wrote it) wrote:
I don’t have much sympathy for renters, for me, they are non citizens

bozoloper's picture

would you feel better if they called it a rectangular thin crust pizza?

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

JedicusMaximus's picture

austen wrote:
JedicusMaximus wrote:
...though we added sausage to it. It was simply delicious, but larger than expected.

Must...resist...joke.

Yeah, I suppose I walked right into that one. . .

10011101

greenfish's picture

Thanks for the Franco's recommendation; we'll definitely check it out. Looking forward to being a part of the neighborhood.

Don't be sorry, just be Wally.

stein's picture

bozoloper wrote:
would you feel better if they called it a rectangular thin crust pizza?

yes, because sicilian (at least in this country) suggests a thick crust. the rectangular shape is a result of cooking them in a baking sheet.

Ken Milano (before he went and edited this comment out to avoid the consequences of having wrote it) wrote:
I don’t have much sympathy for renters, for me, they are non citizens

JedicusMaximus's picture

I agree that calling it a Sicilian pizza is a misnomer, the crust is just as thin as their round pizzas.

10011101

bozoloper's picture

stein wrote:
bozoloper wrote:
would you feel better if they called it a rectangular thin crust pizza?

yes, because sicilian (at least in this country) suggests a thick crust. the rectangular shape is a result of cooking them in a baking sheet.

their phone number is on the menu. why not call them up and suggest a better naming option?

if someone said to me "thin crust sicilian" i'd imagine it to be the size and shape of a sicilian, but with thin crust.

there's a fool on every corner when you're trying to get home.

Leo's picture

Anyone who says something other than "Santucci's" is wrong.

:: insert Jordan's obligatory Key Pizza post ::

Mulvihill & Rushie LLC
The Fishtown Lawyers
Criminal Defense • Civil Trials
www.FishtownLaw.com
215.385.5291

george's picture

I know it's not in Fishtown, but if you guys get down this way you need to try the (relatively) new Nomad Pizza at 7th and Bainbridge. Easily the best I've had in Philly and their pizza oven alone is a work of art. It's a *little* pricey but the ingredients are all top of the line.

Jordan's picture

Key.

Holla.

A. Jordan Rushie
Attorney and Counselor at Law
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

Jordan's picture

Leo wrote:
Anyone who says something other than "Santucci's" is wrong.

:: insert Jordan's obligatory Key Pizza post ::

KEY PIZZA IS THE BEST IN FISHTOWN HOLLA!!!

A. Jordan Rushie
Attorney and Counselor at Law
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

Jordan's picture

austen wrote:
JedicusMaximus wrote:
...though we added sausage to it. It was simply delicious, but larger than expected.

Must...resist...joke.

Heh.

A. Jordan Rushie
Attorney and Counselor at Law
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

2014 york's picture

george wrote:
I know it's not in Fishtown, but if you guys get down this way you need to try the (relatively) new Nomad Pizza at 7th and Bainbridge. Easily the best I've had in Philly and their pizza oven alone is a work of art. It's a *little* pricey but the ingredients are all top of the line.

Must be a take out only crowd. Not looking to popular in that pic. Nice oven though.

2014 york's picture

How could anyone like Key over Franco's? It must just be a proximity thing. I'd rather eat frozen from Thriftway than Key.

Cutter's picture

Unfortunately, Key's upside down pizza is my one block solution to a 2 mile Santucci's problem.

george's picture

2014 york wrote:
Must be a take out only crowd. Not looking to popular in that pic. Nice oven though.

I grabbed the pic off Google. I think it was taken before they had even officially opened. The place is packed every time I pass by.

Seriously. The pizza is fantastic. If you want the real thing (as in Naples/Rome style) it's here.

bonzombiekitty's picture

greenfish wrote:
Just moved to the 1300 block of Palmer and, to entice our friends to help us paint, we promised pizza and beer. Any recommendations for a good pizza place?

Be careful about that block. I hear a weird group of people are moving in there. I think they're running a brothel or something.

Atomic Larry's picture

Francos is good, probably the best in the neighborhood. Also Trios was really good the couple times I had it delivered; kinda pricey though. I heard their pizza is excellent if you eat it there fresh out of the oven. Doesn't anyone get Rustica anymore? I still like it. Their crust is awesome.

If you like Francos basic plain pies, try "The Pizza Store" in Port Richmond on Allegheney Ave. It's very similar to Francos, and might be even better. I haven't had it in awhile but "Perri's" at Aramingo and Clearfiled was always very good too. Both will deliver to Fishtown.

greenfish's picture

Haha thanks Sean, I'll be careful. Leave it to the elementary school...

Don't be sorry, just be Wally.

Coder's picture

Will second the Pizza Store on Allegheny Ave. Very good white pizza...actual Italians.

"No no! You don't ask me questions! You are a rabbit! I am a human!"

Jay19125's picture

bozoloper wrote:
anyone know when the new father and son's opens?

Their door was open, and there was power tool noise and a couple guys working inside around 1:00 today. I couldn't ask them anything, though, as the 5 bus showed up just as soon as I crossed the street, and I was already running a bit late...

Jay19125's picture

And as far as my own favorite, I like that mushroom slice at Front Street Pizza, right under the York-Dauphin El there. Certainly not destination pizza or anything, but I hit that 'ish at least a few times a month these days, particularly since when I take the train home I always just miss the 39 or the 89 by about 30 seconds, inevitably, every single time...

sneakers's picture

we should start a thread that just compiles the pizza places. this is comparable to this - never get this.....etc.

i am interested to see how the father and son's replacement goes. used to be super into Franco's when it first opened (my roommate won't eat from any other pizza place) but budget constraints has forced me to explore more options.

i never liked Key pizza - but i hear the one that people like is the "slice-pie" is this different than the regular? also was it redone recently? this was rumored as well, but it might have just been people trying to convince me. although one time i did get ice cream there - man it was like almost a pint's worth! enough for a couple people if you're looking for something cold and don't hear the truck around (no cones tho - takeout box).

i can't remember if i've had The Pizza Store before, but might try that next.

I'm super into Old London lately - great price on specials and there's something about their steak fries i am super deep into those. if you order on an off-day delivery is super fast as well.

got a menu from El Greco at 2nd and Jefferson, anyone tried it yet?

New Pizza Palace - oh man. went for one of their specials and it was great. good food, great price. but then i lifted out a cole slaw to throw it away and there was a bonus giant unidentifiable bug underneath it. ugh. SO. GROSS. burned the menu. if it wasn't for that i would probably have put them into regular rotation. so disappointing.

can't think of anything else right now.

sdm's picture

Going to order the brooklyn style pie from Franco's tonight. Cannot wait.

Neatly chiseled, well groomed, drop dead handsome face.

Jay19125's picture

I clearly need to branch out more on my pizza try-ings these days. Keep the recs coming!

I love the steak fry thing so many places around here have going on, too, sneakers. Nobody did those when I was living out on the West Coast for most of the last decade, and that's yet one more reason it's good to be back home. I really did miss generic frozen steak fries, for some reason. ;)

Coder's picture

El Greco has been around for years, decent food, but if I'm not mistaken, a couple Spanish/Latin choices as well on their menu...
Santuccis gets good reviews in my fam, but I haven't had them in years.
I like Key's cheesesteak quesidilla, too much for one sitting, and it reheats well, plus, you're not eating all that roll.
Grilled veggie grinders at Slacks are popular, who are hot and cold on quality and delivery time..price is always too high.

"No no! You don't ask me questions! You are a rabbit! I am a human!"

Atomic Larry's picture

does santucci's deliver around here?

FPDA's picture

Atomic Larry wrote:
does santucci's deliver around here?

They do, but it takes eons to get here. Usually worth the wait!

Atomic Larry's picture

yea I loves me some santuccis. I know they have a few locations. Which one delivers to fishtown?

Did anyone ever get Francos "upside down" pie? Is it like Santucci's?

FPDA's picture

There's one on Aramingo right behind the Wendy's. They should be able to deliver to you.