All right, folks. I know I’m going to get all kinds of flak for this, but I have to ask:
Where’s the decent pizza in Philadelphia?
Maybe it’s just that I spent this weekend in New York, where I spent four years enjoying the delights of Lombardi’s (and, during my gluten-free time, Risotteria). I’m also missing the pizzas of Pittsburgh: the flavorful crusts at Church Brew Works, the wood-fired creations in the back at Enrico Biscotti, the gooey grease bomb at the O.
I’ve had OK pizza in Philly. Dock Street isn’t bad; the soup-nazi types at Lorenzo’s don’t live up to the hype. We even have a pizza truck (!) in my neighborhood, which would be totally awesome if the slices didn’t taste like cardboard. But I have to be honest, most of what I’ve tried has been abysmal. The best pizza I’ve had in Philadelphia was one I made myself.
But I know, I know, deep in my heart, that Philly’s got good pizza. It’s here, somewhere. I want to believe.
So I’m asking you, dear readers: Enlighten me. I promise to review the top picks.