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Red Savoy's Pizza on the East Side of Saint Paul

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this place just got some presumably unwanted notoriety involving the 81 year old father of a U.S. Senator and a sex act. but any how.... have never been there. how good is the pizza?? worth driving 40 mins??

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    That's the news coverage.....

    I went there once - very greasy and disagreeable. I will not go back. We got take out since it was 100% smoky.

    However, I know plently of people who swear by it and drive from all over the place for it.

    I would say take the drive and check it out. There are plently of other field trips in the area so your day isn't wasted if the pizza isn't up your alley. Its right on the outskirts of downtown saint paul.

    1. Susy, I thought the grease was part of its charm?

      It's no longer smoky due to the smoking ban...

      I personally wouldn't drive 45 minutes for it, but I'd stop by if I were in a greasy pizza mood and I was going to be in St. Paul or on that side of town anyway.

      ~TDQ

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        1. Savoy consistently wins Pizza polls as one of the best, and their pizza is pretty good. I heard about Sen. Colemans lecherous Dad but didn't know that's where it was?! Interesting. Reds Savoy Inn on W. 7th, right at the end of Hwy 52 is notorious for car crashes and motorcycle accidents, too bad for that type of popularity, but apparently the huge signs that warn everyone to slow down aren't quite big enough.

          But it is not worth a 40 min. drive. It's bar pizza, maybe a cut above most, but it's still bar pizza.

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          1. re: cooknKate

            My one visit to Savoy's didn't impress. I was OK with the old-style ambiance, and the pizza was certainly hot and greasy. The flavor was OK. The big, unforgiveable no-no was the canned mushrooms. I just can't get behind canned mushrooms on a pizza.

          2. To me it's not worth a 40 minute drive. However, I know many people who would disagree. It's of the thin-crust, lots of tangy red sauce, super-cheese-laden pizza variety, done pretty well for that style. It's just not really my favorite style, that's all.

            It's not smoky anymore though, since St. Paul enacted its smoking ban.