Sicilian Pie @ A Slice of New York?
Cary recommends the slice at A Slice of New York -
How's the Sicilian pizza?
A Slice of New York
3443 Stevens Creek Blvd.
San Jose, CA (between Winchester and San Tomas
)Phone: 408-24-SLICE (247-5423)
I finally tried a Sicilian slice here and was undewhelmed - it was OK, but so doughy. The regular thin slice is much more to my taste. When it comes to thick slices of pizza, I far prefer Detroit or Chicago styles to east coast Sicilian slices.
They are at last expanding to a second location in the BevMo plaza in Sunnyvale, on El Camino just west of Bernardo. It looks like this location may be a bit bigger than the San Jose location, but still oriented to take out. I love their meatball sub, but unless you want to wait a long time you usually need to order it in advance. The San Jose location is too far away from me to make that practical, but Sunnyvale is much closer!
The Sunnyvale location is supposed to open sometime after Thanksgiving, at which point the San Jose location will temporarily close for a couple of weeks while the whole staff moves over to Sunnyvale to get things going there. Once Sunnyvale has been open for a while they will reopen the San Jose location.
A Slice of New York
3443 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117
In a strange coincidence, I was on conference travel in downtown SJ and finally tried this place too ... and was just about to chime in on a similar theme [underwhlemed, doughy, new location] ...
I tried a pesto and a sausage-mushroom slice and was a little disappointed too.
I felt the crust was a little under cooked and something just didnt come togeher to take it from an OK slice to a great slice. I think the problem with the sausage slice may have been cutting the meat into "slivers" rather than going to "chunks" ... so you just didnt get enough meat at once and it just sort of leveled out the contrast from bite to bite. I'd too probably go again now and then if driving by the S'vale location, although I think I'd usually prefer getting a DOUBLE-DOUBLE or a CHAAT at the same or lower price in the same area (this place isnt cheap ... $3.75 slices and $26 large pies ... although it's possible these guy have high rents].
I used the topping-free crust edges from the slices to eat my AUSTRALIAN OIL FETA and that was the best part:
I did run over to MEXICAN BAKERY for lunch one day when I got sick of hotel/conference food ... I'd say that place has decent price/performance. I also analyzed SAM'S BBQ and thought that was good too (I just got the straight meat by the pound, so dont have a comment on the sides/meal deals). But the real winner was HUONG LAN VN SANDWICH ... that was awesome. It may be better than SAIGON SANDWICH and that place in OAK downtown. Some of their pret a manger stuff in the plastic styrofoam plates was really good too.
Huong Lan Sandwiches on Tully Rd is my fave for banh mi. No contest, so much better than the City's Saigon Sandwich Shop. The bread is superior and they know how to handle it. I stopped a Huong Lan last night to pick up a couple sandwiches to go. My mom's favorite there is the #5, BBQ pork.
Saigon Sandwich Shop
560 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Huong Lan Sandwiches
1655 Tully Rd, San Jose, CA 95122
404 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA
I don't think they sell slices of Sicilian pizza here. I tried the regular slices (1 pepperoni, 1 cheese) and both were good (no char, maybe just a smidgen underdone). But this is mainly a takeout place with 4 counter seats. If it's in your neighborhood, it's a good choice, but it's a part too far for me for taking a pizza home. We'll be sticking with Giovanni's for New York style pizza given that it's a much larger sit-down place.
Thanks, Michael, especially for the info on seating. My bro told me he was there last week, liked his sausage slice. And, he had 'em make a Nathan's dog for him while he ate his pizza, said he watched it turn on the rollers for the required 17 minutes. He thought he saw something thicker and square cut that might be Sicilian. He said a calzone that another customer ordered looked great.