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Best Pizza in Metairie

hodgsond Jan 26, 2007 08:53 AM

We just moved to Metairie last year and happened to notice a joint on Clearview north of W. Esplanade called 'Pizza Gourmet'. I think it is the best pizza I have had in the NO area. I wanted to share this with my fellow Metarites; forget Pizza Hut, Papa John's and Dominoes. Try the Salami as a topping. Strictly a carry out or delivery place, though.

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    chance1234 Feb 1, 2009 05:53 AM

    I heard R+O's made a very good pizza at one time. Anyone been there lately?

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      MrsKheartsNola Jan 28, 2009 04:48 PM

      I have to agree with charve1. I absolutely love Tower of Pizza. I've been going since I was a little girl and watched them make the pizza. There artichoke salad is good too.

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        mimadeli Jan 28, 2009 05:57 PM

        Another vote for Mark Twain Pizza
        2035 Metairie Rd
        Metairie, LA 70005
        (504) 832-8032

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          JazzyB Jan 29, 2009 06:06 AM

          Has anyone tried "That's Amore"? I think it's on Esplanade near Clearview.

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        Isabella Feb 2, 2007 01:03 PM

        I just deleted the post I wrote - on Cote Sud, arrgh, the owner really ticked me off one day - his customer service skills are pretty much nil. I boycotted the restaurant after a disgusting incident, which he did nothing about.

        Ok, so now I will give him another chance if he reopens. The restaurant was a genuine gem and I was there at least once or twice a week. The Olivier pizza was outstanding & my favorite.

        PAZ! Is that you? I have been wondering what happened to you post K!


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          Isabella Jan 29, 2009 05:49 AM

          Since someone revived this thread, I'll go on to say that I've been back to Cote Sud a handful of times recently.

          All is well, the food is great & service is pretty good (a little slow on really busy nights - but so what).

          I don't always get the pizza there, but the La Olivier is still my favorite pizza.

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          Robert Peyton Feb 2, 2007 05:20 AM

          Yes, that was Ciro's, which later became Ciro's Cote de Sud I think.

          I, like HankB, live very close to both Twain's and Brooklyn Pizza. I much prefer Twain's because I dig the crust. My wife likes Brooklyn. Slice, on St. Charles, is good too.

          1. paz5559 Feb 1, 2007 11:33 AM

            There used to be a well-kept secret in a french bistro just off of Broadway (down the street from the old Big Apple Deli). The place had served pizza in a previous incarnation, but if you called ahead, they would still make it for you, and to me, it was the best in town.

            Anyone recall the name, and know if it is still up and running?

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              JGrey Feb 1, 2007 12:30 PM

              Are you talking about Cote de Sud? If so, it's not open yet. There was no activity around the place for at least a year, but they had at least taken down the boards over the windows last fall. I've heard nothing about their plans.

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                underworld gourmet Jan 28, 2009 03:33 PM

                Cote de Sud has been open for at least a month or two==I had dinner there a few weeks ago. Qite good, French country cuisine, nice and hearty.. One of my companions ordered a pizza and enjoyed it thoroughly.

                It is on the site of the old Ciro's, now just a memory of my college days.

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                  edible complex Jan 28, 2009 05:10 PM

                  ate at Cote Sud last June...great lasagna!

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                    JGrey Feb 4, 2009 10:58 AM

                    Yes, it's been open for 1.5 years or so now, you'll notice the date on that post. :)

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                HankB Jan 31, 2007 07:35 AM

                Refrence earlier post re:subjectivity-MT is 3 blocks away and very popular but not for me...no experience on WHP.
                NY Pizza on Magazine is tiny...very cozy on a cold night but we have at least 10 -the patrol eats in (establishes a base camp) which eliminates lotsa places.Rotolo's (JeffHiway) has good,large salads and great calzones and pasta dishes at a low price...and U can't beat the view of the water!!
                Have family in NYC and Boston,lived in Chi for a time and been to Italy a few times so I have experienced lots of pizza.When the patrol is cancelled we might get a Domino's and ask them to crisp it a bit (or use our own pizza stone)-since I am one of the 9 people in N.O.who like anchovies on their pizza sometimes I will augment...and that statistic, like 62.3% of all statistics, is made up on the spot :>)

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                  HankB Jan 31, 2007 06:23 AM

                  I live stones throw from Brooklyn Pizza and Mark Twain and find MT to be mediocre at best.Our "pizza patrol"has gone out for pizza every Thursday night since 1994...our favs are Theo's-Magazine st,Reginelli-magazine at State,Specialty on the West bank,Rotolo's across from the water works on Jeff Hiway and Pizza Florence across from the Clearview mall but these 4 do not stand head and shoulders above Brooklyn...pizza can be very subjective plus we need a place that has seating room for 10 people..we all agree that Tower Pizza on Vets is the worst in town whereas the old Tower in the east was great.

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                    Hungry Celeste Jan 31, 2007 06:33 AM

                    Love the pizza patrol idea...what does the "patrol" think about NY Pizza on Magazine or the new World's Healthiest Pizza? I like Brooklyn, too, and a new Rotolo's just opened in my neck of the woods (we previously had just a Dominos)....so far I've been happy with everything from Rotolo's, though the crust is thicker than my platonic pizza ideal.

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                      JGrey Jan 31, 2007 08:30 AM

                      We did a head to head comparison of Theo's and Pepperoni's (by Hana in Riverbend) during the second-to-last football game, and everyone preferred Pepperoni's. I do like NY Pizza, but it's ridiculously expensive.

                      I also really enjoy the Dough Bowl (by the Boot on Broadway), and not just at 2 am.

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                        chance1234 Jan 28, 2009 09:48 AM

                        Hi Hank, Is the Pizza Patrol still around? Please let me know Devo2019@yahoo.com


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                          N.O.Food Jan 28, 2009 03:16 PM

                          Hank was around two years ago.

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                        bbares81 Jan 26, 2007 03:35 PM

                        Try Brooklyn Pizzeria on Airline and Labarre...it is the closest thing to real NY pizza. Mark Twain's is good too.

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                          charve1 Jan 26, 2007 02:06 PM

                          i have never been to pizza gourmet, but my absolute favorite, hands down, is tower of pizza on veterans between causeway and bonnabel. order a plain cheese and an italian salad for two - you wont be disappointed!

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