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Apr 23, 2007 06:22 PM

Best pizza in Tallahassee

Best is toss up (forgive the pun, just imagine a pizza being tossed in the air) between Three Guys from New York and Decent Pizza.

Second place is Red Elephant followed by Momo's. Any comments??

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  1. Had Decent Pizza when I was in Tallahasse for six weeks for training. I REALLY liked it and I'm HARD to convince when it comes to pizza (Brooklyn girl). The slices were bigger than my head! Another plus to the place was the vegan pizza which our vegan friends in the area raved about.

    1. My vote is for Red Elephant and Barnaby's (very similar). I am not a fan of decent or momos because the pizza is made without the toppings and reheated with the toppings, I find that it makes the crust soggy on the bottom and flavors don't meld. I do like calzones at both of the places.

      As for 3 guys, I have never gotten good service and steer clear of.

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      1. re: carinole

        Have you guys tried Paulina's Pizzeria? Got a good review in the Democrat but I can't find the article anymore. Here's their listing from Google, I only get up to Tally once a year so I haven't had a chance to check it out.

        Paulina's Pizzeria Inc
        6615 Mahan Dr
        Tallahassee, FL 32308
        (850) 878-5710

        1. re: JacksonSP

          I've been to Paulina's a few times as they are close to my house; the pizza is AWESOME and they have some great imported beers. The special has a sauce with a little kick that is really good.

          I'd recommend them if you are in the area!

      2. Steakman, you and I have similar taste. I will order a pizza from Z. Bardhi's (same pizza as village) and it's usually pretty good and ITZA isn't bad either. I tried Brickyard and was disappointed. Would like to try Paulina's but it's only open at night and is out of the way. Had Houston's in Southwood and thought that it was only ok. There is a new Bianca that just opened on Market Street where Buffalo's use to be. I plan on trying it out. Not a Momo's fan though - the sauce is too sweet for me. Barnaby's is a love it or hate it place. I fall in the latter category.

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        1. re: sunsuze

          Not a real Momo's fan either; it was just fresh in my memory as we had been to a patio pizza party there recently for some friends whose daughters were turning 16.
          As for Decent making pizza without toppings, that is just not true. I have sat at the counter (I am always a fan of watching the work in kitchen) more than once and the pizza is made completely to order, with toppings put on like anywhere else.

          1. re: steakman55

            Are telling me that the cook each individual slice in traingle shape seperate to order? I find that very hard to believe. Most places that do pizza be the slice at least cook the crust cut into individual slices. I will have to watch next time I go in i will watch more carefully.

            1. re: carinole

              I meant a whole pizza. Sorry if I mis-read your post. They probably do the slices just like you said. I have never ordered just a slice!!

          2. re: sunsuze

            By the way, I totally forgot Village Pizza. You are correct as usual and theirs is great; better than Momo. Sorry VP!!

            1. re: steakman55

              Based on this report I tried Village Pizza today and ordered a large primavera (vegetarian) pizza and a Greek salad for two for take out. We were not trilled. The pizza was dry and without much flavor. The Greek salad for two was around $8.00 and was quite small consisting of mostly iceburg lettuce (including the bottom core and brown leafs) and a wee tad of romaine along with a few bits of red onion, a slice or two of cucumbers, flakes of feta and one pepper. The salad dressing was great. The pizza was not great. I would not visit here again.

              Mellow Mushroom has opened in Tallahassee. I have lived in North Carolina (where I have a local Mellow Mushroom) for ten years and love the place. I have not been to Mellow Mushroom in Tallahassee, but have to suggest it is worth trying of my favorites for pizza and salads!!!!

              Mellow Mushroom is across town from me and I normally do not get take-out pizza. Village is close. I will try Mellow Mushroom next as I think it worth the drive.

              1. re: Windsor

                I have been to Mellow Mushroom twice in town and was not very impressed. I had been to the one in Auburn and Destin and really liked it but the one in Tally was not great. Has anyone been to itza pizza, I have never tried it but hear preston scott talk about it on the radio all the time.

                1. re: carinole

                  I've had itza many times and it's good. My friend from NYC says it's the closest thing to NY style pizza but I'm sure that other's would not agree. I don't crave itza pizza but it's worth trying at least.

                  Has anyone had Bianca?

                  1. re: sunsuze

                    I went to Bianca last night (Sunday). There were only a few diners there as it was nearly 8 PM. We asked to sit on the patio and were taken out and seated at the one dirty table (when we were surrounded by clean, empty ones) that had to be bused and wiped down. On top of that a toddler, or a drunk, had previously dined at the table and there was food - pizza crusts, tomatoes, parts of meatballs, and cereal- under the chairs and under the table. Why (the parents) had not bothered to clean the mess up is beyond me. Our waitress was obviously visually impaired. Only one other party was seated outside and the waitress took f-o-r-e-v-e-r to deliver our drinks and take our order. The food was fine, nothing to rave about. The pizza was a thin crust and tasted, well, like pizza. Considering that there are a lot of pizza joints in town I probably won't be returning to this place for the lack of thoughtfulness demonstrated by the server.

                    1. re: sunsuze

                      Was this at the new location or the old location. We eat at the old location every so often. The wait staff is really hit or miss. There is one waiter that if we even see them there we will turn around and leave. Chicken picata is really gross there. Pizza is okay. Subs and salads are pretty good.

                      1. re: carinole

                        The new location in Market Square. My son noticed that they use the same tables as in one episode of Top Chef. Tom had bashed those tables too!

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            1. Although decent pizza, my favorite, does make the pizza slices without the toppings as noted above, the pies are made with the toppings. If you don't want an entire pie you can order the vegan pizza and add cheese. Its about the size of a personal pan pizza, and made fresh. I love the toppings at decent, many of which you can't get else where.

              It's quite a ways to go, but we also enjoy mom & dad's pizza, but haven't had it in a while.

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              1. re: masala maci

                I think Mellow Mushroom is the best pizza in Tally by far. I love the atmosphere and all the draft beer selections. The pizza is the best I have ever had. I also liked the little greek salad - I don't like Momo's- very greasy and soggy. Decent was just that, it was decent, nothing special- I like Mom & Dad's pizza as well, probably my second favorite place- Z Bardhi's is good too-