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May 10, 2007 12:29 PM

NY style pizza in MN finally

Joey Nova in Playmouth on Hwy 55 just east of Hwy 169. I no longer have to have to travel home to north Jersey to get the Pizza I grew up loving. Have been in MN for 30 years and this is the best (to my liking) that I have found. Thank you Joey Nova.

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  1. I'll have to check that out. Uncle Frankie's just opened up a second outpost in the same area. That means they'll be a taste of Chicago and a taste of NY in the same area.

    1. Have you tried Broders pizza, from their deli?

      I'm also a former north Jerseyan who has sought out NY pizza wherver I have lived -- and I think Broders does a good job.

      I have not tried Joey Nova's yet.

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      1. re: Chris Mitra

        Joey Nova is the real deal. Not that I endorse the idea that NY pizza trumps all. But it's pretty good. Now, if we can just get Two Boots to open up here . . .

        1. re: FishMPLS

          I just checked out joey nova's website and it looks like some fancier toppings
          and other items compared to the typical nyc joint. I called to see if they would
          deliver to my address and found out they make all their sauces from scratch,
          which makes me want to check them out further. I'll report back if I get to try the

          1. re: faith

            I live right by there...are you sure it's EAST of 169? Where?

      2. I work near 55 and 100 and went here today for lunch.

        This pizza is good, not as good as actual NY "style" pizza though IMO, and I really wanted it to be! The sauce was a little too thick, the cheese was too heavy and the crust just wasn't light enough. The pizza wasn't bad, it just wasn't as good as any pizza I've had in NYC. Perhaps they aren't using soda water in the dough? Who knows, but the people were all super nice and I will definitely go back!

        I am comapring to Grimaldi's, Di Fara and John's (in the village).

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        1. re: Foureyes137

          This isn't related to Joey Nova's but they just opened a Grimaldi's in my hometown and I tried it last week. Their pizza has a thinner crust than typical NY pizza, although in general their taste is right on with my childhood memories of NY pizza. The crust just needs to be a tad thicker and chewier. They may be the best pizza in NY, but not quite NY style pizza IMHO.

          1. re: Foureyes137

            Well, was just in NYC, and have been many times, and IMO there is no one "NY style pizza" and to me, this pizza is certainly better than some NYC pizza I have had, both in the NY style.

            1. re: FishMPLS

              Oh, it's better pizza than I've had in NYC, just not as good as the best I've had in NYC.

            2. re: Foureyes137

              We went for dinner tonight. I wouldn't quite call it actual NY "style" pizza. The crust was too thick, and there was way too much cheese. We enjoyed it, but we found it to be less like a NY pizza and more like a Davanni's pizza with better ingredients.

              Broder's is far and away the closest to true New York Pizza in the Twin Cities. Soho Cafe also does a decent job, although there's been something missing whenever we've been there. (I think it is the lack of a good rim around the outside of the pizza..

            3. sorry, just west of 169, same shopping center as Rainbow, Bachmans, Arbys