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Aug 3, 2007 12:56 PM

Pflugerville Pizza and Wing Pfactory?

They claim to have authentic Chicago style pizza. I was planning on heading down to Austin to visit my brother and my wife has been craving some pizza like we got while visiting Chicago (Gino's East). Has anyone eaten there?


*enjoy the sauce*

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  1. It would be great to have THAT addition to the Austin pizza scene and please post if you do visit.

    But looking at the menu the phrase "Jack of All Trades, Master of None" occurs to me

    1. I live in Pflugerville and had high hopes for this restaurant when it opened as an alternative to some of the lengthier drives that I would go for a good pizza.

      Unfortunately, I would not recommend this restaurant at all. Our party had 2 pizzas, one thin/standard crust and one of their "Chicago"-style pies. We also had about 20 wings in 4 of their sauces.

      The pie crusts tasted like cardboard, the sauce was very weak - it existed because it had to be there, not to add flavor - and the cheese was bland. Other toppings were equally disappointing.

      Having just gotten back from Chicago, where I had not only Gino's East but also Connie's (which we all though was far better than Gino's), I can say you would be very unhappy with this choice.

      The wings were all far too sweetened and sticky. The hot barely registered.

      If you want a good pizza, NY-style, not even 10 minutes north of there is Carmine's in Hutto. Carmine's makes an awesome pie and he's been doing it most of his life. He used to work at Lombardi's in NYC, the oldest pizzeria in America. While he doesn't use coal, the pizzas he makes are delicious.

      The closest to Chicago-style is the deep-dish at Mangia's, of which there are many in town. I don't think it's quite as good and the crust is different as the real deal in the Windy City, but it's as close as I've found here.

      Just as a reference, I do not eat at any of the pizza chains as I don't consider those even close to what a real pizza pie should be. If you like Dominos, then you might like the PP&WP.


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      1. re: ScoobyMoo

        I thought the exact opposite. I had their hot wings and I thought they were extremely hot. Maybe even too hot, I had to resort to the mild myself. For wings, they are the
        best wings I ever had. Try the drunken monkey sauce or the GQ sauce. They are excellent. I don't know which wings you had, but every sauce I ever had there was great. They do wings better than anyone I ever knew. For pizza, I thought the pizza was good. Haven't truly had their Chicago pizza, but I love their Carnivore pizza. Lots of toppings and cheese. To me, you can definitely taste the pizza sauce. For
        their thin style, the sauce has herbs and spices you can taste. I've also visited Chicago and ate at Uno's and Deu's (sp??) but Mangia's is a stuffed crust style which is still different from the original Chicago style pizza. I personally think Mangia's is a bit overpriced for what they serve.

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