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what is your favorite upstate New York pizza? [moved from Mid-Atlantic Board]

MarkG Sep 21, 2007 11:47 AM


  1. amanda3571 Sep 22, 2007 06:12 AM

    Upstate NY is quite a big place. Are you focusing on any area in particular?

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    1. re: amanda3571
      MarkG Sep 22, 2007 11:07 AM

      let's say the NYS thruway area from albany to buffalo

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        hudsonvalleyfoodblog Nov 20, 2007 09:28 AM

        I liked a place called Paesan's Pizza in Albany but it's in the center of the city. here's the website. www.paesanspizza.com

      2. re: amanda3571
        EllieLA Sep 25, 2007 05:56 PM

        As long as you asked, I'd be interested to know where the best pizza is in Saratoga Springs.

        The last time I had pizza was way over a year ago at Di Fara's in Brooklyn. I haven't tried pizza anywhere else 'cause I figured, what's the point?

        Anyway, I have been craving some, so I'd love to hear what's good in the Spa City.

      3. NYchowcook Sep 22, 2007 06:26 AM

        there's plenty of recommendations for pizza on the capital region thread

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        1. re: NYchowcook
          TonyO Sep 22, 2007 07:25 PM

          Marino's Flying Pizza, Schenectady, NY.

          1. re: TonyO
            JWW Sep 23, 2007 05:46 AM

            tony! tell us more please, what do you like about their pizza? i'll drive there this week to check it out!

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              TonyO Sep 23, 2007 06:04 PM

              Well, I have been a fan for years. The pizza is always cooked just right, excellent crispy crust and plenty of toppings. I like a sicilian style also and unlike many places that precook the dough, Mario puts it in uncooked just like a think crust. No granted, I have not lived in that area for 10 years, but on a few visits back, it has always been great. Another option not far away is Highbridge Pizza. I think they are deliver/pick up only but that was always a great pizza as well. Good luck !

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                MRS Sep 27, 2007 04:53 PM

                I would agree 100%. I also have not lived there for about 10 years, but it was sooooo good!

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                  JWW Oct 12, 2007 11:02 AM

                  Another case of "always call first"! I was out that way today and planned on hitting Marino's for lunch and trying their pizza, pulled up to see they don't open until 4 pm. Another time! The good thing is that I had a wonderful lunch at Gershon's. Being out there brought back memories of eating at Pizza Adobe in the late 80's, sauerkraut pies, mexican pies, mmmmm.

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            burton Sep 27, 2007 01:38 PM

            Check out O'Scugnizzo in Utica. Not exactly scenic but really good pizza and with a quite distinct style. Been there forever. Well worth the 10 minute detour off the Thruway.

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              CindyK Sep 27, 2007 04:55 PM

              Oddly, we have horrible pizza in Rochester.

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                TonyO Sep 27, 2007 05:02 PM

                I remember D'Aurizio's being a good place in Rotterdam (near the school). Way back, Joe's was good (Hamburg St.) . I always liked the pizza on the counter at Cappiello's on Broadway (Schenectady).

              2. MsDiPesto Sep 27, 2007 04:57 PM

                Back in the day, (70s, very early 80s) there was a place called the Trolley Stop somewhere in the Albany area that we would stop at when we went to concerts at the Palace in Albany, and SPAC.

                1. EllieLA Nov 13, 2007 06:56 PM

                  Any opinions on the following places in Saratoga Springs:
                  Spring Street

                  Let me know! I am craving a good slice.

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