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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. 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.

    1. 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.

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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).

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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.

          1. NYchowcook Sep 22, 2007 06:26 AM

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

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              TonyO Sep 22, 2007 07:25 PM

              Marino's Flying Pizza, Schenectady, NY.

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                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!

                1. re: JWW
                  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.

              2. 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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                  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.

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