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Deep Fried Pizza / Panzarottis ?

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mackingmac Sep 28, 2007 08:49 PM

Where are the best ones located I really want to go back to the place I tried it , it was a extremley small shop where you could only order there was no place to sit down, it might of been in Jersey near the border of Philly...

Any ideas on what it was called?

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    brightman Sep 29, 2007 02:24 PM

    most of the pizza shops and delis serving them are serving Tarantini brand. They are delicious in the deep fryer. Not many make their own anymore.

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      Gorp512 Sep 29, 2007 07:18 PM

      the original Philly panzarotti/inside out can be found on Synder Ave. in South Philly at Florida Style Pizza. They have by far the best deep fried pizza stuffs. The neighborhood can get a little ( or alot) scary at night, so I would go pick them up during the day. Picking food up there is an experience in itself, but don't let the third world country atmosphere scare you off, you won't find any better anywhere.

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        jessicheese Sep 30, 2007 01:12 PM

        Florida Style has the best inside out I've ever had. The bread is fantastic, with these yummy little bubbles on the crust, and they have this addictive smell to them. I went to school nearby and miss this place dearly.

        If you drive around the corner to 22nd and Shunk, Girard Park is a nice spot to sit and eat them. Trust me- once that smell fills your car you'll want to get in that bag as soon as possible!

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          South_Philly Jan 16, 2010 08:47 PM

          Florida Style's is currently the best around. But the store that sold it originally in the 70s until it closed was right across the little street from Florida Style. They were related to the store in NJ that originated it from what I remember.

      2. mschow Sep 29, 2007 07:40 PM

        I think the place you are talking about was on Haddon Ave in Haddon Twp (Westmont), NJ. At least they advertised they were the original, and other local pizza shops bought their panzarottis from them. They closed about a year ago. I believe it was called Franco's Place. Everyone in NJ seemed to know about this place and it was always crowded. I only tried them once, yes they were good.
        But, still waiting for a decent NY/north Jersey style pizza here in S. Jersey. It is just not to be had.

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          crazyspice Oct 16, 2008 08:18 AM

          Franco's was the only place to get panzarottis when I was younger. I live in PA now. I am sorry to hear they closed.

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          macdonwald Sep 30, 2007 08:10 AM

          You're likely thinking of Tarantini Panzarotti on Marlton Ave in Camden. Definitely a sketchy neighborhood these days, but worth it.

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            mackingmac Oct 8, 2007 09:18 PM

            thats it!!!thats the one thank you soooo much,because I remember it was it a scary looking neighborhood but the guys at the shop were so nice you forgot about whatthe surroundings were, especially once you bit into those deep fried pizzas <3

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            b5h8 Oct 9, 2007 02:57 PM

            Vincents in Merchantville - about 8 minutes over the Ben Franklin Bridge - original Tarantini family, now in cute little Merchantville (the shop has no ambience - counter, lineoleum floor, maybe a formica table or two.)

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              nbobb Oct 16, 2008 08:03 AM

              The panzarotti originated in Camden NJ back in the 60's. The owner is Leo Trantini, they owned a small shop in Wesmont NJ and sold take-out only for years until a few years back they relocated to Haddonfield NJ on Haddon Ave ,across from the ACME. The shop is call Franco's Panzarotti

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                warren presley Oct 8, 2009 06:52 PM

                on the corner of snyder avenue and beechwood street is florida style pizza. THE BEST DEEP-FRIED PIZZA ANYWHERE. the descriptions below say it all. the smell, the bubbly blistered skin, and , yes, the spooky neighborhood. i used to visit my grandmother every weekend and she lived on beechwood street around 100 feet from florida style. i would get the panzarotti EVERY time we visited her. back in the late 80's, however, the neighborhood started getting very scary and we moved her out of there. but it was, and maybe still is, the mecca of deep-fried pizza.

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                  jessicheese Oct 9, 2009 06:02 AM

                  It's still there! My friend got a whole bunch of them for my baby shower two years ago to surprise me. I didn't even have to open the bag to know what they were- I knew from the smell. Soooo good!!!!!

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                  micreynolds Oct 9, 2009 07:31 AM

                  I like to think of myself as a pizza connoisseur, however I am baffled by this "deep fried pizza" you speak of. This is at the top of my list for the weekend. Thanks!

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                    Philly Ray Oct 9, 2009 07:59 AM

                    Try to imagine something along the lines of a very big Totino's pizza roll

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                      South_Philly Aug 7, 2010 08:15 PM

                      Yea .... but only in what it looks like .... they are 1 million percent better.
                      The place I went to growing up was Mr Panz ... Home of the Original Panz. It was on Snyder Ave in South Philly ... their competitor was Florida Style who are still there and make a pretty good version of it now.

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                    shellbellc Oct 9, 2009 09:57 AM

                    I know this is an original Jersey thing and now I see some shops in Philly sell them...anyone know of any Philly suburbs places that sell them??

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                      jessicheese Oct 9, 2009 10:22 AM

                      There's a place on Baltimore Pike and 420 that sells them, but I can't recall the name. It's next door to Burger King and across the street from Babies R Us.

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                        discndav Oct 9, 2009 11:06 AM

                        Franco's Place 67 Ellis St Haddonfield, NJ 08033-1826
                        (856) 857-9889 This place has great Panzarottis, it is a few minute walk from the PATCo train station.

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                          crazyspice Oct 9, 2009 01:05 PM

                          Franco's has the BEST Panzarottis!

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                            chrissy72w Oct 12, 2009 08:29 AM

                            These are fantastic but they call them Gianacotti's. So delish!

                            Julio's Famous Pizzeria
                            215-945-4355
                            515 S Oxford Valley Rd
                            Fairless Hills, PA 19030

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