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St. Paul - Classic Pizza?

Hi All,

Any word on whether Classic Pizza (close to Hamline and Randolph) is any good? I've tried Carbone's and I like Grampa Tony's quite a bit, but I'm looking for something new in the area. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Mmm, I tried Classic Pizza when they first opened (which was several years ago) and was not impressed. I recall a rather sweet, catsupy sauce and cardboardy crust. Perhaps someone else has more current, detailed info though.

    If you like Carbone's and Grampa Tony's, you would probably also like Hot City pizza which could be considered "in the area." It's located at Randolph and W 7th St. I'm not the biggest fan of the thinnish-crust, super-cheesy variety pizza, but I think Hot City does that style really well. Better than Carbone's, IMO, and probably on par with Grampa Tony's. A guilty secret of mine is that sometimes, nothing on earth will do but their "City Special" pizza, which I call "Cheeseburger Pizza." It has sausage, onion, dill pickles, red sauce, mozz, and cheddar. Pretty boss!

    http://www.hotcitypizza.com/

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    Hot City Pizza - duplicate
    1017 7th St, W St Paul, MN

    1. Classic Pizza isn't great, but it's less greasy than Carbone's and Grampa Tony's. Rocco's on Randolph also sells square cut pizza, but I haven't been there in quite a while.

      1. Rocco's Pizza is gone now and their is another joint which name escapes me. Carbones and especially Grandpa Tony's are leaps and bounds better than Hot City IMO.

        1. Pizza Luce on Selby will deliver to the Hamline and Randolph area, and is fabulous!! For eat-in, go to Punch on Cleveland and Highland Parkway.

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          1. re: Haricotsv2

            Just for the record: Punch doesn't deliver, but you can pick up pre-ordered takeout.

          2. And if you're in St. Paul and like pizza, c'mon, you've GOTTA go to Red's....

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            1. re: mtullius

              Oh don't get me started on Red Savoys again....Boooo!

            2. Pizza's okay. Customer service is not great either. A salesman from the store sold me a coupon card (w/ numerous free pizzas and discounted items) on the premise that they'd deliver pizza to us, but when we tried to have a promotional pizza delivered, they refused. Apparently there was a new owner and they wouldn't honor what the previous owner sold me as far as the delivery of the free pizzas go (the new owner had just bought the store). I made a complaint to the BBB and will no longer go there. Carbone's or Cossetta's is much better.

              1. Skinner's Pub a.k.a. The Pizza Factory on Randolph near W7th. Darn good pizza!

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                1. re: BatMan

                  Oh yes I can vouch for Skinners Pizza. Hearthside also has very good Pizza.

                  1. re: EricShawnSmith

                    The pizza was OK-there was a huge family party there, with parents yelling at their kids, and kids running into our table the whole time...they gave us paper plates, which was kind of tacky. We had a three dollar off coupon, so fourteen bucks for two for some pretty good gooey cheesy pizza was good-even though it was in a bar.
                    We won't go again, but it was an experience.
                    FYI-the friend chicken at the other table looked really good...

                    1. re: jenniegirl

                      Skinner's is exceedingly family friendly and people do take groups of kids there. I don't ever recall being served on paper plates though (but, I always get the fried chicken, not the pizza). The fried chicken is pretty good--there's a discussion about it here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36079...

                      ~TDQ

                2. Mama's pizza on 961 rice st ( www.mamas pizza parlor.com
                  )does amazing pizza. Great sausage not too greasy and good quality cheese. They also do hheart shapped pizza's for valetines day