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pizza in or around West Norriton

Hi all,

Just wondering what you think. I've been going to Paradise pizza but i'm looking for a change. Any suggestions?


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  1. I order from Amedeo's. I've picked up at Gino's. Both are pretty good.

    1. Via Veneto on on Markley street in Norristown ...hands down!!!!! Second place winner is Charlie's in Swede Square shopping center in E. Norriton. Can't say that there is any outstanding pizza in W. Norriton.

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      1. re: ntowngal

        I would agree with both recommendations of Gino's and Via Veneto. Via Veneto has one of the best cheesesteak strombolis that I have ever had.

        Aside from that it's all pretty mediocre, just like most of the suburbs.

        1. re: ntowngal

          I had the opportunity to try Charlie's in Sweded Square...great pizza...sauce is a bit sweet...but it was a nice change (though not as sweet as Franzones--which I found was just too sweet for my taste).

          Charlie's will be added to the list of pizza places in my phone!

        2. It's kinda sweet (the sauce) but lots of people SWEAR by Franzones (either across the bridge in Bridgeport, or on Ridge Pike in Conshy.)

          It's a different kind of pie, but delicious crispy thin crust, and no gluey Mozz like most places.

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          1. re: phillyjazz

            Franzone's white pizza is realy good, w onions, garlic and a drizzle of oil. Benny's in Trooper (Park Ridge Shopping Center) on Ridge used to be the best pie, but Benny retired and is now working at Genaurdi's cafe on Germantown & 202. Haven't tried the Genaurdi's pie, but if it is the Benny's version, I'm sure its good. Anyone know how the Genaurdi's pie stacks up?

            Via Veneto Sicilian pie is very good..

            1. re: EastPA

              You cannot compare a pizza shop's pizza to a supermarkets. The supermarkets are not using fresh dough, but either frozen dough or even frozen shells. Further every store makes their pizza exactly the same, just as every McDonald's makes a burger the same way.

              Genuardi's pizza is mediocre at best.

          2. hey, I've had pretty good pie at Nippers on Ridge. Seafood pie red or white is good if a bit pricey. Also have had sausage and mushroom that was very good.Padrinos at Vally Forge rd. and Germantown Pike is good also, if you go during lunch they have a good selection of by-the-slice, so you can try it out w/o ordering a whole pie.

            1. Hi neighbor -
              I don't really have a go to pizza place in the area yet. My favorite is Maria's Pizza in Conshy...near the Outback. They have both a normal oven and a wood burning oven that can only fit a small pie. I did try Gino's last night for the first time and it was very good. They do need to add more toppings to the menu and also some more specialty pies though. Kosmo's isn't the best around but its a little different style so worth trying.

              1. I see that a Venuto's Pizza is opening in front of the home depot/office max, but I don't know when.

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                1. re: Tony K

                  That Venuto's is available for franchise ownership. It appears that they build some locations on spec as the website lists a few new sites available for ownership.

                2. Charlie's Pizza and Beer beer used to be really good (in the Swede Square shopping center - Germantown Pike.) Haven't been there in awhile.

                  1. My wife like Betucci's pizza...I think it is over-rated and expensive for what you get. I like pizza from Greco-Roman. Large speciality pizza (like a Greek or Meatlovers) is $13.

                    I have been meaning to try Ginos...and Charlie's.

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                    1. re: Adenn1

                      I second Greco-Roman...pretty good pizza there.

                      1. re: mddletown

                        I've never been in there. Have you had anything else? I live in Worcester/Fairview Village and Greco-Roman is close.

                          1. re: Diego Sanchez

                            I have not tried it personally but, I have had a few people tell me that it's very good.

                            1. re: Diego Sanchez

                              Padrino's is excellent. They make a Sal's Special pie that is out of this world - chicken, roasted red peppers and other veg. Also their good old pepperoni pizza is wonderful.

                              But for white pizza, go to Franzone's.

                            2. re: cheesewit


                              Greco-Roman also has typical sandwiches...but also has a nice selection of Greek food and pasta dishes...all of which I have been very pleased with. Greco-Roman got a 4/5 stars from a local newpaper reviewer. I have only done take out...but the staff has alway been very nice.

                              1. re: cheesewit

                                My wife loves the Greek lasagna. I've had the chicken parm special a few times. Its not the best around but it is certainly good for the price. I like the pizza with grilled chicken topping.

                                1. re: mddletown

                                  Sounds right up my alley. Thanks!!

                          2. Thanks for all of the suggestions! A guy a I work with swears by Via Veneto and Charlie's.

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                            1. re: Diego Sanchez

                              I just got back from lunch at Franzones and while I thought the cheese, toppings, dough and crust are as good as anywhere, the sauce is just too darn sweet.