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Pizza in NW Philly, Glenside, Wyncote, Jenkintown . . .

Chinon00 Apr 19, 2008 07:13 PM

Our standby is Rizzo's in Glenside but new ownership has brought some changes that we are not comfortable with. Are there any other places in the area with outstanding pizza?

Thanks!

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    Chefpaulo Apr 20, 2008 06:22 PM

    Rizzo's changed hands again? Wow. As for whoever bought it, they're getting a lot of mileage out of a family name that quit the biz a few decades ago. Or, are you talking about those who bought it in the early 80's? As a 50's child who remembers the original, nobody comes close.

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      Chinon00 Apr 20, 2008 07:30 PM

      Went just this last Saturday at 8:55PM. The closing time on the door clearly stated 10:00PM. I walk to the counter and an Asian gentleman asks "pick up?" I say "no, I wanna place an order". He says "sorry kitchen closed". I say "but the sign says closing time is 10:00PM. He says that the kitchen is closing an hour early because they're slow. I say "ok, but how do I know if you are closing early or not in the future?" He shrugs and says "it's not my decision". I ask "oh, who's decision was it to close early?" He says "mine". I respond "but you just told me that it wasn't your decision". Again he shrugs. I'm done with the place. Damn good pizza though.

      Thanks

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        Chefpaulo Apr 21, 2008 01:06 PM

        Thanks for the update. I remember Saturday nights when there was a line waiting to get in at 9p.m. Perhaps our shrugging host has turned away more than he realizes. Tell him, "Too many kitchen closed = restaurant closed."

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      fission1 Apr 20, 2008 07:20 PM

      Roman Delight on Old York Road in Abington has very good thin crust pizza. I always thougth it was better than Rizzo's in any incarnation. I also like Couch Tomato in Manayunk.

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        dream_of_giusti Apr 21, 2008 09:55 AM

        As I munch on a slice, I vote for Cosimo's in the Willow Grove Mall. Expensive for a family dinner but great for a slice on the go. The homemade Iced Tea is excellent.

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