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Best pizza in Providence?

I love a thin crust pizza. Can it be found in Providence?

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  1. Vivaldi's on Broad Street in Cranston (just south of Providence) has the closest thing I've found to NJ/NY style pizza. (I'm from NJ originally and pretty much a pizza snob.) There are some others that are tasty, but this is the only one that comes close to true NJ style pizza.

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    1. re: dagwood

      Vivaldi's is NY style in shape only. The crust has a poor taste ans consistancy, the sauce is just OK.

      I'll take Fellini's any day for thin crust.

      Woodgrilled is a different ballgame, lots of greatness in that area in RI.

      NY style thin crust- not so much.

    2. If you thin crust wood grilled Bob and Timmy's is the best. It is right behind federal hill off of dean street, awsome!

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      1. re: Rose125

        + 1 for Bob and Timmys, they also do great salads as sides

        1. re: djr222

          I agree with you on Bob n Timmy's..ate there last nite. I had the traditional pizza which was really good. I also ordered the house salad with there homemade balsamic dressing which was very tastey. I sat at the bar and watched the Sox, it was great. good pizza, cold beer, friendly staff and the Sox on the tube. what more can I ask for... Has you can see I eat out alot and willing to travel for a good pie...

          1. re: djr222

            Here's a dissenting opinion. I've been to Bob and Timmy's twice, and didn't like it either time. I think the grilled pizza idea doesn't work, at least not there.

            Believe it or not, the best thin crust pizza I've had in Providence was at the mall, at the Pizzeria Regina outlet in the food court. I'd never pick it over Caserta's, but if you want thin crust, it's pretty good.

            1. re: winedude

              totally second pizzeria regina, which is now a sbarro at providence place btw (ick). i have fond memories of their massive slices when i was a kid and my folks would take me in town for a show or a game. i love their crust and they're not stingy w/ toppings.

          2. re: Rose125

            Not my experience at all!!!! I ordered pizza margharita at Bobby & Timmy's. Pizza margharita is supposed to showcase the basics: tomato, mozzarella, basil, dough. In this case the dough was undercooked and the tomatoes were generic grocery store variety and mealy. Al Forno is the only place for pizza margharita in Providence. B & T's isn't in the same stratosphere. They also cut it in sixteenths (4x4), although the dough is round, resulting in uneven pieces. Not good.

            1. re: thinkemm

              You had a bad experience. B and T's pizza is really, really solid.

          3. I'm here to tell you the best thin crust pizza I've had in a very long time is in Warwick. FAT BELLY'S PUB I had a chance to eat there last night. Excellent pizza. It's worth the drive.

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            1. re: BPASWA

              Everything Fat Belly's does is amazing, actually. I can't recommend them highly enough. The pizza is a bit greasy for my taste, but if you can get past that the taste is really really great. They make one of the best burgers I've had, and the calamari there could be served at any find-dining establishment. Definitely worth a trip. Right across from Goddard Park, I can never figure out if it's technically in Warwick or East Greenwich.

              1. re: dagwood

                Nice slice on Thayer St. That is all you need to know!

                1. re: Ichewonthis

                  Seconding Nice Slice!
                  And Regina at the Mall. I really have to overcome my instincts to eat there but it's like pizza in the good old days.

                  1. re: atheorist

                    3rd Nice Slice - best pizza in the state

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                    Nice Slice
                    267 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906

            2. i really like fellini's (esp. this white pizza they do w/feta and ricotta) on wickenden. but was so excited to discover gourmet take n bake on hope (right next to tortilla flats). their crust is super thin and they make a whole wheat one too. we like the bbq chicken and simple peasant (both variations) we've always gotten the pizzas already baked, but the take n bake concept always seemed like a nice convenience thing.

              1. Bob and Timmy's is fine but Al Forno has the best wood grilled thin crust in my opinion. I'll pay $20 any day for their pizza. They use top-notch ingredients and it is consistently out of this world. A totally different style is Antonio's on Thayer. They have a great NY style pizza, the kind you fold in half and eat on the run as a bit of grease drips down your hand.

                1. WE FOUND IT! Try 5-Star Pizzeria on Pawtucket Ave in Pawtucket. Had it last night:
                  They found a way to make NY style dough! I really think the NY water has something to do with the consistency there, so Rhode Island, especially Pawtucket, is a challenge. The dough here was the perfect thinness and texture. The only problem with it was a slight chewiness, but that's an inconsistency I've had in New York many times.
                  Sauce - good, not heavy. And cheese was great! Not greasy, not tasteless.
                  Toppings - fresh! Red onions and meatball. Delicious.
                  Crust - perfect crunch and chew.

                  We're going to have to try it again to see if it's consistent. But the Moroccan owner lived in New York for years and I think he has the secret and brought it to Rhode Island.

                  Beats Fellini's in price, beats Pizza-Pier in taste.

                  1. I also like Nice Slice on Thayer Street and also the Pizza Gourmet on Hope Street right next to Tortilla Flats is pretty good. Both are thin crust. The Pizza Gourmet offers grilled type pizza, you can also get it for take and bake.

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                    Nice Slice
                    267 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906

                    1. I'm a NYC style pizza fan. Try Two Guys from Italy in Warwick (1980 Warwick Ave Warwick (401) 738-4743). It's just a neighborhood place, but the pizza is really good, and the price is right. Their crust (lip for you purists out there) is excellent...crunchy outside, chewy inside.

                      Nice Slice on Thayer is probably closest to NYC pizza I've had in RI...and it's quite good as I recall. Haven't been in a long while. Parking on/near Thayer sucks!

                      I've also heard good things about the place next to Tortilla Flats, but I haven't tried it yet.

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                      Nice Slice
                      267 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906

                      Tortilla Flats
                      355 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906