Sometimes the lowliest of locations...
I've long been a fan of Warehouse District and its owner/nazi and I love the topping qualities at Slice. Mark Twain's Landing is worth the extra mile or two and Theo's enchanted me when it first opened. NY Pizza is above average, thing crust delicious grease. Even Reginelli's and Italian Pie have their phenomenal specialty combinations (well maybe not phenomenal...). I personally think that Rocky's and LA Pizza Kitchen are garbaggio (in Italian). Angeli is overrated.
But recently, and certainly for the money, I have put up with the obnoxious frat boys (and ogled their co-ed compatriots) for the excellent pizza at the Dough Bowl (at the Boot!). I know that the employees probably pee in the dough and whatever, but 1) the thinness, 2) the ratio of cheese to sauce and 3) the convenience, is incredibly hard to beat. The only pizza I would even speak in the same sentence as this is the 'Za at Pizza Fiesta (at Club Decatur 'round the HOB). Theirs is also good for all of the reasons, Dough Bowl is. It just happens to be smaller for the money and further away.
Please, taste the Pizza and get it before Tulane starts back in August!
I like the Dough Bowl, but many times the atmosphere by The Boot is way too college-y. I also enjoy the pizza at Club Decatur. It is a good/cheap place to go drink before HOB shows.
BUT, I would not put its pizza above Reginelli's/NY Pizza/Theo's, etc. I agree that Rocky's and LPK are horrendous.
Bob - I hear that the owner of the Dough Bowl is a partner in a new restaurant coming to mid-City called the Crescent Pie & Sausage Company (or something like that) - from what I hear it's going to be pizza, house made sausage & charcuterie & other stuff. The two guys have been serving a lot at Bacchanal - I'd imagine that the pizza will be as good as (if not better than) the Dough Bowl, without all the extra cheesiness (and I'm not talking pizza topping).
You can always get your slice on the street through the takeout window....no need to go inside the Boot at all.
I'll second the shock/awe of Dough Bowl love, but add that a full pie from the DB is really the way to go. Like any slice joint you never know how long things are standing around.
i have been telling visitors for years that french quarter slics are dry and nasty except for the za at club decatur. they have great slices. speaking of slices, slice is incfedible as well however, the best pizza in this city i think is New York Pizza. great suce, the best italian sausage anywhere, wonderful cheese and that butter garlic oil that they spread around the crust is heaven. canadian bacon and pinapple is a must try as well. blows theo's out of the water...