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Sicilian pizza in Hartford area?

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ratbuddy Sep 14, 2009 07:55 PM

This article http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives... got my mouth watering. Do we have anything like that around here??

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    westie RE: ratbuddy Sep 15, 2009 01:49 AM

    Di Bacco Food Import
    553 Franklin Avenue

    Mozzicato de Pasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop
    329 Franklin Avenue

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      hotwing RE: ratbuddy Sep 15, 2009 04:17 AM

      Naples pizza in Farmington has Sicilian pizza.
      http://www.naplespizzact.com/index.htm

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        philbkr RE: hotwing Sep 15, 2009 11:49 AM

        Happened to be at Naples today and ordered a small Sicilian with spinach. Everything about it indicated freshness, both in quality and taste. Of course, if you only care for thin crust, then you wouldn't want this. The small size gets you 6 good size squares; I took 3 home for next time. Their side salad ($5.50) was excellent and really would almost qualify as an entree - great balsamic dressing on the side. I think that, if you're in the neighborhood, and want good, if not great, pizza, then this is a good place. There is indoor/outdoor dining and it is signed as a restaurant/pizza but I didn't look at a menu so don't know what else they serve. If you come into Farmington off I84 and go over the bridge, you've gone too far; it's on the right in a small shopping plaza.

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          ratbuddy RE: philbkr Sep 15, 2009 07:12 PM

          I've had their thin crust pizza and thought it was pretty good. Not in Harry's league but still a darn good pie. I'm definitely going to try the sicilian. As far as the South End stuff, I'll probably get down there eventually, but I'd rather stay away. Too much bad stuff happening down there lately.

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        luvthemdogs RE: ratbuddy Sep 16, 2009 11:20 AM

        You could also try Lena's Pizza on Park Street on the Hartford / West Hartford line.

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          thebets RE: luvthemdogs Oct 1, 2009 11:38 AM

          Lena's is probably my favorite pizza but I would not call it sicilian, the crust is on the thick side. But I love it.

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          foodwallguy RE: ratbuddy Sep 16, 2009 05:47 PM

          I guess Mozzicatos is the best place still around. They also make a great (the way it sounds from my Italian family) SKA-CHADA. the sausage and spinach is my favorite. When I was younger, the best sicilian pizza was Nardi's in East Hartford.

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            kattyeyes RE: foodwallguy Sep 27, 2009 06:06 PM

            Scacciata. :) My mom made one for us for dinner tonight. Never had one at Mozzicato's. Great ones were once available in Middletown (my hometown, in which there's no shortage of Sicilians), but sadly, no more.

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              foodwallguy RE: kattyeyes Feb 4, 2010 07:03 AM

              Whoa. You're one of the first people i've come across that has ever even heard of Scacciata, never mind have the ability to spell it. Thanks. Now I know i'm not crazy thinking my family is the only family who makes this mystery spinach bread.

          2. shaogo RE: ratbuddy Sep 16, 2009 05:50 PM

            Some of my friends disagree, but I can't get enough of Mozzicato's pizza -- particularly spinach (and I've had Broccoli Rabe in the past but not recently).

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              ratbuddy RE: ratbuddy Sep 27, 2009 05:47 PM

              We tried Naples sicilian today, and it's just OK. I don't know if this is standard, but the crust was clearly baked first, then topped with sauce and cheese, and baked again. The top of the crust was browned even under the cheese. The flavors were all good, but the texture was kinda shot from the double bake. Very tough.

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