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Sep 23, 2009 03:52 PM

Garbage Pizza

I love pizza and have tried most of the greatest pizza places in New York- But, I am looking for an old fashioned pizza place that has garbage pizza. You know the pies with tons of meats and veggies on it, but the pizza can still be tasted. All of the pizzerias, while good, offer very little in the way of toppings. I love prosciutto, fresh ricotta and artichokes, but sometimes you just want a great pie with pepperoni, sausage, onions, olives, etc...Any reccomendations in Manhattan?

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  1. Im confused. Can't you just get a good slice with extra meat/veggies if you are not satisfied. I've actually never heard that term before...

    1. Is this term a regional thing? Where is it from?

      (I was going to be a wise ass and suggest you get regular pizza and throw garbage on it)

      Maybe try Ben's in Soho. They are a good 'old fashioned' place that does lots of topping based pies, but I like their fresh moz square best. Also they do a great bread crumb 'Palermo' Sicilian.

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        1. re: NYJewboy

          "Garbage Pizza" is essentially pizza with "the works," an assortment of toppings.

        2. I am from NJ and the pizza places that I grew up always had 'garbage pies'. Maybe it is a NJ thing. Interesting, never even thought about it (then again, maybe that's why I don't see it on NYC menus)

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          1. re: offthebeatenpath1

            I'm from NJ too...never heard, but i am now intrigued. I actually googled it and there are a bunch of places in NYC that serve it.
            Famous Ben's in Soho seems to have recevied great reviews...Never been though

            1. re: smokeandapancake

              Back in maybe 1975, after church, me and my dad and grandmother went grocery shopping. It took longer then we thought so me and dad went next door to the pizza place. This happened in Princeton NJ at the Princeton Shopping Center. Dad said.." let me have a large garbage pie. " When we got home and opened the box.. it was the best smelling pizza and holy crap, it was the best tasting ever. A garbage pie back then just meant a pie with onions, peppers, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and meatballs. It doesn't get any better than that!!!

          2. No recommendations, but I remember a pizza place in Newark, Ohio back in the 70's that specialized in an over-the-top, all-the-way pizza they called "Angie's Garbage Pie".