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Mar 10, 2010 08:12 AM

Salad Pizza in Westchester?

Looking for diners' favorites for my blog at Westchester Magazine.

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  1. A poster here likes the salad pizza at Catania's in Yonkers, and I like the salad slice at Pizza Centre in New Rochelle.

    1. There is no salad pizza on the menu as such, but don't neglect the new Frank Pepe's on Central Park Ave in Yonkers. The fresh clam white pie will make you forget all about salad.

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      1. re: foevp12

        Why would you recommend a place that doesn't serve what the writer specifically asked about? Westchester Magazine and their blog have covered Pepe's in depth.

      2. I used to like the salad slice at Gino's on Pondfield Rd West in Yonkers (Bronxville zip code) but I haven't had it in a while. I think they may have been one of the first to serve a salad slice back in the '80's

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        1. re: JMF

          Funny, JMF, you're the second person I've come across that has heard that "salad pizza" has local origins. I've done some digging and couldn't actually prove it, though--which is killing me!

          1. re: JSexton

            The first time I ate salad pizza was 25 years ago in Rome.

            I think the combination of vinegary salad on pizza crust is brilliant, in the same vein as adding stale bread to a salad.

        2. Can someone explain salad pizza to me? I don't get it. I was in Angelina's in Tuckahoe and they had salad pizza on display. Do you then put it in the oven to get the pizza hot, which would make the salad all wilted and slimy, or do you eat the pizza cold with the cold salad on top? Honestly, I don't know, and I don't think I get it either way!

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          1. re: roxlet

            The salad pizzas I've had are room temperature, and then the salad is dressed.

            If I have pizza in a regular pizza place (not Pepe's, the pizza is too good), I order a salad and throw it on my pizza slices. I enjoy it.

            1. re: anonymouse1935

              What I would really like to know about salad pizza is how to eat it. It's darn near impossible. Pick it up? Use a knife and fork? Either way, it just doesn't work, the salad falls off and you are end up with a naked crust and left to wonder, "Why did I order this?"

              1. re: Dim Sum Diva

                Fork and knife.

                I've never had any problem getting a forkful of salad and pizza at the same time.

            2. re: roxlet

              I don't get salad "pizza" either...dressed lettuce on room temperature pizza crust--how is that pizza? To each his/her own...

              1. re: Marge

                Lol. I am with you after reading the explanations of salad pizza. When I went to Pepe's recently, I ordered a salad first (which is excellent, btw), and then I had the pizza. No falling lettuce, no room-temperature pizza, I guess that is how I like my salad pizza!

            3. Re Aldo on Halstead Avenue in Harrison does an excellent salad pizza!