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Joey Nova's in Minnetonka

kriminalrat Apr 22, 2010 10:35 AM

Let's face it...we live in Minnesota. We would be lucky if our best pizza joint was 1/10th as good as the worst pizza joint in Authentic New York City. I think I found one that can claim this honor. Joey Nova's is making really good pizza (For Minnesota) The owner is actually from authentic New York City. I highly recommend it...check it out. Next time I go, I'm gonna ask if he could import some NY city water...one can only dream.

Joey Nova's
5655 Manitou Rd, Excelsior, MN 55331

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    sarah.j.morrison Apr 22, 2010 06:58 PM

    they have a location in plymouth, too.

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    1. re: sarah.j.morrison
      kriminalrat Jul 19, 2013 01:07 PM

      How far we have come...Pizzaria Lola, Hello Pizza, etc...I still love Joey's though and am very surprised that Dara Moskowitz didn't put it in her top 5 Pizza by the slice.

      1. re: sarah.j.morrison
        stymie Jul 19, 2013 01:47 PM

        Plymouth store has been closed for a while. Booo hoooo!

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        ilikepeas Apr 25, 2010 08:08 PM

        I would agree. A close to NYC as I've found.

        1. Davydd Apr 26, 2010 04:44 PM

          Joey Nova's is in Tonka Bay, not Minnetonka. There is about a six mile difference in location further west.

          But did you have to bring up the water in the pizza crutch New Yorkers use ad nauseam? I travel the country. Joey Nova's is OK for pizza and is much, much better than 1/10th and the Tonka Bay deep well water is a lot better than anything in New York. Now I guess I have to go to the New York board and complain I can't get a decent wild rice soup. ;)

          Joey Nova's
          5655 Manitou Rd, Excelsior, MN 55331

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          1. re: Davydd
            foreverhungry Jul 20, 2013 10:09 PM

            Agreed about the water thing. But nah, you could get probably get a great wild rice soup in NYC. It's just about getting good wild rice, and it's not like it has to be fresh. Hey, you could get a great anything in NYC.

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            brlattim Jul 22, 2013 02:01 PM

            With as much pretension as is in your post I would have thought you would be from Manhattan or something ;-) NYC water...ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Minnesota and Mass are widely recognized as having great water. NYC, its mainly percieved flavor of ego enhancers. This is coming from someone who has been there a half dozen times for weeks at a time and has family in NYC. And yes, I have read the mythbusting crap.

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