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Papa Ginos

Just wondering what NE chowhounds thought of this local chain. How does it compare to other chains ie Dominos, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns etc? Any of the food worth trying (or staying away from)? There is one by my new job and it seems busy at lunchtime, and the prices seem right online, but as we all know can be misleading.

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. I wouldn't touch Dominos, Pizza Hut or Papa John's with a ten foot pole. Gummy crust, fake cheese, ketchupy tomato sauce... yuck. Papa Gino's actually tastes like pizza. Papa Gino's isn't as good as say... a good local place, but most of them have pretty consistently tasty pizza. Every once and a while you'll find one that makes bad stuff (the PG's in Waltham, for example, burns everything,) but give it a try.

    1. i love good old papa gino's! it's like pizzeria regina but not quite as awesome def cheaper. they also happen to make IMHO the BEST chicken parm pocket ever. it's a dense pocket so it can handle the sauce. my mouth is watering...

      1. I haven't been in a while since I found a place right down the street that makes great pizza, its a restaurant, not just a pizza place, so can add a nice cold draft with it too.

        But do think of all those other chains mentioned it is way better. The only thing is, it is horrible if you have anything left over and bring it home, it just dosen't reheat well at all. I used to just stop in and get the lunch 2 slice with soda deal.

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        1. re: hummingbird

          I agree. Papa's is best for satisfying the quick hankerin' with 2 slices and a soda.

        2. With 163 locations this is better served on the "Chains" Board.

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          1. re: jfood

            "Gummy crust, fake cheese, ketchupy tomato sauce... yuck. "

            LOL! This is it in a nutshell! Appetizing, huh?

            1. re: OOliver

              Im not following you..... are you referring to papa ginos or the other chains per the quote?

            2. re: jfood

              When a Chain restaurant is purely a regional one, it's fine to discuss on the local board. We understand this chain spans both Southern and Northern New England, but we're fine with it being discussed here as opposed to the Chains board, which covers franchised operations across the United States.

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