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Best pizza in the Burg

gas man Jul 20, 2010 01:12 PM

Who has the best pizza

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  1. melpy RE: gas man Jul 20, 2010 01:22 PM

    in Pitts or Harris?

    Honestly my favorite pizza in Carlisle (I know neither one) is Misenos II, with Georges as second choice.

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      YoHoSCV RE: melpy Jul 25, 2010 08:20 AM

      1. Mineos
      2. Fiories (sp?)
      3. Vincents

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      allisen RE: gas man Jul 21, 2010 11:13 AM

      What are your criteria? Are you looking for NY style? Or more the arugula and proscuitto type?

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        Rick RE: gas man Jul 22, 2010 06:40 PM

        Had excellent pizza at Piccolo Forno in Lawrenceville last week.

        Piccolo Forno
        3801 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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          Panini Guy RE: gas man Jul 26, 2010 05:55 PM

          Gotta be one of the most subjective questions to ask - there are "famous" pizza places around here I personally can't stomach, and likely some of my suggestions won't meet others' criteria, but IMHO:

          For standard pizza:
          - Harry's
          - Apizza Badamo
          - Mineos

          For upscale/Neapolitan
          - Il Pizzaiolo
          - City Oven
          - Piccolo Forno

          And for best pizza/microbrew combo: Church Brew Works.

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            CrazyOne RE: Panini Guy Jul 26, 2010 06:49 PM

            Is there another pizza/microbrew combo I'm forgetting? ;-)

            Also, did you forget Dinette or do you rate the other 3 upscale above that, or place it in its own different category? Just wondering.

            City Oven Wexford has really spoiled us for anything else anywhere out here in the barren north, but it doesn't seem to travel well so we can't take it home like we typically did with lesser pizzas. So pizza is no longer a grab it on the way home to eat at home possibility, essentially.

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              Panini Guy RE: CrazyOne Jul 27, 2010 06:37 AM

              Yeah, I completely spaced on Dinette. And I've eaten there!

              I'd put Dinette alongside Il Piz in the #1 slot.

              Thanks for not letting that oversight go uncorrected.

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                CrazyOne RE: Panini Guy Jul 27, 2010 06:53 AM

                Cool. I knew you had eaten there, that's why I thought I'd bring it up. :-) Unfortunately being at home sooner and getting stuff done there on weekends is winning over eating at great but far flung places around town right now, but have eaten at Il PIz and Dinette once each, fantastic stuff.

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            Burghfeeder RE: gas man Jul 28, 2010 11:42 AM

            My favorite by far would have to be Frank's in Ambridge, followed by Harry's.

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              chinacat1969 RE: Burghfeeder Jul 31, 2010 08:44 AM

              I love Dinette for some fancy schmancy pizza. I also enjoy Spak Brothers in Garfield and Pizza Sola (several locations)

              Pizza Sola
              6004 Penn Cir S, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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              garlicbreath1 RE: gas man Aug 2, 2010 08:58 AM


              I don't know if it's a Pittsburgh thing or not but Mineos seems to be the only place that cooks their pies correctly. Everywhere else I go I have to say well done please. Ovens not hot enough I would guess.

              I went to Church Brew this weekend and got the CHicken and Chorizo pie. You could floss your teeth with the chicken and the sausage was killed beyond recognition. I did not ask for this pie to be well done. Extremely dissappointed. Beer was okay though. :)

              1. JakeZigler RE: gas man Aug 5, 2010 11:04 AM

                Spak Brothers in Bloomfield has the best New York style pizza in Pittsburgh. They're also not as obnoxious and busy as Mineos. All of their ingredients are incredible, emphasis on the sauce, which does not use HFCS.

                Check out my review of them: http://bit.ly/b9eHEn

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                  boss hogg RE: gas man Oct 5, 2010 06:42 AM

                  Betos on Banksville Road since 1961

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                    Effort RE: boss hogg Oct 12, 2010 06:13 AM

                    Betos is not very good. While some really like it, I would follow the idea's of Panini Guy

                    317 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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                      bagofwater RE: Effort Oct 12, 2010 08:01 AM

                      Just because you don't like it does not mean it is not good. It is definitely a unique style of pizza, which seems to be found only in a handful of Pittsburgh pizza places (DiCarlo's being another). The post-bake toppings is simply not for everyone, so anyone who puts Beto's out there as the top place in his/her opinion should disclaim it by describing the style of pizza that is made.

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