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Tully's Pizza

Finally! Real kick ass pizza in the New Orleans area! For fans of ZA check out Tully's Pizza and Tavern off Jeff Hgwy. If coming from the city down Jeff Hgwy when you hit Central (which is a light) take a right and you'll see it. It's where Venezia II was after Katrina for awhile. Great prices, great pizza, cool owner. This is a real pizzeria! Awesome music in the place too. Old school MOB HITS type stuff. Check them out.

http://www.tullyspizza.com/

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Venezia II
587 Central Ave, New Orleans, LA 70121

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  1. What, exactly, are your standards for "real" pizza? I guess I'm wondering what this place has that Crescent Pie, Pizza Delicious, Domenica, Lazaro's, etc., don't have.

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    Domenica
    123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

    1. Sounds like an ad. Any affiliation with Tully's?

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      1. re: JazzyB

        NO NO Jazzy B! No ad here. Cynical are we? Cheese-Louise! I use my real name to post so i am not into games. Take a look through any of my posts, just a passionate food guy. Secondly, I am from Chicago and have been longing for good pizza since i moved here eleven years ago. Really the only pizza's I consider good in this town are New York Pizza(sausage to die for), Brooklyn Pizza, Cafe Nino, Venezia and Slice. A friend of mine ordered Crescent pie the other day and the entire bottom was charred black and not in a good way. I like my za's well done but this was flat out burnt. I have not had Lazaro's but sorry, Domenica and Crescent Pie cannot count. Pears, Pecans, Apples, Pork Shoulder, Cheddar, and Marsala sauce eliminates them as contenders for a real pizza. Have not yet had Pizza Delicious and I know they are the local media darling right now but I refuse to wait three-four hours for a New York style pizza no matter how "cool" the idea is of being in the know with a pizza secret. When I want pizza I want pizza.....Tully's is this-Unpretentious, simple yet sturdy, slightly sweet, slightly spicy, juicy and savory, spot on cheese that is not too heavy, not a thin crust not a thick crust. It is an old school traditional pizza place with a good vibe, good prices, and great pizza! By the way I make an amazing Chicago Style deep dish and I want to rent out a space one day a week and make them. Perhaps I sell them at a Farmer's Market? Everyone I have made them for goes absolutely crazy. If you like old school pizzeria places with medium crust served pipping hot and fresh give it a try.

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        Cafe Nino
        1510 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

        Domenica
        123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

        1. re: mcegielski

          My preference is NY thin, semi crisp crust. Re: Pizza Delicious call around 3 to place your order. You'll get a decent pick up time. You can always order a pepperoni or chesse pie if you don't like the specials. The square pie has a thicker crust. Re: Domenica My husband also prefers "real" pizza. He orders the Calabrese without the capers/olives and has them add jalapenos (fresh)..The salami is similar to pepperoni and the pie is quite good. Better than the pizza is the lasagna Bologonese w housemade spinach pasta. Re: "ad" It is unlike any of your other posts. You should submit it to Tully's. They can use it verbatim on the radio.. .lol

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          Domenica
          123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

          1. re: mcegielski

            As a Chicago transplant myself, I would give your deep dish a shot if you sold it.

            1. re: mikemill

              Try That's Amore on Clearview - their deep dish isn't Giordano's, bit it isn't bad for NOLA.

            2. re: mcegielski

              Pizza Delicious's wait times were a lot more reasonable before they got any press--they're victims of their own success right now, but I love them just the same. I'm from the Northeast, and while I like lots of different types of pizzas, Pizza Delicious is the only pie in NOLA that tastes like home to me.

              While we're on the subject of pizzerias--anybody know where to get a really good stromboli?

              1. re: mcegielski

                RE: "real" pizza...you must mean "really American" pizza if quality ingredients rule a pizza out.

                1. re: Hungry Celeste

                  I think he meant " real" as in traditonal pizza; tomato sauce, cheese, and typical toppings, rather than poor ingredients. When making pizza at home, I always make at least 1 traditional pie (homemade sauce and dough, fresh mozzarella, parm reggiano). Re: "ZA" guess you're not a scrabble player. It's a word. Lost a turn challenging it. Loved Sugar Park. I'll take them anyday over the rest. Where on St. Claude?

                  1. re: JazzyB

                    sugar park was good, but what made it less-than to me was the hard-as-rocks crust, and the abundance of cornmeal on the bottom. Pizza Delicious has a superior crust, but their problem is lack of sauce & cheese. im going to try to ask for xtra next time.

                    SP's new storefront is a shotgun double about a block off Press, river-side, near the U-Haul shop.

                    1. re: kibbles

                      I never had a problem witht he crust being hard. There was way too much cornmeal . Why didn't they just use flour?

                      1. re: JazzyB

                        who knows. yeah we used to get it every couple weeks, the crust was nearly always rock solid. all i could do was give it to the dogs to crunch on.

                        my favorite was the shrimp & corn w/ hot adobo sauce.

                        1. re: JazzyB

                          They use cornmeal on the peal so the pizza will slip off into the oven. You could use flour, but cornmeal is less absorbent and more granular which probably allows the pie to slide a little better. Some people do get carried away with it though.

                  2. re: mcegielski

                    "za"... really? ok anyway -- Pizza Delicious isnt about being "cool" and "secret". its in the paper all the time, not much of a secret when the mayor is doing photo ops. the wait does suck, but if one plans around it (we order early, eat at dinner time) its not a problem. i do wish theyd take their part-time operation full-time and open a real kitchen tho. still, at the end of the day, theyre the best we've had in new orleans. Domenica is our second favorite, tho different when compared to most american styles of pizza.

                    so for me, "real" pizza hit some time ago. nice to hear that there could be another one.

                    in similar news, i see Sugar Park's sign up on st claude...anyone know if theyre actually going to open one year?

                    1. re: kibbles

                      Sugar Park's new location already had a soft opening. Not sure if they have regular hours yet, but soon if not.

                2. Hmm, I drive thru this area daily....will have to give 'em a whirl.

                  1. I live nearby, I'll try it out. Though I have to take exception with your assertion that Domenica isn't "real". The ingredients and style remind me of a lot of the pizza I had (and loved) while in Italy. So, sure, if I'm craving a slice of pepperoni they aren't the spot, but that doesn't make them "not real". I also really enjoy Reginelli's and Slice. Haven't done Pizza Delicious yet. My Sundays have been too busy to make it work. Maybe this weekend though.

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                    Domenica
                    123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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