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Pizza with Cracker Like Crust

Any place in the DC/NOVA area that has super thin crust pizza. Not thin hand tossed but thin crust like a cracker?

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  1. Hate to say this but gonna have to as it's the only one I can think of at the moment.

    In our area the only place that has superthin crust like a cracker is Domino's <chain> thin crust.

    However, taste change from state to state. The cracker like crust might not be popular in your area.

    1. We have the chain Ledo's pizza which has a flakey, pastry crust. I'm not sure if that's what you are looking for.

      1. Vocelli's thin crust is very crackery.

        2626 N Pershing Dr, Arlington, VA 22201

        1. Flippin' pizza has a fairly thin crust - probably the thinnest I know of. You can ask for extra crispy, too. Otherwise you can mail order Imo's.

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          1. re: Dennis S

            I used to get delivery from New York Pizza on the Hill and would ask for "thin crust, crust so thin it's like a cracker" and they would come through. made Imo's look almost thick by comparison.

            I've had Pi at the original STL location and it was pretty good, so you might give their thin a shot when it's up and running.

            New York Pizza
            1401 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

            1. re: hill food

              Cool! Though the Provel cheese of course is another big factor for Imo's.

              1. re: Dennis S

                ahh just toss it in the oven in the box with a little chopped Velveeta and grated Provolone on top for a half hour at 275 and it's <i>almost</i> the same.

                1. re: hill food

                  We've done similar after investigating Provel. Provolone, Cheddar and mozzarella is the combination, I believe. It gets pretty close, and I make thin crust by hand at home when we do it (which is about every other week during the cold months. High temps for like 5 minutes is all it seems to take to cook.

                  1. re: Dennis S

                    my oven time is to dry out the crust and get it even more crackery YMMV - I know I should just make a sheet of lavash and call it a day (actually with a pre-made I re-bake it lower and longer)

          2. The original Pizza Oven in Riverdale has that kind of crust. And they have some some artwork by the artist who decorated the long gone and missed Irish Pizza Pub.

            Pizza Oven
            198 W Dares Beach Rd, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

            1. Upper Crust on Pennsylvania Ave, a few doors down from the Bread Line. Just had it - it's like a cracker. It's a chain out of MA.

              1. Ledo is the sort of thin, crackery crust I remember from my DC childhood. Also, Pizza Pantry, a takeout on 923 South Walter Reed Drive in Arlington (it may be closed). Thjere are no more Shakey's Pizza in our area, but they used to have that style. They say this is "St. Louis Style" pizza, and if you Google THIN CRACKER CRUST PIZZA you will find some excellent cooking advice. Wikipedia has a good few paragraphs on St. Louis Style Pizza.

                For now, I'd say your best bet was Ledo (several locations)

                Ledo Restaurant
                4509 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

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                1. re: wayne keyser

                  The original Ledo was the best (although, being from Laurel, I have to say that the Irish Pizza Pub was better.) I think Ledo was better when it was in Hyattsville, but it's still pretty good in College Park.

                  I don't know if the Stained Glass Pub in Wheaton is still around, but I can recall eating greasy, thin crust pizza (square instead of round) there in the 90s.

                  Ledo Restaurant
                  4509 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

                  1. re: 4X4

                    The Italian Inn also does a thin-crust Ledo's style pizza. And like Ledo's, if you get lots of toppings, the crust gets excessively soggy. If you want to keep that crust crackery, limit the toppings.

                    Italian Inn
                    6221 Annapolis Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20784

                    Ledo Restaurant
                    4509 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

                2. pie-tanza in arlington has a very thin & crispy crust.

                  1. DEFINITELY Goody's in Clarendon. I've had both pizza by the slice and I've ordered the whole pie, but it's only the by-the-slice pizza that has the true cracker-crisp thin crust. It's awesome. Take my word on this one. I've tried so many pizzas in NoVa.

                    1. I assure you the Pie-tanza in Falls Church also has the thin & crispy crust.