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Dec 15, 2011 12:31 PM

New York-style pizza in the south metro?

Hello everyone-- I'm craving a piece of what I'd describe as New York style pizza-- large, thin, and foldable. Triangular cuts, no mountain of cheese, toppings or grease, not a cracker crust, but not a dense chewy one either...
There was a thread from 2007 about this, but I'm wondering if anyone has more recent recommendations? I'm in the Nokomis neighborhood, but proximity isn't all that necessary. I just want to know where to get the good stuff!

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  1. If we're sticking to the south metro, you should check out Pizzeria Lola at 56th and Xerxes. They've got the crust you're looking for, even if some of their pies are outside the box with regards to toppings.

    Otherwise, Black Sheep makes the best pie in town, in my opinion. With Lola a respectable second.

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    1. re: keithinmpls

      Well, Lola and Black Sheep aren't really traditional New York style, really. They're more like high-heat Neapolitan style. Not what I think of when I think of large, thin, and foldable.

      I wish I had a better suggestion, but I've had a hard time finding the same thing.

      1. re: gildeddawn

        I totally agree that they aren't true NY style. But they're probably as close as you're going to find here. More so with Black Sheep.

    2. Tino's Pizza on hwy 7 in Minnetonka would be my first rec.
      In near south/uptown, Galactic Pizza on Lyndale used to be a fantastic option in this genre, but I haven't had it in years so ymmv. Their menu looks great but a litttle frou frou by NY pizza standards.

      1. I am in the Nokomis neighborhood as well! The only one here that may be close is Fat Lorenzo's.

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        1. re: Westsgirl

          I grew up in MN, so my whole family lives there, but I live in CA (actually in DC for a short period), and one place that they tried to win me over with was Fat Lorenzo's. I thought the pizza was not very good, and a notch above Domino's. Definitely not NY Style.

          1. re: mdpilam

            Lorenzos is sooo doughy. just kills it for me. I'll second broders being the only resemblance of the thing. Hiawatha Pizza by cub on minnehaha would fit the bill, but it is maybe take out/dine in only, and hours are touch and go. maybe a whole pie would be ok, but they don't have enough turn over volume for the pie to be fresh enough to be good for a slice. A slice of NY is marginally NY style, but they have stromboli and garlic knots. Quality is a b-.

        2. Broders' Cucina Italiana. Most people know Broders for their fantastic selection of imported foods (or the pasta bar across the street) but their pizza is one of (if not the) best New York style pizzas in the Twin Cities.

          And at 50th and Penn, not far from your neighborhood.

          1. I honestly don't know of a NY style in the Nokomis area. A Slice of New York, on Nicollet was tasty, but I can't vouch for how close it is to real NY, as I've never visited NY.

            If you'd settle for just good pizza, there's a new place on 34th Ave and 56th(?) called DiNoko's. It's awesome. My favorite in the neighborhood.