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Jan 13, 2012 02:24 PM

Superlative pizza by the slice pizzerias ?

I'm not talking Fresh Slice, Uncle Fatih's, etc. But a respectable pizzeria that offers a variety of a few kinds by the slice, where their whole pizzas would garner praise here on CH. Sometimes it's just not viable for us to wait 20-30 mins for an ordered pizza, and even longer if delivered (which I hate delivery pizzas, I actually prefer indiv. slices in the store). Sometimes we'd eat in-store, other times bring home indiv. slices.

We used to patron Amadeus near Granv. Isld and Zaccary's on Oak. Amadeus has since closed, and Zaccary no longer serve indiv. slices. These days I vacillate between Nat's, Ragazzi and Unforgettable (8th & Cambie). But more options the merrier.

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  1. Trilussa on Main. I'm sorry - I know I'm always mentioning it - I just think it's a really good product. Not your traditional cheese on tomato-sauced crust, but some great toppings on a really good chewy thin crust. My favorite is the one topped with dressed greens, tomatoes and bocconcini...yum! I can never go back to regular pizza...

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    1. re: Quattrociocchi

      I'm there !

      Where is it exactly ?

      *never mind, I found them

      1. re: LotusRapper

        Apparently The Bibo has just launched a slice "program" and they are giving away free samples till Monday -- if you like their pie.

        1. re: grayelf

          LOL at "slice program".

          Not "superlative", but "a few rungs above the other joints" is Pizza Garden on Commercial Dr. They switched to a gas-fired dome oven last year and use an no-oil Neapolitan-style dough. It was an overachiever when it first opened and actually served some good slices (they ran their oven much hotter than they do now and used better ingredients). It has become just "decent."

      2. re: Quattrociocchi

        Some pics of Trilussa pizza I took last August...

        1. re: flowbee

          Lurvely !

          Do they spin their dough to disks, then cut them to oblong/rectangular pieces ? Curious !

          1. re: LotusRapper

            The pizza's are long (like about 30 inches) and rectangular. You tell him how much you want and he chops it up for you. Come on LR.....just try it!

            1. re: Quattrociocchi

              Sounds very Italian. I have fond memories of buying "pizza by the slice" in Italy where they have big rectangular slabs which they cut to order and sell by the weight.

            2. re: LotusRapper

              They are hand formed into that oblong shape. You can watch them at work while you wait/eat in.

        2. Za Pizza is pretty good NIce flavours and good value

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          1. re: Philx

            I'd second the Za House for slices if their whole pies are any indication (I know sometimes that does not mean slice success). The Westender is our favourite so far.

            1. re: Philx

              Thanks ! I just checked Za's menu .... whole 14" is only $13 !

              1. re: LotusRapper

                Two whole pies is plenty for two adults, BTW, even though they're not thick or weighted down with tons of toppings. I think we may have even had a slice leftover on occasion :-).

            2. Paid $16 for a large capacollo, salami and mushroom pie at Pizza Garden the other night. Rivalled a lot of restaurants of thin crust pizza. What I liked was that they used real deli meats and cheese. Also the veggie has pitless kalamata olives, and artichokes, at $5 for two slices with a pop. Over all better than most slicers and better prices for take out whole pies.

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              1. re: cucinelle

                Stopped by Nat's for lunch yesterday and had a couple Pesto/Artichoke slices-delicious pie looks like they've picked up their game-all to the good for residents of the 'hood.