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Most disappointing pizza in New York? Roio's is a strong contender for me.

il Trifulau Oct 26, 2012 04:22 AM

With all the great pizza being served in NYC, how is bad pizza still popping up?

I love pizza.

Please tell me which places to avoid.

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    kathryn Oct 26, 2012 06:16 AM

    The regular slice at Artichoke. Too thick crust, super sweet sauce, mediocre all around.

    I'm not a fan of the spinach one either, but that's more personal preference.

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      Motosport Oct 26, 2012 07:27 AM

      I am not crazy about Artichoke pizza but @ 2 AM the side show is worth the price of a slice.

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        coasts Oct 28, 2012 05:49 PM

        the spinach one should be delivered by ambulance.

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          debinqueens Oct 28, 2012 06:25 PM

          i am not a fan of the spinach either. applebee's dip is preferable.

        2. LeahBaila Oct 26, 2012 05:40 AM

          This post has been done before, but I will never stop mentioning Two Boots. Blech!

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            strangemd Oct 26, 2012 06:13 AM

            Koronet! A garbage can lid served with artificial cheese and bottled sauce.

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              Bkeats Oct 26, 2012 07:44 AM

              Yes, but how many poor starving Columbia students made a slice dinner? Not good pizza, but edible.

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              small h Oct 26, 2012 07:33 AM

              <This post has been done before>

              Indeed it has, but it's been a year: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/812879

              I like Two Boots, and I notice you never miss a chance to slam it. I realize that it's not to everyone's taste, style-wise, but it's not, objectively, bad. Bad pizza, in my opinion, has sauce that is either too sweet or too sour, tough or burned crust, rubbery cheese. Two Boots pizza has none of those drawbacks.

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                LeahBaila Oct 26, 2012 07:52 AM

                To each his own. To me, the crust sucks and the cheese is like Pizza Hut's. And, for me, that's a "disappointing pizza," especially in NYC.

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                  Brian W Oct 28, 2012 08:17 AM

                  I might as well pile on. Two Boots is terrible. They used to order it at work but it was the people from the Midwest who would eat it. Also "tough or burned crust" could be interpreted as perfect pizza depending on the degree.

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                    small h Oct 28, 2012 09:39 AM

                    The last time I had it was fairly recently, at their anniversary event in East River Park. It was not terrible by any stretch of the imagination. I accept that you hate it. I hate meat. But I wouldn't call meat "terrible."

              2. Monica Oct 26, 2012 05:10 AM

                It can't be worse than pizza cone place.

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