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Nov 1, 2012 08:23 AM

Camos Brothers Pizza in Chapel Hill

I know they were open in The Courtyard for a little while but I guess the construction there forced them to find a new location. I've gone 3-4 times now since they reopened on East Franklin (next to Blockbuster) and as far as New York style pizza goes I think they might be my favorite in the area. The Chapel Hill location isn't listed on the website yet.

Anyone else been? I'm curious what other folks think.

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  1. I _hope_ for CH's sake that they're as good as they used to be in Raleigh. As much as I've been a fan of Camos Bros. Raleigh location, in the last few months the quality there has gone down the tubes. Camos Bros. was easily, IMHO, the best pizza in the area. Lately, though, they're not all that good. I think the fact that one brother returned to NY and the other brother has most likely been putting all his effort into the CH location has caused the downturn in quality in Raleigh.

    But if the CH location is anything like the Raleigh location used to be, the pizza will be excellent.

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    1. re: rockycat

      The Raleigh Camos Bros pizza is OK - they have gotten very stingy on their toppings. Last time I got a large 2 topping, there were slices with only 1 piece of each ingredient (sausage and pepperoni). They looked so lonley. Haven't been back since then.

    2. Oh wow, this is great info. I love NY style pizza. I assume they sell slices? Could be just the thing for a busy Saturday lunch.

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      1. re: LulusMom

        Yep, by the slice. The Sicilian is also pretty good. My favorite order is "corner square." The rest of the family likes their slices with toppings. The Hell's Kitchen is a favorite and the one with the veggies, I can't remember the name. I'm more of a purist. I prefer a plain slice, but when there's a white pie out, I'm all over it.

        Also, the salads are pretty large and are served in a pizza bowl.

      2. Hey, thanks for the heads-up. Husband and I went Friday. Had the lunch special (two slices and a drink). Hubbie was happy to see one of those multi-choice soda machines. I liked the murals on the walls. Pizza was very good. Very nice crust. Good sauce. Can't wait to take my brothers when they come for a visit (we hail from Endicott, New York.) This pizza reminds me of what we used to get in the Italian North Side neighborhood. Camos Brothers has been added to our list of favorite pizza places in the area.

        1. Lulu and I stopped by for a slice each for lunch today. We both liked it (I'd say she liked it the most). I found the sauce *slightly* on the sweet side, but overall it was a hit. I love foldy, greasy slices so much. Thanks LBD for letting us know about this spot. We'll be going back.

          1. Is it better than Alfredo's?

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            1. re: bbqme

              wow I'm a 3rd gen New Yorker & to me nothing beats Italian Pizzeria III, those guys are from Naples. And their ravioli is homemade; terrific.

              1. re: bbqme

                I'd give Alfredo's (by the slice only) the edge on this one. I almost wanted to pick Lulu up and drive immediately there to do a taste test and see for sure. Maybe someone with a really big appetite needs to do that, for the sake of the community. ; )

                1. re: LulusMom

                  The perfect pizza quest continues. How about I Love New York Pizza in New Hope Commons Durham. Their slice may have a slight edge over Camos for me. I do agree with the slight sweetness of my Camos slice, but I thought it was in the crust. At least the sweetness isn't overpowering like it is at California Pizza Kitchen. This week I am going to try to get to Italian Pizzeria III which has been on my list forever.

                  1. re: Panski

                    The closest to perfect for me has been Pizzeria Toro in Durham. I Like Alfredo's (he's from Italy too) better than IP3 or I Love NY.

                  2. re: LulusMom

                    Interesting, I didn't think their sauce was all that sweet but when I think sweet something like Papa John's or Pizza Hut comes to mind. I like their crust better than Alfredo's.

                    I do like the idea of a taste test, I'm sure my kids are up for it!

                    1. re: LBD

                      I bet my husband would too. He's got a work colleague around this week, and then leaves town for a couple of weeks, but when we get back, I will put him to guinea pig use if reminded.

                      1. re: LulusMom

                        Brief comments from husband. He ate at I Love New York Pizza. Thought it was maybe a little less sweet than Camos and his crust at ILOVENY held up a little better (didn't have to eat with knife and fork). But that was just luck of the draw. I have had I LOVE NY slices that were sloppy and my slice at Camos held up perfectly well. Fold and eat--what is better than that. My almost final word is I will just set up a rotation schedule and eat at each one in turn. They are all good.