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Cold pepperoni on pizza -- a Cleveland specialty??

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GipsyKingsfan Nov 7, 2012 05:12 PM

I have a friend who grew up in Cleveland but hasn't been back in decades. He is going back next year for a high school reunion. He says, "The best pizza I ever had was when I was a kid in Cleveland, Ohio. I believe the place was called Gino's. The crust was thin and crisp. And a square slice right out of the oven was served with generous shavings of ultra thin cold pepperoni. Somehow the flavor of cold, smoky pepperoni complemented the hot cheese and crust. " He doesn't know if this recipe for pizza is a Cleveland specialty, but is hoping to find it when he goes back next year. Are there any Cleveland natives who have any info on this pizza? Thanks!

  1. rockandroller1 Nov 8, 2012 06:07 AM

    I have eaten tons of pizza all over NE Ohio and have never, ever heard of this. Sorry!

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