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Where is the BEST pizza in DFW??

neilmcginnis Aug 23, 2013 09:04 AM

What I have gathered from other review sites online is that Cane Rosso is the best pizza place in DWF.. Is this accurate? If that is correct then what should I order there? I am all for trying something new but generally when I buy pizza I usually try something unusual and then I typically don't really like it so i'm starting to think i should keep it simple when choosing pizza.
FYI - I like mushrooms, olives and stuff like that and generally dislike, jalapeno, bell peppers and onions on my pizza although if you suggest otherwise i will listen.

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  1. twinwillow RE: neilmcginnis Aug 23, 2013 10:17 AM

    IMO, the absolute, no holds barred, number one Neapolitan pizza in Dallas is Cane Rosso on Commerce Street in Deep Ellum. Just east of downtown Dallas. No need to go anywhere else!
    As far as what to order, just peruse the menu and order what sounds good to you.
    My favorite is the Regina Margherita with added hot sopressata.

    The salads and pasta dishes are all excellent as well. I'd say, well worth the drive to Dallas from Hillsboro.


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      neilmcginnis RE: twinwillow Aug 23, 2013 11:45 AM

      Sweet. Thanks. I will no longer procrastinate going there now that I know what to order.

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        twinwillow RE: neilmcginnis Aug 23, 2013 12:45 PM

        Also, if you like anchovies, they use the Italian white anchovies. Not the "hairy" ones packed in oil.

        I always ask for my anchovies to be added after the pizza comes out of the oven.

        They also use plenty of those tasty white anchovies on their excellent Caesar salad, too.

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          neilmcginnis RE: twinwillow Aug 23, 2013 12:58 PM

          I have never tasted an anchovie, on a pizza or otherwise.
          I'm certainly up for it although it doesn't sound very tasty. lol
          I don't like fishy stuff although I can eat sardines and stuff like that so I may like it. Fish, aside from fried, has been my least explored culinary genre. I know fish can be amazing but I have not had very many experiences with it.

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            Veggo RE: neilmcginnis Aug 23, 2013 01:12 PM

            The time has come. You have been missing out. Try the clam casino pie at Cavalli in Irving.

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              neilmcginnis RE: Veggo Aug 23, 2013 01:40 PM

              Ok I will take your word for it. Does the clam casino actually have clams or is that a stupid question? Love clams and shellfish so that wouldn't bother me. lol
              I just looked it up. Sounds very tasty. I will save that info and use later. Thanks for helping

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              twinwillow RE: neilmcginnis Aug 23, 2013 02:52 PM

              You won't know unless you try it.

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                Veggo RE: twinwillow Aug 23, 2013 04:57 PM

                I'm not tellin' either, twin.

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                  twinwillow RE: Veggo Aug 23, 2013 04:59 PM


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                teegee RE: neilmcginnis Aug 26, 2013 07:18 AM

                Neil - I really think you ought to post another query - I would call it "where are the best seafood places in DFW???" - that way, maybe you will discover some of the best places that a person can eat fish in Dallas-Fort Worth. It might be that your aversion to fish is simply a matter of not having had GOOD seafood. I have read some of the other online review sites say that Oceannaire at the Galleria Dallas has excellent seafood. Please post a query! I would love to see the responses!

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                  air RE: teegee Aug 26, 2013 07:20 AM

                  Yeah it would really be beneficial for me as well. I have no clue about the best seafood in Dallas and these discussions always bring out the absolute best responses. Let's just talk only about lists from now on, that would be really great.

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                    teegee RE: air Aug 26, 2013 07:23 AM

                    LOL Air! We might see some good responses though!!

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                      twinwillow RE: teegee Aug 26, 2013 07:28 AM

                      It's been a while since my last visit but, I loved the seafood we had at Oceanaire in the Dallas Galleria.

                      I would highly recommend TJ's Seafood on Oak Lawn in Highland Park or Sea Breeze in Plano.

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                    neilmcginnis RE: teegee Aug 26, 2013 07:31 AM

                    lol. Maybe you are right I will do that today because I am curious.
                    I have actually been to Oceannaire and it is pretty damn good.

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                      twinwillow RE: neilmcginnis Aug 26, 2013 07:34 AM

                      I'd recommend you go for seafood later in the week for a fresher selection. Thursday-Saturday is best I've found.

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            gavlist RE: neilmcginnis Aug 23, 2013 10:19 AM

            Cane Rosso is awesome for Neapolitan pizza. My favorite is probably the Paulie Gee (caramelized onions, spicy sopressata, calabrian chiles) but pretty much anything is good. Occasionally they do a pizza with burnt ends from Lockhart - that's pretty solid too.

            I also like Zoli's a lot for a NY-style slice (just plain cheese, or with sopressata). And the crust on the Grandma and Sicilian pies is excellent too - light and airy with crispy edges.

            I think that Coal Vines is decent, and Eno's, and even Campisi's - they're all different styles though, so it really depends on what you're in the mood for.

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              neilmcginnis RE: gavlist Aug 23, 2013 11:35 AM

              The Paulie Gee sounds awesome... and pizza with the burnt ends sounds like something to fight over.

            2. teegee RE: neilmcginnis Aug 26, 2013 07:07 AM

              Dear "Neil" (and I hope i can call you Neil? LOL!) You've posted a provocative query here, one that is sure to generate many heated responses on the popular topic of pizza! I have had pizza at many of the local pizzerias in town and sometimes I think there are so many choices that it can be positively overwhelming.

              I too have read many of the reviews about Cane Rosso on other online review sites and they all seem pretty positive to a T. And like you, when I am buying pizza, I can never quite decide whether to go more simple or to try some of the many unusual toppings that are out there. It's a real quandary!

              Do you prefer thin-crust, thick-crust, New York-style or there is also a Chicago-style pizzeria in Fort Worth that has been there a long time.

              Dallas-Fort Worth has many suburban neighborhood Italian joints that sell pizza as well as pasta, so if you go with a large party there is something for everyone. One thing funny that I have noticed is that many of them have similar names like Joe's or Al's. I always wonder if they are a chain.

              One item of note regarding pizza in Dallas that I think a lot of people do not know is that Dallas - well, The Colony - is headquarters to a large chain, Pizza Inn. They've recently introduced an interesting quick-cook concept called Pie Five. I have yet to try it! (p.s. sorry to post about a chain, but I think it's relevant because it's from Dallas!)

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                neilmcginnis RE: teegee Aug 26, 2013 08:06 AM

                I like thin crust.. I went to Cane Rosso on commerce street and the pizza was the best I have had but I will say that one of my pizzas was soggy on the bottom, the Paulie Gee (I added mushrooms maybe that was the problem).. I did kind of miss a crispy crust although the flavor from the dough and the burnt edges from wood fired oven was really great. The pizza overall was very good but I did regret going to Dallas only for the pizza so that is not a good sign.. If I could get that delivered to my house I would order it once a week but going to dallas for it seemed like a bad idea afterwards.

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                  twinwillow RE: neilmcginnis Aug 26, 2013 08:18 AM

                  Yeah, I wish Cane Rosso would deliver.

                  But fortunately for me, I only live 10 minutes away from their Commerce Street store.

                  You might also consider Grimaldi's in "Uptown" for N.Y. style thin crust pizza.


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                    foiegras RE: twinwillow Aug 26, 2013 03:41 PM

                    I understand they will be opening in FW on Magnolia. They also have a food truck in FW ... so that's a shorter drive.

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                      twinwillow RE: foiegras Aug 26, 2013 06:42 PM

                      You mean Cane Rosso opening in Ft. Worth, right? Not Grimaldi's.

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                        foiegras RE: twinwillow Aug 28, 2013 07:51 PM


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                  LewisvilleHounder RE: teegee Aug 26, 2013 08:26 PM

                  You can't forget the even bigger chain in Plano, Pizza Hut.

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                    neilmcginnis RE: LewisvilleHounder Aug 27, 2013 07:46 AM

                    lol. Well hell pizza inn delivers to my house so no need to step out the door. jk. Their pizza is gross.

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