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Feb 3, 2014 12:26 AM

Taconnelli Questions

Scene: an elevator in our 20 story condo. Hubby sees a man coming
into the elevator with him with a Pizza box from a Port Richmond address. Refreshments for the Super Bowl... Hubby tells me the story, and how good it smelled, and I say, "Taconnellis". Hubby freaks

So, now that we have decided to go their for the first time (been in Philly 50+ years), here's my questions. I know you have to order
ahead, but do they have seats in which to enjoy said pizza on site?

And, what time/day of the week is best to avoid large crowds doing
'eat in"?

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  1. Yes, they have seating for ~25 I'd say.

    Deluca is a regular, so maybe he can comment on best times. I've only been once, and it was a cold snap and they were tearing up the street in front, so there weren't many people there.

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    1. re: PhillyBestBYOB

      We've been there 4 or 5 times and always managed to find parking within a block or so (altho it's not easy!). Only once did we have to wait for a table. The white pizza with spinach is the best -- absolutely. We sometimes order 2 and take 1 home. We have also brought our own beer a couple of times.

      1. re: Beulah

        As Beulah said, there's rarely a wait for a table. The wait is after you get seated, while you're waiting for them to make your pie.
        Beer sounds good!

    2. Bashful the one other option to consider is to go to the Maple Shade outlet of Tacconellis. No need to order dough ahead of time. Note they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. I have not been there, but people I trust about pizza have, and say its just as good as the Port Richmond location.

      1. We didn't like the Maple Shade branch as well.

        Try to go during the week. You will always have to wait, because they make the pizzas to order. Figure an hour or more on a weekend. You will be seated, then place your order and wait.

        Extremely casual. You can order a pitcher of diet coke.
        Order one of the white pizzas, the original (white with garlic, tomatoes and spinach) or white with onions and peppers, etc. I thought the red was not worth eating.

        Avoid weekends, including Fridays.
        Parking is difficult; you will need to be dropped off.

        All that said, it is our favorite pizza. I love a thin crust, and the garlic makes it delicious.
        You can byob, though since there is zero atmosphere, we never bother.