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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:15 am

jjgmyers wrote:DiStefano's at the corner of Highland and Bishop. There aint even a close 2nd to this place. Best "real" italian pizza out there.

Fuck the chains. All garbage. Romeos might be the most overrated. Thought their sauce was garbage.


Highland and Bishop? Isn't that "Crostata's"? In any case, yeah, that stuff is right up there with the best.
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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby jjgmyers » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:39 am

jjg, curious as to what consitutes "real" itlian pizza. One who knows tells me a heavy crust, morelikley to be a half sheet, and a sauce that isn't sweet. Her people come from mid-Italy. Truth?



My Grandparents were straight off the boat. Came over after World War II looking for a better life. Barely spoke a lick of english.

My Grandmother would make the best. Thick, heavy crust, lite sauce, lite cheese on a half sheet like you mentioned. Can't ever remember there being toppings on any pizza she made. You didn't need toppings. It was that good. Used to cut it with the pizza scissors. Have you've ever seen someone cutting pizza with scissors? It tastes nothing like the pizza people think of as pizza.

DiStefano's comes closest to anything I have tried that matches this style of pizza.
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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby jjgmyers » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:46 am

Highland and Bishop? Isn't that "Crostata's"? In any case, yeah, that stuff is right up there with the best.



I don't know what Crostat's is. DiStefano's is next to the Harry Buffalo that is over in that area. Directly next to it on the left if you're heading toward mayfield rd.

Left on Highland and a quick right. It sits by itself. It's more of a deli, bakery type place but they have hot foods in the back where the pizza and other stuff is.
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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:00 pm

jjgmyers wrote:
Highland and Bishop? Isn't that "Crostata's"? In any case, yeah, that stuff is right up there with the best.



I don't know what Crostat's is. DiStefano's is next to the Harry Buffalo that is over in that area. Directly next to it on the left if you're heading toward mayfield rd.

Left on Highland and a quick right. It sits by itself. It's more of a deli, bakery type place but they have hot foods in the back where the pizza and other stuff is.


I'm a moron. I've seen Distefano's reading that description. Never been there but I trust your judgement. Crostata's is literally across the intersection from DiStefano's going west on Highland.
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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby waborat » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:01 pm

jjgmyers wrote:
Highland and Bishop? Isn't that "Crostata's"? In any case, yeah, that stuff is right up there with the best.



I don't know what Crostat's is. DiStefano's is next to the Harry Buffalo that is over in that area. Directly next to it on the left if you're heading toward mayfield rd.

Left on Highland and a quick right. It sits by itself. It's more of a deli, bakery type place but they have hot foods in the back where the pizza and other stuff is.


Couldn't agree with ya more Joe...

Love when we're working near that place and can walk to it every day for lunch...

They probably make 12-15 different kinds of pizza every day...

Great dough & crust, sauce, cheese & toppings...

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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby jjgmyers » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:11 am

Couldn't agree with ya more Joe...

Love when we're working near that place and can walk to it every day for lunch...

They probably make 12-15 different kinds of pizza every day...

Great dough & crust, sauce, cheese & toppings...

2 bills gets a slice the size of a puzzle



That's how I stumbled across the place. Whenever I was working in the Highland Hts, Willoughby Hills, Mayfield area I would eat lunch there everytime.

They just have a pizza that isn't like most pizzas.
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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby uncle junior » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:08 pm

My grandmother had the pizza scissors too. Wed or Thur was baking day and it was like a parade, family members would stop religiously, would never see them any other time ever.

There is a church in Youngstown's Briar Hill area, St. Anthony's that makes pizza on Friday's. By far the closest ever to Grandma's.

There is a pizza shop in Boardman called Southgate, the extra dough from the making of the pizza shells they bake off into loaves. The taste and texture is practicallly identical to my Grandmothers bread. Only thing it goes fast and there is never more than a few loaves for sale each day at Southgate.
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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:12 am

New champion for worst pizza in the history of ever, Guys.

It's disturbingly awful.

I'd rather have a pizza made by Arbys.
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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:37 am

FUDU wrote:New champion for worst pizza in the history of ever, Guys.

It's disturbingly awful.

I'd rather have a pizza made by Arbys.


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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:44 am

motherscratcher wrote:
FUDU wrote:New champion for worst pizza in the history of ever, Guys.

It's disturbingly awful.

I'd rather have a pizza made by Arbys.


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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:28 pm

FUDU wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:
FUDU wrote:New champion for worst pizza in the history of ever, Guys.

It's disturbingly awful.

I'd rather have a pizza made by Arbys.


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Oh, you mean Guys Pizza. I'd never heard of it. I didn't think you actually named the "disturbingly awful" pizza. Probably due to your disturbingly awful punctuation. :dingle:
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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:46 pm

My buddy Hunter is killing it @ Wild Goose Willoughby. Best pizza in the city hands down. Edison's in Lakewood is good, but simple and more appropriate for late night beer sessions at their bar of the same name. NOCE in Chardon is pretty damn good and takes a different spin on gourmet pizza but very pricey. At least its BYOB which can prove to make a fun evening.

I highly recommend Wild Goose to anyone in the area - their weekly specialty pizzas are ridiculous and their menu is pretty diverse. Also, Hunter makes one of the best Cuban sandwiches anywhere around here.
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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:20 pm

Do MORE nitrous mo.
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Re: Best Pizza In Cleveland?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:30 pm

FUDU wrote:Do MORE nitrous mo.


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