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Upside Down Sicilian at Spadini’s Pizza Boca Raton

Posted By: Pizza Expert on July 2nd, 2014 6 Comments

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Every now and then I become a little friendly with a pizza owner, especially if they are from a part of Long Island near where I come from. When Tom took over Mizner Pizza and changed the name to Spadini’s Pizza, he brought a taste of Long Island with him. Here was our previous review –> Spadini’s Pizza Review. After going in there several times to enjoy the slices, I finally introduced myself, which turned out not to be necessary since his girlfriend at the time was a pretty good PR girl and had already recognized me.

Tom and I ended up having a lot of pizza love in common. We both frequent the same places when we go back home, and it seemed the places I didn’t care for, he shared the same view of negativity. On one of my visits to Spadini’s Pizza we got to talking about some of our favorite pizza in Brooklyn, and of course L&B Spumoni Gardens found its way into the conversation. I asked him why he thought that nobody down here could really make an upside down Sicilian pie like they did, and he actually didn’t know the answer. So on that day, we came up with a plan and made an upside down pie the way I wanted it. Granted, there is no way we could ever compare to the amazing sauce at L&B Spumoni Gardens, or the magnificent crust, but we were willing to give it an honest Floridian try.

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Delizia Pizza New York City

4 8 slice rating

Posted By: gman on June 12th, 2014 1 Comments

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We moved into a new building in the Upper East Side of New York City, and right below me was this pizzeria I never had tried before called Delizia Pizza. I think before I even unpacked the boxes I headed down to try it out. My neighbors told me how delicious the pizza at Delizia was so I anxious went in to try it out.

After taking about 30 steps I arrived in the doorway of Delizia Pizza which was extremely clean and cooler than the outside air. The place wasn’t too busy so I was able to walk up to the counter without having to wait at all. The guy behind the counter wasn’t too friendly and asked me what I wanted with a thick Latin accent. I ordered 1 Sicilian slice which didn’t look to appetizing from the display counter and began to wait.

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Rice & Dough Pizza Fort Lauderdale, FL

4 8 slice rating

Posted By: Pizza Expert on May 31st, 2014 1 Comments

rice_and_dough.jpg The other day I was meeting some friends for a long overdue catching up session. They ended up choosing some new place called Rice & Dough in Downtown Fort Lauderdale since it had pizza and also sushi. Yes the combination seemed kind of gross to me too, but since I never tried the pizza here, I was up for the challenge. Rice and Dough was a little hard for me to find since I am seldom on that particular side street in Fort Lauderdale. It was located on SE 2nd St. and SE 5th Ave. I parked across the street in some parking lot that had more potholes than I recall NYC having and headed over to check it out. (more…)

Taormina Ristorante Pizza Commack, NY

5 8 slice rating

Posted By: Pizza Expert on May 21st, 2014 1 Comments

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It was a dreary and cold, overcast kind of day. Nobody could decide what to do, so we just hopped into the truck and drove around a bit looking at different neighborhoods around the Commack area of Long Island. My hosts suggested we tried out Taormina Pizza in Commack and see if they were any good, since their friends had told them they enjoy eating dinner there from time to time. Since I wasn’t overly impressed with Emilo’s Pizza nearby, I was excited to see if I could find another place to frequent when in the area.

Taormina Pizza had a front ordering area and a restaurant in the back, which seemed to be packed with folks from a funeral. Since we couldn’t find a spot to eat up front, we asked if we could just order our slices and sit in the back without the nuisance of having a server. The staff was quite accommodating and told us if we found a spot, to just take it.

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