While walking up the street from our last stop on a trolley tour, we were looking for a good place to have a hot lunch on a very cold and windy day in Philly. Walking into the restaurant and out of the bitter cold we noticed the wood fire oven glowing and giving the nicely decorated restaurant warmth and a sense of comfort. We passed by a table of diners who ordered 6 of the wood fired pizzas that were spread out on their table looking beautifully delicious. The menu had some great offerings and if was difficult to choose just one thing for lunch. A loaf of warm bread and a small bowl of seasoned olive oil was brought to our table with our sodas. It was a delicious dipping appetizer. We ordered the brushetta which was good but the tomato mixture was very cold sitting on the warm toasted bagette slices. I wish it would have been room temperature.. My son had a wood fired pizza, I had the gnocchi and my husband had the homemade ravioli. All 3 lunches were terrific. The tomato sauce on both the ravioli and the gnocchi was flavorful and creamy. The portions were just right for us and we left feeling satisfied at this last meal we would be eating in Philly for this visit. Wait staff was attentive and ready to refill sodas when they were almost empty. I am looking forward to visiting Pizzicato again when I travel to Philly in April.
Original Village has possibly the most delicious pizza in the area. I am always surprised about how cheap it is. I used to be a chef at a prestigious, expensive Bucks County restaurant, so I know what I am talking about. Yeah, their tomato sauce comes from a can, but that happens at every local pizzeria. Original's other food ranges from mediocre to excellent. I give Original Village five stars overall for food, service, and prices, but only three stars for atmosphere. Call in advance so that you do not have to wait 30 minutes. Italian food takes a long time to make! Other great pizza joints are Vince's, Charlie's, and Santucci's.
I have lived in the neighborhood for 6 years and this remains one of my top restaurants in the area. When I introduced my, now wife, to Angelino's, it immediately became her favorite place. When our friends are over, it's one of the first places they request when we decide to order pizza and wings. It's also one of our favorite local BYO. Their prices are great, their homemade Italian food is delicious, and they even have small jazz bands there on occasion. We're moving out of the neighborhood soon and we will miss this place. If you haven't already, give Angelino's a try, it's a neighborhood gem.
Ordered takeout this weekend. We had a large Stromboli with the works. Ingredients were skimpy. There were four inches of crust along the edge with no ingredients. Nothing but dough. If we wanted a hunk of bread we would ordered from a bakery. The crust could have been crispier. Way too much bread proportion. The onion rings were small and skimpy. Also ordered an antipasta salad. Probably the only thing worth ordering except one of the dressings was not what we ordered. Overall overpriced and disappointing. Was looking forward to a great pizza on the corner place. Sorry EVO didn't cut it.
This is our favorite delivery restaurant in the neighborhood. Their pizza is really good, especially if you like pizza with thinner crusts. My wife loves their tuna salad. It's fresh, not too much mayonnaise, and they give you a lot for what you pay. Being a frequent customer, I asked them a while ago what the owner would recommend. The girl behind the counter said their oven baked rustic sandwiches. She wasn't kidding. I tried two of them and they were both amazing. The delivery guy is really friend, and their delivery is the fastest out of all places we order from.
This is seriously the tastiest pizza that I have ever eaten. Everything is fresh, from the toppings to the dough to the cheese to the sauce. Nothing sold here comes from a box, can, freezer, etc. They actually make their own sauce with fresh tomatoes, not the horrible canned nonsense all other pizzerias use. Pizza Brain's prices are LOW when compared to the competition, especially considering that Brain includes tax. And no I don't work for them, I just love to praise great businesses and trash awful ones.
RIO'S PIZZA & GRILL is a cut above the rest. I'm so glad I've found a quality pizza restaurant, after many disappointments. Their cheese steaks are second to none, as with their fries and onion rings. I have high blood pressure. I request that they not salt anything--and they do not salt anything. Such a refreshing change from all the skank pizzerias in my neighborhood. I'm gonna try their other entrees. Gonna be a regular customer for a long, long time. RIO'S rocks Northeast Philly!
This store has the worst service out of all the little ceasars I have been to. The staff is clueless about how to run a store. I sometimes stop on my way to work but they never have hot and ready lunch combos ready. Granted the store is in the hood. So you get what you pay for. For most of the workers it's there first job. There was one female how does excellent work. I guess they moved her to another location. They will never get a dime of my money.
I was glad to see the pizzeria open again after being closed for extensive renovations. The dining area is very inviting, comfortable, and air conditioned and the staff is attentive and genuinely friendly. They have an extensive menu and prices are very reasonable and the display of fresh made pizzas which you can buy by the slice made my mouth water! I ordered a pizza to go and it was delicious!
This is the best! Been going since I was a kid. my favorite is the White spinach pie. I now live in Florida and miss Tacs. Now when I visit we call a couple days ahead and order as many as 10 pies! Can't leave without a couple pies left for morning breakfast! My husband taks about Tacs all the time like a kid waiting for Santa at Christmas! See you again soon. All our best, The Squooch Family.