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View Poll Results: Which US variation of pizza has the best taste
New York-style 143 50.35%
Chicago-style 92 32.39%
St. Louis-style 20 7.04%
New Haven-style 29 10.21%
Voters: 284. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-25-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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Its been a couple of years, but I think they offer it. Also check out Carmine's on New Britain Ave - he's from Italy, but makes American style, he might have Sicilian on the menu.
Thanks!
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I voted for New York. I wasn't familiar with the term New Haven, but after seeing the pictures, I definitely recognize that as a distinct pizza variety, and one that I do like quite a bit. However, I still prefer New York style. In Boston it's pretty easy to get both, and another style which we call Greek pizza, but I think is closer to what is typically called Chicago Pizza. Not sure exactly what if any differences there are. At any rate, Greek pizza is acceptable, but not my preference.

My favorite pizza outside of the Northeast is Round Table Pizza in California. Don't know whether it constitutes a California style or not, but I love the extremely crisp (almost cracker like) crust, along with the spicy sauce and almost burnt cheese.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: IN
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That Grimaldi's looks absolutely incredible! I have to go there when I am down that way.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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New York. Specifically, Joe Ruggeiro's Fleetwood Pizza in Mount Vernon.

1.New York crust

2.San Marzano tomato sauce

3.Mozzarella

4. If you need toppings, limit it to one or two

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Old 08-26-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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That Grimaldi's looks absolutely incredible! I have to go there when I am down that way.
It was surprisingly good to me. They put it in a brick coal oven which makes it taste a lot different. The crust is really thin, so a large pizza is good for 3 people to finish in one sitting. It's more expensive than most pizzerias, but worth it.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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There's a California Pizza kitchen close by to where I live. We have tons of awesome pizzerias, but I wonder how that chain is. I've seen some types of pizzas they have, and it sounds kind of gross. Have you tried it?

I think the idea of opening a California Pizza kitchen in downstate NY is a disaster, lol. I'm sure they don't do much business here with all the local joints around.
It's basically a pizza on a cracker. It tastes pretty good, and it could probably do well in New York for those times when people want something different.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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I have never been to Pepe's in New Haven but have been to the one in Fairfield and I wasn't impressed. I mean it was good, but I was expecting more. I guess I have to get to New Haven and try it out. As mentioned before I heard the tap water in New Haven has alot to do with it. Even heard a rumor that they brought in tap water from New Haven to make the pizza in Fairfield, most likely just a rumor however.
As for New Haven style pizza and anyone doubting it's exsistence or if it is "real" pizza or "good pizza" has never been to Connecticut. The pizza in Connecticut is just as good, if not better then anywhere in New York or anywhere else in the country for that matter. Pizza is all personal preference, so I could prefer I place in Bridgeport or New Haven or Stamford and someone from that same city can despise it and like another place in the burbs somewhere.
Look up Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana or Sally's or any pizza place in Wooster Square for that matter. You will understand that pizza in Connecticut, especially New Haven has been a tradition for a long, long time. Chicago pizza doesn't compare. New York does, but it's open for debate.
New Yorkers and residents of Western Connecticut (New Haven down to the state line in Greenwich) seem to be very particular on what they like and will not dare lose an argument about who makes better food, etc. That's why so many New Yorkers doubt New Haven's pizza as some of the best in the world and thats why people from Connecticut will hate on New York Style. There will never be a truce. As for me, I will say pizza isn't the same outside the tri-state area, but as for Metropolitian NYC who knows.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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People who diss New Haven's clam pizza but gleefully accept those 'California-style' travesties like BBQ chicken "pizza" and Thai-whatever "pizza" with guacamole or whatever can GTFO.

That is coming from a die-hard NY pizza connoiseur. I'll take a burnt clam pizza any day of the week over those fancy schmancy west coast pies.

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Old 08-27-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I don't know much about New Haven or St. Louis style, but I chose New York style. I do like Chicago style, but it's not portable like a New York slice. You can't just swing by a place on a street corner for a slice of Chicago style pizza like you can New York.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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People who diss New Haven's clam pizza but gleefully accept those 'California-style' travesties like BBQ chicken "pizza" and Thai-whatever "pizza" with guacamole or whatever can GTFO.

That is coming from a die-hard NY pizza connoiseur. I'll take a burnt clam pizza any day of the week over those fancy schmancy west coast pies.

ABQConvict
This is a great post, mister!
I will reiterate: the next time I go back east to visit, I am going straight to New Haven.

There are just some things that should remain regional, like food. Chicken enchiladas just shouldn't be served in restaurants in Burlington Vermont. It's heresy.
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