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Old 10-05-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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What is different between NY pizza and most pizza in Greenville? I worked up in nothern NJ across the river from Manhattan for awhile, and I never noticed any difference. Many of the local pizza places in Greenville/ Upstate pitch their pizza as NY style. Pizza City New York Style, Tony's New York Style Pizzeria are two examples.
Yes, places around here are NY Style, but that doesn't mean it is the same. It is hard to give you a tangible difference. I can just say that it is better up there. The dough is better, the sauce is better, the cheese, well....mostly the same. It is believed that it is the water the makes the difference. Not the quality, but the particular minerals in the water.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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What is different between NY pizza and most pizza in Greenville? I worked up in nothern NJ across the river from Manhattan for awhile, and I never noticed any difference. Many of the local pizza places in Greenville/ Upstate pitch their pizza as NY style. Pizza City New York Style, Tony's New York Style Pizzeria are two examples.
Yeah, they can call it NY Pizza but it's not the same. Another thing that I find lacking here is the flavor in the sauce. I like spices in my sauce, just not tomato sauce. Give me garlic, basil, pepper, Parmesan, etc. The one place that does have good sauce is Della Ventura's in Greer. They even sell their sauce. Their pizza is decent but still not the same but I will say they have good Italian food.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:47 PM
 
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Great info! Real Italian pizza, the kind DH and I got growing up in NYC, is near impossible to find around here. I think we might look this place up. Thanks!

Lived in Greenville a short while and my step mother found an Italian restaurant not too far away. The owner was from New Jersey and managed to have a good deal of his supplies shipped from New York or Jersey.

The Antipasto was so good it was like being back in Boston's North End. Just terrific.

The entire restaurant was completely first rate - I really wish I could recall the name. It was funny how many transplants were there enjoying the food.

I did miss that a great deal - a wide variety of first rate restaurants. That and iced coffee....

Very few places had iced coffee and I sure missed it. People around here drink it year round by the gallon.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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What is different between NY pizza and most pizza in Greenville? I worked up in nothern NJ across the river from Manhattan for awhile, and I never noticed any difference. Many of the local pizza places in Greenville/ Upstate pitch their pizza as NY style. Pizza City New York Style, Tony's New York Style Pizzeria are two examples.
I find everything tastes a little better in the streets of Manhattan because it's juxtaposed to the background smell of garbage and exhaust fumes.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:24 PM
 
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Lived in Greenville a short while and my step mother found an Italian restaurant not too far away. The owner was from New Jersey and managed to have a good deal of his supplies shipped from New York or Jersey.

The Antipasto was so good it was like being back in Boston's North End. Just terrific.

It's great to discover these little gems! Sounds divine. I lived for quite a few years not far from the North End so know of what you speak. Those little Italian restaurants made the best pizza! A little different from NYC pizzeria pizza but still so authentic and delicious. I'm hungry now...
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:32 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Yes, places around here are NY Style, but that doesn't mean it is the same. It is hard to give you a tangible difference. I can just say that it is better up there. The dough is better, the sauce is better, the cheese, well....mostly the same. It is believed that it is the water the makes the difference. Not the quality, but the particular minerals in the water.
The magic water theory is a delusion. I first heard it in South Jersey during the real estate bubble. The funny part is that they complained & complained & blamed it on the bad water. If they had been smart enough to look on the back of their water bill, they would have seen that it came from the same reservoir. I never told them. You can't argue with stupid.
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:02 AM
 
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I grew up near New Haven CT, where there were (and still are) three famous old pizza places- Sally's, Pepe's, and The Spot. When I was a kid, over 50 years ago, The Spot was a converted jail, and had raw concrete floors and bars on the windows. All three places have a huge coal-fired oven, and back in the day, they barely spoke enough English to take orders. If you read Doonesbury, the pizza boxes in the background are from Sally's.

One thing I hate is sweet sauce on pizza. Pizza should be savory, not sweet. We mostly make it at home now, so it is hotter, fresher, and better. We only eat pizza maybe 6 times a year. As for the Jersey/New York water thing, on last night's 'Hawaii 5-0', Danny was talking about his uncle sending them water from New Jersey for a pizza place he wants to open.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Yeah, they can call it NY Pizza but it's not the same. Another thing that I find lacking here is the flavor in the sauce. I like spices in my sauce, just not tomato sauce. Give me garlic, basil, pepper, Parmesan, etc. The one place that does have good sauce is Della Ventura's in Greer. They even sell their sauce. Their pizza is decent but still not the same but I will say they have good Italian food.
The thing is many of the local places are run by people who moved from the north. I believe Tito's is run by Italians.

Here is an example review of Tito's on Google by a person from up north: ' Im from the north and this place catered to my New York tastbuds. I love New York style pizza.'

Here's are some Google reviews for Tony's Pizza on Haywood:

'Seriously as good as NY area pizza.'

'The pizza was delicious! The closest I've tasted to NY pizza .... outside of Brooklyn!'

'Great pizza. I'm a New Yorker and a pizza snob.'

'I'm from NY, I definitely know good pizza - Tony's is the best I've had since moving down here... I tell everyone I know about it, and they all love it too. It tastes just like good old NY pizza'

'Coming from a guy who grew up around New Yorkers and eating great Italian food this place is the REAL DEAL! Best Pizza & Garlic rolls around. I drive from Hendersonville, NC to come back and bring home a pie from Tony's.'
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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The thing is many of the local places are run by people who moved from the north. I believe Tito's is run by Italians.

Here is an example review of Tito's on Google by a person from up north: ' Im from the north and this place catered to my New York tastbuds. I love New York style pizza.'

Here's are some Google reviews for Tony's Pizza on Haywood:

'Seriously as good as NY area pizza.'

'The pizza was delicious! The closest I've tasted to NY pizza .... outside of Brooklyn!'

'Great pizza. I'm a New Yorker and a pizza snob.'

'I'm from NY, I definitely know good pizza - Tony's is the best I've had since moving down here... I tell everyone I know about it, and they all love it too. It tastes just like good old NY pizza'

'Coming from a guy who grew up around New Yorkers and eating great Italian food this place is the REAL DEAL! Best Pizza & Garlic rolls around. I drive from Hendersonville, NC to come back and bring home a pie from Tony's.'
I've tried Tito's as well and I am not a fan of it. I prefer Pizza City over it. Pizza City pizza isn't bad, the sauce just needs more spices. The people making the reviews may like it but too me, it's still insn't the same
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Travelers Rest S.C.
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Yeah, they can call it NY Pizza but it's not the same. Another thing that I find lacking here is the flavor in the sauce. I like spices in my sauce, just not tomato sauce. Give me garlic, basil, pepper, Parmesan, etc. The one place that does have good sauce is Della Ventura's in Greer. They even sell their sauce. Their pizza is decent but still not the same but I will say they have good Italian food.
It's all in the sauce. Making a good sauce weather it be pizza or pasta sauce, takes time and love. it does not come from Sysco. Slow cooked to get the acid out of the tomatoes and convert them to sugar, then the right herbs and spices. I start my sauce on Saturday for a Sunday meal! And for gods sake people, quit buying that pink slime ground beef and invest in a meat grinder and run a good chuck steak and a sirloin through it and make your own !
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