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Old 09-28-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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Default Pizza in Pittsburgh: New York Style or Chicago Style Pizza is most common?

Pizza in Pittsburgh: New York Style or Chicago Style Pizza is most common? Is there a Pittsburgh style of pizza?
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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There is indeed a Pittsburgh style of pizza. The signature element is a sweeter and usually well-seasoned sauce. The crust is thin but with a little more texture than a New York pizza, and it has a substantial and crusty edge.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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I had my first honest to goodness New York style pizza last month. Nothing in Pittsburgh compares.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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^^^NY Style and genuine Neapolitan style pizza is the best there is. I've had Pizza in Pittsburgh and it's not too bad. Be thankful you don't live in St. Louis or Kansas City. :-) St. Louis Style pizza is wretched to say the least. They use some kind of processed cheese instead of Mozzarella and it is like taking a bite of pure hell. And most of the pizza I've had in KC is indescribably bad or at best, mediocre.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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new haven style is the best!

if you divide all pizza into new york style (thin crust) and chicago style (deep dish), then there's definitely more new york style places. i don't see there being a pittsburgh style pizza though - places here seem to vary a lot and i don't see much difference between the range of pgh pizzas and pizza in any other non new york/new haven place.

worst pizza i ever had was in russia. it was basically a cracker spread with tomato paste and sprinkled with a little cheese.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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Just tried Azzeria in the North Hills last night, excellent.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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......then there's definitely more new york style places.
But they're not as good!

In NY, the pizza just melts in your mouth with such rich flavor.

The ingredients are clearly fresh in NY. The cheese is different too.

There was fresh whole basil leaves on top of a plain cheese pizza we bought.

It was simply heavenly.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Is there a Pittsburgh style of pizza?
Pizza with french fries on it?
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Isn't putting cold cheese on hot pizza supposed to be a Pittsburgh thing? I've never had it--sounds gross to me.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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New Haven Style is a slight variation of Neapolitan. It has the same thin crust and uses scant amounts of sauce, cheese and toppings and cooked at 800 degree plus temperatures for a couple of minutes. Thus, I'd call the New Haven a sub category of Neapolitan.
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