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Old 09-27-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Glen Mills
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In the vicinity of Highland Park in Delaware County PA and thought I would stop to eat at a very old stomping ground. "Pica's" Pizza just the way I remembered. Small square now but the old large rectangular still hangs in there. I don't know whether its the sauce, the cheese or what ingredient makes it special but I can't help but finish a small by my lonesome. I think its the square shape that makes it special or the fact that the cheese is laid down on the crust and sauce splashed on after the cheese is set. Its as if the cheese had been melted to the surface before even adding the sauce. I had my first "Pica's" pizza when I was about 9 years old more than 58 years ago and only about a year after his locating to Delaware County. I have worked in Perth Amboy, Hightstown NJ, Norristown, Philadelphia PA, Newark, Glasgow and Dover DE and nowhere have I found a Pizza that strikes the buds just like Good ole Pica's. I remember the storefront take out and how it grew over time to the Restaurant it now is -- Give your taste buds a treat and stop in some time and report back if you enjoyed like I have for over 1/2 a century. Now that I think of it probably is just that good because its square shape, nah!!!!!! I just don't know.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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I used to live by Pica's and went on a number of occasions - loved the pizza and cherry coke!

Growing up, my dad always insisted on pizza from Imperial (in Secane).
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Frank Picas.. Been there once. it was good. Not the best by far. Prolly won;t go back again .. too far and pizza not *that* good. Tonys, Santuccis and Tacs is better

Pica’s Restaurant • Philadelphia Area Italian Restaurant • Lunch, Dinner, Banquets • Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches • Daily Specials
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Glen Mills
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You know I love a pizza simplistic cheese, great sauce and a topping or 2. I hate the pizza where it appears they are trying to make it an overflowing sandwich. Some places pride themselves on an expensive slice of piece loaded with so much that it does not taste simplistic the way I like it. Pica's makes a tasty piece and the sauce enough zing to satisfy my taste buds. I hope anyone else who ate there will chime in. The parlor has been around since 1941 and I have not detected a difference in all the time I ate there and anything around for 72 years has something to boast about.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Weston, Florida
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Oh, my God! It seems to me that it's the best description of food I've ever read!!! Thank you, it was really a great pleasure for me to read your article!!!
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Have heard through the grapevine that Pica's will be opening up a restaurant in the West Chester area. But also heard that they'll be closing the Upper Darby location. Can anyone verify whether they're closing their DelCo site?
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Sounds like Detroit style pizza... mmmm delicious
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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Have heard through the grapevine that Pica's will be opening up a restaurant in the West Chester area. But also heard that they'll be closing the Upper Darby location. Can anyone verify whether they're closing their DelCo site?
Stop rumor-mongering.

You probably don't even know anybody in Upper Darby.
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