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Frank and John's from Italy in East Greenwich, RI

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Frank and John's from Italy in East Greenwich, RI

celeriac | Jan 24, 2007 07:05 AM

My girlfriend and I have been on a search of a great slice of thin, chewy, NY or CT style pizza in RI, and so far have had no great luck. To give you an idea of the style we're going for, Via Via is our favorite followed by Nice Slice, then Fellinis. I read some decent things about both Neo's (from Bill Rodriguez at the Phoenix, which I could not distrust more) and Frank and John's in East Greenwich (here on Chowhound). F+J's was convenient to hit up the movie we wanted to see afterwards, so off we went.

I'll cut right to the chase--the pizza was disappointing. Not BAD per se, at least by the low standards I have in RI, but nowhere near as satisfying as Via Via. The crust was too thick to be truely thin and a bit soggy, with no crispness on the bottom. The upper part of the crust, where it came into contact with the cheese, was a bit wet and doughy. The flavor was good, but the whole thing was too thick, doughy and slippery--it lacks that great thin, cohesive structure that I'm looking for from a slice.

That said, the place was cute, the waitress was extremely sweet, and the salad was much better than I expected. But the pizza certainly won't have us driving down from Providence again.

Anyone tried Neo in Cranston? Any better?

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