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Is this Philadelphia-style pizza? Santucci's @ 10th & Christian

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Is this Philadelphia-style pizza? Santucci's @ 10th & Christian

barryg | Aug 18, 2011 10:19 PM

I dined in at the new Santucci's last night, and the pizza is fantastic. It was my first Santucci's experience (they have a few other locations, mostly in the Northeast). For those that don't know, this is a square pie, medium-thick crust, with the cheese underneath the sauce.

The pie is like a delicious mutant cross between a bakery-style tomato pie and regular pizza. The sauce is on the pastier side, like tomato pie, and very flavorful, like good tomato pie. The crust is similar to tomato pie, but made very crispy in the oven.

I do wonder how well the pies will travel. It cooled down pretty quickly compared to most pizza, I think because the cheese isn't on top to retain heat. Fresh out of the oven, it was great.

The style is similar to some other pizzas I've had recently; namely, Stogie Joe's and La Rosa's. Do they make pizza like this anywhere else? Is this what Philly-style pizza is?

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