Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Lidia Bastianich Chef, Author, Owner of Felidia | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Share:

Restaurants & Bars 31

"Weird" Pizza Survey

Gerard | Nov 3, 2006 06:33 PM

So we don't cover the same ground as every other pizza post, let's exclude the four major varieties in the Bay Area Market: New York, Chicago Deep Dish, California, and Neapolitan.

In the Bay Area, if indeed it's possible, where do you find your favorite:

ST. LOUIS PIZZA?

A friend swears by Provel, but I'm not convinced. Still, I've never tried it.

SOUTHERN BBQ PIZZA?

Not the same as a California Barbecue Chicken Pizza. This tends towards the cheddar cheese and beef side of...disgusting? You tell me.

NEW MEXICO PIZZA?

Anybody serve a good green chile pie?

RHODE ISLAND / GRILLED PIZZA?

Though I'm sure the (Rhode Island) natives would disagree, for our purposes anybody using a grill on their pizza is probably sufficient.

HAWAIIAN PIZZA?

I think pineapple on a pizza is insane sacrilege. Anybody know a pizza--hopefully, not from a chain--that will shut me up?

GREEK PIZZA?

A New England specialty I haven't had in years. Very thick bubbly crust, cut in squares.

CHICAGO _THIN_ CRUST?

Zachary's is the only place I've seen it.

ROMAN PIZZA?

Cinecitta Bar and Roman Pizza is good. Next time I'll ask them to burn it, though.

SICILIAN PIZZA?

IMO, what they're offering at Arinell's doesn't count.

WHITE PIZZA / PIZZA BIANCA?

Some people might call this cheating as this is smack dab in the middle of New York and Neapolitan territory. Still, I think it's sufficiently different to warrant its own category. I've heard good things about A16's.

CALZONE / STROMBOLI / RIPIENO?

I have a feeling I might be hearing it over lumping these three together. If you have three different places I'm all for it. The pepperoni stromboli at Lola's on Solano (Albany in the East Bay) makes a good and fast lunch.

INDIAN PIZZA?

What's the consensus on Zante? Is it worth spending the pizza portion of my caloric budget on Indian pizza? Or is Zante's even the best Indian pizza around?

DONER DONËR DONNER DONAIR PIZZA / TURKISH PIZZA?

Anybody want to fill us in on A La Turca? Or another place?

BRAZILIAN PIZZA?

I liked Da Nino's in Berkeley the time I tried it. I guess the linguica makes it Brazilian-y. Is there a Brazilian willing to educate us?

MEXICAN PIZZA?

I've been through Mexico a few times and found it hard to tear myself away from, well, Mexican food. But I have to say dipping pizza in hot sauce GROWS on you. Anybody?

MISCELLANEOUS?

Didn't see a category that fit your favorite? Well, I never miss an opportunity to sing the praises of Cheeseboard Pizza Collective's magnificent sauceless cheese bread. Great people, great pizza. Today is:

http://cheeseboardcollective.coop/Piz...

G

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Feedback