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Batavia/Geneva Pizza

Larry | Sep 24, 200504:37 PM

Does anyone have any favorites in Batavia (Geneva is probably OK, too)?

We've been going to Venice Tavern this summer, which has very good thin crust pizza. It's nothing spectacular but reliably good with a medium-thin crust and a good balance of sauce and cheese. Also, a big plus is the location. It's right on the Fox River and they have a large, beautiful patio to eat on.

We've gotten Nancy's, which has great deep dish, but so-so thin crust. We've had Rosati's, which is just average and would not keep me coming back. Aurelio's was ordered once and that will be it. We tried their stuffed pizza and it was not very good. It did not hold together well and oozed all over the place. It was topped with what I can only guess was Ragu spaghetti sauce.

I've had Armand's in St. Charles, which I love for thin crust, but alas, they won't deliver to me...

Papa Saverio's thin crust was a very good pie and I would order it again.

I only wish there was a Papa's Pizza Place around here. There's one in Westmont and one in Bollingbrook. Their double-decker pizza is great - crust, sauce, toppings, another thin layer of dough and more toppings. I ate it growing up and still make the 40 min. trip occasionally. If you live near one, it's a must-try.

If you've got any pizza tips for Batavia or Geneva, I'd love to hear them!

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