It's Victor's on the west side of Polk near Pine! I should have known. But, it's been years since I ordered from them, so I figured...well, I don't know what I was thinking, but finally I've got my pizza-craving head on straight. There may be a personal weight gain in the works, but hell...I don't care! As somebody once said about something, unfortunately not pizza...Bring it ON!
I CANNOT believe how good this pie truly is. It IS New York pizza! I got an x-tra large vegetarian special, because that is the hardest pie not to ruin...because rapid condensation of the vegetables, as oppposed to meat which is stable, can easily produce a wet delivery pie. This pizza is perfect. Even COLD. I just ate a hot (still melty cheese) slice, then a cold slice - perfecto! Perfect savory light sauce. Somebody even thought to sprinkle oregano on top. Plenty of toppings: well grilled, yet not sloppy or overcooked. Very tasty (perfect again) crust, not too thin, not too thick. Tender dough - did NOT crack upon being folded in half the long way - a crucial test failed by both Delfina and Arinell. A16's pie folds easily, but it's not NY style, and they don't deliver. Victor's delivery time from initial call to Dolores & 14th. st. - just over a half hour.
Price: $25 ($10 less than the inferior Goat Hill pizza with their skimpy toppings, which despite my complaints they failed to increase on the second, and last, delivery). Before he left me alone with the hot pie, I asked the delivery guy whether those notorious (to me) very flirtatious several Italian guys were still working there - YES they are! Victor's, delivering shockingly great pizza since 1954.
I LOVE YOU VICTOR'S PIZZA!
Vital style tip for serious chowhounds: as soon as your lovely pie is in your hot little hands, remove it from the box and place on a wire rack. Pull out your oven rack and use that if necessary. This will prevent that dreaded soggy condensation - for best taste, reheat one slice at a time.
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