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La Fuente - New pizza place on South Street


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La Fuente - New pizza place on South Street

TeamPhilly | Jan 18, 2011 07:02 AM

Joey's pizza at 6th and South Street has closed. New owners have come in and renamed it La Fuente. It's pizza by the pie only plus various pastas, salads and sandwiches. We went out in the snow last night to try it for the first time. We were actually heading elsewhere but their kitchen fan must have been venting onto South Street. We smelled the garlicky tomato sauce and immediately changed our plans. We loved the pizza. It is of the thin crust variety but it managed to be crispy and chewy at the same time, just how we like it, so it wasn't too thin. (Just like me.)

The sauce was flavorful and there was a good ratio of sauce/cheese. You won't get a big crust around the edge of this pizza since it is closer to a flatbread type of dough. We initially meant to eat half of it and take the rest home. One thing led to another and we ate the whole pie. That probably says it all about how we liked it. Next time we will try the truffle pizza with mushrooms, ricotta and arugula.

Being on South Street it's probably not the easiest location for a sitdown family restaurant. Maybe that's why Joey's closed. But it is definitely worth the trip.

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