We have been on a quest to identify the best pizza shop(s) in Delaware County, so I wanted to enlist the help of any local chowhound-ers...
I have tried many of the places in mid-Delco (Swarthmore, Media, Springfield areas), and been less than impressed. Mostly pretty bland and mediocre. I tried a place which I liked quite a bit called Gaetano's in Springfield on Baltimore Pike a few months ago. Unfortunately, it looks like they have closed shop (or maybe moved). I grew up with lots of humble looking corner pizza shops in NYC and northern NJ, which just seemed better than what we get around here.
I am NOT looking for "gourmet" pizza (i.e., "pizza" with lots of esoteric, unusual ingredients (artichokes, truffles, guava, you get the idea). I am looking for the best BASIC pizza (dough/crust, zesty tomato sauce, and high quality cheese) -- with an optional added topping. To me -- THAT IS pizza. The gourmet stuff is fine, but IMHO, you can't just throw whatever you like on a crust in a round pan and call it "pizza."
Anyway, what places do YOU like in DELCO?