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Pizza on Paulina--Does Anyone Remember?

Fred | Feb 15, 200501:35 AM     18

Way back in the 60's there was an outstanding pizza restaurant on Paulina just north of Howard St. The name was 'Villa Girgente' (sp?) but we just called the place 'Villa'. I went there often in the early to mid sixty's. They made a delicious rectangular thin crust pizza with corn meal on the bottom. The sausage and cheese (imported provolone) they used was absolutely top notch. The sauce was fantastic, mild and sweet. Even after over 40 years I can still remember the taste.

Does anyone remember this place? Did they move to another location and/or change their name? Does anone know what this type of rectangular thin crust pizza is called and if it's available anywhere else?

Thanks for your help. I sure would love to try it again.

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