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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Who has the best slice?

While the chains serve a purpose, there's nothing like a mom-and-popesque pizza shop. I love the ones that have the spicy sauce that you just know is identical to the way someone's Nonna made it more than 100 years ago.

We are writing a round-up of some of the best pizza shops in Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky. Here are the rules, so to speak: It can't be a chain and they have to deliver.


I'm stopping by Fratelli's on my way home tonight to try their pizza (I know they don't deliver, but I've been meaning to try it for ages.) I've heard Aponte's is another one to try up North, and they do deliver. Who has the pizza (non-chain and delivery) you crave?

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13 Comments:

at 7:46 PM Blogger Renee said...

OOOh, I'm looking forward to reading this. Most of the food here is great, but since moving to Cinty from Connecticut, we've really missed New Haven-style Italian pizza -- thin, crisp crust baked in a very hot oven. And NO sugar in the sauce! I've taken to making my own because we've been so disappointed with every one we've tried.

 
at 9:53 PM Blogger Earl said...

I'm going to take a chance because I'm not sure if they deliver -- I'll say Spooner's Pizza on Blue Ash Road in Deer Park. I always just stop by and pick it up.

 
at 6:50 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trotta's over on the west side is great...you have to try the sicilian with goetta!

 
at 6:54 AM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

Ramundo's in Mt. Lookout is very good. As for pizza with Goetta--I'll just have to take your word for it.

 
at 7:31 AM Anonymous FoodieToo said...

Riverfront Pizza in Covington (near the Waffle House). I don't know what it is, but that pizza is AMAZING!

 
at 9:22 AM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

Riverfront Pizza is really good, but they have a very limited delivery area. I live in the Licking Riverside historic district and they won't deliver to me. Luckily, it's not too far to pick up.

 
at 9:51 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as you like NY style pizza, you can't go wrong with Fratelli's or Aponte's. Sliced meatballs are our fave topping at Fratelli's.

 
at 10:24 AM Blogger Nicci King said...

Adrien and I went to Fratelli's last night. We grabbed a large pepperoni and it was pretty good. Definitely more like the pies I've had on the East Coast, specifically NYC. Adrien is from Pa., and he gave it a thumbs up. The sauce was OK. I am not a fan of cloying sweetness in my red sauce, so I loved that it was savory. But at one point, the flavor was ever-so-slightly reminiscent of that pizza-in-a-box. (Yes, my parents bought that when I was a kid. I tried it once and never again. They're lucky I didn't call 696-KIDS...)

 
at 1:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah...I guess a nice jewish girl wouldn't be able to taste the goetta. However...the pizza is still GREAT even without the goetta...very garlicky, thick, chewy crust, with slightly spicy sauce.

 
at 7:22 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ramundo's in Mt Lookout is the best! No sugar in the sauce! Homemade meatballs and homemade italian sausage sliced on top of the perfect NY slice! They also have footlong slices for lunch.

 
at 9:05 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Germantown Pizza in Covington.

 
at 11:19 AM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

Yes, Germantown is good and they just moved to a new location, but do they deliver?

 
at 9:24 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apante's.........


Outstanding !!!

 
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