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It has been established here that pizza is an important consideration when choosing a travel destination. No-one wants to be stranded in a city without good pizza.

Post your pizza recommendations here and I will collate them by city/country.

Cavese's, Krefeld-St Tönis, Germany: Very friendly atmosphere, recommend the Pizza Frutti di Mare if you like garlic and seafood. Also does really good snails.

Le Cochonnet, London, England: High quality ingredients, reasonable prices. They do other food too, all gorgeous. Extensive wine list and long opening hours. Also does takeaway.

Turkish kebab place in Pyynikintori, Tampere, Finland that does excellent pizzas (takeaway only though)[Elanor]

Il Patio, Moscow, Russia (a chain, but a pretty good one) I especially recommend the Focaccia bread as a side-dish. [Elanor]

Vecchia Napoli, Sliema, Malta: They specialise in Neopolitan style pizzas, but I love the traditional Maltese. This has Maltese sausage, sundried tomatoes, peppered goat cheese, capers and black olives. There is nothing better than to sit outside, chow down on one of these pizzas and watch people on the boardwalk with the Mediterranean in the background.[Thorin]

Claudio's Italian Restaurant, Kamares, Sifnos, Greece: Their pizza was excellent. Soo crispy. I had the Diablo NOM NOM NOM [Artaresto]

[ 01-29-2009, 03:24 PM: Message edited by: Athene ]

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There's a Turkish kebab place in Pyynikintori, Tampere that does excellent pizzas (takeaway only though)
Il Patio, Moscow (a chain, but a pretty good one) I especially recommend the Focaccia bread as a side-dish.

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Vecchia Napoli, Sliema, Malta: They specialise in Neopolitan style pizzas, but I love the traditional Maltese. This has Maltese sausage, sundried tomatoes, peppered goat cheese, capers and black olives. There is nothing better than to sit outside, chow down on one of these pizzas and watch people on the boardwalk with the Mediterranean in the background.
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I think this is the one:
Claudio's Italian Restaurant: Kamares, Sifnos, Greece.

Their pizza was excellent. [] Soo crispy. I had the Diablo [] NOM NOM NOM

E:I even found a link.

[ 01-29-2009, 03:26 PM: Message edited by: Artaresto ]

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Five Star Pizza on the Lisburn Road in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Very good.

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Pizza Hut - every city in the US. HA. Just kidding.

No, if you're ever in Manhattan Beach, the best Italian food EVAR is Mama D's. Their pizza is fantastic of course, but if you're ever there, the tortellini with pink sauce is TO DIE FOR. SRSLY. Everything on their menu is good though. Plus, it's right by the beach so you can't beat that.

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Rock Pasta & Flame Roasted Pizza. Multiple locations.

And seriously, my former boss made excellent pizza; he had a stone baking oven and everything.

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Well, if we're talking about homemade, I used to make a pretty good pizza when I had my bread machine (essential for the base, I found).
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If you're practically penniless in the UK, head to Lidl, and for £1 buy their frozen salami pizza. Add tabasco for an awesomely cheap home pizza. Great thin crust and sauce, and much better than it has any right to be

But "Latte di bufalo" in Piombino, a beautiful seaside town in Tuscany does the best Napolitana pizza I have ever tasted

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quote:
if you're practically penniless in the UK, head to Lidl, and for £1 buy their frozen salami pizza. Add tabasco for an awesomely cheap home pizza. Great thin crust and sauce, and much better than it has any right to be
This will come in handy for when I'm a poor student in the UK in September. [] Thanks!

[ 01-29-2009, 04:44 PM: Message edited by: Lillianna ]

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YAY Tampere FTW []

In Paris, the best pizza I've ever tasted is made at Bartolo, 7, rue des Cannettes, 75006 Paris. It's not cheap, and you have to wait for a while, but MANNOMNOMNOM []

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There is a great pizza place in San Diego. I'll look it up later.
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quote:
tortellini with pink sauce
[] sacrilege!! []
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Being patriotic. []

Peder's, Stavanger, Norway are cheap, but their pizzas are good! [] I do several visits every year. []

As for frozen pizzas, Norway's unofficial national dish, the Grandiosa, is cheap & excellent. (It is said that the grocery shops take loss on each pizza sold because they sell it so cheap, but they cannot increase the prices because customers will move to other stores). []

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I can't decide on my favorite pizza, I'll have to give it some thought. But I have a definite favorite hangover pizza. Hangover pizza is of course cold leftover pizza eaten the morning after an especially debaucherous evening. And for that, nothing beats Papa Gino's, it's actually a chain in my area, their pizza is of the thin crust variety so it can last overnite without any serious structural damage. I find thicker crust pizza absorbs the moisture from the sauce etc overnite and gets all spongy. []
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Meliverindë - I apologize. I should have said "American Italian" food. []
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Flavors Italian Grille, Salisbury, MD, USA: Small but incredibly awesome place with their own brick oven two doors from where I work. Their Baked Ziti and 'Godfather' pizzas are to die for.
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Sergi's Italian eatery- Canton and Potsdam, NY

They not only have the best hand tossed pizza, but italian dishes to die for. My favorite is their Eggplant Parm.

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Are you people mad? []

Lidl? []

Grandiosa?!?! [] [] []

(By the way, this might be the first time in recent memory that I didn't agree with something Freya posted. [] Although I haven't tried their pizzas with tabasco. Now I'm wondering if I should give that a try. )

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We have a local pizza place in Carlsbad called Pizza Port that is pretty good. They make their own pizzas and brew their own beer. Then they also use the beer to make beer pizza dough and 'beer buddies' (breadsticks with beer dough.) I'm not even a big fan of beer and I love it. [] The place is full of surfboards, games and TVs showing surfing. (Close to the beach, don't ya know.)

Supposedly there is a place nearby that has delicious frozen pizzas you bring home and bake. But, I've yet to visit. []

I've also become lactose intollerant....so thanks for making me all bothered by the thoughts of delicious cheesiness. [] []

E: Edited thanks to the funky work keyboard.

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Once upon a time there was a little place by the name of Patio Pizzeria in Lake Worth, Florida that had absolutely the best pizza and other Italian (American) food.

Of course, I'm a little partial - my Dad owned it. []

Yes, I grew up in a pizza place. Wish I had a nickel for every pizza I made there. I started out at 10 years old. I used to stand on a stool to reach into the oven. Playing guitar and having a pizza place made me somewhat popular around friends at school. Funny... the effect that pizza has on people. []

Nowadays, I like a little place called A Taste Of Italy here in Gallatin, Tennessee. But, I'd say you get a pretty good pie at most "mom-and-pop" places wherever you go.

Lotsa Pizza [] + Many Beers [] = Galion Go Night-Night []

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The Lidl-pizza is indeed the best frozen pizza available. It's cheap and better than anything else on the market. So, when you have to forego making your own and don't want to eat out, that's the way to go.

As for good pizza, might I suggest making your own with these baking sheets:

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Since they have holes in them, the dough really comes out better. I've made several pizzas with these things that I would have paid regular prices for, and with some willingness to experiment you can easily outshine the average professional pizza baker.

Although I agree that there is nothing better than having a great pizza at a place that specializes in it. []

Great thread! []

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quote:
Grandiosa?!?! [] [] []
Hey hey hey! [] [] [] Blasphemy! Don't you dare take on The Grandiosa. []
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Oooh....Belle, that pan does look great! My husband and I are going to try and make sourdough pizza bread from his bread starter. That would make it even better []
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*is going to Rock Pasta for dinner tonight*

*intends to order the Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy all meat pizza*

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