Gianfranco Pizza Rustica – Philadelphia, PA

by PizzaSnobo on December 15, 2010

Multiple locations

Philadelphia is a town with some very good food. When the early pizza mavens came through Ellis Island, along with staying in NY or moving north to New Haven or Rhode Island, some moved south toward Trenton and Philadelphia. Good thing too, because years later there is still good pizza to be had. Gianfranco Pizza Rustica hasn’t been around quite as long as places like Tacconelli’s or Di Fara, but that shouldn’t keep you from coming. With three locations, including Old City on Third Street; Center City; and South Philly, this could be the best slice in the city.

Gianfranco slices ($2.50) are pretty much NY Style and the soft, sweet dough is the best part. The pizza has a thickness to it, but the texture is light and crispy so fans of thin crust will also like it. (The PizzaSnobo loves all varieties!) The cheese is the sort you’ll find in many corner shops, but it has a nice melt-in-your-mouth texture. The sauce was light and tart in a good way, though it didn’t stand out from the other two components.

This is one of the better Philly bets around.

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