Favorite Non-Chain Pizza places...


Ok here is the companion file to the Pizza Slice file. CaptainRod is heading up this project. Please post your favorite non chain hot spots here.


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Great Local Pizza

Here's mine:

Anthonys Italian Restaurant
8809 Mitchell Blvd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: (727) 372-1663


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Just to clarify, this is not

Just to clarify, this is not the same project as the "best slice of pizza" project, right? We are now talking about whole pizzas, correct?

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Carmine's Cafe
69 Huckins Ave
Quincy, MA 02171
(617) 479-4404
42.297070, -71.011355


uber360 wrote:

Just to clarify, this is not the same project as the "best slice of pizza" project, right? We are now talking about whole pizzas, correct?


Miss POI

By The Slice faded

I made the Pizza By The Slice since when I travel if I am not on my motorcycle I am usually on a rented one and a pizza box just doesn't fit well. I was hoping there were more people who have a place where they stop to get a slice for lunch or something, but that does not seem to be the case.

The 2 places I listed are great pizza places, not just by the slice. I do not know what is considered "non-chain" though. They are all local chains. Slices only has 3 stores here in the Phoenix Metro area and Venezia's only has 3 here and 2 in New Mexico where they originated. If you and only 1 other person can down the 24" pie at Venezia's you get your picture on the Wall of Fame.

-111.977295,33.677536,Slice's,"21001 N Tatum Blvd; Phoneix AZ 85050 (480) 513-1861"

-111.939849,33.42436,Slice's,"11 E Sixth St; Tempe AZ 85281 (480) 966-4681"

-111.900409,33.429347,Slice's,"2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy; Tempe AZ 85281 (480) 966-2021"

-111.822342,33.291753,Venezia's,"1080 E Pecos Rd #23; Chandler AZ 85225 (480) 786-3200"

-111.938942,33.392867,Venezia's,"33 E Southern Ave; Tempe AZ 85282 (480) 858-1660"

-111.635216,33.365739,Venezia's,"2721 S Ellsworth Rd #107; Mesa AZ 85209 (480) 380-1111"

-106.65823,35.232448,Venezia's,"1690 Rio Rancho Dr #E; Rio Rancho NM 87124 (505) 892-2026"

-106.586367,35.125602,Venezia's,"3908 San Mateo Blvd Albuquerque NM 87110 (505) 883-6000"

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Here are my favorites: Papa

Here are my favorites:

Papa Kenos Pizzeria #1
1035 Massachusetts
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 841-7272
-95.236048, 38.964992

Papa Kenos Pizzeria #2
7901 Santa Fe
Overland Park, KS 66204
(913) 648-1313
-94.671362, 38.985666

Papa Kenos Pizzeria #3
415 Westport Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 561-2858
-94.590839, 39.052980

Papa Kenos Pizzeria #4
120 E. Gregory Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 523-6262
-94.587210, 38.999515

The Pizza Maker
8725 Bourgade
Lenexa, KS 66219
(913) 888-1011
-94.766990, 38.969914

Minsky’s Pizza
7198 Renner Rd.
Shawnee, KS 66217
(913) 631-0059
-94.780654, 38.998172

Glory Days Pizza #1
2811 S.W. Wanamaker Rd.
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 271-5151
-95.762760, 39.016509

Glory Days Pizza #2
4821 W. 6th St.
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 841-5252
-95.305978, 38.970231

Glory Days Pizza #3
3310 S.E. 29th St.
Topeka, KS 66605
(785) 266-5353
-95.623301, 39.014912

Very Good Pizza

-111.925474,33.422039,Greasy Tony's,"921 E University Dr Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 894-6100"

-110.958592,32.235649,Greasy Tony's,"828 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85719 (520) 622-9089"

-112.066103,33.449382,Pizzeria Bianco,"623 E Adams St Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 258-8300"

-111.714163,33.573934,Redendo's Pizzeria & Pasta,"16948 East Shea Blvd #104 Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 (480) 816-1356"

-111.874534,33.62064,Redendo's Pizzeria Ristorante,"14700 North Frank Lloyd Blvd #159 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 767-3887"

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Pizza Pizza

Villa Rosa Pizza
853 E 185th St
Cleveland, OH 44119
(216) 486-5545


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Sammy's Pizza - Elbo Room

I'd put this at the top of my "faves":

Sammy's Pizza - Elbo Room
1309 Tower Ave, Superior, WI 54880
(715) 392-3829‎

Thanks! smile


Pizza Heaven

Pizza Heaven
5150 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 277-8800

Fantastic pizza!

Coal Fired Pizza

The best Pizza in southern Florida!

Anthony's Coal fired Pizza
2203 S Federal Hwy, Us 1
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316



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Thanks everyone. I'll update the file with the new additions asap. Keep 'em coming!

Also, please remember to add the coordinates. Thanks.

Three more favorites

Here are three of our favorites:

115 S. Jefferson St
Lexington, VA 24450
-79.4440269, 37.7844862

Naples Pizza and Subs
1213 N. Lee Hwy
Lexington, VA 24450
-79.41018819, 37.80442672

Jolly Rogers Pizza
220 W North Water St
New London, WI 54961
-88.74101400, 44.39274827

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Vince and Dominic's
10474 Auto Park Avenue
Bethesda, MD (301) 365-4190

In the Cleveland area

Here are two Italian joints in the Cleveland area. Geraci's routinely wins the Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon award for best non-chain Italian restaurant and pizzeria. Mama Santa's always wins for the best pizza in Cleveland. And both establishments deserve their awards.

2266 Warrensville Center Road
University Heights, OH 44118
-81.536464; 41.498249

Mama Santa Pizzeria
12305 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
-81.597254; 41.50784

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My Favorites...

-87.94316,41.73446,"Falco's Pizza","16 W 561 Frontage Rd.
Burr Ridge, IL
(630) 654-4644

-87.69474,41.82025,"Falco's Pizza","2806 W 40th Pl.
Chicago IL
(773) 523-7996

-87.76599,41.85068,"Falco's Pizza (Carryout)","5651 W Cermak Rd.
Cicero, IL
(708) 652-2027

-88.03459,41.80733,"Falco's Pizza (Carryout)","2021 Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL
(630) 852-7499

-87.85339,41.81682,"John's Pizza","9237 Ogden Ave.
Brookfield, IL
(708) 485-6010"

-87.86837,41.78929,"Ledo's Pizza","5525 S. La Grange Rd.
La Grange, IL
(708) 354-4500"

-87.63079,41.87382,"Pat's Pizzeria","628 S. Clark St.
Chicago, IL
(312) 427-2320"

-87.66446,41.92182,"Pequod's Pizzeria","2207 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL
(773) 327-1512

-86.33789,41.94693,"Roma's Pizzeria & Restaurant","121 W. Ferry St.
Berrien Springs, MI
(269) 471-7754"

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Boise, ID --- Flying Pie

Flying Pie Pizza. Great beer selection and an friendly eclectic crew.

-116.2622594833374,43.61941722061835,Flying Pie Pizza,"6508 W Fairview Ave Boise, ID 83704 -(208) 376-3454"


Updated today, 10/21/08 (Just fixed an error on an earlier upload today so re-download the corrected file, please)

You'll note that some of the restaurants have been rated by Jeff Verasano. You'll see his rating in parentheses after the restaurant name. They are mostly in the New York/Connecticut area. Do visit his website: http://www.varasanos.com. He knows his stuff and I trust his judgment.

Albuquerque area

-106.6164,35.222258,Village Pizza,Corrales,NM,87048

Excellent reasonably-priced pizza.

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Updated today, 10/22/08

Metro Atlanta Pizza via NY


Cosmo's Original Little Italy
144 E Crogan St Se
Lawrenceville, GA 30045

(770) 338-9274

The owner at times acts like the soup nazi from Seinfeld but the pizza is very good. Apparently he owned a pizza shop in NY.

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Yum Yum!

Latitude, Longitude

Gondola Pizza
15840 Imperial Hwy
La Mirada, CA 90638
(562) 943-4635


Latitude, Longitude

Giorgio's Pizzeria
151 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 668-1266

Eat at Joes.

Taos Pizza Out Back

-105.571567, 36.418756, Taos Pizza Out Back,"712 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-3112"

Pointers Pizza

This was on greatest places to pig out on discovery. It's really good too.
Home of the Pointersaurus!

Pointer's Pizza
1023 S. Big Bend
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
(314) 644-2000

-90.318675, 38.634262


Updated 10/23/08

Pizzeria Regina - Boston

-71.056850,42.365328,"Pizzeria Regina","11 Thacher St.
Boston, MA


Best pizza in the Lawrence, KS area

By the slice or by the pie. Great pizza!
No anchovies but if you bring a can they will put it on the pie for you.

Johnny's Tavern
401 N. 2nd
Lawrence, KS 66044

The web site is:

Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy

OH Boy Pizza
11308 S Harlem Ave
Worth, IL
(708) 361-2500

Great Pizza and all tuesdays are half price on the Large and Party sizes!!!

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Chesters Pizza

Chester's Pizza in Hamilton. OMG the best Pizza in town.

2929 Dixie Highway
Hamilton, OH 45015
Phone: 513-892-1973


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Two more

I know these two are VERY good ...

19 Old Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 858-4300
Under the Brooklyn Bridge

Rizzo's Pizza‎
3013 Steinway St
Long Island City, NY 11103
(718) 721-9862‎

But here is a list (at very bottom) from a web page that is all about pizza ...


Great Local Pizza

The best! My all-time favorite pizza.

Demetrios' Pizza
1720 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 758-6478


Totonnos; NY Pizza

A few years ago, I ate at the first location in Coney Island. Handmade mozzarella cheese.


-73.983572, 40.579016
1524 Neptune Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

-73.954213, 40.774228
1544 Second Avenue
(Between 80th and 81st Street)
New York, NY 10028

-73.979522, 40.739808
462 Second Avenue
(Between 26th - 27th)
New York, NY

-73.864693, 40.954514
125 Tuckahoe Rd.
Yonkers, 10710


Not to start a frenzied thread BUT, FoodTV Network says that NEW YORK pizza is the best in the world! Chicago coming in second best.
But all New Yorkers knew that anyway!

Here is my favorite!

TJ's Pizza
595 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

414156.52N 735448.80W


Please format your addresses as follows. It will make life much easier for me. Thanks!


-72.916925,41.303151,Frank Pepe's Pizza,"157 Wooster Street
New Haven CT 06511
(203) 865-5762"


Updated today, 11/6/2008


Thank-you for the update. Making me hungry looking at the list!

In the latest update today, lines 98 & 99 appear to have a 3 letter state abbreviation. Should it be "NC"?


Harry's Pizza

41.760415°, -72.746314°, 1003 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107, (860) 231-7166, harryspizza.net

Great thin crust pizza

Bar, New Haven, CT

-72.930206°,41.306161° Bar, 254 Crown St
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 495-1111

Really good pizza in Oklahoma. Really.

41.797267,-88.436024,Hideaway Pizza,"230 S Knoblock Street
Stillwater OK 74074
(405) 372-4777"

Other locations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa

You're not the CaptainRod in Illinois, are you?

Great Homemade Pizza at a Good Price

-83.79049,35.88345,Two J'S,"10211 Chapman Highway
Seymour, TN 37865
(865) 609-7000"

Sidestreet Pizza & Pasta

-82.237100,35.206967,Sidestreet Pizza & Pasta,"135 South Trade St Tryon NC 28782
(828) 859-5325"


Tim, Thanks for pointing out the error. Fixed. I'll add the new update later today.

Hawkster, No, I'm from Maryland.

Vancouver, B.C. Suburbs

Me-n_Ed's Pizza Parlor

Burnaby: 7110 Hall Ave., Burnaby, B.C.
N 49.21921 W 122.95490

Coquitlam: 1121 Austin Ave., Coquitlam, B.C.
N 49.24899 W 122.86173

Port Coquitlam: 2233 McAllister Ave., Port Coq., BC
N 49.26203 W 122.77927

Langley: 20270 Fraser Hwy, Langley, B.C.
N 49.10571 W 122.66113



Updated today, 11/11/08. Thanks for all the contributions!

cranky hanks pizza 4444 1st

cranky hanks pizza
4444 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA‎
(319) 365-4265‎

Harris Pizza
3903 14th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 788-3446

Tuscan Pizza - Il Ritrovo

When I visit Sheboygan, WI I almost always visit the upscale Trattoria Stefano. But, right across the street the owner has another excellent restaurant, Il Ritrovo.

The restaurant uses authentic Tuscan recipes and techniques. A wood-fired oven cooks the pizza at 800 degrees fahrenheit.

I'm glad I gave it a try recently. Truly excellent. smile


Il Ritrovo
515 S 8th St
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 803-7516

House Of Pizza

-82.122846,34.927539,House Of Pizza,"700 E Main St #10C Duncan SC 29334
(864) 439-0088"

Tomatino's Pizza

-86.2915, 32.3520, Tomatino's Pizza and Bakeshop, 1036 East Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
Phone: 334-264-4241

Pricey, but excellent Pizza. Toppings are huge!

Portland area

Two interesting places in the Portland area are Pizzicato and Papa's Pizza. Pizzicato now has 21 locations, including franchises, so that probably would be considered a chain. Papa's Pizza has 6 locations in Western Oregon.

If you're interested in either or both, I'll geocode addresses.

Papa's Pizza has whole pizzas for dine-in, take out, and delivery, and a lunch buffet. It also features a huge indoor playground for the kids.

Pizzicato has dine-in and take-out whole pizzas and slices. They focus on lighter, gourmet pizzas instead of the traditional categories.

Another local one for whole or slices is Pizza Schmizza, but they have at least 30 locations.

The Brothers Three

Very good pizza at two locations in N.E. Wisconsin. When I've asked about the best pizza in town, I've had many locals highly recommend The Brothers Three. I heartily agree!

-87.649355,45.093641,The Brothers Three,"1302 Marinette Ave
Marinette WI 54143
(715) 735-9054"‎

-87.869596,44.886845,The Brothers Three,"106 Superior Ave
Oconto, WI 54153
(920) 834-3471"‎



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