I had the pleasure to visit a friend in Seattle who was willing to introduce me to a few pizza places. My favorite was Bar del Corso. This is an amazing little restaurant in Beacon Hill. Some of the best pizza I’ve had in a while. We had a pizza with sausage and pickled goat horn peppers and one with arugula, buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto. It was a lovely evening with amazing pizza. Rating: 9
Upon arriving in Boston, we needed food and the concierge sent us to the Salty Pig (a worriesome name if you are eating with someone that is vegan). The pizza turned out to be really great (they also made a great vegan pizza, crust with lots of veggies). The pizza I had, had the obligatory pork products plus a fried egg on the top. I really love the runny egg yoke on a pizza, it’s a great addition. Rating: 8
On a recent visit to Nijmegen for the Conversational Speech and Lexical Representation Workshop I went to two pizza places. Both served thin crust pizzas.
The first place was DePizzaBakkers. A very nice thin crust pizza. Rating: 6
The second place was Romagna. This was a standard Italian restaurant that does amazing pizza. I had two or three different pizzas here and they were all excellent. Alas, I did not take a photo. Rating: 8.5
Of course three pizza places in one afternoon isn’t too many. First we went to Costco (for other reasons) but a slice of pizza is always good. Then we went to downtown Honolulu and visited J.J. Dolans and Proof Public House.
Proof Public House
We ordered slices here. We had three good slices of pizza and as a bonus we ordered a desert slice as well. The slices here were pretty standard fair. It’s definitely harder to judge just slices. Rating: 6
We got slices here as well. A cheese slice and and pepperoni. We can’t say this place blew us away but the sauce had a really nice flavor. Rating: 6.5
On our first night in Waikiki for the Acoustical Society of America meeting we went to what we heard was the best pizza on Waikiki. Since Waikiki is a tourist trap we didn’t have super high expectations. We went with a group and had a couple pizzas. We were all pleasantly surprised. We had our standard jalapenos and pineapple and a seafood pizza. This pizza had a really nice crust, with lots of flavor.
I was in Toronto this last week and I tried ZA Pizzeria for dinner. The pizza here was excellent. I had their “Oh, Canada!” and “Nacho ZA” as half pizzas. It was the first time I had chips on top of a pizza. I really enjoyed both pizzas, they were both flavorful and left me wanting lots more. The Nacho ZA was particularly good, I liked the Corn Sofrito, Pico de Gallo, and Jalapeño & Cheddar Cream on this pizza. I’d give this place an easy 8.5
Tonight we took a car and hit the two top ranked pizza places (according to google users) in Ithaca, NY. This time we hit Ned’s Pizza and Mark’s Pizza.
Ned’s Pizza: 7.5
Thin crust pizza with the following toppings: pineapple, banana peppers and feta.
Mark’s Pizza: 5.5
Thin crust New York style cheese pizza.