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  1. I’ve never seen a pizza like that. Lots of sauce on top.
    I live in Boston and I agree, it is tough to find better than Regina’s. There is a reason the line is always out to the street.

  2. I don’t live in Philly, nor do I have plans to visit in the near future, but that Pizza looks amazing! I love extra sauce on pizza, so sauce on top looks right up my alley. I don’t know of any places out west that put sauce on top.

  3. jen

    santucci’s is a northeast philly staple! i was surprised to see them expanding into hipster south philly this summer. their pizza does rock. i last indulged after the ’11 philly half marathon.

    charlie’s pizza on the boulevard near oxford circle is, imho, the best in philly. perfectly hand stretched crust baked to a crispy but not thin crust perfection. tangy but not tart homemade sauce, and big browned blobs of extra mozz (high quality) on top like little islands of paradise in a sea of red gravy. yummm… ok, my study halls students are probably wondering why teacher is drooling.

  4. That looks great! I enjoy Stella Pizzeria in Old City- mostly because I like thin woodfired pizza. It’s a little pricey but the restaurant is family friendly and the food is always good.

  5. Melissa Paretchan

    I grew up on Santucci’s pizza!! A native of NE Philly Santucci is a household name! Definitely one of my favorites!

  6. Actually it’s in Society Hill

  7. square pizza looks yummy! you gotta get your lil fam to tacconelli’s. it’s a short drive, but totally worth the excursion…plus it’s byob/s(salad)/d(dessert).

  8. Let’s meet there for dinner one night! Looks amazing!

  9. RhodeyGirlTests

    Sounds good to me! And no, we haven’t been to Slice yet but I’ve walked by!

  10. yep — gotta call ahead to reserve dough, but if you reserve, they’re pretty quick. they will turn you away if you don’t have a dough reservation though…that whole concept still cracks me up! I highly recommend going for any of the red pizzas – not a huge fan of the whites bc they use a lot of garlic powder. Classic margherita, plain cheese, and pepperoni are my favs! 🙂

  11. Looks really delicious!!

  12. Melissa Paretchan

    @RhodeyGirl – The blvd is about 10-12 minutes from Holy Trinity Church. The blvd is also knowns as Rte 1

  13. This is the 4th time THIS WEEK that someone has recommended Santuccis! I consider myself a pizza fanatic and now I must try this! It’s also really close to my house!
    Im not sure where your new house is but do you know if they deliver to the west side of Broad?
    Also have you tried FrancoLuigis? They have a really
    Good sicilian pizza. I’m not as crazy about slice, I like a doughier crust, but it’s worth trying.
    I think I could write a blog about pizza, I love it that much!!

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Becky, They said they deliver “up to Market”. Not sure if that encompasses where you live? I’m horrible with maps and directions.

      I have never even heard of FrancoLuigis. I’ll have to try it – thanks for the tip. What do you think of Tacconellis?

      • @RhodeyGirlTests,

        We had Santuccis for dinner last night, I work quick! Definitely two thumbs up. And they delivered!(we’re in South Philly, but on the West side of Broad). I’m obsessed with the crust. Best. EVER. I did think it was a little pricey though, we got a large to share with friends and it was only big enough for everyone to have 2 slices (which was fine for me, but not for the dudes.) but I’ll definitely order again!
        Sadly, I have not been to Tacconelli’s (maybe tonight? haha!). But I think its weird and a little ridiculous that you have to reserve dough. Seriously? You’re a pizza joint! Make more!
        Also, there is a new pizza place on Passyunk Ave called Birra which rivals Stella and is DEFINITELY worth a trip to South Philly.

  14. Christine

    My family LOVES Santuccis! If your willing to make the drive over the bridge you got to try Tacconelli’s in New Jersey. I am not kidding you the drive is completely worth it and its a friendly casual family atmosphere. The salads are delicious and the pizza is like nothing I have ever had before. Heres the info!
    450 South Lenola Road Maple Shade, NJ 08052-1608
    (856) 638-0338

  15. Christine

    By the way I saw above that someone else recommended the one in Philly, but the one in NJ you dont have to reserve the dough! Less intimidating 🙂

  16. Jen

    Always go to santarpio’s in east Boston have been going since I was a kid, there’s always a line and it’s soo good. Will have to try reginas never been.

  17. I’m pretty sure my dad has talked about that place before! Mike and I will have to check it out with the baby next time we are in town. Like you, we still love going out to eat a lot even though we have the baby. We got ballsy and took her to Yang Ming when she was 3 months old :/ She was a good girl though and she wasn’t the only baby there! I was a little scared!

    You look beautiful!

  18. That pizza looks amazing! You’re lucky your little guy’s belly lets you eat it. I breastfeed my 5 month old and anything tomato is off limits which is so painful for someone who LOVES italian food! I haven’t tried tomatoes in a month or two so it may be time to test it out again. But as you know I’m sure, nothing is worth a fussy baby, not even amazing pizza!

  19. When I first saw the picture, I thought you had a bunch of Rhode Island pizza strips! Too funny. It sounds like it was delicious pizza though.

  20. Holly

    Ooh! Santucci’s is GREAT! Have you tried SoHo pizza in Old City? I really miss that place since moving to NYC. The Margarita is lovely.

  21. I’m a South Philly girl…my husband is from Boston…and when I went to Pizza Regina for the first time many, many moons ago, I was hooked. Every visit back includes a visit and now we have our boys hooked on it too. My husband is also on the lookout for something in Philly to live up to the high Regina standard, but we haven’t been successful. We will have to try Santucci’s. And do tell if you ever find anything better!

  22. My husband and I obsess over Santucci’s. It is so good. We dream about it. In fact, maybe we’ll have it for dinner tonight 😉

    You should try Alex’s pizza, too! It’s really good on Leverington in Roxborough. Super yum, as well!


  23. Trig

    Roosevelt Boulevard, Rhodey Girl – it’s the road we take to church every week!

  24. Hangry Pants

    Hi. That looks awesome.

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