Daily Slice: Lorenzo's Pizza, Philadelphia

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Ordering a Sicilian slice can be a risky endeavor: Subpar specimens can be overly dense or (even worse) not cooked through. But the Sicilian from Lorenzo's Pizza in Philadelphia's Italian Market is pretty much perfect. The pillowy, almost focaccia-like dough is beautifully browned on the bottom. It's topped with a sweet-salty, dark-red caramelized tomato sauce that's seasoned with a generous amount of oregano. The mozzarella on top is full of great, crisp, browned cheese bubbles.

With an outside service window and just a few seats inside, Lorenzo's is perfect for grabbing a quick slice while strolling up 9th Street. But for the full experience, eat inside among the regulars and the impressive collection of Italian Market memorabilia.

Lorenzo's Pizza

900 Christian Street, Philadelphia PA 19147 (map) 215-922-2540; lorenzospizza.net