Daily Slice: Pepperoni Slice from Paolo Pizzeria in Philadelphia

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The first time I had Paolo's Pizza was at Dirty Frank's, a Bukowski-esque dive bar around the corner that had 4 or 5 Paolo's pies up for grabs along the bar. They were delicious, but I knew needed to go back sober to try it again. I walked in the door literally five minutes after they opened, so the gourmet crazy topping slices (buffalo chicken, taco pizza, etc.) that they're known for weren't available yet, but the pies behind the glass pizza showcase were still hot from the oven.

This pepperoni slice really hit the spot; medium thick crust and really light on the sauce. These nice wide slices of pepperoni and come with a sprinkle of Parmesan and oregano on top. Definitely a notch or 3 above your standard philly slice joint, they also have a crazy sandwich menu and cheap six packs of beer.

Paolo Pizzeria

1334 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map) (215) 545-2482 ‎; paolo-pizza.com