Daily Slice: Lorenzo's Pizza, Philadelphia
Daily Slice gives a quick snapshot each weekday of a different slice or pie that the folks at the Serious Eats empire have enjoyed lately.
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.