Serpe's tomato pie is the real deal, as good as or maybe even better than your average Philly bakery. The dough color and soft texture are identical to the Philly-style, and slices are medium thick with a nice, fresh tasting red sauce that's sweet but not ridiculously so.
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You never really hear that much about Delaware pizza culture outside the state, but when you do a little digging, you come up with some nuggets. What follows are the nuggets that Slice–Serious Eats readers have provided over various Delaware-based threads — along with some intel from confidential sources within the state. Enjoy!
From the Talk forums of Slice parent site Serious Eats, frenzels asks: I just drove through Delaware for the first time and saw several Grotto Pizza restaurants...my assumption was that the pizza was most likely terrible franchise crap. But just now, I noticed a SE thread in which someone mentioned Grotto Pizza as a must-visit hometown eatery in PA and DE. I realize "must-visit hometown places" are sometimes more prized for the comfort/nostalgia they induce rather than the quality of the actual food. Still, I'm weirdly curious. Thoughts? Share any Grotto Pizza intel you may have here »...