Friday, October 2, 2009

The Famous Napoli Pizza

The Famous Napoli Pizza Review

The Famous Napoli Pizza in South Philadelphia has been around for over 50 years. It sits at the corner of a small intersection. The place has a big red awning and cannot be missed. There are several booths in there to sit and eat.

Running this blog I am faced to select only the cream of the crop for review here considering that there are over 2000 places in Philly that serve pizza (this is probably an understatement). It is not possible for me to review every single place as this may take about 7 years (assuming that I ate at least one pizza place a day). With this in mind, I visited Napoli pizza to give them a review because they have been there for a long time. If you are in Philly and have been in the pizza business for fifty plus years then I feel obligated to at least give a review.

I was not impressed with Napoli Pizza. Napoli Pizza is located at 944 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Napoli Pizza does offer a large menu of items including: buffalo wings, salads, Italian pasta, and sandwiches. Pizza is what they promote themselves for the most.

I tried a regular pizza slice as the margherita pizza is only available in a large. Napoli Pizza serves mostly American style pizza with the cheese on top. Their plain cheese pizza is nothing special. It is prepared with a large amount of cheese on an average sized slice. The sauce was bland and the crust was average. The crust had average thickness and was not cooked until black. The edges were slightly crisp. This was just a plain Jane pizza that did nothing for me.

It is not always just the pizza that can make a pizzeria be considered the best – it is other factors as well. The staff that I encountered at Napoli pizza was not friendly at all. Actually, I didn’t see the cashier smile once the whole time that I was there. This is huge factor for making a pizza place shine. The atmosphere has to be welcoming and if it is not then the business will suffer and never reach its fullest potential.

I do not recommend Napoli Pizza for the Best Philadelphia Pizza Club. If you are looking for a quick bite and don’t care about taste or hospitality then you can visit Napoli Pizza. If you are looking for above average to great pizza then you may want to reconsider something else.

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