Gianfranco Pizza Rustica is a major player in the Philadelphia pizza market with 3 locations throughout the city. Established in 1994, Gianfranco runs their pizzeria like a true business. They are open seven days a week, they have catering services, they deliver, and they have online pizza ordering available. Gianfranco Pizza Rustica’s three locations are: 248 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Center City); 6 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Old City); and 2124 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145 (South Philly).
Gianfranco Pizza Rustica has won many awards including 7 years Best of Philly Pizza award. They were also featured on our friend JAB’s website, LA Pizza.
Gianfranco Pizza Rustica’s location in Old City is the subject of this review (the same location that LA Pizza went to). The Old City location is very small but still holds several tables for the customers to sit. What I like about this place is the options. They have so many different types of pizza to choose from in addition to a wide sandwich selection.
You can order almost any kind of pizza here. If they don’t have it on their menu they appear to have the type of operation that will try to accommodate you by making a personalized pizza for you. They have all kinds of interesting pizzas besides your normal pie, including: taco pizza, Mexican pizza, meatball, pizza, and artichoke pizza.
When I went to Gianfranco Pizza Rustica they were extremely quick. There were about five people in front of me in line and I still managed to order and receive a hot pizza in less than 5 minutes. That is quality speed.
Let’s take a look at the pie review: I ordered a slice of what they call the traditional tomato pie for $2.25. The size of the slice was rather large so there was value to the price. This tomato pie was served American traditional crust style with average thickness (triangular shape). I would say that most of their pizzas are served with this type of crust except for their Sicilian pies, which are fresh to order. The crust was very slightly charred but crispy.
Their tomato pie was made from pesto and romano cheese. Their slice consisted of about 90% sweet tasting thick tomato sauce (a nice red slice). There were also small thin slices of cheese strategically placed on top of the sauce. A nice slice of pizza for $2.50. This place has some good turnaround time with its customers. This is good to know if you like ordering by the slice because this will ensure that your pizza wasn’t sitting on their counter to long.
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