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  1. Crystal824

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    The only pizza that is worth it at WDW is Via Napoli (I really love thier pizza) and the flat bread at a few of the signature places. Otherwise, it is terrible. I love WDW, but I think they have some of the worst pizza on the planet.
     
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  3. nancyc

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    Does Via Napoli have a pizza window? Or is it strictly a table service restaurant? Thanks:)
     
  4. Sweet Melissa

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    No, not really. There is a pizza window NEAR Via Napoli, but it is only open during peak attendance times and it serves totally different pizza. It's more like Sicilian than Neapolitan style. (I actually suspect I would prefer the pizza window's slices, but I've never caught it open.)
     
  5. Tigger's ally

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    my vote is to take a night off of Disney and order Giordono's delivered. The time it takes to get from their restaurant just outside the gates is the perfect sit time to allow the cheeses to meld and the meats to not burn your tongue. I have had Giordono's pies on just about every trip. One night in the middle of the week to get some spice back in the belly. pirate:
     
  6. myjourney

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    I vote for Giordono's also, it is a must do on our trips now, and the price is very reasonable

     
  7. JimmyV

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    A person from the Nutmeg state, such as the OP, would never order a Chicago-style pizza. (And really. Can we give it another name? It is a perfectly legitimate food product. But it ain't pizza).

    I too grew up in Milford and Pepe's was a weekly ritual. We still go quite often, but find ourselves at the branch in Manchester more often these days. As stated, there is nothing in WDW like it, but that's OK, as there are few places in the entirety of the United States that can match New Haven for pizza. That said, I have eaten the apizza at Via Napoli several times and have enjoyed it. It is good enough to keep a Connecticut pizza snob satisfied while in Florida. It won't compare to what you are used to, and they don't make a White Clam. But it will fill the bill when a pie is needed.
     
  8. wdwpirates

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    Another Pepe's fan here....I crave that stuff. But, if you feel you need to eat a pie in WDW I'd go with Via Napoli as others have said. Really it's the only thing that's going to get remotely close.
     
  9. IndianaMom

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    We have ordered from Flippers several times(they deliver) and really enjoyed it. They have a good selection!
     
  10. Tigger's ally

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    I find it funny that you want to rename a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza but actually think Via Napoli is a pie. :rotfl::lmao:
     
  11. dburg30

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    The best pizza at WDW is found in the 'grocery stores' at the DVC resorts, they are labled 'Red Baron' :lmao:

    Seriously, I've yet to find a pizza that I would actually call good, and a few I would call disgusting..
     
  12. TDC Nala

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    You will not find incredible pizza on Disney property. Via Napoli comes closest. Wolfgang Puck Cafe does decent pizza but not the traditional mozzarella-tomato sauce pie.
     
  13. TDC Nala

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    The pizza window at Via Napoli is no more. It's completely gone.
     
  14. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    What in heaven's name do you find ROTFL funny about the word "pie"? Look at the menu. People in the know, know.
    http://www.pepespizzeria.com/?page=menus
     
  15. Dalamara

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    I'm confused too... Isn't that what pizza used to be called? Pizza Pie right? ::shrugs::
     
  16. BabsBunny

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    Easy going Syracusan weighing in... Don't order pizza in most parts of Florida. In March we ordered from Giordano's. It's still a mystery what the substance was that they substituted for cheese. And don't even get me started on the wings.
     
  17. Tigger's ally

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    every Pie I know is thick. Chicago pie is thick (you know the one that shouldn't be called Pizza :thumbsup2) The reason I was ROTF was it was so ironic. pirate:
     
  18. Jkpark

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    Another Pepe's fan here. You won't get anything that good, and as others have stated, some is just inedible. Via Napoli is your best bet - just don't go into it thinking it is Pepe's :)
     
  19. JimmyV

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    Well, now you know another one--the original tomato pie that was around for decades before the first "deep dish" or "stuffed" piazza surfaced in 1943. The term "pie" lays no claim to either the thin original or its mutated stuffed progeny. It is a common term to describe the finished product of either origin. Just don't see the humor or irony in the use of the term. :confused3 Neapolitan pizzas have been called pies for ages. That is what they serve at Via Napoli, so that is what we shall call them.
     
  20. Tigger's ally

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    Sorry for you're lack of a sense of humor. Look, there has only been one person in this thread that has bad mouthed any style of pizza and that wasn't me, it was you. I have done alot of traveling with my job and have had pizza all over the world and know what each is called. I never try and tell someone from any part of the country or world that their pizza isn't pizza. There are many kinds and they all qualify to use the name. Someone asked for opinions and I obliged. As you can see, other's agreed. We were not snob's saying "our pizza is the greatest" nor did we make fun of anyone else's name, product or style. We simply gave a web site address and said we like it. :wave2:
     
  21. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    Sorry you took my comment as "bad mouthing". It wasn't. I simply said that the food product in Chicago should have a different name. Nowhere embedded in that comment was any derogatory slight on the food. The term “pizza” comes from the Italian word “pizzacare” which means, loosely, “to pinch” or “to pluck”. This term is applied to the act of plucking the pie into and out of the oven with a pizza peel with a flick of the wrist. We have all seen that motion. A deep dish pie is formed in a pan and requires no plucking with a peel. As a result, that type of pie does not have its roots in the plucking method that gives the flat pie its eponymous label. But none of this suggests that the thick pie is bad or inferior. I insulted neither you nor your choice of pies. It was you who offended when you quoted me and stated publicly that you found my statement to be ROTFL laughable. That was unnecessary.

    The OP referred to a very specific type of pizza in the opening post—that is, New Haven style pizza. It is beyond dispute that if a person asks if they can get that type of pie in WDW, or, where they can at least approximate that type of pie, offering them the option of a deep-dish Chicago pie would be like offering someone a roast chicken when they have requested fried chicken. Both are good. But one is not a substitute for the other.
     

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