Thursday, April 10, 2014

NYPD Pizza Review

Being from NY, I knew I had to check out whether NYPD Pizza represented its name appropriately. As much as I enjoy a great deep dish pie from Chi-town, nothing beats a NY slice.

So on a recent weekend, the GF and I ordered from NYPD Pizza. Unfortunately, even in this day and age, they don't offer online ordering nor do they have a website. There is a menu on Yelp, but it doesn't seem to be accurate.

Sicilian Pie ($17.95)

The menu lists a "new" half-Sicilian item, but when I attempted to call and order this, the employee was incredulously clueless. On top of that, the actual prices seem to be about $2 higher than those on Yelp. In any case, we still went with the Sicilian, looking for pillowy dough, buttery crust, and a nice topping of cheese and marinara.

NYPD Pizza's Sicilian was, for the most part, on point. This one was more of a thin-crust Sicilian, topped with a well-seasoned marinara and a nice amount of mozzarella. The bottom crust was nicely buttered, but the outer crust was a bit dry and underseasoned. 

Eggplant Parmigiana Sub [$7.95]

The GF was in the mood for an eggplant parm sub, which was decent. The bread could have been crustier, but seemed relatively fresh. There wasn't much eggplant though, so each bite was more cheese and marinara than anything else.

French Fries [$4.95]

Of course, we had to get some fries, and these were pretty good. Well seasoned and crispy, the innards were nicely creamy. 

Overall, NYPD Pizza gets the job done, but not exactly on the scale of the best single-slice NYC pizzerias. Delivery is prompt and after 5PM, it's $2 (as opposed to free).  If they want to up their game, I'm sure a website and online ordering through a GrubHub or Seamless wouldn't hurt.

NYPD Pizza
140 S. 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 733-0651

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