Stella Rossa

Stella Rossa Ristorante
929 Walnut Street
Philadelphia,  PA 19107

Today we went to Stella Rosa.   They gave us crayons to draw while we waited for our pizza.  They have a kids menu and we ordered a pizza from there.  I thought it would be small, but it was the same size as my Dad’s.  The sauce was tomatoey and the cheese was stringy. There’s a lot of crust.   Dad says he thought his pizza was undercooked, but Carl and I thought it was OK.

Carl adds that the pizza takes 90 seconds to cook.

3.0 slices
I give this place 3.0 stars.
Jacob at Stella Rossa

Jacob at Stella Rossa

Jacob, Carl & Zayda at Stella Rossa

Jacob, Carl & Zayda at Stella Rossa

Blackbird Pizzeria

Blackbird Pizzeria
507 South 6th Street
Philadelphia,  PA 19147

Today we went to Blackbird Pizzeria.  I ordered the Nacho Pizza and instead of the cheese being white, it is orange.  (Editors note:  The regular cheese is white, it’s just because this was nacho style cheese).  The toppings are jalapeno peppers, avocado and caramelized onions.  The cheese is small and stuck together.  You can order it by the slice.  It’s across the street from Starr Gardens playground so we can play before and after eating.

Carl adds:  The dough is very skinny.  The crust is very chewy and thick.  The pepperoni is hot.

4.0 slices
I give this place 4 stars.
Jacob at Blackbird

Jacob at Blackbird

Jacob & Carl at Blackbird

Jacob & Carl at Blackbird

Pine Street Pizza

Pine Street Pizza
1138 Pine Street
Philadelphia,  PA 19107

This is a guest post by Carl.

The pizza is hot.  The main crust is very hard.  The cheese is a little burnt. Editors note:  It wasn’t really burnt, it was a little brown. A small is a little small so we ordered a second one.  They also sell hoagies.  Jacob really likes the turkey hoagies

Jacob says that the bottom crust is thin and there is not that much tomato sauce on some slices.  We also had Mug Root Beer, which tastes a lot like birch beer.

4.0 slices
I give this place 4 stars.
Carl & Jacob at Pine Street

Carl & Jacob at Pine Street

Carl & Jacob at Pine Street

Carl & Jacob at Pine Street

Santucci’s Original Square Pizza

Santucci’s
901 South 10th Street
Philadelphia,  PA 19147

One important thing I need to say.  The pizza is upside down.  Instead of the cheese being on the top,  the cheese is on the bottom and the tomato sauce is on top.

If you order the hot-wings they really are hot.

The pizza is more messy than regular pizza.  The cheese is stringy.  Instead of the pizza being round it is a square.  The bottom crust is sort of puffy.  Carl says that “The outer crust you hold is hard and crunchy though and that the place was crowded when we got here.”

4.0 slices
I give this place 4 stars.
Jacob & Carl at Santucci's

Jacob & Carl at Santucci’s

Napoli Pizza

Napoli Pizza
944 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Tonight we went to Napoli Pizza.  It was OK.  The pizza was sort of greasy and there was notthat much tomato sauce.
Its a small pizza place.

Carl says “They have nice plates”

2.5 slices
I give this place 2.5 stars.  Its not as good as some other places..
Jacob & Carl at Napoli

Jacob & Carl at Napoli

Pizzeria Vetri

Pizzaria Vetri
1939 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Today we went to Pizzaria Vetri.  When we got here it was very crowded and you can’t make reservations.  This place is fancy – (Carl wanted to make sure I added that).  There’s only one size of pizza and I think its small.  We ordered 4 pizzas for the 3 of us.  The pizza is thin. The sauce is runny and the cheese is spotty which means it’s fresh mozzarella.  The crust was chewy.  The pizza oven is big and has 2 openings so they can make pizzas on one side and other food on the other side.  They let us go to the back and see the whole pizza oven.  

Fun fact:   The person who owns this place also owns the other fancy place – Osteria.

4.0 slices I give this place 4 strs..
Jacob at Pizzeria Vetri

Jacob at Pizzeria Vetri

Little Italy

Little Italy
901 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19147
(Note: Entrance is on 9th St)

Tonight went to Little Italy.  They sell pizza by slices.  We used to come here a lot but they changed a lot of things and were mean so we stopped coming.  I got a margarita slice and it was big.  The sauce was messy.  The slices are left out so you can choose what you want and then they cook it again.  You have to go to the counter to order; the waiter doesn’t come.  The cheese on the margarita pizza is thick and stringy and reminds me of Carl’s  favorite place Joey’s that closed.

3.0 slices
I give this place 3 stars.
Jacob at Little Italy

Jacob at Little Italy

Gennaro’s Pizza

Gennaro’s Pizza
1429 Jackson Street
Philadelphia, PA  19145

We went to Gennaro’s tonight.  When you walk in, you will go through a curtain.  If you order ice in your drink it’s smashed not cubes.  It’s a small place with a lot of old things on the wall like pictures, radios and an airplane model. 

The cheese is fresh and looks runny but its not.  The sauce and cheese ate all over each other.  The crust is very thin and crispy.  We ate it quick and we ate all of it.

Editors note: When Jacob saw a large pizza delivered to the next table, he exclaimed: “We should have gotten a large!”   Jacob, we did get a large!

4.0 slices
The staff is really nice here and the pizza is different and thin.
I give Gennaro’s 4 stars!
Jacob at Gennaro's

Jacob at Gennaro’s

Randazzo’s Pizzeria

Randazzo’s Pizzeria
1826 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19146

Tonight we went to Randazzos.  They sell it in slices and whole pizzas.  I got a Sicilian slice of pizza tonight.  Next I’m having a regular slice because I’m hungry and everyone else wanted more pizza so we got a whole pie.
The tomato sauce is thin and runny and tastes like tomatoes.  The cheese is stringy and the crust is very crunchy.  A waiter doesn’t come around and serve you.  You go up to the counter and ask for stuff and pay before you get the food.
4.0 slices
I give it 4 stars.
Jacob at Ranzaddo's

Jacob at Ranzaddo’s

Jacob, Carl & Uncle Larry at Randazzo's

Jacob, Carl & Uncle Larry at Randazzo’s

Bufad Pizza

Bufad Pizza
1240 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia,  PA 19123

Tonight we went to a place called Bufad.  The tables had 4 seats and they put in a wooden piece to make the table bigger.  First we got mussels as our appetizer.  We ate them pretty quick.  The sauce wasn’t the same garlic we get at Marra’s because it had garlic pieces in there but it still tasted a lot like garlic sauce and it was good.

One slice is pretty small.  The crust on the end is puffy and there’s barely any cheese.  The tomato sauce is liquidy and the crust under the cheese and sauce is very thin.  The pizza actually tastes a lot like last week but only the crust.
3.0 slices
I give this place 3 stars.  Its not as good as some other places..
Jacob at Bufad

Jacob at Bufad

Revolution House

Revolution House
200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

When we got into the place, the guy let us see what was happening in the brick oven and let us watch the pizza being made.  He told us why the oven was built that way so that not too much heat or air would get out so the pizza would get hot and cook better.  We were also allowed to take pictures next to the oven and while we were looking the whole pizza was cooked really fast.
The pizza is really thin.  Carl said the crust is chewy and I think its soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.  The sauce is very runny and the cheese is in dots on the pizza.  The cheese is mozzarella cheese and its really thick.  We sat upstairs and it’s all windows except the roof and there’s a real tree up there and one of the leaves fell off.
Editors note: we came during happy hour and the pizza was half price.
4.0 slices
I give this place 4 stars!
Jacob at Revolution House

Jacob at Revolution House

Jacob and Carl at Revolution House

Jacob and Carl at Revolution House

Mama Palmas

Mama Palmas
2229 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

We ordered a pepperoni pizza and Uncle Larry got a pizza with a lot of different cheese and tomatoes.  My pizza had a lot of cheese which was melted all over the entire slice.  The crust is very dry and good and the tomato sauce isn’t runny and stays in one place.  The pepperoni is a little spicy which i like.  The pizza Uncle Larry got (editors note: it was a margherita alla napolentana) had a lot of mushrooms, tomatoes and maybe some spinach and a lot of cheeses.  It was really good.  The two pizzas were enough for all three of us.  They were really nice and gave us Halloween rings and Carl got a Dum Dum and I got a Reeses.
p.s.  It’s not that big, so if you get there when is crowded you might gave to wait.  It wasn’t crowded when we went but I bet sometimes it is.
4.0 slices I give them 4 stars.
Jacob at Mama Palmas

Jacob at Mama Palmas