Rosa’s Fresh Pizza

Rosa’s Fresh Pizza
25 S 11th Street
Philadelphia,  PA 19107

Today we went to Rosas.  I ordered a plain slice.  The pizza is cheesy, it has a lot of cheese.  There is a lot of tomato sauce under the cheese.  The crust is thin.  Each slice is only a dollar.  They only sell by the slice.

Editors note:  When we arrived just around noon on a Saturday, they were playing very loud rap on the in-house system, which they turned down to a more reasonable volume when we walked in.  The problem isn’t the rap (as much as I dislike it), the problem was the increasing explicit lyrics that eventually led in a song where every other word seemed to rhyme with either “truck” or “itch”.  The owner knew there small children were there, and was aware of what was playing because he turned the music down when we walked in.  I will not be going there again, for this reason, and this reason only.

3.0 slices
I give this place 3 stars.
Jacob at Rosa's

Jacob at Rosa’s

Nomad Pizza Company – 2nd Course

Nomad Pizza Company
611 South 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

This is a guest post by Carl

Today, we went to Nomad.  The pizza is very chewy and puffy and good.  And drinks they only had water with lemon because all the other drinks are alcoholic and you have to be over 21.  They gave you sharp knives.  We got to sit near the front where they make the pizza.  Their oven is round and has fire in it.  They put the pizza in the back of the oven because its hotter back there but they dont put it right near the fire.  We ordered a margherita pizza.

I give this puzza 4 stars.

Editors notes:
1.  Carl is doing todays blog because Jacob didn’t come because he was punished for not doing his homework.
2.  We were goig to order another one but we saw some staff members (including pizza makers) use their phones and handle money and not wash their hands.

4.0 slices I give it all 4 stars!

 

Carl at Nomad

Carl at Nomad

Revolution House – 2nd Course

Revolution House
200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Today we went to Revolution House.  We reviewed Revolution House before but we came back to see if it was still the same.  Today I ordered margherita pizza and Carl ordered half margherita and half plain.  And my uncle ordered margherita pizza too.  The inner crust is thin.  The cheese is fresh mozzarella and it was good!  The sauce is tomatoey because its real tomatos.  The crust is chewy.  Carl adds that they don’t have root beer but they have birch beer.  The chef, David, let us watch him make our pizza.  He was nice.  Carl added that chef Lucca was nice last time.  I rate it a 5 but 4 is the highest.
Uncles note: The staff is one of the friendliest around.  And Carl added that The Yogurt Bar is good too. You should go there.
Uncles note: we came during happy hour and the pizza was half price.
4.0 slices
I give this place 4 stars!
Jacob, Carl & Chef David at Revolution House

Jacob, Carl & Chef David at Revolution House

Rustica

Rustica Pizza
903 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia,  PA 19123

Today we went to Rustica.   I ordered plain pizza.  The cheese is hard and not stringy.  The crust is hard and there was not much tomato sauce on the pizza.  They sell the pizza by the slice.  Inside the dough is fresh.  There is a TV with sound and it’s really loud.  I give this pizza 3.5 stars because the outside crust is a little too hard.

3.5 slices
I give this place 3.5 stars.
Jacob at Rustica

Jacob at Rustica

McGillin’s Olde Ale House

McGillin’s Olde Ale House
1310 Drury Street
Philadelphia,  PA 19107

Today we went to McGillin’s. The pizza here is thin and the cheese is stringy. I don’t think it’s made in a brick oven.  There is just the right amount of tomato sauce.  They have other types of pizza besides plain.  I also had some hot wings, which were very hot.

Editors note:  While McGillin’s is not a pizza place as such, we stopped here on a whim instead of going to Chinatown for lunch on Saturday.  Zayda, who’s never happy anywhere, and usually eats like a bird, managed to finish a giant meatball sandwich and a slice of pizza.  It’s very kid friendly during the day.

4.0 slices
I give this place 4 stars.
Jacob at McGillin's

Jacob at McGillin’s

Jacob and Uncle Larry at McGillin's

Jacob and Uncle Larry at McGillin’s

Jacob, Carl, Uncle Larry and Zayda at McGillin's

Jacob, Carl, Uncle Larry and Zayda at McGillin’s

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