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Rating Madison's Mediocre Pizza

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Postby Rosemary » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:58 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:And wasn't Betty Davis from Pittsburgh?
'Cuz that's cool.


And thank you SO much for getting Kim Carnes' song stuck in my head.
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Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:04 pm

Rosemary wrote:
Prof. Wagstaff wrote:And wasn't Betty Davis from Pittsburgh?
'Cuz that's cool.

And thank you SO much for getting Kim Carnes' song stuck in my head.

Sorry - but again ... not Bette Davis ...
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Postby Rosemary » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:14 pm

GenieU wrote:People who make a point of hanging out in and around independent bands, as opposed to "normal" people who by and large will be in bed at 10:30 P.M.
Some, but by no means all of us will be at the King Club tonight if you're still curious.


Ah, yes. I thought so. Apparently, my preferred terminology is "the cool kids", i.e., "All the cool kids in town were at TV on the Radio last Friday." (I went, never having heard their music, because I was nearly begged to. And I had a little beer buzz. I liked and was fascinated by the music, but don't consider myself a scenester OR a cool kid.)

EDIT: Whether one is a cool kid for listening to TVOTR is, of course, completely subjective. I'm also poking fun at myself for not being in certain musical loops.

And yes, I'm curious to meet some forons, but want to know what sort of music's going on tonight. Off I go to investigate this... http://www.thedailypage.com/theguide/details.php?event=172857
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Postby Rosemary » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:15 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:
Rosemary wrote:
Prof. Wagstaff wrote:And wasn't Betty Davis from Pittsburgh?
'Cuz that's cool.

And thank you SO much for getting Kim Carnes' song stuck in my head.

Sorry - but again ... not Bette Davis ...


You ARE a wag!

I know you're referring to someone else, but that doesn't stop the song from imbedding itself like a hungry tick.
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Postby DMeister » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:59 am

Both Pizza Oven and Buck's far surpass the delivered mediocrity of Pizza Hut, Pit, etc.

But if we're talking about the best of the mediocre, then I agree that there's no good or excellent pizza in the area.
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Postby GenieU » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:28 pm

Buck's and the Pizza oven is just an older style of 'Za that shows up in the Midwest...note that I have a soft spot for the region because I Like living here. It isn't bad pizza, just a bit different-the main feature is a very thin crust cut into small squares.

Madison has lots of Pizza worth praising and celebrating (Although New Yorkers, like the French- are impossible to please-about these things) but that thread got so full of long and convoluted arguments that I thought it would be better to have an honest discussion about freezer section, cut-rate, conveniece store, junk food-all the things that make America Great!
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Re: Rating Madison's Mediocre Pizza

Postby babelfish » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:59 pm

i have nothing to add, this thread just cracked me up and i wanted to put it at the top of the forum again. ok, if i have to pick a mediocre madison pizza, i will say rosati's
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Re: Rating Madison's Mediocre Pizza

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:09 pm

I'll vote for Anna's in Sun Prairie for good mediocre pizza. I know many lurve it, but I for one was rendered meh by it. Any pizza is edible pizza, and even decent pizza can be sought-after. But I'll take Cafe La Bellitalia or Rossi's over Anna's any damn day, and if that earns Anna's a bronze medal, then I'm comfortable calling them mediocre.
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Re: Rating Madison's Mediocre Pizza

Postby kimm » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:13 pm

Rosattis
Buck's
Papa Jimmy's
Pizza Oven

I won't complain about any of them, but you won't see me craving them either.

And frankly, a good Pizza Hut buffet lunch when I can request some thin crust isn't so bad. I'll give Rocky's an honorable mention for their supperior sausage.

Far out of town:
Mazo's revolving spot on Hwy 14-now a pizza joint. It's ok in a pinch.

How is Falbo's? I've never been, but keep planning to.
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Re: Rating Madison's Mediocre Pizza

Postby depinmad » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:19 pm

good call on cafe labellitalia. that's some good pizza.
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Re: Rating Madison's Mediocre Pizza

Postby holyghost » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:51 pm

Here is my list:

Pizza Hut -- greasy goodness at first, then sickening
Papa John's -- Not terrible, although the crust leaves much to be desired
Glass Nickel -- Fetalicious is pretty good, but way overpriced
Papa Murphy's -- Take and bake fun-ness
Ian's -- Fun toppings, but bad crust

...and I must add that Orv's frozen pizzas are not bad.
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Re: Rating Madison's Mediocre Pizza

Postby Osso Muriendo » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:06 am

Orvs arent bad Orvs are awful. Roma is pretty mediocre. The grocery store that just opened last year in Lucky sold 5 12 inchers for 10 bucks. Put some sriracha parm and a cheddar on there and you have a solidly mediocre meal bordering on hating yourself. Thats how i got through my second year of being a senior.
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Re: Rating Madison's Mediocre Pizza

Postby wack wack » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:09 am

kimm wrote:Rosattis
Buck's
Papa Jimmy's
Pizza Oven

I won't complain about any of them, but you won't see me craving them either.

And frankly, a good Pizza Hut buffet lunch when I can request some thin crust isn't so bad. I'll give Rocky's an honorable mention for their supperior sausage.

Far out of town:
Mazo's revolving spot on Hwy 14-now a pizza joint. It's ok in a pinch.

How is Falbo's? I've never been, but keep planning to.


Wait, let me make sure I understand this: Rosati's and Buck's are mediocre, but Pizza Hut and Rocky's get yearning and an honorable mention?

Wow.
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Re: Rating Madison's Mediocre Pizza

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:13 am

When/why did someone tell the major chains that they needed to "butter" their crusts? Disgusting.
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Re: Rating Madison's Mediocre Pizza

Postby barreg » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:59 pm

holyghost wrote:Here is my list:

Pizza Hut -- greasy goodness at first, then sickening
Papa John's -- Not terrible, although the crust leaves much to be desired
Glass Nickel -- Fetalicious is pretty good, but way overpriced
Papa Murphy's -- Take and bake fun-ness
Ian's -- Fun toppings, but bad crust

...and I must add that Orv's frozen pizzas are not bad.


Ian's is my favorite crust in Madison. The right combination of chewy and crispy for NY style pizza.

I really wanted to like Cafe Porta Alba, but when 1/3 of the crust was burnt, it wasn't that appealing.
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