Review: Rapidough Pizza Pies, West Chester PA

Although I’ve been able to report on pizza all across America (and the globe), I began this blog in 2011 to document my struggle to find pizza “worth the calories” in West Chester, PA. Downtown West Chester is a great dining destination, but it’s been mostly a pizza wasteland.

This college town features lots of cheap generic floppy pizza suitable to fill your belly for a few bucks. Up to this point, the best pizza has been a back-menu item at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant. For a town that boasts so many good dining options, the pizza scene has been a flop.

Now two new contenders are coming to the capital of Chester County – Lorenzo’s (of South Philly fame) and Rapidough Pizza Pies, recently relocated from Collegeville PA. On a lovely warm Friday evening in late summer, we stopped in not long after their August 17 debut.

The Ordering System

On that night, the town was bustling with al fresco diners on nearby Gay Street, but it was relatively quiet at Rapidough (on High Street, in the first block south of Market Street). During our visit, though, we saw more and more college kids begin to fill up the rustic-but-modern space.

Spacious and airy interior

The base $6.95 pizza is an authentic Neapolitan 10″ pie, cooked rapidly at high heat. The 8″ Kid Size pie is $4.95. You get a choice of four intriguing sauces: Tomato with crushed tomato and basil; Garlic-Pecorino with olive oil, garlic, and pecorino; Pesto with olive oil, garlic, basil, pine nuts; or Bolognese with beef, pork, and veal ragu.

The “Supreme”

The staff are welcoming and friendly as they …read more

Source:: Pizza Quixote