Old City Pizza – Philadelphia

Old City Pizza – A Historical Materpiece or Philly Flop?

If you follow me on social media, you might have noticed that my family and I hit up several cities over the summer. To close out the summer, we headed to the City of Brotherly Love to soak up some history, fun, and of course – pizza. To be honest, after eating at 14 different pizzerias in NYC and DC in less than 4 days, I wasn’t going to be as aggressive in seeking out pizza on this trip. Plus, Philadelphia is known more for its cheesesteaks rather than its pizza. Although judging from my pizza blogger colleagues’ reviews, there is some great pizza in Philly, I’ve had many mediocre pizzas in the city over the years.

After hitting up the United States Mint and Ben Franklin’s burial site, we were all struck with hunger and passed Old City Pizza and decided to stop in. A quick check of google maps showed a 3 star rating, so I sort of knew we weren’t in for a great pizza, but I’ve been surprised before. The menu proudly stated that “The pizza is a masterpiece in itself. Using the freshest ingredients available, the cheese is an award winning Wisconsin blend & the sauce is our mix of herbs and spices.” I gleaned a few pieces of information from this bold statement. First, the cheese is from Wisconsin, so I knew I would be dealing with some form of cheddar. Next, I learned that the sauce is only comprised of herbs and spices – no tomatoes (haha)?! Finally, I of course learned that we were about to try a masterpiece of a pizza. We ordered a large plain cheese for $11.00, …read more