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Review: Elio G’s Pizza, Old Forge, PA

Pizza is wonderful food, from the cheapest store-brand frozen pie to the classic old-school pizzerias to the high-end and pricey Neapolitans and Roman al taglio places. If there is anything that can take a pizza eating experience to the next level, it is connecting to the passionate and thoughtful folks who are making the pies.

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Main Street in Old Forge is lined with Italian restaurants and pizza joints, and there are several more on the side streets. Census stats say that more than 40% of Old Forge residents have Italian roots, so perhaps that ties in to the ratio of pizzerias to the population.


Most Old Forge pizzerias offer two basic styles of pizza. The red pie is a conventional rectangular pizza with red sauce, topped with mild white cheese that could be American, mozzarella, or a blend. The white pizza is typically made with a layer of dough on top, dusted with herbs, so it really is like a funky grilled cheese sandwich.

The white pie I wish I had tried. Next time!

I started my day with the two rivals who are within a block of each and are the best-known: Arcaro & Genell, and Revello’s. You might think of them like you think of the New Haven pizza rivals, Sally’s and Frank Pepe’s. Spoiler alert: Revello’s was pretty good, Arcaro & Genell was superb. Who knew my day could get better?


Before leaving town, I had time (and belly space) for one more stop, and Elio G’s was just a few blocks away. While my previous stops were full-service restaurants, I was unaware that Elio G’s is primarily a take-out operation; there is …read more

Source:: Pizza Quixote