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What is Grandma Pizza?

For years, Grandma-style pizzas were only made at home by Italian-American grandmothers. Then, in the late 60s and early 70s, New York pizzerias brought it to the counter, where it found a massive following. Grandma pies are cooked in a pan with ample olive oil to obtain a crispy bottom layer that can support lots of melted cheese and tangy tomato sauce. It’s hip to be square, and not just in NYC – find Grandma-style pizza near you.

Grandma Pizza in New York


La Traviata Pizza

4.7(620)

101 West 68th Street

New York, NY 10023

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Fresco's Pizzeria

4.7(1576)

804 W 187th St

New York, NY 10040

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Uncle Tony's Pizza

4.8(793)

1596 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10031

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$1.00 Delivery
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Brooklyn Pizza Masters

4.8(671)

1055 1st Avenue

New York, NY 10022

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Peperino NYC Pizza

4.8(85)

21 West End Ave

New York, NY 10023

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$2.00 Delivery
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Grandma Pizza in Philadelphia


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Cosimo's Pizza Cafe

4.8(522)

8624 Germantown Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19118

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$2.00 Delivery
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Pizza Fresca by Lamberti

4.7(105)

703 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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$1.50 Delivery
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Milano's Pizza

4.5(159)

127 S 10th St

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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$1.75 Delivery
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D'Oliva evoo Pizza & Grill

4.8(32)

1009 N Bodine St

Philadelphia, PA 19123

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$2.00 Delivery
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Pizzeria Pesto

4.7(735)

1925 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19148

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$1.00 - $2.00 Delivery
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Grandma Pizza in Brooklyn



Grandma Pizza in Washington, D.C.



FAQ

Q: What is the difference between Grandma-style and Sicilian pizza?

A: While Grandma-style pizza and Sicilian pizzas are both cut into squares, they’re actually quite different from one another. The key difference between the two is in the thickness of the crust: Grandma style pizza is much thinner with a significantly denser crust. Sicilian pizza, meanwhile, has a softer and thicker crust, similar to focaccia bread. Another key difference between Sicilian and Grandma-style pizza is in the sauce. Grandma-style pizza tends to feature a more garlic-forward sauce whereas Sicilian pizza sauce is slightly sweeter. Of course, recipes can vary, so it’s not unheard of for a Sicilian slice to have a good amount of garlic or for a Grandma slice to lean on the sweeter side.

Q: How is a grandma pie made?

A: The dough of a grandma pie is given only a short period of time to proof and stretched in an olive-oil lined pan. Meanwhile, the olive oil in the pan crisps up the crust on the bottom layer and gives it the flavor of fried bread. The traditional recipe for a grandma pie cals for the cheese to be applied directly on top of the dough, followed by the sauce. However, many shops prefer to follow the more typical order, with the sauce going underneath the cheese.

Q: Why is it called Grandma-style pizza?

A: Grandma-style pizza gets its name from the Italian-American grandmothers who first made the pizzas as a quick, easy, and delicious way to feed the whole family. In fact, New York area pizzerias didn’t even serve Grandma-style pies until approximately 1970. Before that, Grandma-style pizzas were made exclusively at home.

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