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Nominated for: BEST Pizza
Somewhere between the brick oven and the greasy thin crust, there's a middle ground that is expertly trod upon by the folks at Paolo Pizzeria. You can feast on the traditional South Philly-type pie or try one of their more gourmet pizzas -- the clam and garlic Bianca is particularly tasty -- but the pizza at Paolo is merely the great base upon which rests the balance of their fare. Sandwiches like the chicken da Vinci, with spinach, roasted peppers and mozzarella, calzone with any combination of ingredients you can think of, or standards like cheesesteaks and eggplant parmigiana really satisfy. Even the Middle Eastern offerings are authentic at Paolo -- their pita is some of the best in the city. The vegetables and meats are always fresh both in taste and appearance, the bread is perfectly baked, and the place is so inexpensive that you'll have trouble not filling up on $7.