Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tale of the Pie: Penny's Pizza

I remember the days when my dad would bring home a pie from Penny's Pizza and we were the only ones that would eat it in the house. It was a sad day when my dad and I heard that they were closing. No more pie to ourselves. Penny's was known for their unique red top pie, using a sweet and chunky sauce over a delicious blend of cheeses. The crust was unlike any other using a heavy dose of cornmeal in the dough.

The Pizzeria was closed for almost four years, reopening this past October. At the very beginning cars were lining up on the road just to order. The waits were exceeding 2 hours just to get a pie. We finally were able to revisit Penny's Pizza this past weekend. To my delight the same family owns and operates the shop. They still use the same recipes as before which means the pie is exactly as I remembered it.

This is the only pie that I do not add any toppings to. I am known for dousing my slices with hot sauce or red pepper flakes, that would be an injustice to its great taste. As much as some people would talk up Mack & Manco, I would talk up Penny's Pizza. Now I must admit that Penny's pizza does not reheat all that well because it is very thin and crust is already crispy.

68 W Ridge Pike
Limerick, PA 19468

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  1. Just had it tonight and it was DELISH! Agree with Ellio's five-slice rating. Only open Thursday through Sunday, so get your pie on a weekend.

  2. I think you forgot to mention that each bite puts a "red sauce smile" on your face. YUMMY!