Pizza Joints You Must Try

We love pizza, and though there are plenty of fancy options out there, your Insider is selecting from traditional places—even if the pie to try isn’t quite traditional.


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For true aficionados of Sicilian-style pie, there’s no better place than family-run Café Palermo. It’s a hidden gem in Wilmington. The pie to try: Traditional cheese Its sauce is zesty and bright, not cooked to syrupy glock. The dough is thick and light, with a hint of salt. (3612 Miller Road, Wilmington, 762-5818; cafepalermode.com)

At Café Verdi, you’ll find lots of options, Neapolitan or Sicilian styles. The pie to try: Spinach It’s topped with tomatoes, garlic and a rich mozzarella-ricotta blend. (12A Trolley Square, Wilmington, 656-5411; cafeverdi.com)

At Ciao Pizza, you’ll  find big, New York-style slices with thin, crispy crusts. The pie to try is a tie: Mushroom and Spinach Bianco, and Broccoli Bianco. Then again, the sauce of the classic Neapolitian style bursts with bright basil. (1600 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 654-5331)

We love the sauce at Little Vinnie’s Pizza & Pasta. It’s smooth, balanced flavor makes the takeout corner a daily lunchtime happening. The pie to try: The Grandma is old-school pie is topped with the tomato-basil-mozzarella trifecta. It’ll feed (and delight) the entire family. (1706 Faulkland Road, Wilmington, 633-6801)

Locals would have liked to keep Miltonian Pizzeria & Wing House a secret, but we’re blowing their cover. Sorry, Miltonians, but Delawareans everywhere need to know. The homemade hand-thrown pizza is outstanding. The pie to try: Praise the thick crust of eh Miltonian, reminiscent of Chicago-style pies. (618 Mulberry St., Milton, 684-1805)

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