Category Archive for 'Detroit Pizza Tour'

Quirky oblong shape; coal-fired oven taste; simple, classic, high-quality ingredients; a mandatory ugly dessert; a superlative accolade from a renowned pizza reviewer – just a few of the many good reasons to get familiar with one of Metro Detroit’s best pies.

This installment of the Detroit Pizza Tour takes us to the charming near-Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe Woods…. Right there on Mack Avenue, near the Original Pancake House and right by a cute yarn shop, is the delightful storefront of DiNoto’s Genuine Italian with a welcoming red awning. When we entered Dinoto’s we were confronted […]

I can see why the Green Lantern is so beloved. If I lived closer, it would certainly be a regular stop, as I really appreciated the warm, intimate ambiance. If you like a pub atmosphere and a truly traditional pizza that has stood the test of time, the Green Lantern Lounge will hit the spot.

Not a romantic restaurant, but more of a place to bring the kids or catch the game in the bar. The ambiance is truly Detroit – no Chicago wanna-be pizzas here. Bottom line: Shield’s pizza truly rocks and is an excellent specimen of the Detroit Pizza style.

Great things are said about Pizza Papalis, which has five locations in metro Detroit, so I was excited to give it a try. After a visit to their website, I was prepared to be faced with Chicago-style pie, which I must admit is not my favorite. But I went to PizzaPapalis with an open mind and an empty stomach.

This place is a serious case study in pizza as comfort food. Until another pizza place can capture my heart with such decisive deliciousness and simpatico setting, this will be my place to share with out-of-town guests when I want to show off a quintessential example of Detroit pizza.

Detroit Pizza Tour

Inspired by a story on the best pizzas in metro Detroit, I have decided to make a goal of two pizza places a month for a year to get an accurate education in Detroit pizza.