Must-Try Delco Pizza Joints
Delco denizens are as fierce about their pizza as they are about their cheesesteaks, beer, diners, more cheesesteaks and still more beer. In fact, we’ve been known to pair a big slice with a beer and a side of cheesesteaks now and again.
Our must-try pizza joints span every style, from good ol’ cheese to a throwback with everything, an upside-down pizza to one made with your own reserved dough. What’s your favorite?
No matter where you roam in Delco, there’s a Cocco’s near you. The original opened in Norwood in 1978, and each new shop has continued the tradition with delicious ingredients, a great team and loyal customers. We love to create our own pizza in any number of sizes — from 8 to 18 inches and Sicilian options — and that goes for our gluten-free friends, too.
Use the “locations” dropdown to find your local Cocco’s, including hours and menus; choose from Aston, Brookhaven, Drexel Hill, Folson, Norwood, Primos and Springfield.
Make sure you call ahead to reserve your dough. Yep, you read that correctly: Smart and savvy Ravenisi pizza lovers reserve dough so they don’t miss out! The Ravenisi family’s food roots run deep, and this restaurant is no exception. The simple menu is pizza-driven, authentic and all Neapolitan — even the dessert! Try the filetti di pomodori: cherry tomatoes, Parmigiano Reggiano, and fresh mozzarella, garlic and basil, plus EVOO. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. until all the dough is gone.
790 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills; (484) 840-8912.
Who doesn’t like recipes from Teramo, Italy, that have been handed down from Grandma Pappone? That includes the pizza, too. We think she’d approve of Pappone’s pizza of the month, a special selection at special pricing. She’d also enjoy the variety: traditional, tomato pie, bianca and specialty pizzas topped with a dizzying array of items. Still, we turn to Grandma’s Pie, a 16-by-16-inch thin square with a crunchy crust topped with fresh mozzarella balls, Romano cheese, shredded mozzarella and basil. Open in Aston Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and closed Sunday; and in Media Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.
2901 Concord Rd., Aston; (610) 492-1090 and 1145 W. Baltimore Pike, Media; (484) 442-8782.
Nothing fancy here — just great old-school pizza, reasonably priced, at a no-nonsense pizza joint that’s been keeping locals happy for more than five decades. Those same locals call it “sandy bottom” pizza (it’s actually cornmeal, to protect the bottom from overcooking), a trick that gives it a perfect crunch. Treat yourself to the Ulcer: pepperoni, sausage, onions, peppers and mushrooms, which staffers say is the same recipe from the original menu from 50 years ago. Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
65 South Ave., Secane; (610) 543-9393.
Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino gave this stalwart the nod in 4 of Aunt Mary Pat’s Favorite Delco Eats — so you know it’s gotta be good, hun. Check out her comments and head over to Pica’s for its trademark rectangular upside-down pizza that flips the cheese with the sauce. Open Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.
7803 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby; (610) 789-7770.
This spot has a storied beer selection, but its pizza also gets more than a few nods. Choose a “famous” pizza that’s been delighting patrons since 1955 in mini, small, medium or jumbo or check out the gourmet options. We’re obsessing over the ricotta delight: white pizza with mozzarella, ricotta, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, prosciutto and fresh garlic. Pinocchio’s was the first pizzeria in Delco and is the oldest restaurant in Media thanks to three generations of the Volikas family. Open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight.
131 E. Baltimore Ave., Media; (610) 566-7767.
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