Here are one reader's thoughts on the topic:
"A popular debate in my house centers around the best Bronx pizza. I think we've narrowed it down to my wife's pick, Patricia's (either one, but we prefer Morris Park) or my choice Louie and Ernie's. Either way, Tosca's on E Tremont gets a respectable bronze (service is way spotty though!)."
We at BoogieDowner have a healthy appreciation for the pizza at Rocco's, right on Bedford Park Blvd. and Webster Avenue. Our love affair began back in college after late nights at the Jolly Tinker and has continued on all these years. We also like Giovanni's on Arthur Avenue... Brick oven pizza service in the back dining area used to be a nice, cheap night out, but we got a bit peeved when they stopped giving out bread with pizza orders. Cheap bastards!
So now we'd have to say our absolute favorite pizza is Antonio's, a newish casual Italian place on Belmont Avenue at Crescent Avenue (one minute walk from Arthur Avenue). The wait staff there is unbelievably friendly and the prices are good too.
Thoughts? Anyone care to share great places in their neighborhoods that may not get all the fame of glory of Tosca, but are just as good?
*FYI, the pic of "Bronx Pizza" is actually from San Diego - evidence of the mythic nature of Bronx pizza's reputation. Stay classy, San Diego, we appreciate the flattery*