Best of the River Wards 2012: Best Pizza

Win­ner: Primo Pizza at 2563 Trenton Ave.

What makes Primo Pizza the best in the River Wards? 

Own­er Jim Duffy’s lips are sealed.

“What, you want me to give away our secrets?” he said light­heartedly. 

But even if he’s not go­ing to di­vulge his re­cipes, it’s clear that the piz­zas at Primo reign su­preme.

For over 19 years, Duffy and his crew have been mak­ing piz­zas in the small shop on Trenton Av­en­ue across the street from Pop’s Play­ground.

“We’ve seen the trans­form­a­tion of this area,” he said. “We’ve seen all the changes.” 

Asked the shop’s spe­cialty, Duffy said hungry read­ers should try the “mega pie,” a 24-inch pizza that Duffy said is great for parties. 

“Big­ger is bet­ter,” he said. 

Duffy poin­ted out that Primo Pizza wouldn’t have won if it wer­en’t for such a hard­work­ing team of em­ploy­ees.

“We are happy, thrilled really, to win” he said. 

Duffy said that with the read­ers’ votes push­ing Primo Pizza’s pies to the top, the next step is clear. 

“What else can I say? If you haven’t tried us yet, now’s the time,” Duffy said. 

Primo Pizza can be con­tac­ted at 215-426-8885.

-Hay­den Mit­man

Run­ner Up: San­tucci Pizza at 2313 E. Ven­ango St.

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