It’s been a while since I expounded on about a pizzeria in the city of brotherly love. That inaugural link can be found here.
On Christopher Columbus Boulevard (or Delaware Avenue depending on who you talk to), within the vicinity of Penn’s Landing is a not-so-vibrant strip mall with a pizza place I stop into when I need something immediate and I gotta go lighting fast.
Little Sicily 2 has no polished website and that fits the mood and ambiance of the business itself.
There is no upscale dining or pretension. I wasn’t looking for it. Nor do I really ever. And whenever I’m driving back from Philadelphia to Baltimore, I more times than not find myself passing by that I almost can’t no go inside. I mean I can but this is more for dramatic purposes.
The slices themselves have never been the greatest nor should you expect them to be. They’re comfort food after a late night out or like most folks, you just need something in your belly. We don’t always have the time or the residuals for a dining experience.
I may be wrong but I swore they used to be open after the bars closed. When I was in there late last Summer on an early Friday afternoon/evening, the cut-off time was midnight.
I’ve done the slow build long enough. How was the pizza this time? This was exactly like I was saying.
I ordered a cheese and a buffalo chicken. In previous incarnations I suspect the pies were sitting out a lot longer than they have any reason to be. I sensed more of the same here.
The slices were both chewy, soggy, and felt more like monkey bread than a regular ole’ slice. And I’m not complaining. This is exactly how their pizza is.
For the first time I actually sat down to enjoy my foods. And trust me, I enjoyed it. I also did some people watching. Most folks seemed to be in a good mood. I mean how could you not be? It’s pizza, it’s greasy comfort food, and likely company you enjoy. That’s what it’s always about.
Additionally, I noticed a few Indian folks working behind the counter and as patrons. I did some crack research and found out there is a hidden Indian menu that you can order separately. I feel foolish for being ignorant of this fact. My goodness. I want to indulge in some right now.
The fact that a familiar friend, Wawa, is right next door is charming to me. I wrote about their pizza too. Not this exact location but a corresponding one nonetheless.
By the way, is there a Little Siciliy I? If there is I somehow think the mystique and allure of this place would crumble. Does that make sense? I know Little Siciliy and facsimiles are all over the place but I just want to believe there’s this II and Part 1 is some magical place far away.
My love and sentimentality with Philadelphia is an inexplicable thing. Maybe I do know but I can’t expound on it just yet. But it’s always brought the strong energy to me. There’s something else though. It might be too good for words.
I promise you the big guns of one of the most awesome cities are coming. There are a lot of a good pizza jawns in town and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you guys.
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Pizza in my former home of Philadelphia is always special.-JW
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