Supino Pizzeria in Detroit ranks No. 1

Published on August 27, 2009 - 1:29 pm

by BY SYLVIA RECTOR FREE PRESS RESTAURANT CRITIC

Supino Pizzaria

Metro Detroit will always love its thick, square, Sicilian-style pizzas, but here as across the country, tastes are turning to lighter, more modern styles. The deceptively simple pies at Supino Pizzeria n Detroit's Eastern Market do more than follow the trend. They help define it.

Owner Dave Mancini's hand-stretched crusts are wide, round, very thin and wonderfully crisp. His sauce is light, bright and fresh-tasting. And the cheeses and fresh-from-the-market toppings are applied judiciously, so the brick-oven pies are a sublime balance of flavors and textures.

Favorite specialty pies include the signature Supino, made with mozzarella, red sauce, kalamata olives, roasted garlic, chili oil and ricotta cheese. And fans in the know love Mancini's personal favorite: the Bismarck, topped with red sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto and a sunny-side egg. Improbable but delicious!

We all have our favorite old-school pies; that won't change.

But we're hungry for something fresh and exciting ... pizza that's lighter, but packed with big, deep, satisfying flavor. That's why Supino gets the Free Press nod as metro Detroit's best pizza. (2457 Russell, Detroit; 313-567-7879)

 

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