I recently enjoyed "Frank's Special" pizza, relaxing in the spacious dining room, ogling the groceries and pretending to understand the RAI Italia news broadcast from the flat screen television. Frank's Special features generous layers of pepperoni, ham, mushrooms, onions, green peppers and black olives crowned by a gooey stratum of mozzarella cheese. The crust is tender and crisp around the edges; I imagine it would be just as delicious without the toppings. Orangina is a quintessential pizza beverage, as the carbonated citrus is a light foil for the robust meat, crust and cheese. There are many reliable and excellent spots for pizza in this city, but one of the best is hiding behind the train tracks on the north side.
Above: Frank's Special is a treat to behold. Below: the old-school signage and enviable deli of Saccomanno's.