Several years ago I was asked to be a contributor for a new book capturing the nation’s fascination with pizza. In “Everybody Loves Pizza: The Deep Dish on America’s Favorite Food” (http://amzn.to/GALogn), I also recommended the top spots in West Virginia to get a truly amazing pie.
That research took me to some tasty places statewide, including the original DiCarlo’s in Wheeling, where I inhaled an ethereal slice (or was it three?) of the restaurant’s remarkably simple pizza. It’s a tiny place that looks like any other run-of-the-mill pizza counter, but the works of art coming out of the oven here were masterpieces.
Looks like other foodies have taken notice as well.
In an article touting America’s best pizza joints in last week’s Parade magazine, DiCarlo’s made the Top 10 list of “runners-up” nationwide. In making the designation, the article said …
“The unique pies at DiCarlo’s feature a tomato-glazed crust that is flash-baked with minimal cheese, then pulled from the oven and topped with shredded provolone and, if desired, pepperoni discs and peppers.