Bob Staresinic has compiled the top vote getters of his pizza survey, with 42 responses to an e-mail he sent several weeks ago asking for East End pizza recommendations. He wanted them to be within a short drive of his home in Highland Park. (See "Highland Park man wants a pizza your mind" further on down in the blog.)
"I have not tried them all yet," he wrote.
The top vote getter was Pizza Sola, 6004 Penn Circle.
Second: Pizza Perfecta, 258 S. Highland Ave.
In a three-way tie for third place: Eddie's Pizza Haus, 1744 Chislett St.; Vento's Pizza, 420 N. Highland Ave. and Spak Brothers, 5107 Penn Ave.
In a two-way tie for fourth: Pesaro's Pizza, 4324 Butler St. and Pizza Parma, 217 S. Highland Ave,
These shops got one vote each: Aiello's Pizza, 2112 Murray Ave.; Pinos Mercato, 6738 Reynolds St.; Minutello's, 226 Shady Ave.; Angelo's Pizzeria, 4766 Liberty Ave.; Sorrento's Pizza, 233 Atwood St.; Bites & Brews, 5750 Ellsworth Ave.; Manno's Market & Deli, 937 Mellon St., and Mellon Market & Deli, 901 N. St. Clair.
The survey was broadcast on Highland Park's neighborhood Internet bulletin board asking specifically for East End pizza recommendations. Walkabout does not endorse any of the above. But just for the fun of it, let's take this survey city wide. Let's hear from North and Southsiders, West Enders and folks in the hilly neighborhoods like Brookline and the Perrys. Wherever you are in the city, post a comment.
How close to your home is the pizza you eat most? We'll post results at the end of March.