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Papa Angelo's Pizzaria

3921 N. College Ave.
Bethany, OK
(405) 491-6767

Papa Angelo's at their new location a half block south of Hwy 66

I am not sure of the story about Papa Angelo's, but I know it has a New York connection. I had read that this is the one place in the metro where I could order authentic New York style pizza (actually there are two places in the metro, since Papa Angelo's has a location both on the west side in Bethany and east of the city in Jones). Although New York City pizza can be recognized by its thin crust, I do not know what constitutes a good New York pizza except by tasting it. Papa Angelo's is certainly one that I would call good, and I really think would do New York proud.

Combination pizza
Combination pizza with "everything" on it

I lucked out on my first visit to the restaurant because they were offering some specials. One was a Combination Pizza that was recommended by the employees as being one of their best, and was certainly a bargain when compared to paying for each of the toppings individually. Although it was a meat lover's dream, it was also a veggie lover's delight, with mushrooms, olives, green peppers, tomatoes, and onions that almost obliterated the view of the several types of meat that were included. Everything was fresh and delicious as I had read from previous reviews. I could not have asked for a better New York style pizza as I have come to know them from various restaurants I have visited.

The only problem I have found is that the combination pizza is not on the menu, and apparently is not always offered as a special. The menu offers several sizes of crust, and each topping goes for 45 cents to over a dollar (depending on the size of the pizza). These pizzas are good for large groups, but it is hard for one or two people to get small pizzas with a large number of toppings at a bargain price. The one time I returned to the restaurant I ended up not eating there because I did not see the specials I wanted, and I was not in the mood for a one or two topping pizza.

Some "pasta" dishes are also served, including ziti, lasagna, and calzone. This is primarily a pizza restaurant, though, and I would say pizza is their specialty (since the pizza I had was probably the best I have experienced in OKC).

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RATING: 22

Cuisine: Pizza
Cost: $$
Hours: Closed Sun.
Accessible: Yes
Additional Location: 119 E. Main St. (Jones)
Smoking: No Smoking

Most Recent Visit
Jun. 24, 2008

Number of Visits: 1

Best Item
Pizza

Special Ratings
Combination Pizza:



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