As we made a stop at the famous sandwich stop just before leaving town, my eyes were drawn to a small window serving pizza at 1917 Smallman Street, just across the street from the original Pimanti Bros location at 46 18th Street. It looked like the kind of place that would have been somewhat secretive if not for all of the signage directing traffic to the shop. I had to try it out.
There are a couple of tables situated outside of the window, but it is essentially a take-out spot. There's a great painting of the Pittsburgh skyline situated on top of a slice which is visible in the photo below. It's not the signature skyline you'd expect to see on a pizza. But it's a testament to the fact that even in Pittsburgh there is a strong connection with pizza. It just so happens that I got an e-mail from a man named Doug the other day which reads: I live in Pittsburgh and at some point want to bring some authentic NY Pizza here. We have some decent shops but nothing compares to the New York slice. I was happy to respond to Doug with a recommendation that I'll be passing along to anyone looking for a decent slice in The Steel City.