More local pizza memories

Pizza-Capricciosa.jpgI had posted last week about Showbiz Pizza, predecessor to Chuck E. Cheese.
Mark, checking in from Austria, had some fond memories of other yummy local pizza. He wrote:

Does anyone remember Pappy’s Pizza? It used to be right off of 83 south on Leaders Heights Rd. When I was a kid, that is where we went every once in a while for pizza and birthdays. Another lost pizza place from York was International Pizza which used to be out by the old BEST store and where Roll’R'Way east was before it burned down (I witnessed that fire!!!). So does anyone else remember good pizza spots that are no longer around York? Oh, I almost forgot, Angelo’s in Manchester…best greasy pizza ever!!!

My favorite it-isn’t-there-anymore local pizza was on Route 74 in Dover, where the Moonlight Cafe is now. Unfortunately neither my mom or I can remember the name of it… so, help! Does anyone remember? You would be saving me MUCH anguish if you could help me think of it!

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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4 Responses to More local pizza memories

  1. Craig Bookwalter says:

    The name of the pizza place in dover, pa was ‘Salvo Family Pizza’. The original owner has since passed away and the ‘Moonlight’ is owned and run by a relative. Salvo’s had the best pizza steak sandwiches…the bread that he used for the steak sandwiched was actually like a pizza crust folded in half, baked, sliced and filled. I loved those sandwiches! I haven’t found another place that makes them like that since.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Growing up in the early-mid’s 90′s friday nights always consisted of a cheesesteak pizzaiolo from Salvo’s followed by watching the x-files at 9. I think the thing that made it was that they made bread and sauce fresh that morning/afternoon. The steak was just regular frozen waffer steak cooked on the grilltop with some thin sliced white onions. When you brought it all together with cheese and rebaked it, it was out of this world. You could always tell when the lady was making one by the sound of her banging the metal spatula on the grilltop.
    I also remember the man’s accent being so thick, you could barely understand anything he said.

  3. Steve says:

    Growing up in the early-mid’s 90′s friday nights always consisted of a cheesesteak pizzaiolo from Salvo’s followed by watching the x-files at 9. I think the thing that made it was that they made bread and sauce fresh that morning/afternoon. The steak was just regular frozen waffer steak cooked on the grilltop with some thin sliced white onions. When you brought it all together with cheese and rebaked it, it was out of this world. You could always tell when the lady was making one by the sound of her banging the metal spatula on the grilltop.
    I also remember the man’s accent being so thick, you could barely understand anything he said.

  4. EGGJR says:

    Salvo’s….Man I miss that place! My wife and I and other members of the Dover Township Fire Police used to stop in there for something to eat after many fire calls. I loved talking with the owner, who freely shared some expert home wine making tips with me over the years. He was a good guy, I really liked him,in fact, I taught myself some Scicilian, just so we could understand each other a little bit better. The food was always great, no matter what you got. We were pretty fond of their cheese steak sandwiches! And, It was nice to have a place where they permitted a bring your own wine if you wished policy. I hoped the family would have kept the business going in Dover, I hate eating at places where food comes in a bag or box with a clowns name all over it!

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