How do you like your pizza? I like mine with thin crust, not too crispy, sweet sauce, and lots of pineapple and bacon. Who makes it just the way I like it? Ledo's Restaurant in College Park, MD. If you're a UMD student you should know Ledo's.
It's been thriving in the UMD College Park area since 1955. A couple years back they moved from their original location to a more convenient spot near Cornerstone Bar at UMD.If you don't believe me about this pizza, then ask Oprah. Back in 2006 the Oprah Winfrey Show featured a segment with her friend Gayle King in which she explored the best pizza in the country. Gayle claimed that Ledo's Pizza was the best. She said, "I have always liked pizza, but there is no pizza in the world, in the world, that I am still talking about and remembering and thinking about 30 years later."
I know it's easy to say that pizza is pizza. Typically one pizza tastes no different from another. It's hard to find really good pizza that doesn't remind you of cardboard.
Ledo's Pizza isn't your average pizza. Why? According to the Oprah feature, the owner's son Tommy Marco's Jr. says, "It's the saltiness of the cheese, the sweetness of the sauce, and then the crust is just a very basic dough recipe...Blend it together and it's just got a unique flavor to it."
I understand you may have your one great pizza place that you swear by. My friends from the northeast took me to New Haven to try The Original Frank Pepe Pizzeria and Sally's Pizza. Both had awesome thin crust pizza.
New Yorkers claim to have the best pizza around too. Despite the claims, my heart belongs to Ledo's Original Restaurant Pizza.
If you're in the College Park area and you enjoy a good pizza on Friday night then please try out Ledo's.
What's your favorite pizza place?