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We know we are in the minority when it comes to pizza. So sue us if we like our crust with some chew; we'll keep right on munching. Our preferred style used to be all about Chicago. That is, until we were led down an alternative path in Garden Grove.
First generation Italian-American John Vairo has been a Perry's franchise owner in Garden Grove since 1974. Over the span of 40 years, he expanded upon the pizza concept to include pasta recipes handed down from his Calabrian parents. His goal was to serve great food at reasonable prices in a family atmosphere. And that's exactly how we felt while meeting someone here for lunch.
Non-conformist to round pies, these slices are raised on a rectangular pan. Normally served with few toppings, it's also less saucy than the competition. Its density reminds us of focaccia, but with a bonus of being hot and cheesy. The taste is comforting, and who couldn't use some comfort?
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Perry's Pizza & Italian Restaurant is located at 6937 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, (714) 898-7670; www.perryspizzarestaurant.com.
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