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15 Best Pizza Places In The Scranton Area

In no particular order because they're all just too good, they're impossible to rank.

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Growing up in Scranton, PA, I'd like to consider myself a pizza connoisseur. Scranton and the surrounding areas are so spoiled when it comes to pizza... there are literally so many great places! I'm frequently asked for recommendations from out-of-town friends. I decided to compile a list of all of the best places, in my opinion. There are definitely more good ones not listed, but here we have the best of the best.

Once again, this list is IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

Vincenzo's Pizzaria

Most of the places in NEPA are square, but Vincenzo's is one of the best in the area for a classic round pizza! If you're feeling' New York style over Old Forge style, Vincenzo's is the move

Website: Vincenzo's

Facebook: Vincenzo's

Address: 131 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18504

Phone: (570) 347-1060

What I recommend: Round hot wing pizza or The Enzo or just classic plain

Maroni's Pizza

Maroni's is basically the epitome of square pizza for the people of West Scranton.

Website: Maroni's Pizza

Facebook: Maroni's Pizza

Address: 1345 St. Ann's St. Scranton, PA 18504

Phone: (570) 961-9531

What I recommend: Pepperoni square tray

Antonio's Pizza

My personal favorite round pizza in the area, Antonio's is way too under-hyped.

Facebook: Antonio's

Address: 930 Capouse Ave, Scranton, PA 18509

Phone: (570) 342-5584

What I recommend: Classic round plain

Arcaro's Pizza

The classic old-forge style pizza sitting upon Taylor hill! A favorite of many.

Facebook: Arcaro's

Address: 1306 S Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18504

Phone: (570) 961-6032

What I recommend: Square tray of plain

Alfredo's Cafe

Kevin Malone wan't lying when he said it is great pizza! Their double crusted white is amazing. (I mean, just look at that picture.)

Website: Alfredo's Cafe

Facebook: Alfredo's Cafe

Address: 1040 S Washington Ave. (South Side Shopping Center), Scranton, PA 18505

Phone: 570-969-1910

What I recommend: Double crusted white pizza or classic red square

Revello's Pizza

This place truly embodies "Old Forge Pizza." Also, it is a favorite place of Hillary Clinton! Although their classic old forge style is great, their double crusted white is to die for!

Website: Revello's

Facebook: Revello's

Address: 502 S Main St., Old Forge, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 18518

Phone: (570) 457-9843

What I recommend: Double crusted white, broccoli white, or tray of red

Nina's

When people talk about Nina's, they're probably talking about their wing bites, which are great, but did you know they have pizza too? (Spoiler alert: their pizza is also great!) I always order a slice on the side with my wing bites.

Website: Nina's

Facebook: Nina's

Address: 602 New York St., Dunmore, Pennsylvania 18509-2436

Phone: (570) 344-6069

What I recommend: The photo I included is of their round plain, but I personally love their square plain! Also, I recommend their double crusted hot wing pizza as well.

Cangiano's

Many people don't know about Cangiano's because it is relatively new to its new location on the Scranton Carbondale Highway. It is a shame that this place isn't well-known because they have really great food and the inside of the restaurant is literally so cool. (I know this post is about pizza, and their pizza is so good, but I'm also obsessed with their hoagies!)

Website: Cangiano's

Facebook: Cangiano's

Address: 235 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18508

Phone: (570) 507-7122

What I recommend: The white pizza because it has ricotta, or their margherita pizza

Dino and Francesco's

They have really great Italian food and pizza! They're a favorite of many.

Website: Dino and Francescos

Facebook: Dino and Francescos

Address: 3366 Birney Ave Moosic, Pennsylvania 18507

Phone: (570) 346-4624

What I recommend: Red, white, white broccoli, or hot wing

Andy's

Andy's pizza has a really different taste the all of the others, and it is really good! I remember being surprised by how much I liked it the first time I had it.

Facebook: Andy's Pizza

Address: 528 Main St., Peckville, Pennsylvania 18452

Phone: (570) 489-9238

What I recommend: Plain, or, if you're a pickle fan, the pickler!

Armetta's

Armetta's is another really cute Italian place with a great food and a lot to offer! Their pizza, as well as everything else is great.

Website: Armetta's

Facebook: Armetta's

Address: 329 Northern Blvd., Chinchilla, Pennsylvania 18410

Phone: (570) 586-5492

What I recommend: The classic plain round tray

G&M Snack Bar in South Side Bowl

I know what you're thinking: bowling alley food? Can that really be in the top 15? Yes!!! Call me crazy, but I promise their pizza is sooo good.

Website: South Side Bowl

Facebook: South Side Bowl

Address: 125 Beech St., Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505

Phone: (570) 961-5213

What I recommend: a tray of red

Arcaro & Genell's

Arcaro and Genell's is another great place that truly embodies "Old Forge Pizza."

Website: Arcaro and Genell's

Facebook: Arcaro and Genell's

Address: 443 S. Main St., Old Forge, Pennsylvania, 18518

Phone: (570) 457-4262

What I recommend: plain red or double crusted white

Colarusso's in Clarks Summit

Colarusso's is a gem of Clark's Summit. Their pizza and buffet never disappoints!

Facebook: Colarusso's

Address: 100 E Grove St., Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 18411

Phone: (570) 586-0608

What I recommend: red square with sausage

Gourmet Slice

A true Montage Mountain favorite, Gourmet Slice never disappoints with their various flavors of round pizza, as well as Old Forge style pizza.

Website: Gourmet Slice

Facebook: Gourmet Slice

Address: 1101 Shoppes Blvd., Moosic, Pennsylvania 18507

Phone: (570) 347-4992

What I recommend: my personal favorite is the hot wing pizza and the penne vodka pizza

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7 Types Of Customers Fast Food Employees Will See In Their Lines Every Single Day

From behind the cash register or food counter, working in a fast food restaurant has never been this fascinating.

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So I'm a crew member at Dunkin' Donuts, which basically means I work as both a cashier and food service employee. It's a fast-paced job, so I service many customers throughout my shift. But despite the "fast food" aspect of my position, over time, I've gotten to know customers, specifically their mannerisms and attitude when ordering, as well as the overall aura they give off when they walk into the restaurant. And I'm sure that I'm not the only fast food service worker who's recognized their customer demographic. So by compiling this list, I'd like to offer my personal experience on this subject to others in the fast food service industry in order for all of us to provide the best accommodation possible to customers.

1. The Busybody

Office-work-style outfits, Bluetooth earpieces and smartphones galore, the Busybodies represent the caffeine-fueled workaholic image. These customers can be seen striding to the order counter, both while calling work personnel and conducting sonic-speed-worthy texting. Despite being in mid-conversation over the phone, they place their order to the cashier, but don't be too impressed with their multitasking ability just yet. Their strive to achieve that intricate balance of speaking to multiple parties falls short as they become too engrossed in talking to one person or the other, thus causing general confusion between the customer, cashier and client alike. Nonetheless, kudos to them for making the effort to increase their productivity level.

2. The Guardian

Toddlers, strollers and diaper bags in tow, the Guardians approach the order counter looking (and acting) as if they've just ran a marathon with ankle weights attached to their legs. As they place their order—often accompanied by a humorous justification of needing all that caffeine due to their extremely active toddlers—their kids' eyes widen and their mouths open in slight awe as they take in the glorious sight of pastry racks lined with colorful donuts glazed to sweet perfection. Finger pointing and tuggings at the sleeves are common actions among these children upon viewing these delectables, and they beg their Guardian that they must simply have that chocolate donut topped with chocolate curls and a caramel drizzle. Tired, stressed and exasperated, the Guardians' immunity to their kids' whining tends to weaken at Dunkin' Donuts, and they cave in to buy that donut their little ones so "desperately" desired. At least they'll soon have coffee to perk them right back to their true parental selves—a prime time when their kids' sugar rushes kick in.

3. The Newbie

As the literal spinoff of the Guardian archetype, the Newbies seem to want to do anything but place an order at the counter. Bearing youthful faces scarcely visible to the cashier due to their short height, a single tip-toed glance downwards past the counter to peer at these young customers makes it clear that they're genuinely frightened to order, because, well, they're children, so it's most likely their first or one of their first times buying something. Guardians are often seen standing off to the side, beaming as their children take their first steps in becoming socially acquainted with society. Although the Newbies' voices start off shaky and quiet, their confidence builds up by the conclusion of their order, and they provide the cashier with the proudest, cutest "bye-bye!" as they leave with the counter with their order.

4. The Gaggle

While all of these customer "types" are the most common, the Gaggle is by far the most obvious, both in appearance and in number. Clad with backpacks, basic driver's' licenses and smartphones, these groups of high-school-aged customers like to pull the one-person-orders-so-it's-valid-for-us-to-loiter trick during open lunch or after school, leading to small herds of noisy teenagers milling around the order pickup counter while discussing the latest diss their "savage" teacher made to their classmate second period or recounting the internet's most iconic Vines through impromptu group reenactments. Their orders are as nuanced and complex as their teenage selves. On some occasions, groups would crowd at the order counter and voice what they want one at a time, with each listening to the last person who ordered so as to gage what they themselves should get. Most times, it ends up being the same or similar order, replicated several times over to accomodate for each person in the group. When it comes to the Gaggle, groupthink is a clear given, but seeing that being at Dunkin' Donuts grants them quality bonding time, it's a trait that can be waived.

5. The Time-Savvy

Time-Savvies are the masters of drawing out how long it takes to place an order. With many falling into the retirement-level age range, these customers treat the ordering process as though they have all the time in the world to do so, because, well, they do. Cashiers must have plenty of patience as the Time-Savvies slowly and gingerly take their reading glasses out of their purses and squint to read aloud the entire menu board to make sure they don't want anything else before finally ordering. However, this process is never complete without them stating what they want several times over, followed by asking the cashier to slowly read back what they punched into the register...twice (and don't forget that Time-Savvies pay the amount due by counting out individual dollar bills and coins on the spot)! But regardless of the slight sense of impatience they induce for both the cashier and the now-growing line of customers, there's an unspoken understanding between the non-Time-Savvy parties to respect their elders, and I respect that.

6. The Royal Loyal

The Royal Loyals, otherwise known as the "regulars", make their trip to Dunkin' Donuts a crucial part of their daily routine. There's no need for them to voice their presence or their order, as simple saunter up to the order counter while already holding out the amount due, following which they'd stand either without saying anything or saying everything besides the actual order itself (jokes, stories, small talk) to the other workers, automatically classifies the Royal Loyals as the top hierarchical tier of customer service. Orders vary in complexity; some prefer a just small black coffee while others enjoy six tablespoons of sugar, four tablespoons of cream and an extra shot of espresso inside an extra-large cup of hot joe that must be poured from a freshly brewed batch all the way to the rim (despite the burn risk involved in overfilling hot drinks). The Royal Loyal must crane their head around the counter to ensure the crew member makes their drink just the way they like it. And if what they see isn't to their standard, their voiceless or joking demeanor would immediately diminish, and be replaced by one of annoyance. But regardless of their humbleness or extravagance, it's essential that cashiers address them with the same sense of kindness and respect that all customers should be treated by.

7. The Listicle

Just as how this article lists the most common types of customers fast food service cashiers come across, Listicles treat their orders as such. As they approach the counter while looking at a phone or piece of paper in their hand, they take a deep, shaky breath as if what they're about to say will be long-run, and rub the bridge of their nose out of what appears to be distress. And it most definitely is: As they squint at their reading medium, they rattle off a lengthy order—impressively all in one breath—before again sighing a deep breath of relief and offering a "it's for my family" remark along with a weary smile. From the cashier's perspective, servicing Listicles always provides a fairly amusing experience as this type of customers tend to act like a fish out of water while ordering. But, it's also important to note that most cashiers have too experienced being a Listicle at one point in their lives or another, so it's important to maintain a sense of empathy when taking their orders.

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