I love pizza. Pizza is my favorite food group. Seriously, I could eat pizza every day and be happy. For years, Buddy’s was my go-to Detroit pizza. It was always that first meal when I arrived back from England and Chicago. Now, as much as I adore Buddy’s and Detroit-style square pizza, I have a new love. Meet my new squeeze, Supino’s.
Nestled in Eastern Market, Supino Pizzeria is unpretentious. It’s real. Most times you can see owner Dave Mancini in back stretching out the dough and building the most fabulous thin crust pizza Detroit has to offer.
Mancini was so devoted to make the best thin crust pizza that he traveled back to his fathers hometown in Supino, Italy to learn the ropes.
Check out this video from Model D with owner Dave Mancini:
On our first visit to Supino’s we played it safe, pepperoni and mushroom. Now, my usual game plan when attacking a pie is to leave the crust. If I’m still hungry after my husband has devoured the rest, I’ll go back and eat the crust. Not at Supino’s! The crust is soft with a bit of a crunch and absolutely perfect.
Since that first visit, we’ve found two new favorites.
The Bismarck! This slice of heaven is fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, tomato sauce and egg. Egg on my pizza? Yes, please! I wasn’t always hip to the idea of adding eggs in odd places but if Roast convinced it me it belonged on a burger, Supino’s persuaded me that eggs can be right at home on a pizza.
The El Greco consists of spinach, feta, onions, mozzarella, and kalamata olives. I’m not a fan of olives, whether they’re green or black, keep them away from me! The flavors in the El Greco, however, are perfect together. And the olives are big enough for picky eaters to avoid.
Supino’s has that something-something. It’s a neighborhood joint with character. This placde has heart that you can feel beating once you step inside the door.
Don’t worry Buddy’s; you’ll always be my first true love but Supino’s has dazzled me and swept me off my feet. I think we’ve got a good thing going on.