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Tuesday
Jun012010

Pizza Passion in Eastern Market: Supino's

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.

Supino Pizzeria is located at 2457 Russell Street in Eastern Market.

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.

The pepperoni and mushroom pizza at Supino's.

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 Bismarck and its lovely runny egg yolk!

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.

El Greco, a beautiful white pizza.

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.

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Reader Comments (8)

Yummy post! I also love Supino's...and as an olive lover, the El Greco is my fave! I think I'll try the Bismarck next time though b/c you're right - Roast does it well on a burger, so why not on pizza? Drooling just thinking about it! :)

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Weber

Yes, much love for Supino's! Hands down the best pizza in Detroit, maybe in the world! The Supino is amazing. Ricotta, garlic, chili oil and olives (but like you, I don't touch them, so I always order it without. And they always offer to substitute something else). Sometimes I add spinach, either way, it's the best! I'm not sure if it's still true, but I've heard that Dave doesn't let anyone else make the pizza. He makes every pie! Which doesn't bode well for a second location unless he can be in two places at once. Thanks for making me hungry!

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTina Kozak

Lauren & Tina,
I made myself hungry too! I'm so craving the El Grecko right now!

Yes, Lauren, you must try the Bismarck! Tina, I'll have to try the Supino next time, WITHOUT olives. Thanks for the tip on substituting.

I did read in article that Dave doesn't make ALL of the pizza's anymore. And about the second location, yes it would be more convenient for some of us, but it's worth the drive!

June 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

My favorite is the Supino. Now I'll thinking about Supino's all week...

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher Baccus

i was just at buddys last night. so yummy. i will try supinos if im ever in the area.

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter++MIRA++

Christopher,
I know! I'm going to have to get there this week now! And another vote for the Supino.

Mira,
I can't say anything bad about Buddy's but you NEED to try Supino's. Make a special trip if ya have to!

June 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

I do like a feta and spinach pizza, and this looks like a really nice version of that. Sounds like a place we need to try :)

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDominique

Good post! I am going to have to check this place out. I love the Eastern Market and I've been looking for a new spot near it to eat after shopping down there. Check out my blog about pizza if you have time!

August 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLillian

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