6/29/2012 03:36:00 PM

South Philly’s Top Tomato Pies

Joe Cacia and granddaughter with a pan of tomato pie
Why is tomato pie so prevalent throughout South Philadelphia? “All the best Italian bakers came off the boat and settled here!” jokes Joe Cacia, second-generation owner of one of the oldest bakeries in the city, which now sports five locations throughout the region. Whatever the reason, in many neighborhoods, it’s easier to snag a square of tomato pie - essentially pizza without cheese - than it is to find a regular slice. Here are four fine specimens to search out for a light bite.

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