‘Altoona Style’ pizza might be the weirdest pizza you’ve ever tried


ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pizza is enjoyed by billions of people around the world, but did you know that Altoona, Pa. has its own specialty slice?

A look at an Altoona style pizza pie

Some call it “Altoona Style” while others call it “Altoona Sicilian”. What makes it so different? Instead of using mozzarella, the Altoona style uses a slice of American cheese, with Genoa salami and green peppers underneath.

A few Central PA locations serve the Altoona-style slices, and it’s a fan favorite for a number of people, including customers at 29th Street Pizza Subs and More in Altoona. Owner Steve Corklic said he got all kinds of comments about the pizza.

“Most people love it, we’ve taken food critics on a trip here,” Corklic said.

A few miles away, at Dino’s Pizza, you can also find the unique slices, which owner Chris Keller said many people have adapted to.

“You either love it or you hate it,” he said. “People come from all over the area and some even travel far to come and try it, especially here at home people love it, they say it’s one of the best around,” Keller said.

Pizza sure comes in all shapes and sizes, but for Altoona, the city is one of a kind.

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