This little hole-in-the-wall restaurant serves some of the best pizza In Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania is a state abundant with pizza options. From downtown areas to strip malls and shopping complexes, it seems as if there's a pizzeria on every corner.

With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to discern which pizza parlors are good, and which ones are great.

Depending on where you live you probably already have your own personal favorite spot to order a slice, but if we've learned anything from the experts, some of the best and most mouthwatering restaurant establishments are hidden in the most unassuming places.

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Tucked in the downtown streets of Old Forge, Arcaro and Genell is surrounded by houses and buildings that haven't changed much since the 1960s.

Over the years, the town of Old Forge has earned the title of "Pizza Capital of the World." Much different from New York-style, Neapolitan, and deep-dish—Old Forge has a distinct pizza type that is really unique. The plethora of family-owned pizzerias that line these streets are known for their thick but light dough and pizzas served in "cuts" rather than the traditional slices that the rest of the country is accustomed to. Another notable difference is that pizza here isn't referred to as a "pie" instead, you'll notice these are titled "trays" and served on a rectangular metal tray.

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Arcaro and Genell stands out from the rest of its pizza competition because of its unique sauce blend. A well-seasoned sauce with a focus on consistency, this remarkable feature has kept customers coming back time and time again.

Arcaro made headlines after Donald Trump paid the pizzeria a visit back in 2020. The restaurant has also been recognized by USA Today multiple times as being some of the best pizza in PA.

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Their white tray in particular has garnered the most attention. It features a crust topped with rosemary and onion and a browned surface. Their white trays are stuffed with various toppings like broccoli or spinach and an oozing blend of cheese.

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Their red tray is equally as delicious. It is known for its crunchy crust, cheese blend of mozzarella and cheddar, and Aracro's infamous red sauce.

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Arcaro & Genell has been in the family since 1962 when it was purchased from the former Laurenzi's Restaurant.

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In addition to pizza, Arcaro also serves salads, soup, and a variety of fresh seafood from shrimp to clams oreganato.

Open daily from 11 am to 8 pm, no matter when you decide to pay a visit, you'll always be welcomed with a warm and friendly "family feel."

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