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June 22, 2010

Bagby slices

Bagby pizzaI don't typically think of Harbor East as a place to get a super low-budget meal, but Bagby Pizza Co. seems to be filling that niche.

It's B.Y.O.B. It sells relatively inexpensive pizza and pasta dishes. And now -- pizza by the slice.

You can get out of there for $3.25 for a slice of cheese pizza, $3.50 for pepperoni. 

The restaurant added the by-the-slice option in response to customer demand, said chef-manager Kyle Gillies. "It was an outcry from the public in a certain respect," he said.

He said the slices, made ahead of time, are reheated in the same brick oven that the pizzas are originally baked in. "Our crust really does react well to reheating," he said.

Bagby's white pizza. Sun photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor

Posted by Laura Vozzella at 4:29 PM | | Comments (10)


I have eaten at Italian Graffiti numerous times the past week and its a bargain. I ordered 2 slices of pepperonni and the total came to $5.20

$3anything for a slice of pizza is robbery. To put it in perspective you're talking about $25+ for a large cheese or pepperoni pizza at those costs there - that is a deal? Did I fast forward to 2045?

On a sadder note, Pizza the Hut, famed half-man, half-pizza was found dead earlier today in the back seat of his stretched limo. Evidently, the notorious gangster became locked in his car, and ate himself to deeeath! Coming up, Pongo's review of Rocky five...... thousand!

I would need about three of those Bagby slices to be satisfied. That pie is real thin and not filling. So with a drink that would be around a $10.00 lunch. No thanks.

these guys must be getting killed by the new harbor east deli and pizzeria to have to change their concept around. I see lines outside of that place everyday for lunch but havent been in yet

Harbor East Deli and Pizzeria is garbage. Overpriced, slow service, and food isn't anything special.

I haven't been to Bagby so I can't compare the two ... but I won't be going back to HED&P - wasn't impressed in the least.

@Anonymous - it must be nice to have John Paterakis as one's grandfather if you are a restaurant operator...say 'peace' to Elevation burger franchise and open up a concept all-too-familiar in bmore...a mediocre deli that makes worse pizza...not as much ROI on that equity investment than the one in the new Legg tower eh JP?

"Relatively inexpensive" pizza? I have never seen a slice of cheese pizza cost over 3 dollars before.

I love the product Bagby produces but c'mon Laura!

bagby slices are much better than harbor east deli. The small cost difference is well worth it to get a bagby slice. The sandwiches are much better than harbor east deli as well. If you want real food go to Bagby, junk food, go the harbor east deli. You get what you pay for.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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