Rosa's Fresh Pizza Philadelphia

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Rosa’s Fresh Pizza – Feed the hungry with $1 pizza

Rosa’s Fresh Pizza made headlines a couple years ago as a local restaurant trying to pay it forward. The corporate mission alone would pique my interest, but that combined with insanely cheap, tasty pizza and local popularity makes this pizzeria a pretty special place. 

A slice of pizza here costs either $ 1 or a post-it. Many patrons here come in for a slice or two and donate another dollar for someone less fortunate, who can redeem that donation by taking a post-it note from the wall. If it’s not too crowded, take a moment to read some of the notes and thank yous. The notes on the wall make this an uplifting and colorful visit, whether you’re stopping in on your lunch break or after a night on the town.  

Sure, the menu is limited to cheese, pepperoni or mushroom, but at most you’re only paying a dollar. There’s free delivery too with a minimum purchase of $ 20. The owner, Mason, is super friendly and the history behind the shop is really interesting, so if you see him go ahead and chat! The pizza is what you pay for, in my opinion. It’s not the best pizza I’ve ever had in my life. But it’s hot and fresh, and you can’t beat the price of a post it.

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Details about this spot



25 S 11th St, Philadelphia

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00, Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00


Slice of pizza: USD 1


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)