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Really, it's all about the crust. A slice of pizza, no matter what its style, should stand on its own without the help of heaps of toppings. Venezia's New York-style slice ($2) does just that, right down to the last bit of carbohydrate crunch. You can add lots of the usual toppings (30 cents each) and some better-than-usual ones, like fresh garlic, fresh tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Thick-crusted, deep-dish, Sicilian-style pizza is available in one size, 12-inch by 16-inch ($12). The owner’s mother (who is from Italy) even gets in on the act with her famous marinara sauce; delicious, smooth-textured meatballs; chicken and eggplant Parmesan for heroes; and pasta dishes like meat lasagna and baked ziti. Open 10 p.m. weekdays. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)