Olde World's crust is every bit as crispy and charred as Modern. But, I think Modern's has a better taste. Overall, taste and crust, I would say Modern is the best I have had. Sally's is very tasty, but I did not find the crust to be anything out of the ordinary. I have not tried Pepe's so that probably is next.Olde World is superb. Very similar in style to Modern. My favorite pizza of the past year.