Pizza in Sunnyside
Well, I'm very picky about my pizza.
I like Grimaldi's kind. Paper thin, simple and made with fresh toppings.
Anything close to that in Sunnyside?
Any secret place that escapes me?
What's your fav pizza in the neighbourhood?
The closest to Grimaldi's style pizza is in Forest Hills and is called Nick's. I believe its on Ascan Ave or Street. Either way sometimes I think Nicks is better than Grimaldi's as it hasnt let the hype get to its head. While you are there you should try the house salad which has this fantastic dressing which is hard to describe but delicious.
As for Sunnyside, I would second Marabella's and add a peculiar recommendation, Giovanni's. Giovannis is a Mexican joint on the corner of 47th Ave and 47th Street. They serve all manner of food there. Once you get past the craziness of the menu try a slice of pepperoni. Its not the best nor is it typical NYC pizza but it sure is satifying in a good way. The other stuff on the menu is pretty good too.
When I lived in Sunnyside, a place called "Ariel's" opened up that I thought made excellent pizza. Not thin crust, like you prefer, but their crust was, in my opinion, among the best I ever had. Chewy, really fresh, a bit buttery. Also, they had good fresh toppings and cheeses, at least when I used to live there. It's on 46th Street, I believe, on the North side of Queens Blvs, about a half-block away from the blvd.
They also serve good-looking pasta dishes--although I personally always stuck with the pizza.
And, oh, their Garlic rolls are AMAZING! Fresh garlic chopped up inside, excellent marinara dipping sauce.
p.s. tell me how it goes if you go there.
re: James Rogan
I second the recommendation. They make pizza in the same style as most of the mediocre pizzerias in the NYC area, but I think they do an especially good job with that style. It doesn't blow my mind, but it's the best in the neighborhood.
I do like going to Ariel's for an occasional dinner. They do a nice calf's liver, lamb shank, pasta with clams, etc. And the garlic knots are addictive.
re: Tom Meg
my pal Marc lives in the Side (Gardens) and when I'm hanging over that way, we often get Skillman's pizza...I have to say that while it's very different from Grimaldi's, it does knock my socks off...especially when they get the shrimp 'za...
lots of cheese, excellent crust, and they throw in an extra small pie when you get a big one...the sauce has real depth, and I'm guessing olive oil and garlic play roles...
I give it high marks, as does Marc...and all the hungry young folks that gather at his house after days at the track say it rocks...
order Skillman's and leave some time for the delivery man to get there on a weekend night...it's pretty solid...and no, I don't work there...but I love pizza, and this is the real deal...