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chocho Jul 14, 2006 03:12 AM

The last post in this subject is four years old and you know how the Square has changed... so, any suggestions for best pizza in Union Square? Patsy's is up there for sure, anything else worth eating now that Giorgio's is gone (although it was kinda awful anyway)?

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  1. a_and_w RE: chocho Jul 14, 2006 03:52 PM

    I personally am a fan of Gonzo.

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      jimilady RE: chocho Jul 14, 2006 03:55 PM

      Piola on 12th between University and Broadway. Great wood-fired pizza, tons of variety. Not a "grab-a-slice-and-go" place; reminds me of Italy not Little Italy.

      1. tupac17616 RE: chocho Jul 14, 2006 04:35 PM

        La Pizza Fresca is close

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          E Eto RE: tupac17616 Jul 16, 2006 12:29 PM

          I think Pizza Fresca is worth a walk of a few blocks.

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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          weldon RE: chocho Jul 16, 2006 02:13 AM

          Stromboli's- University and 13th. Always an excellent slice!

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            mister_pj RE: chocho Dec 26, 2006 06:31 AM

            I would really rank Patsy’s as very low on the list. I went recently and the service was just atrocious, it was during an off hour and there wasn’t any excuse for it. Plus, in terms of price point, their pies just aren’t worth it.

            Stromboli has always been a favorite in terms of getting a standard good slice - it’s small and hard to find a seat during peak hours but it’s pizzeria the way I remember them without all the bells and whistles.

            Garden of Eden on 14th between 5th and University used to have a brick oven where they made pizzas in the front of the store. The pies were outstanding but as I walked by last time I saw tables where the pizza guy had been, whether they moved the over to another part of the store I don’t know.

            There is also a place on the east side of Union Square between 16th and 17th. I think it is Giorgio’s. Not sure of the name but, another good place for a slice without question.

            1. Polecat RE: chocho Dec 26, 2006 08:46 AM

              Finally, some mention of Stromboli's on this board. I was beginning to think I was the only NY hound who likes the place. When I worked in the area, about 5 years ago, I went for their white pizza. Still good? P.

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                Caillerets RE: chocho Dec 26, 2006 11:58 AM

                Stromboli's is still good, yes. The white slice is very good, but their base red sauce is what brings me back. A true old school pizza 'joint'

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                  erha RE: Caillerets Dec 26, 2006 08:44 PM

                  i've found that stromboli's is not very good when delivered. either take out or eat at the pizzeria.

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                  hps RE: chocho Dec 26, 2006 02:23 PM

                  I second GONZO.

                  1. Tom Steele RE: chocho Dec 26, 2006 02:55 PM

                    I third Gonzo. It's GRILLED pizza--chef Vincent Scotto worked at Al Forno in Providence, where the technique was first developed, and he brought it to New York a decade ago. Truly scrumptious! And he uses a lot of Bel Paese cheese in his concoctions. Best I had recently was a pumpkin pizza with Bel Paese.

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