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pizza in sunnyside?

tracyk Sep 18, 2006 12:13 AM

Can anyone tell me about their favorite pizza joints in the nabe? Since Ariel's closed, I haven't really found anything to replace them (though I haven't tried real hard, I must admit). Having a pizza party this week.

Looking for someplace other than Donato's and the pizza place on 43rd Ave next to the Chinese resto (b/t 43rd and 42nd, I believe).
Someone once posted about Peppino's. Is this place still good?
What is Singha's pizza like in Pathmark?

Thanks in advance!!

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  1. timmernyc RE: tracyk Sep 18, 2006 12:46 AM

    Obviously you are searching North of Q Blvd. Make the leap! Come over to the South Side. Try Marabella for thin crust at 41st Street and Greenpoint or Gabriella's at 44th & Greenpoint for thick crust and a lot of inventive combinations.

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      tracyk RE: timmernyc Sep 18, 2006 02:02 AM

      I'm definitely open to the South Side! Between Marabella and Gabriella's, which is more of a crowd pleaser?
      And can you tell me about the sauce? I prefer a slightly spicy red sauce - any hint of sugar/sweetness is a complete turn off.

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      ceeceee RE: tracyk Sep 18, 2006 06:02 PM

      i love peppino's! on 61st street btwn roosie and woodside aves.

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        david sprague RE: tracyk Sep 18, 2006 06:07 PM

        ditto on peppino's -- love their sicilian, in particular. on a non-pizza note, they also sell their sauces by the pint, and the vodka sauce is mighty tasty.

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          jen419 RE: david sprague May 18, 2007 05:09 PM

          Does anyone have a phone number for Peppino's? I want to try it but can't find it listed anywhere. thanks!

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            Woodside Al RE: jen419 May 18, 2007 05:40 PM


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          intrepid RE: tracyk Sep 18, 2006 06:10 PM

          sapori d' ischia not far

          1. Woodside Al RE: tracyk Sep 19, 2006 07:15 AM

            Singha is Indian style pizza. Not bad, if you don't think of it as pizza.

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              tracyk RE: Woodside Al Sep 19, 2006 12:13 PM

              Sorry for my ignorance, but what is "Indian style pizza"? Is it Indian style in taste or actual construction?

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                SunnysideUp RE: tracyk Oct 2, 2006 10:38 PM

                Singas is Greek-American style, which is just a variation on Italian-American pizza. It's not Indian (not even the name), but is now Indian owned. Here's a podcast about it http://www.nycnosh.com/?p=195

                My favorite local slice-shop style, as I mentioned on another post, is Mamakina in Woodside. The menu is Italian but I believe it is Russian (or a former Soviet republic) owned. They deliver to Sunnyside. They're on 48th Ave off 46th Street, 718-729-0609

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                  SunnysideUp RE: SunnysideUp Oct 17, 2006 04:39 AM

                  I'm replying to myself. Forget Mamakina, the past two times the pizza has been as bad as the rest: underdone and they switched to low quality ingredients. I had my fingers crossed but also figured this would happen.

            2. SunnysideUp RE: tracyk Oct 4, 2006 10:55 PM

              In case anyone is wondering, A Taste of Italy Pizza on 47th Ave. between 39th Place and 39th St. is no better and no worse than any of the other below-average spots in the neighborhood. I used to think Lentini (43rd Ave and 43rd St) was passable but then the imitation cheese started having this translucent melted plastic glow. La Bella on Greenpoint and 47th St. is only more of the same. Pizza places are like Chinese take-out in Sunnyside, mostly disappointing.

              1. biondanonima RE: tracyk Nov 27, 2006 09:54 PM

                Donato's and Lentini's are the best I've found, although Lentini's is inconsistent at best. Martiniello's (which opened in Ariel's place) is absolutely atrocious. Woodside Pizza, which is down Queens Blvd in the 50s somewhere is decent. I'm interested to try Peppino's. Do they deliver to Sunnyside?

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                  micheal RE: tracyk Nov 27, 2006 11:25 PM

                  I just loved the Mexican-style pizza/tortas from LA FLOR.
                  Haven't been there for a while but usually ordered marinated pork+avocado torta to take home after dinner.
                  Alot of food and less than $10 (maybe only about $8).

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                    iloveupstate.com RE: micheal May 24, 2007 02:00 PM

                    I don't like Peppino's...but I do love Pizza Boy on on Woodside Ave near 58th Street

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                      slep RE: iloveupstate.com May 25, 2007 12:01 PM

                      I actually like Rosario's on Skillman for a regular slice more than Peppino's, though my roommates think differently. Too much cheese on the regular Peppino's slice. I do like Peppinos grandmas a lot though.

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                        Mcheck57 RE: slep May 25, 2007 02:25 PM

                        I grew up by Rosarios and haven't been there in over 17 years. But growing up it was the best slice ever.

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                          mandmbklyn RE: Mcheck57 May 29, 2007 05:09 AM

                          I grew up by Rosario's too! I remember Rosario himself, greeting us happily whenever we stopped in for a slice while walking home from P.S. 11 after school. It was great pizza back then (um, 25 years ago!)

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                            JD76 RE: mandmbklyn Jun 17, 2007 11:46 PM

                            I grew up with Rosarios as well! I too remember him. I remember when the Pizza's were 95 cents and they had a jukebox in the back. I also went to PS 11... what year did you graduate? I graduated in 1986... darn that was a while ago.

                            As for Pizza's in the nabe - Between Maribella and Gabriella's - I prefer Gabriella's although Maribella's seems more popular.

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                              Noahhhhh RE: JD76 Jun 19, 2007 11:36 AM

                              I'd skip Sunnyside altogether and if I was getting a big order, go to Rosa's in Maspeth. Excellent pizza, that's worth a (short) trip!

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                                kizzyhugz RE: Noahhhhh Jun 14, 2008 06:48 PM

                                I love Rosa's Pizza. Its amazing and they have the best calzone and Sicilian slice.its in Middle Village on Metropoltan and 75th. I also love their other dishes like baked clams. But I been hearing a lot of good things about Rosario's. I just moved to Sunnyside from Manhattan and my fave was Bleecker Street Pizza. Its perfect.

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                                  biondanonima RE: kizzyhugz Jun 14, 2008 11:51 PM

                                  I really need to try Rosario's - I've walked by it about a thousand times but never really noticed it. I still like Donato's but it's not life changing, just good for the 'hood.

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                                    Widmark RE: kizzyhugz Jun 15, 2008 10:42 PM

                                    there's another Rosa's that some say is better and it's a bit closer, in Maspeth:


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                      rhydewithdis RE: tracyk Jun 15, 2008 07:06 PM

                      Rosario's by far is the best slice in the area. Between 50th and 51st St on Skillman Ave.

                      Singha's in Pathmark (on Northern Blvd) is great too. Personal pies only, price has gone up in the last 4-5 months for obvious reasons. The toppings they use are always fresh.

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