Rosa's Pizza on Fresh Pond Road VS 69th Grand
Okay, I've repeatedly read on Chowhound how the Rosa's on 69th Grand was SO much better than Fresh Pond Road, and being a great proponet of the Fresh Pond Location, I was curious to see if it really could get better than that.........well..........frankly, I don't know how this rumor got perpetuated here on chowhound because first of all, the slices are smaller, there is not as much variety as the Fresh Pond location, and the turnover isn't anything like the Fresh Pond Location. The caesaer salad chicken slice was half the garanguatan size as Fresh Pond, for $3 it's a meal in itself,,,,,,eggplant parm slice was greasy and small looking, -----this was on Saturday, yesterday, at about 6:30pm, so if it ain't fresh and plentiful then, forget about it............ everything just looks so much FRESHER at Fresh Pond even at midnight! which is what I love about it!!!-------the only thing I can say in Grand ave's favor is the atmosphere, yes, it's not quite as seedy looking as the Fresh Pond location, BUT, the pizza and garlic rolls are FAR SUPERIOR at FRESH POND............Go, and see yourself, and tell me if I'm wrong----------because I'm tired of being the only voice for Fresh Pond Rosa's.....okay????? Whew, I feel better now.
Rosas has been downhill since 98. Like Iavarone Bros they have ventured out into LI and have let their original places fall apart. I grew up in the neighborhood and when Rosas expanded and came with all the gimmick slices it was a wrap. Try Cascarinos in Bayside on Bell as an alternative. I gave up on Middle Village, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Glendale pizza a long time ago. In the 80's the pizza out there was great but that was along time ago. They cashed out and havent looked back since.
I live a short walk away from the Fresh Pond location and it is totally dependable. There are too few good options in the neighborhood....sadly.
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