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Where can I find Argentinian Pizza - Fugazza ?

bootbot Oct 23, 2007 08:25 PM

Does anybody know where I may find Fugazza Pizza? I had it while visiting Buenos Aires and assumed it would be easy to find in NY, but so far I have had no luck

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  1. Cheese Boy RE: bootbot Oct 23, 2007 10:23 PM

    La Cantina de Don Chicho. Elmhurst/Corona, Queens -- Junction Blvd and Corona Avenue. Best Argentine bakeries: Cafe La Nueva, Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires Bakery.

    Click on the image in this reply to see a fugazza pie. Others know it better as Onion Pizza.

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    1. re: Cheese Boy
      JFores RE: Cheese Boy Oct 24, 2007 09:54 AM

      You beat me to it. I just recced this place yesterday in a different thread too!

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      pizmet RE: bootbot Oct 24, 2007 09:44 AM

      I'm glad you started this topic, and hope you can flesh out some informative responses. I've been in the mood for some good Argentine Pizza for over a year, without satisfaction. My absolute standard go-to Argy pizzeria for the past 40 years closed down about a year ago. That pizzeria was just a few storefronts away from the corner of Roosevelt Ave. and Junction Blvd. -ground zero for the Argentine community in NYC.

      I've been to Don Chicho's about three times. Twice, they only had American Pizza - a couple of drying out slices clearly made hours ago, which the employee there offered to reheat up. On both occasions, I politely declined (no point in getting USA pizza, and hours old at that, from an Argentine joint) and walked across the street where I treated myself to some chorizo sandwiches with chimichurri. (BTW - the third time I went to Don Chicho's - I just looked around for a bit and left without really ordering anything. There were no customers in there and hours old slices behind the counter and I wasn't in the mood for a long wait while something might've been made from scratch.)

      A few months ago, I had some Argentine Pizzza in Manhattan on the Upper East Side. I forget the name of the Argentine Pizzeria, but I think it was on Second Avenue in the East 90's - the pizzeria looked fairly new. There I was also unimpressed with my "jamon and morrones" pizza (ham and peppers). The pizza tasted like mediocre frozen Supermarket pizza.

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      1. re: pizmet
        Cheese Boy RE: pizmet Oct 24, 2007 11:30 AM

        JFores makes a good point in another thread. You can expect to have
        to order a whole pie, especially if you're one, like me, who wants it to be extremely fresh. I also dislike pale looking old slices of pizza. I walk out too.

        Check it out ---> http://www.chowhound.com/topics/452402

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          stuartlafonda RE: pizmet Oct 30, 2007 09:58 AM

          You might want to try Boca Junior Argentine Steakhouse at Queens Blvd and 51 ave, across from the mall. Although I have not been there in a year, they make Argie style pizza. When you walk in the door, straight a head is a guy wearing a blue and white team hat tossing pizza dough in the air. The place gets very crowded so I'm sure the turnover is fast and the pizza is fresh. I did not order it though as I like my pizza thin and topless( I know there is joke in there somewhere) and Argie pizza is anything but. Enjoy

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