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Going to Apizz - Any Recommendations?

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eleguin Apr 7, 2008 10:07 AM

Hi all - my husband and I are going to Apizz this Friday after reading some stellar reviews. I was looking at the menu and the primis look like appetizers and the secondis look like pastas mainly. I was just wondering what's a good amount of food to be shared by 2? Should we order 1 primi and 2 secondis? We were thinking of the margherita pizza and the gnocchi. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!

  1. jakew8 Apr 7, 2008 10:17 AM

    Your 1+2 idea should work fine if you're not huge eaters. I can't speak to the pizza but I'd definitely have the meatballs as the other main--they're excellent (and easy to share).

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      sga916 Apr 7, 2008 10:47 AM

      Yes the meatballs are amazing - one of you must order them!

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        eeee Apr 7, 2008 11:23 AM

        All tables are started with tasty bread and tomato/ricotta - I found it made pizza unnecesary!

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          Lucia Apr 7, 2008 12:08 PM

          I haven't had the margherita pizza, but the gnocchi are some of the best in the city. Portions are pretty substantial, so 1 primi and 2 secondi should be more than enough. I often skip primi and just have a secondi and a dessert. As eeee says, the bread w/ricotta and tomato sauce is a pretty good starter in itself.

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            clashfan Apr 7, 2008 01:19 PM

            The gnocchi with honey braised short ribs is very good.

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              envynyc Apr 7, 2008 02:02 PM

              My boyfriend and I had a WONDERFUl dinner at Apizz about a month ago. He had the meatballs, which were extremely flavorful and tender. I had the gnocchi with the braised short ribs and it was one of the best dishes I've ever had...I nearly picked up my bowl and licked it clean it was that good. Great atmosphere and very attentive, yet unobtrusive service. Great place!!

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                pellegrino31 Apr 9, 2008 02:30 PM

                The gnocchi and short ribs are incredible.

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                swms122456 Apr 8, 2008 06:59 PM

                One of my favorite places. My favorite is the Ravioli Con Zucca open ravioli, ricotta, mascarpone, caramelized butternut squash, brown butter and sage, Husband likes meatballs and short ribs. Pizzas are fantastic. Nice wine list. Nice people.

                1. scarlet starlet Apr 8, 2008 08:12 PM

                  I love Apizz. I've only been twice but both times have been wonderful. I'm amazed that it's not more popular than it is. Hm. Well, I guess that makes it easier for those of us in the know to get a table!

                  I LOVE the zucca ravioli and their pizzas are excellent, too. I haven't had any of the meat items but I've been told that the short ribs were amazing.

                  Oh, and the service is warm and wonderful.

                  Enjoy your night there!!!

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                    eleguin Apr 9, 2008 06:26 AM

                    Thanks everyone for all the great recommendations! I'm pretty sure we are going to order the margherita pizza and the gnocchi. For the second entree, I guess we'll see on that day what we feel like. We are leaning toward either the meatballs or the ravioli. :)

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                      mjh5821 Apr 9, 2008 07:46 AM

                      The ravioli was actually too sweet for my taste--I would highly recommend the wild boar lasagna or the skate.

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                        brownie Apr 9, 2008 08:31 AM

                        Just there on Saturday. We thought the pizza was rather poor, really, just flavorless and the crust was soft. Given all the great buzz about their pizza, we were sorely disappointed. We were going to have the gnocchi, but liked the looks of too many primi, so ended up with the arugula salad, terrific, but too much dressing; the pizza margherita, as noted above; the octopus which was good but nothing special; and the mushrooms with polenta--the last being the best thing, but everything was SO salty. The predominant flavor of the mushroom dish was salt. I wish, in retrospect, that we'd had the gnocchi... the bread and sauce/cheese combo was great, but that's hardly why one goes to a certain restaurant. The service was indeed nice and friendly and the room, especially if you sit in the front section, is lovely, but we were really disappointed.

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                          taboo Apr 9, 2008 09:33 AM

                          Was there a couple of weeks ago. Don't miss the lasagna

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                      royalbev Apr 9, 2008 10:14 AM

                      I just had an incredible dinner at Apizz last weekend. Start with the Apizz pizza to start and share. It's a white pizza with the freshest ricotta and sauteed spinach. It will change you.

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                        nikky Apr 9, 2008 02:11 PM

                        Always go to Apizz hungry. :) The pizzas are definitely a good size for sharing. Also check to see if they have any specials. Barring that, I enthusiastically recommend the meatballs and the lasagna - hands down my favorites on the menu.

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