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Spiedini al Romano in Queens?

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myclawyer Apr 18, 2008 08:35 AM

If you've never had Spiedini al Romano before, you owe it to yourself to try it. It's a baked skewer of bread and cheese (one slice of bread, one slice of cheese, one slice of breaad, one slice of cheese, etc...), usually an Italian bread and mozzerella. Baked and then topped with anchovies, capers and lemon-butter sauce. It's a sure fire artery clogger but the taste is extraordinary. The best I've ever had is at Carmines in the city. Does anyone know if any of the Italian restaurants in Queens serves this dish? I would love to not have to travel to the UWS every few weeks to satisfy this craving.

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  1. johnk RE: myclawyer Apr 18, 2008 01:49 PM

    I'd bet Piccola Venezia can whip some up for you.
    I have anchovies w/roasted peppers there sometimes. They definitely have the other ingredients.
    Regards,
    JK

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      Val55 RE: myclawyer Apr 19, 2008 06:52 PM

      it's not queens, but you can get yourself some spiedini al romano on arthur avenue. My favorite is at Mario's, In fact, I want to try other places on arthur avenue, but I can't give up that appetizer!

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        myclawyer RE: Val55 Apr 22, 2008 08:42 AM

        Thanks for the tip, but the BX would be a longer trip than Carmines on the UWS, at least for me.

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        billhill RE: myclawyer Apr 22, 2008 02:55 PM

        It's not Queens but Cono and Sons on Graham Ave. in Williamsburg makes good Spedini.
        It's one block from the Graham Ave. stop on the L train.

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