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tunapet Sep 2, 2009 03:19 PM

Has anyone any info on this Italian place. It's located in the Triangle Building on South Willow street south of the Mall of NH. Tia

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    iamjim Apr 28, 2010 07:54 PM

    Ridiculously good. The calzones, specifically the dough used, are like none other. The roni rolls are a guilty pleasure and a must-have. Pizza is fantastic, chicken marsala is great and the tiramisu is tasty.

    Great. Now I need to head over there tomorrow for lunch.

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      lexpatti Apr 29, 2010 05:32 AM

      I'm never in that neighborhood - not a mall chick!!! But I just put this (back) on my radar, thanks CHers!

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        whs Apr 29, 2010 05:12 PM

        Yeah, it's a tough location, not many compelling reasons to go to this end of town unless you work there. The food is fantastic--superb thin crust pizza. The aracini is excellent. Owner is great--wonderful history about his grandfather.

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          snl1129 Aug 3, 2010 08:32 AM

          Get takeout if you want this mediocre pizza, because the place is filthy, dirty! Ick

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            gryphonskeeper Aug 4, 2010 09:35 PM

            Not when I went. This place has great calzones...

    2. whs Jan 30, 2010 01:55 PM

      This is why CH is so great--we would have never tried this place if we hadn't read about it here. Went for lunch today--the Arangini (rice ball) and the Roni Rolls were delicious. We could have made that lunch, but we had to have a sausage & pepper calzone and a thin crust veggie pizza too. To my taste, the pizza was better than the ones at 900 Degrees. We talked to the owner, great guy, knows his stuff. We staggered out with leftovers, can't wait to go back.

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        italfood Jan 30, 2010 03:25 AM

        Johnny Troy's Italian Specialites in Manchester ,NH is a great place ....for made to order, great priced Italian food. My company uses JT's to cater lunch meetings and events and that is how I found out about it. They never disappoint and the portions are amazing. Once I found out where they were located, right at the Triangle Plaza...Now I go there for lunch. They have wonderful panini sandwiches and a great grilled chicken salads, served with warm pita bread. A new item I recently tried was the Rice Balls...Hamburg, rice, and cheese rolled up in a ball, with an outer fried coating covered with sauce. They open at 11 for lunch and it is always busy when I go in at that time. They also recently added beer and wine to the menu and you can come in and have a reasonably priced dinner with your family in a nice atmosphere. Johnny Troy's has been in busines now for 4 years. They have the best Chicken Marsala around and the calzones are filled from end to end.

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          tunapet Jan 25, 2010 06:05 PM

          Ok... finally stopped in today and I must say I am kicking myself for driving by so many times without doing so! This is the real deal for Italian food in the area people! I have not eaten pizza this good since the last time I was in the North End. A simple cheese and pepperoni was amazing. The pepperoni was very finely diced instead of sliced and my first impression was being a little perplexed, my second was glee. Pepperoni pieces on the entire pie. It was a perfect balance of crust, sauce and toppings. Very good! Ditto for the Calzones...15 different combo choices ( I had the Italian cold cut ) very tasty and I agree it's quite the bargain at $7.95 as it easily feeds two.
          I think the wine and beer offerings may be new? I ordered a glass of chardonnay and it was quite reasonably priced at 5 bucks. My only complaint was it could have been a wee bit colder...but apart from that iirc 3 choices on white/4 on red, nothing more than 25.00 a bottle and bottled beer was 2 imports and 3 domestic. And a couple of boozy coffee drinks too.

          Apparently they are considering doing some alfresco dining when the weather gets better which would be nice. Cool spot to watch the odd plane take off or land ( I digress here :) )

          It was slow when I was there so I got to chat with the owner and learnt that everything is fresh and cooked to order. An example of this if you order the chicken parm...the chicken is fresh and breaded to order..no portion controlled/frozen/prepackaged short cuts here....This chef takes pride in what he serves. Lots of interesting dinners on his menu that I look forward to sampling as my finances allow.
          So peeps...Do yourself a favour, bypass the crappy poor excuses for food ( Yeah I am talking Olive garden for one !) eat some great food here and help keep a fantastic, hardworking local restaurant in business! my 2c

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            gryphonskeeper Jan 25, 2010 11:50 PM

            here here!!!!!

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              lexpatti Jan 26, 2010 07:40 AM

              awesome, I don't think I've even passed it nor heard much about it - thanks.

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                SuperGrover Jan 26, 2010 02:02 PM

                Went today after work and yum! I got chicken marsala to go and it was very good plus a great value for only $10. Lots of food plus some garlic bread thrown in too. Will definitely be going back.

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              gryphonskeeper Jan 15, 2010 03:35 PM

              I have been a few times and it is always fantastic. The grilled paninis and calzones are a huge bargain for the money, and they are delicious. Try the fried rice balls.

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                Krae33 Dec 10, 2009 04:14 PM

                Great calzones and best salads for the $$$. Also one of the best sicilian pizzas I've had in the Manchester area.

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                  harpoonipa1967 Sep 2, 2009 07:17 PM

                  I've had a couple of calzones from there that were good.

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