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sign for original Gloria's pizza from flushing coming to forest hills?

janie Jan 31, 2012 07:32 AM

Read about this place Gloria's quite a bit on chowhound, sign up in the cursed pizza spot next to movie theater in Forest Hills, on QB, with sign saying, original Gloria's pizza from Flushing coming soon....so stay tuned....curious if anyone knows more??

Gloria Pizza
108-22 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375

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    SweetDreamsNYC Feb 10, 2012 08:39 AM

    Cant wait for this place to open and I hope its good.

    Other then Nicks there is no really good pizza in Forest Hills.

    Yes some of them are edible but they seem to find it impossible to get Health Inspection grades higher then a B..if you read the violations on some of these joints you would never eat there again

    Nick's Pizza
    108-26 Ascan Ave, Queens, NY 11375

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    1. re: SweetDreamsNYC
      ForestHillsFresser Feb 10, 2012 08:46 AM

      Duo Fratelli at Queens Blvd near 67th Rd is decent pizza. Old style New York pizza, not like Nicks. I go there when I am too lazy to go to Dani's House of Pizza in Kew Gardens.

      Dani's House of Pizza
      81-28 Lefferts Blvd, Queens, NY 11415

      Due Fratelli
      101-16 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375

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      FoodGuy125 Feb 16, 2012 09:03 AM

      Gloria Pizza should impress any Pizza afficiandos....It is classic NY Pizza with a sweet tangy sauce that is addictive....I'm so excited it's coming back to Queens!....


      Nicks is great, but is a totally different experience....its more of a Gourmet Pizza spot...not a "by the slice" joint.

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      1. re: FoodGuy125
        SweetDreamsNYC Feb 16, 2012 09:20 AM

        I am just hoping for a decent delivery option..If Nicks delivered I would be happy but since they dont I am desperate for new pizza in the area :)

        1. re: SweetDreamsNYC
          janie Apr 13, 2012 12:27 PM

          my husband tried Gloria's yesterday, and was not impressed at all, completely pedestrian slice, nothing special or noteworthy at all. anyone else try?

          1. re: janie
            SweetDreamsNYC Apr 13, 2012 12:43 PM

            I tried it twice..first time got a slice and ate it in store..totally mediocre..very stingy on the sauce and dry..nothing I would ever go back for...second time with my husband we ordered a pie..it was good...not special but good enough

            1. re: SweetDreamsNYC
              janie Apr 13, 2012 05:53 PM

              he tried sicilian and reg slice, reg slice was greasy and small, and the sicilian was ok, nothing special, so not sure where all of this past folklore about the place is based upon....guess we'll wait to hear from someone who can weigh in on it from a prior original experience

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                Polecat Apr 13, 2012 06:55 PM

                This joint is so close by to where I live, all I have to do is step outside my building and look to the right and it's within plain view. So I would be excited to say otherwise, but, yeah, my first impression of the new Gloria is very much in line with what's been written here.

                I also had the plain and the sicilian. The square was the better of the two, with a decent tasting crust. The plain was piping hot out of the oven, very cheesy.

                I know the old apples and oranges point, yeah, but nevertheless, if we're talking Forest Hills, I'll save my calories for Nick's.


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                  SweetDreamsNYC Apr 14, 2012 03:50 AM

                  If they start to deliver they will be a great option because I feel this part of FH has no decent pizza delivery options. Most of the area delivery options have poor dept of health grades so I wont go near them.

                  1. re: SweetDreamsNYC
                    janie Apr 14, 2012 11:55 AM

                    Pizza Classico in the stop/shop center delivers--their pizza is decent--also, the place in Kew Gardens L'Angolo is fine http://www.langolopizza.com/
                    as well as Dani's pizza, http://www.danishouseofpizza.com/

                2. re: janie
                  QueensTomato Apr 15, 2012 08:18 AM

                  I grew up on pizza from Gloria in Flushing and was so excited to hear that they were reopening after all these years. Although I have not had Gloria Pizza in many years, I remember exactly how it tasted. It was saucy and cheesy in exactly the right proportions without being heavy and had a great tasting crust. It has always been the best slice to me, and nothing has come close since.

                  I went to Forest Hills last week with great expectations of being transported back to my youth via a slice of Gloria pizza.

                  The pizza was so disappointing - a small slice with a small amount of sauce, a small amount of cheese and the crust was not at all how I remember it. I really wanted to love this pizza, but it is not the same as Gloria of Flushing.

                  1. re: QueensTomato
                    janie Apr 15, 2012 10:05 AM

                    thanks for the report, we needed an expert opinion based on the past to weigh in--well, perhaps the recipe didn't get passed along :)

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                      SweetDreamsNYC Apr 15, 2012 01:03 PM

                      Eh ..I dont really care what they served in the past as long as what they serve now is good..and what they are serving now when its fresh out of the oven is good..I am happy to have them in the neighborhood for sure.

                      1. re: SweetDreamsNYC
                        Tabetaina Sep 13, 2012 06:20 PM

                        They started delivering recently so I thought I'd give it a go. I remember it being better (albeit i was just a kid) but it's still pretty good. They are a little pricier that some of the other deivery options (I usually order from D'Angelo's, they're not great but serviceable) but I though it was worth it.

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