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Jun 27, 2013 01:29 AM

Ragazzi Pizza freezer burn

Stopped by a couple days ago after hearing promising things. Things started off well and I was really enjoying my the last few bites though I noticed a strong freezer burn taste. That's a no no in the pizza world and another place to cross off your lists.

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  1. I'm not following where the freezer burn is coming from? Are you suggesting the crust was pre-baked and frozen? The sauce or cheese?

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    1. re: eatrustic

      I read 1NYG's post as being the crust was freezer burnt, then thawed out to be made into a pie.

      Somehow I find the possibility of Ragazzi freezing anything (dough, whole pizza or any of the components) to be very unlikely. They have no need to do that.

      1. re: LotusRapper

        Restaurants freeze loads of shit...I'd be surprised if Farina or Nicli Antica froze their ingredients, but Ragazzi? It's ok pizza but not above saving money on leftover ingredients.

    2. it was a veggie slice at the end of the day..didn't notice the freezerburn until the end of I don't know if it was the bit of sauce left, or the crust itself...or if the entire slice had been frozen. for some reason the slice itself had a big tear in it. And it was 100% freezerburn.

      1. your taste buds must be off.

        I can't imagine, in any way, a veggie slice of pizza being frozen from a reputable pizza place like Regazzi.

        Dough is always fresh and same with veggies. Maybe if it was a meat pizza, some of the meat could have been frozen.

        My guess is that you confused freezer burn with something else.

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        1. re: koshfoodie

          No, it was freezer burn. Are canned olives considered fresh?

          1. re: 1newyorkguy

            you tasted freezer burn from canned olives? ...sure...

            1. re: koshfoodie

              no, I tasted it once I got past all of the cheese and topping and it was only crust and a bit of sauce. I mentioned the olives because you said everything was fresh.

                1. re: LotusRapper

                  Enough of this ;)

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                  1. re: LotusRapper

                    I might as well chime in on this discussion... I've had Ragazzi about 4 times and every time I think that the quality of the toppings isn't there. I see the toppings on the pizza but I taste nothing when I put it in my mouth. Same with Via Tevere, I don't taste the toppings. Contrast this with Pizzerina Farina or Pizzeria Barbarella, I actually taste the toppings. It's either the quality of the toppings or the general seasoning of the pie, I dunno. I've never tasted freezer burn though, but I wouldn't doubt that it happened.

                    **sound of a bullwhip**

                    1. re: flowbee

                      I have Ragazzi (by the slices only) about once/twice a month when I spend time at the library across the road. I agree, the toppings are just kinda there. I like the crust and sauce, not a big fan of the need for mounds of cheese on any pizza so they're good on that at least. But they're the best lunch option around the library within walking distance, so be it.

                      Honestly, even Uncle Fatih's slices have better tasting toppings, but I don't mind theirs either, as a total alternative to pure fast food chains which I don't go near anyway.

                      Pizza Garden .... now there's cheapo pizza where you can taste the toppings.

                      But more often than not, if I'm after a tasty $5 lunch, I'd find myself a banh mi :-D

                      1. re: LotusRapper

                        The really disappointing thing for me, was that as I was eating the first 2/3 of the slice, I was really enjoying it and looking forward to eating more in the future. I probably will give it another shot. And yeah, the toppings were pretty worthless..I know better than to order a veggie slice and think the olives would be great, but it was all they had left.