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new Italian restaurant opening on 46th St (Manh, NYC)

Looks like a new Italian restaurant is opening on 46th St btwn 5&6th Aves...this sign is posted on wood boards covering front of the space-Raffaello, owned by "La Taverna Del Ghetto" from Rome.
No indication as to when it will be opening.
(Actually now that I'm thinking about it, I wonder if this location is the back of the new GEM bldg that is being built on 47th St.)

 
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  1. They have a website up, but no menu yet. Looks like they're going for upscale-pizza: http://raffaellokosherpizza.com/

    1. This website does have a menu but no word on supervision: http://www.megavalue.us/

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      1. re: srutenberg

        actually, the website has a templater for a menu, but is filled with gibberish..............

        Not yet ready for Prime Time

      2. there was a posting about it yesterday at koshertopia..."Want a slice for lunch in midtown? You’ve got options! From the regular slice to gourmet custom rectangle slices, Manhattan offers it all. Koshertopia has confirmed that Raffaello Kosher Pizza will be opening in two weeks. Raffaello pizza is being hailed as a revolutionary option in the kosher world. Located at 37 West 46th Street (between 5th and 6th) is supervised by the OK and is Chalav Yisrael. Offering over 30 varieties of rectangle pizza baked in individual trays, the lunch spot also offers an extensive pasta menu, pannini and foccacia sandwiches baked on premises."
        Not sure what will be "revolutionary" about it!

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        1. re: sanekosher

          Rectangular pizza? Does that qualify as "revolutionary"?

        2. Is this place open yet? If not is there an opening date announced or signs of when it might open?

          Thanks

          1. The web site seems to be up and running, here is the menu

             
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            1. re: azcohen

              And, as suspected, nothing 'revolutionary' about it. It's lots of pizza, some calzones, pasta, and salads.

              1. re: GilaB

                Went today. I think it opened yesterday. Very clean. Interesting concept. Pizza "slices" are rectangle. All pizzas are pan/deep dish style. Also offer some salads and sandwiches. Looks like they have some fancy pizza oven. Overall the pizza was very good assuming you are looking for a thicker crust. $3.75 for plain slice or $4.75 for anything with topping seemed a bit high, but the cheese, sauce, veggies all looked fresh, so I think you are paying for the "premium".

                1. re: LA Hungry

                  How good was the slice? How was the sauce, cheese, crust. Does it taste any different then a more "common" slice of pizza from a run of a mill store, or is there something unique about this type (taste-wise or otherwise)

                  1. re: seikoloco

                    The slice is unique in that it is a rectangular slice. It is more of a deep dish style versus a regular slice. The veggies were all fresh and sliced thin. The sauce was similar to Solo Pizza. I found the cheese to be tastier as well. Would go back. They had about 7 or 8 different "pies" or really pans with different toppings.

                    1. re: LA Hungry

                      How is a rectangular slice unique? I can't think of the last pizza shop I've been to that doesn't have rectangular slices as an option. And they're generally deep dish style too.

                      If that sauce, cheese, and crust are good, that may be a reason to go. But I don't see a square slice being anything besides marketing BS.

                      1. re: avitrek

                        Unique in that that is the only option.

            2. Suppose to open this Monday 11/4.

              1. I went on the first day that it opened. It was delicious but quite expensive. The crust was nicely charred, which I appreciated.