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Uncle Jimmy's Pizzeria New in Sunnyside

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AubWah Jan 23, 2014 02:48 PM

Anybody tried their pizza pie?

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    AubWah RE: AubWah Jan 23, 2014 04:23 PM

    The pie is the real deal

    1. biondanonima RE: AubWah Mar 1, 2014 04:42 PM

      We ordered from here tonight - new place in the old 99 cent Pizza Dealz space. The pizza and garlic knots came quickly. The pizza itself was ok - the toppings were pretty good (we got pepperoni on half and sausage on half) and reasonably generous, but the crust was very bland. It needs salt for sure, and a longer rise for flavor development, plus probably a higher oven temp to get a little char on the crust. The garlic knots were made of the same bland dough and had virtually no garlic/butter/flavoring of any kind. We also ordered a side of sauce, which was very good, but VERY small - about two tablespoons for $1.50.

      Anyway, at $20 for a large one topping ($16 for the plain pie plus $4 per topping), there are better options in the neighborhood (Sunnyside Pizza, despite its inconsistency, is far better and only $18 for a large pepperoni). Also, we ordered on Seamless, and the options are VERY limited - I think you could get pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, broccoli or tomato - that was it for toppings. All of these pizza places are a little out of control with their price per topping though - I get paying $4 for a meat or upscale topping, but I refuse to pay $4 for a few shreds of onion or mushroom. I'm not upset that we tried it but we won't be ordering it again.

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        AubWah RE: biondanonima Mar 2, 2014 06:18 PM

        I like Sunnyside Pizza but it is not a NY slice.

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          biondanonima RE: AubWah Mar 3, 2014 10:06 AM

          I agree, Sunnyside Pizza is a little different from a true NY slice. However, I would probably order from Lentini's, Donato's or Woodside Pizza (all of which I have liked in the past but have been inconsistent in the last few years) for a real NY pizza rather than Uncle Jimmy's in the future, simply due to the price. They may not be any better, but they're no worse and they're cheaper, with a better selection of toppings and more other options on the menu.

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            AubWah RE: biondanonima Mar 3, 2014 02:46 PM

            I am happy that Louie's in Elmhurst delivers to me

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