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Best Pizza in Queens ??

Apparently it's the carrots added to the sauce that gives it the sweetness. Amore is one of the best in NYC.

Jun 22, 2008
rocksnob in Outer Boroughs

Best Pizza in Queens ??

I second the kudos for Amore. Excellent.

Jun 22, 2008
rocksnob in Outer Boroughs

Craving Good Thin Crust Pizza in Westchester

Though it's not a truly thin slice, Hostaria Mazzei, in Port Chester, makes a delicious brick oven pizza. It's a pricey restaurant, not a pizzeria, and the pies are personal sized, but they do a fine job.. I had the Vegetariana, which has a perfect sampling of grilled vegetables and fresh mozzarella. The sauce is flavorful and the crust was one of the best I've ever tasted, and that includes the best in Manhattan. Need to go back to Johnnys, in Mt. Vernon, for a second try. I wasn't that impressed beyond the novelty of it being a true throwback style of pizza you never see anymore. People rave about it so I have to give it another shot.

Thin crust brick oven pizza in Westchester

The best brick oven pizza I've tried in Westchester has to be at Mazzei's Hostaria, in Port Chester. The place is a bit pricey, but well worth it. From drinks to dessert they do a great job, and the pizza is absolutely delicious.It's not really thin crust, but it's close, and their sauce is very tasty. The vegetable pie I ordered had a nice array of grilled vegetables and fresh mozzarella, while my wife had the classic Margherita pie, which was equally good.

No offense to any other posters, but Totonno's, in Yonkers, is nothing special beyond the historical aspect of it being an old style of pizza that you don't see anymore.

Aurora (Rye) vs. La Lanterna (Larchmont)

You're not kidding about Gina Marie's. Awful. Period.

Disappointing 718

In all due respect, that is ridiculous to not patronize a restaurant you've never even been to simply because some random poster on Chowhound didn't like the place. My wife and went to 718 last week out of the blue and we fell in love with it. The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent, especially for an outer borough eatery. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but on par with similar places in Manhattan. I'd give 718 a shot if I were you. There's no accounting for people's tastes so it' best to find out for yourself.

Oct 20, 2006
rocksnob in Outer Boroughs