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Famous NYC pizza, what do you think?
« on: October 01, 2005, 08:06:55 AM »
I was looking at my pictures from last year, and found this one, that was of a famous pizza place, but that was a serious disappointment...

What do you think?


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Re: Famous NYC pizza, what do you think?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2005, 12:53:17 PM »
Why were you dissapointed?What were your expectations?
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Re: Famous NYC pizza, what do you think?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2005, 06:53:27 PM »
This place states to do a neapolitan pizza, and in the window it has also the name of a very famous pizzeria in Naples.

Having said that, the crust was bready and tasteless, the tomato sauce was too sweet and the cheese was hopeless.

The owner was raving about how good his pizza were....

That is way Neapolitan have pushed to have the "Pizza Napoletana" name safeguarded... It is not about Pizza police, it is about Customer clarity. If they read neapolitan, they should be served what is made in Naples, not bread with topping...

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Re: Famous NYC pizza, what do you think?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2005, 07:28:52 PM »
pizzanapoletana,
I do not need to know the name of the famous NYC pizzeria which served the pie in the photograph. Afterall, I've eaten sub-optimal pizza for most of my life so I can recognize junk when I see it. I have learned through years of eating disappointing slices that 99.9% of the pizzerias serve trash anyway. So it could have come from any number of the thousands of joints that dot the city scape. Through your tireless guidance (as well as others) I have learned, at a beginner's level, how to make a good pie at home.

However, since you asked for a guess, I would surmise Joe's since your caption has a "j" in it. I sort of hope it is not Joe's since we have a new member (bigjoesfan) who is crazy about the place. All I know is that its not Patsy's because they do not make a Neapolitan. They do however, make the finest example of NY American pizzeria pizza in my very biased opinion.

On another note, I had a very bready mediocre experience at best, in Lombardi's over the weekend and will not be patronizing them in the near future. Their pie tasted nearly identical to the frozen supermarket brand (Ellio's) I once ate as a kid.

On second thought, Ellio's was fresher and had more flavor.
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Re: Famous NYC pizza, what do you think?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2005, 08:35:31 PM »
Marco,
I have only been there once- many years ago and everyone (all native "Villagers "thought  I was nuts when I wasn't impressed.Sadly too many places survive on Hype,location and in this case legend.The same can be said of Lombardis,where I did return one more time and I was even more dissapointed.I have given up on expecting Neapolitan pizza ,even when I find a Forno Legna.I'm resigned to believing that most people (including the owners) do not really care.I said in an earlier post that I'm not prepared to pay $17 for a Marinara in Manhattan, so I no longer have any expectations.Bleeker St  lost the best Pizza IMO when Joe's closed.They never claimed to be anything except a NY corner slice joint.I see they are still open under a different owner/name,but I was unable to stop in on Friday to try them out?
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Re: Famous NYC pizza, what do you think?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2005, 12:11:31 PM »
Or could it be John's?
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Re: Famous NYC pizza, what do you think?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2005, 03:46:51 PM »
It was John of Bleeker St. But my point was about what do you think of the pizza in the picture?

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Re: Famous NYC pizza, what do you think?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2005, 05:37:36 PM »
pizzanapoletana,
Here is what I think;

I think the cheese isn't bufala,
I think the cheese is burned,
I think I don't see any basil,
I think the crust is too thick for a Neapolitan,
I think there should be a raised rim,
I think the rim should be a distinct section of the pie,
I think the sauce and cheese are applied too heavily resulting in a lack of balance,
I think the crust is dried out and probably tastes like a cracker,
I think it was cooked too long.

Am I thinking too much?
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Re: Famous NYC pizza, what do you think?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2005, 06:23:35 PM »
Nope. looks like it was an afterthought.


 

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