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NY style Pizza

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 12:25 am
by sbaustin
Anyone know of any places in LIMA that serve NY style Pizza. Prefer a place not on Pizza street. My wife was watching sex and the city and they were eating some pizza and now she's got "antojos" for some!

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 1:49 pm
by Arroz con Pollo
Gaston's Italian place in Miraflores on La Paz / 28 de Julio has the only pizza resembling New York using the appropriate mozerella and crust texture that I have personally tried in Lima. It's not 100% accurate but about as good as I've found.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 9:49 pm
by rgbjr
Hi
Do you know if they sell the pizza by the slice?
Do you know the name of the restaurant?
Thank you
Bobby :D

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 9:51 pm
by Hitoruna
can you enlighten us what is exactly "NY Pizza"??

the other day there was a "NY fair" here and they sold pizza but the line was long and couldnt get it. However I recognized the smell as one I felt when I went to NY. Is it the cheese??

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:31 am
by sbaustin
Hitoruna, go watch Sex and the City and you'll see it being eaten (at least according to my wife). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York-style_pizza :)

The location Arroz con Pollo (thanks for the suggestion) was referring to is Los Bachiche. It is actually a really nice restaurant along with the prices of a nice restaurant and not a pizzeria but if that's the only place we may have to go back and try the pizza instead of the pasta.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:39 pm
by victmanu
I tried pizzas in New York two times but sorry I am not fan of pizzas, I prefer focaccia, bruschetta or panini.
Someone told me this pizzeria makes New York style pizzas.
http://www.spizza.pe/
http://www.tripadvisor.com.ar/Restauran ... egion.html
Avenue Dos de Mayo 455 | San Isidro, Lima, Perú
Telph.-222-2228

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:52 am
by alexPeru
I agree, Spizza is very good pizza. Not sure if it's exactly NYC, but it's good nonetheless. You get the classics, as well as gourmet twists, with ingredients like parma ham, arugula, basil, etc. Totally worth trying out :)

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:07 pm
by Alpineprince
Can't end a thread like this without a picture of "one of the Best"!

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:07 am
by rgbjr
Alpineprince wrote:Can't end a thread like this without a picture of "one of the Best"!

Hi would you please post the location. I would like to try it.
Thank you
Bobby :)

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:13 am
by chi chi
rgbjr wrote:
Alpineprince wrote:Can't end a thread like this without a picture of "one of the Best"!

Hi would you please post the location. I would like to try it.
Thank you
Bobby :)


It's looks like the place is located in New York or Chicago.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:02 pm
by chi chi
sbaustin wrote:Prefer a place not on Pizza street.


Avoid the Calle de las Pizzas. First time I visited Peru, I'v eaten a Pizza in Pizza Street and ended up in the Good Hope Hospital in Miraflores. Costing 270 soles and another 85 soles on medication.

Good pizza's are tough to find. The chain places like Papa Johns, Domino's and Pizza Hut have chewy pizzas with cheese on top that looks like melted plastic.

In Lima, I only found decent pizza's at Pizzería Zarella at Jr. Cuzo in Magdalena Del Mar. It's also looks like a authentic Italian restaurant. It's always busy. Even during weekdays.

http://www.pizzeriazarelle.com/


Best pizzas can be found at 'Café Del Mundo' in Tarapoto. Located at Jr. Alegria de Morey.
It's run by an Italian. He's also the owner of 'La Castilla de Lamas'.

http://www.tripadvisor.es/Restaurant_Re ... egion.html

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:49 am
by chi chi
chi chi wrote:
rgbjr wrote:
Alpineprince wrote:Can't end a thread like this without a picture of "one of the Best"!

Hi would you please post the location. I would like to try it.
Thank you
Bobby :)


It's looks like the place is located in New York or Chicago.


I guessed it right. I looked up the place and it's located in Coney Island, New York.
Their address:

1524 Neptune Avenue (between West 15th Street and West 16th Street) in Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.

The restaurant got destroyed completely by a fire in 2009. They reopened in October 2012 but in December the same year, the restaurant got devastated by huricane Sandy. They eventually reopened in March 2013.

Alpineprince, thanks for the recommendation. Next time when I have a long transfer between flights in NY, I might pay them a visit.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:51 pm
by victmanu
I had family lunch yesterday and some of my relatives told me that the pizza of the italian food restaurant La linterna is amazing.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_R ... egion.html
Caminos del Inca 459, Surco, Lima, Peru
telephone: 372-1376

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:51 pm
by chi chi
Arroz con Pollo wrote:Gaston's Italian place in Miraflores on La Paz / 28 de Julio.


I probably with cost you an arm and a leg as the food at Gaston's restaurants isn't democraticaly priced.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:03 pm
by LiveInPeru
chi chi wrote:I probably with cost you an arm and a leg as the food at Gaston's restaurants isn't democraticaly priced.



I found they charge the same price to everyone... seems democratic to me.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:58 pm
by chi chi
LiveInPeru wrote:
chi chi wrote:I probably with cost you an arm and a leg as the food at Gaston's restaurants isn't democraticaly priced.



I found they charge the same price to everyone... seems democratic to me.


Sure, they charge the same Price to everyone but a high Price. Gaston's restaurants aren't places if your are after a cheap meal.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:08 pm
by sbaustin
chi chi wrote:
LiveInPeru wrote:
chi chi wrote:I probably with cost you an arm and a leg as the food at Gaston's restaurants isn't democraticaly priced.



I found they charge the same price to everyone... seems democratic to me.


Sure, they charge the same Price to everyone but a high Price. Gaston's restaurants aren't places if your are after a cheap meal.


Democratically priced to chi chi means that someone that is considered "tacaño" in Peru would spend their money on said product/service.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:57 pm
by chi chi
sbaustin wrote:Democratically priced to chi chi means that someone that is considered "tacaño" in Peru would spend their money on said product/service.


Democratically priced services or products means that most people can afford it.

It's doesn't mean the cheapest junk because that's mostly a ripp off. If you buy cheap junk then you probably have to spend a lot of money afterwards to repair or maybe you have to buy a new one, so the total prices will be no longer democratic.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:03 pm
by sbaustin
Thanks for clarifying. So it doesn't mean the cheapest price. It means the cheapest price with the highest quality?

By your definition almost every restaurant menu might be considered out since the quality of the food and cleanliness (based on some prior posts) are so low these shouldn't qualify considering one could get sick and/or have stomach issues, miss work, go to the hospital etc? I'm starting to understand it now.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:27 pm
by Arroz con Pollo
I'm sure Gaston is really missing out on the illegal immigrant Belgian welfare demographic.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:00 pm
by chi chi
sbaustin wrote:Thanks for clarifying. So it doesn't mean the cheapest price. It means the cheapest price with the highest quality?

By your definition almost every restaurant menu might be considered out since the quality of the food and cleanliness (based on some prior posts) are so low these shouldn't qualify considering one could get sick and/or have stomach issues, miss work, go to the hospital etc? I'm starting to understand it now.


Not all menu places are filthy. There are many menu restaurants that are clean, have excellent food and charge between 3.50 and 6 solitos.

I was used to work as a chef for some 4 and 5 star hotels and some of their kitchens were filthy.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:13 pm
by sbaustin
chi chi wrote:
Not all menu places are filthy. There are many menu restaurants that are clean, have excellent food and charge between 3.50 and 6 solitos.

I was used to work as a chef for some 4 and 5 star hotels and some of their kitchens were filthy.


Not all of them are, but when you charge so little especially in Lima you have to cut a lot of corners to be able to provide food at that price. This includes many of the things you have mentioned here like the lack of soap, lack of sanitary conditions, lack of training people how to clean themselves, lack of good ingredients, etc.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:15 pm
by chi chi
sbaustin wrote:
chi chi wrote:
Not all menu places are filthy. There are many menu restaurants that are clean, have excellent food and charge between 3.50 and 6 solitos.

I was used to work as a chef for some 4 and 5 star hotels and some of their kitchens were filthy.


Not all of them are, but when you charge so little especially in Lima you have to cut a lot of corners to be able to provide food at that price. This includes many of the things you have mentioned here like the lack of soap, lack of sanitary conditions, lack of training people how to clean themselves, lack of good ingredients, etc.


There's no reason to cut down on hygiene. Most of the people that run menú places own their local. Because they don't pay rent, they can sell menus at a democratic rate. Also they always have a lot of customers. Mostly repeat customers.
The more expensive restaurants are only busy at the weekends and their customers only visit them once or twice a year.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:52 pm
by goalie3443
Arroz con Pollo wrote:Gaston's Italian place in Miraflores on La Paz / 28 de Julio has the only pizza resembling New York using the appropriate mozerella and crust texture that I have personally tried in Lima. It's not 100% accurate but about as good as I've found.


I find Gastons La Mar to be insufficient in authentic Peruvian tastes especially when dealing with the cebiche classico.

Not sure I would trust him or his chefs to replicate a ZA!

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:53 pm
by goalie3443
chi chi wrote:
LiveInPeru wrote:
chi chi wrote:I probably with cost you an arm and a leg as the food at Gaston's restaurants isn't democraticaly priced.



I found they charge the same price to everyone... seems democratic to me.


Sure, they charge the same Price to everyone but a high Price. Gaston's restaurants aren't places if your are after a cheap meal.


Much less a good meal eh mate?

Also, Calle de las Pizzas is definately not on my list of places to eat save for the old pub and the wings. The night life is definately worthwhile though, just tell the bouncers you don't pay covers and ask for a free drink and your made.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:35 pm
by Abigail0521
I'm 8 months pregnant and would say NY pizza by the slice has been a weekly craving for the past few months. Unfortunately, I have yet to find anything even close. Spizza, La Linterna, etc have very good pizza, but it's not NY style. The crust is too thin and crispy and there's not enough cheese and oil. I'm guessing the pizza here is way healthier, but it's not the same!

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:31 pm
by chi chi
Abigail0521 wrote:I'm 8 months pregnant and would say NY pizza by the slice has been a weekly craving for the past few months. Unfortunately, I have yet to find anything even close.


I am also disappointed with the pizza's and other Italian food like lasagnas and spaghettis in Peru. So, I started to make my own.
Much better and on top of that I know what has been put in it and it's fresh.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:26 am
by argidd
So...
What places in NYC would you guys recommend for pizza?

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:28 pm
by chi chi
argidd wrote:So...
What places in NYC would you guys recommend for pizza?


Any of the small family run eateries in Little Italy.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:13 pm
by spaceman
Hi guys, I have found a NY style pizza in Lima, visit www.popolopizzeria.com :lol:

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:35 pm
by Alpineprince
Definitely "looks right"! I will try it this weekend!

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:05 pm
by sbaustin
Alpineprince wrote:Definitely "looks right"! I will try it this weekend!


We tried to order it for delivery and even though their website/menu says they delivery to Miraflores, they don't.

How was it?

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:32 pm
by Alpineprince
I do not have the time to write a lengthy review, but NO it is not NY Pizza to anyone who grew up in NY. To be fair most NY pizza is average as well.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:40 pm
by Alpineprince
They have only been in biz for two weeks, Venezuelan family who have been to NY twice from what I can gather. They show they sell by the slice,personal,family size, but only make the personal size now.

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:11 pm
by sbaustin
So, not NY pizza and only fair tasting? The question is will it trick my wife enough so she can say she tried NY pizza and get it our of her system?

Re: NY style Pizza

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:18 am
by Alpineprince
Probably! It is a good sauce and good peperoni, crust needs work (hotter oven, more gluten) and she add some reggiano to the mozzarella.
They have a special 2 for 25 sol's which is a great deal.