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Offline rabucat

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New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« on: December 16, 2012, 04:50:16 PM »
Don't know if this has already been posted about, but there's a tasty new pizza joint on Northern around 84th.  It's called Pagliaccio Pizza, and I've ordered from there several times already -- fast delivery, good prices, and pizza that is definitely a cut above anything else available in the neighborhood.  They don't have a website, but search for them on Facebook -- they have their menu posted there.  Cash only, unfortunately.  Worth a shot if you are in the mood for good pizza!

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 08:39:27 PM »
Wholeheartedly agree

There is a thread on it here http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=7837.0

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 10:15:40 PM »
Okay, I don't think we got confirmation they deliver in the other thread, so this is good.

Will definitely try them next time I order pizza.

Offline Di_11372

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 12:10:14 AM »

Every pizza we've tried there has been delicious, this is not just an ordinary pizza place, try it, sure you'll agree.

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 10:22:57 PM »
how does it compare to louie's, which i found to be the best in the neighborhood, bar none? better/worse/the same? do they use fresh mozzarella on pies?

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 11:47:07 PM »
well, I do not know Louie's, which I see is in Elmhurst, Pagliaccio is much closer to me, my husband and I think it's special, and he is Brazilian, which has exceptional pizza.  Pagliaccio is different from any gourmet style pizzza I've tried around NYC, try it.

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New article about new Pagliaccio Pizza on Northern
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 11:47:23 AM »
Restaurateur Brings Gourmet Pizza From Manhattan to Queens

Article excerpts below.  To see the whole thing, click the link.


EAST ELMHURST — Some immigrants are lured to the United States by the promise of achieving the American Dream. For Raúl Bonetto, all it took was a copy of the movie "Wall Street." As a young man living in Argentina, Bonetto had no interest in living a Gordon Gekko lifestyle. He was more interested in the film's setting: New York City's bright lights drew him in, and he credits the film as the reason he moved to the U.S.

"When I saw the city on the big screen, I said, 'What are you doing here?'" Bonetto, who was 22 years old at the time, recalled. "'I should be there!'"
By 2008, Bonetto lived in an apartment on the East Side of Manhattan and was a successful restaurateur who had owned seven restaurants in the city since moving to the U.S. in the late 1980s...

Now back in the U.S. and living in Astoria, Bonetto has ditched the bright lights of Manhattan, reentering the world of restaurant ownership in a residential Queens neighborhood.

Pagliaccio, a new gourmet pizzeria at 84-15 Northern Boulevard on the Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst border, is a far cry from his previous restaurants on the Upper West Side. "The space is bigger, and the rent is cheaper," Bonetto said. "In Manhattan, in a good location, you need to spend a lot of money."
But Bonetto is no stranger to the area. As the owner of a string of Latin American restaurants in the 1990s and early 2000s, he often bought his ingredients from local shops like Despaña Foods, a restaurant and grocery specializing in Latin foods at 86-17 Northern Boulevard...

But the restaurant's signature pie is the Circo, Bonetto said. It's a thin-crust pie with sliced pepperoni, sausage, pancetta, green peppers and onions, served on a special tray created by Bonetto that holds three sauces: a red pepper sauce, a parsley and basil sauce and a spicy green tomatillo and jalapeno sauce.
Bonetto is perhaps best known for his empanadas. The former owner of restaurants Pampa and Gauchas, he has been featured making empanadas on Good Morning America and the Food Network. Spinach, beef, chicken and ham and cheese empanadas are all on proud display at Pagliaccio.

The name Pagliaccio means "clown" in Italian, and is inspired by the opera Pagliacci. The title fits the theme of his previous two pizzerias, Traviata and Rigoletto, both named after operas and located near Lincoln Center.  In the future, he plans to design a back patio similar to an Italian plaza, complete with cafe tables and a fountain. But for now, Bonetto, who went from a bustling metropolis to a residential neighborhood, has a modest goal: to run a small, successful business.
"Not a big restaurant," Bonetto said. "Just a pizzeria."




Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121221/jackson-heights/restaurateur-brings-gourmet-pizza-from-manhattan-queens#ixzz2FhoKmx4x

Offline Snadia

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 08:05:16 PM »
I had lunch at Pagliaccio today and it was delicious! My husband and I had to personal pies. I really recommend it. We had Despaña and the other pie divided into two, half milongo and half Napolitana. These were all great!! Great addition to the neighborhood!!

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012, 07:20:52 PM »
So I heard some negative things about this place and wanted to try it first hand. I went today and had a pizza margarita. I thought the sauce was very good and the mozzarella tasted fresh. I wanted something simple to start with and was very happy. The place is really nice with a farmer's table and outdoor space. I rather liked it and will report back on my next order. Consistency is key. Most of all it appeared blessedly clean and wasn't another CHICKEN place.

Offline Rhino

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2012, 07:27:46 PM »
I've also enjoyed the pie, but I thought it was just slightly undercooked. But the cheese was definitely fresh, and the sauce homemade. I will be back:)

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 12:12:22 PM »
I gave them a try via delivery last week and was disappointed. I got the Primavera with Broccoli, Mushroom, Black Olives, Green Peppers and Onions. The pizza was very soggy, but I don't think it was undercooked. I think it was a combination of extra moisture in the vegetable toppings and the crust being stretched too thin. The ingredients did seem high quality and delivery was super fast, though. I might give them one more try with something simple like pepperoni.

Offline The Heights

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2013, 08:43:07 PM »
I was at Pagliaccio today and I think the service was good, but the pizza was okay..I personally think they need to pay more attention to high quality ingredient and make the pizza think crust and should not be undercooked.  I hope the owner of  Pagliaccio reads this message.  Guys I would recommend Fornino Pizza located in Bedford Ave trust me its better than Patsy's...I might give them a try after 3 months or so.........good luck.

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 08:47:54 PM »
Stopped by Pagliaccio tonight and was pleasantly surprised.  I ordered a Margherita pie topped with spinach and chicken.  The crust was cooked just right... thin crust with nice texture and crispness.  Also a plus, the staff was very pleasant and attentive, and the dining room is tastefully designed.  Looking forward to enjoying the outdoor space once the weather warms up. 

Here are a few pics I took to share:





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Offline Di_11372

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2013, 09:16:48 PM »
I hope this place becomes very successful, they serve such a delicious pizza. And we've had their empanadas a few times, so light and fresh!

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Re: New Pizza Place: Pagliaccio
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 09:03:34 PM »
I have to say that I've eaten here several times now and really like this place. I think the pizza is very good...fresh toppings...nice atypical crust.... and the service outstanding.....which I find a rarity in Jackson Heights