November 21, 2011 by Nina
This was actually already on my wishlist before we decided to go to Saratoga Springs, and when we walked past it I recognized the name, so we had to go in. They also own the bakery next door, which had really wonderful looking bread. There was a wait, so we sat near the entrance, but when the owner saw us he sort of ushered the hostess over to give us a seat. It was dimly lit, with one long bench row with a mirror behind it. It was one of those restaurants where you’re almost sitting on top of the people next to you. I ordered the Polenta Fries and the Ravioli appetizers as my meal, and Julian had the Mushroom Pizza (Roasted Mushrooms, Taleggio Cheese, Baked Egg, and Truffle Oil). The ravioli were melt-in-your-mouth delicious, but even so, I felt that they were overpriced. The pizza was easily on my top 5 best I’ve ever had list. It was truly phenomenal. We were so happy with our meals. Also, the bathroom had a unique mural on the walls.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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November 8, 2011 by Nina
Julian’s favorite food is Pizza (mine is Ice Cream), so we’ve gone on many Pizza tours (mostly in Boston). Here are the best pizza’s we’ve ever had:
- Crazy Dough’s
- Tony D’s
- Max London’s
- Baba Louie’s
- Upper Crust
- Micucci’s Italian Grocery
- Picnic Pizza
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October 21, 2011 by Nina
I used to really love La Florentina, and it was one of my favorite restaurants in the area, but since having developed a much more sophisticated taste for food, I enjoy this restaurant less. My favorite part is still the bread that comes fresh out of the oven, pipping hot with fresh herbs on top (is it free though?). The pizza here is good, but not as exceptional as I used to believe. The pasta dishes are only slightly better than Olive Garden, and therefore, I find them to be overpriced. Still, it’s known for its pizza, so you should only order pizza. The Shrimp Florentina (shrimp, fresh tomatoes, fresh spinach, homemade mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, onions, red peppers, and black olives) is one of my favorites. The latest time that I went I had the Carbonara with fettuccine (peas and prosciuttto in a creamy sauce). I’ve had this dish before at Cafe Tamayo where it is gourmet, and outstanding. This did not compare. The prosciutto I am pretty sure was actually ham. I probably wouldn’t order it again since I think it cost more than it was worth (not too difficult to make a cream sauce and cook store bought noodles), but then again, I should have known better than to order that. If you go here, definitely stick to pizza, which is great.
606 Ulster Ave
Kingston, NY 12401
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October 7, 2011 by Nina
When I searched for Picnic Pizza on Urbanspoon, I saw that other locations once existed in Saugerties, Stone Ridge, and Kerhonkson, something I did not know. This doesn’t seem like a good sign, but I have always been a Picnic Pizza fan, and am happy to say that when Julian and I ordered our pizza from here the other night, I still am a fan. We had half White Pizza with Ricotta, and half with Artichokes, Red Peppers, and Sun-dried Tomatoes. Picnic Pizza is superior to typical take-out or delivery pizza. For starters, you can order options other than cheese and pepperoni, the thin crust is wonderful, and it’s not as greasy. I am always satisfied when I get pizza here. Also, it’s fun to go in and just grab a slice here and there because they always have so many interesting flavors on hand.
501 Washington Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
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September 1, 2011 by Nina
Julian was hard at work today, so I visited him and we went to Grimaldi’s because if you can believe it, I still haven’t been there! Grimaldi’s is the famous pizza place in Brooklyn that people wait hours in line for. You can’t order slices, and the whole menu is “create your own pizza.” We ordered the White Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes, Pesto, Artichoke Hearts, and Ricotta. It looked beautiful, but I found the ricotta was out of control, and I’m not one not usually one to say that there is too much ricotta! Usually with these “gourmet-type” pizzas there might be a tomato on one slice, but not all, or very sparse amounts of cheese gently sprinkle around, but this pizza was covered, so I have to give them credit for that. Overall, I would definitely go here again, but it’s not the best pizza I’ve had. Comparable to Pepe’s in terms of fame, but not nearly as disappointing as Pepe’s was, but still not as good as Figs or Crazy Dough.
119 Main St.
New Paltz, NY 12561
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