Bayside, New York
December 7, 2004
Naturally, we didn’t intend to go to Reginelli’s; it just beckoned us, as is the norm. For a pizza place, I thought it was unusually clean and well maintained, with the 6-foot signs above the ovens that have the endless lists of pizzas, pastas, and all things Italian. They had a menu-a real menu you could peruse as you sat down at very clean tables. I kept eyeing the calzone because no matter where you are, how badly can they screw up a calzone? Now pizza is another matter on which I have definite preferences.
They have specialty pizzas-à la Greek with feta cheese and artichokes; the unusual Irish Pizza with new potatoes and a chicken breast; a four-cheese pizza they call the Quattro (isn’t that clever?); and a few others. So there’s no need to do the cheese-and-tomato thing if you don’t want to.
They were advertising a bottle of Fat Bastard at our table and I’ll be damned if I knew what that was. And if you came on Wednesday, the bastard would only cost $10. If anyone knows about this, please email me. Chuck had a kind of feuilleté (filo leaves) with melted cheese and red pepper and tomato chutney on the side (have a look at the photo below). Everything was freshly made, and I found it to be quite charming.
Also go to this coupon page and download the necessary coupons should you decide to try it. It was definitely worth it, and they do have several locations throughout the city.
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