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Rizzo's Pizza

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Our Tip Home to a unique thin-crust square pan pizza with a sweet, concentrated tomato sauce and a touch of cheese. Very good when fresh, but eat it fast—delivery or take out don't treat it well.
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Rizzo's Fine Pizza, Astoria

Rizzo's Fine Pizza, Astoria

[Photographs: Adam Kuban] If you didn't already know what to order at Rizzo's Fine Pizza, the delivery boxes stacked high behind the counter and those in the hands of regular customers leaving with take-out tell you: "It's hip to be square." Yes, the square's the thing at Rizzo's, where they've been making it since 1959. Rizzo's Sicilian-style pies are notably thinner and crisper than most of those you'll find around New York City. This, to me, is a good thing. I find most square slices too bready, too lacking in flavor, and too filling....

A One-Day Food Tour of Astoria, Queens, NYC's Mediterranean Paradise

A One-Day Food Tour of Astoria, Queens, NYC's Mediterranean Paradise

Welcome to Astoria, home of the city's greatest Greek food and shawarma. It's where neighborhood sausage shops and Italian delis are still part of daily life, and where cafes line the streets with games of backgammon and strong mint tea, or tiny cups of even stronger coffee with flaky phyllo pastries. Here's how to eat it all.