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Amici's pizzeria to open May 11 in Menlo Park

Original post made on May 7, 2009

Menlo Park diners will soon see for themselves if Amici's East Coast Pizzeria is really "The best pizza east of New York," as the pizza chain claims, when it opens in downtown Menlo Park on Monday, May 11.

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Posted by Hank Lawrence
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on May 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Amici's is a very welcome addition to Menlo Park. I used to visit my Aunt and Uncle in Brooklyn and loved going to genuine Italian 86th street Pizzarias by the elevated subway. The brick oven was so hot that it would create air bubbles in the pizza crust. And of course there was black soot on the bottom of each slice. They only used fresh mozzarella cheese with homemade tomato sauce. There is nothing in the world like New York Pizza. When I was at AFSOUTH in Bagnoli, Italy I would go to places in Naples like Il Cantinone and Ciros Santa Brigida in the Via Roma and Papardella in the Vomero and none of their pizzas could compare to New York Pizza. They all had a heavy hand with the olive oil and were not fond of using tomato sauce.

I was sad when Round Table vacated its location on Alameda de las Pulgas. But even if their lease had been renewed I would have not given them any more business once Amici's had opened.

Buon Appetito

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Posted by Mamma Mia!
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 7, 2009 at 1:53 pm

We shall see!

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Posted by ginger
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

The food at Amici's is excellent. The resturant design is beautiful. We love the patio sitting. We have been there twice since it opened. It's a great addition to downtown.

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Posted by Epi Curious
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 18, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Avoid the gnocchi. Not just disappointing -- unpalatable.

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Posted by Not NY pizza
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 29, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I've been to Amici's in MP twice and while the pizza is OK, there's no comparison to NY pizza. Come on!

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