The Best Pizza in Queens…is in Astoria!
By Ilija Sekulovski
Now, whenever we talk about pizza, we generally get the same answers: Basil Brick Oven, Milkflower, Sac’s, Rizzo’s, and sometimes a few random spots thrown in…but ABC chose a completely different one: Da Franco. Which isn’t even Da Franco. It’s Palermo.
Here’s what they had to say:
QUEENS: Da Franco 1919 24th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102-3432 (718) 267-0010
Compared with the ever expanding pizza scene in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Queens is just a small pepper flake on the map. Yet a little known Italian restaurant in Astoria has been churning out some of the boroughs tastiest pizza since opening last year. Their expansive menu boasts nearly 20 pies, none of which cost more than $15.00. Owner Franco Spatola also runs Spatola Latticini – a small cheese factory that produces 4,000 pounds of fresh mozzarella each week. Expect only the freshest ingredients at Da Franco, which is just a short walk from Astoria Park
Okay, first of all THEY CALLED US A PEPPER FLAKE. RUDE. Second, this is an interesting choice. We gave Da Franco a call, and they’ve recently changed management – the actual pizzeria and restaurant, though, has been around for about 5 years. Now, they’re known as Palermo Pizza – so it seems whoever chose this spot as their favorite was a little outdated on their information! From what we’ve seen, they’ve got pretty great reviews – and we’re definitely keen on checking them out!
We’re interested to see if it actually is Queen’s best pizza – or Astoria’s.
What are your thoughts? Have you had Da Franco’s/Palermo’s pizza? How does it compare to Astoria’s other cult favorites?