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140 W. 13th St., New York, NY, 10011
nr. Sixth Ave.
O.K., let's talk pizza
By spinario on 8/18/2004
It's depressing to read the reviewers' opinions on Gonzo's pizza. I love it: the crust is fabulously crisp and flavorful, the toppings perfectly harmonious. But that's not the point. Take note: there is more than one way to make great pizza. Between the real Pizzeria Uno (not the dreadful franchises) in Chicago, which is deep and meaty, and the Gonzo variety, which is a perfect hors d'oeuvre, there is room for a great deal of variety. If you can't love both, you don't count (in my book, anyway) as a real pizza lover. Not to mention that there are marvelous things at Gonzo besides pizza. For instance: great mac and cheese, astonishing calves' liver, glorious crisp chicken. Debit side: the noise. There should be a category for decibel level; if there were, Gonzo would rank woefully high.
By CMH246 on 6/29/2009
Gonzo is my Uncle, Aunt, Great Uncle, and Great Aunts resturant! They were great people! The only personm left in the family is Donna. (My Aunt Donna.) She is trying her hardest to keep the place running. Her brother Vincent was the head chef and manager. So she has to run the place and she is just trying so hard for it not to out of buiseness!
Do not miss this restaurant!
By surfnut212 on 1/24/2003
Gonzo has some amazing dishes- the famous thin grilled pizza, the incredible steak that is black on the outside and rare in the center, but there are also many wonderful side dishes so that you can build your own tasting menu. Even something so simple as broccoli and cauliflower placed in Chef Scotto's broiler becomes transformed and caramelized into a whole new experience. We have gone three times and created a different menu each time. The room can get loud at rush hour, but the food is always wonderful! Try to save some room for the mouth watering desserts.
By bernie on 3/3/2003
best Pizza in town, Excellent
Goo-goo for Gonzo
By CityPixie on 3/26/2003
It's a long wait for a table on a Friday night, but saddle up to the bar for a pleasant surprise. The bartenders are attentive, their wine rec's are on target and the pours are generous to tide you over for the l-o-n-g wait. Once you're seated, don't miss the grilled onion salad with shaved parmesan and Italian parsley. Out of this world. Other great picks are any of the crispy pizzas -- the eggplant and the mushroom are equal rivals for the best on the list.
Major Pizza Fuss, So-So Results
By colpo on 4/23/2003
Not your typical pizza place. This is a full-blown mid-end NY Italian restaurant that does the pizza thing. Be prepared to drop $100 for apps, mains and wine at dinner, although lunch comes in cheaper. The pizza is overly thin and crackly - it missed the chewiness component that I at least look for. Toppings are fine, but I'd return for anything other than the pizza next time. Nice place, good restaurant-quality service.
Great Spot - Pizza, etc
By Ali on 5/15/2003
Wonderful food (pizza outstanding)but the noise factor can be a problem. Service was good. Cant wait to go back. Onion Salad fab.
By abomb26 on 9/2/2003
When we arrived, our reservation was misplaced but the hostess made every effort to sit us quickly and was very apologetic, that was very nice (we are used to the "host wannabe actress snotty types"). We were a little disappointed in the bar (there isn't any) and we were on top of tables which is uncomfortable. The restaurant is small but with high ceilings make you feel as you are in a larger room. The service was great, the food was even better and the Chef walked the floor the entire Friday night to make sure his guests were being helped and happy. There were many folks just dropping by to have pizza for dinner (which we will def. do next itme). I have to say thought I was very disappointed in the woman manager it seemed because we were "accomodated" she kept rushing us at desswer time, kept coming over and saying are we ready with the check. I came really close to complaining but we had such a nice time overall I didn't let her ruin the restaurant. Overall, go here, order pizza, drink wine and have a good time.
By ALCHMYST on 1/25/2003
ECLECTIC DECOR AND CROWD VINCE IS LIKE A GENERAL IN THE KITCHEN AND A GENIAL HOST WORKING THE PATRONS. BILL TENDING BAR IS THE BEST
Don't let the cat out of the bag
By Cupcake210 on 3/3/2003
Beautiful place with GREAT food, attentive service and reasonable prices for what you get. My vote for one of the newcomers of the year.
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