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Old 03-07-2008, 10:41 PM
 
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:The seafood restaurant at LaEncantada is not good in my opinion. We ate there and thought the meal was absolutely horrible, the pits. We did not really complain but I assume the waitress knew the meal was bad as she took my husband's dinner off the bill. No we did not ask, she just deducted his dinner.
Heard there was a place that had Amoroso's rolls. Do they still taste wonderful? I have read that the reason we don't have really good pizza out here is the water. Back east the water is different, not sure if that is true. I also think back east they use better ingredients for the pizza. We gave up, lowered our expectations. We have some good pizza here, but nothing compared to N.J./N.Y.
There is a place called Franky's now I believe, it definitely used to be called Daglios and when I first moved here from the east coast I ate there regularly. I believe there were two owners who split, and Frank still owns the place on Campbell. The other one I believe is called Daglios still and is on the far east side. They do use Amoroso rolls which is like 90% of what it takes to make good cheeseteaks. Pretty good steaks there.

PIZZA?! I've eaten at every good place in NYC from Mulberry St. to the South Bronx. Lombardi's is the original in NYC, and Grimaldi's was established in Brooklyn by a chef that worked at Lombardi's. Grimaldi's does a lot more business in NY(Fulton St. in Brooklyn) than Lombardi's does now and for some strange reason, a few years ago, Grimaldi's began opening locations in Phoenix, and now there's one on Campbell in Tucson. They brought the concept of the coal burning brick oven with them, and I promise you, this pizza is exactly like what you would see in NY. No one believes me, and I assure you I didn't believe it either until I tried it. I just ate there again tonight Please report back here after you try it, I need to hear I'm not just crazy.
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:44 PM
 
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where are you from originally? You're right.. you can't get a cheesesteak.. or hoagie.. when you want too, lol
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:46 PM
 
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There is a place called Franky's now I believe, it definitely used to be called Daglios and when I first moved here from the east coast I ate there regularly. I believe there were two owners who split, and Frank still owns the place on Campbell. The other one I believe is called Daglios still and is on the far east side. They do use Amoroso rolls which is like 90% of what it takes to make good cheeseteaks. Pretty good steaks there.

PIZZA?! I've eaten at every good place in NYC from Mulberry St. to the South Bronx. Lombardi's is the original in NYC, and Grimaldi's was established in Brooklyn by a chef that worked at Lombardi's. Grimaldi's does a lot more business in NY(Fulton St. in Brooklyn) than Lombardi's does now and for some strange reason, a few years ago, Grimaldi's began opening locations in Phoenix, and now there's one on Campbell in Tucson. They brought the concept of the coal burning brick oven with them, and I promise you, this pizza is exactly like what you would see in NY. No one believes me, and I assure you I didn't believe it either until I tried it. I just ate there again tonight Please report back here after you try it, I need to hear I'm not just crazy.
We ate at Grimaldis a few weeks ago and I really enjoyed it. The servings were HUGE. My husband ordered a pizza with pepperoni on it but the grease from the cheese and pepperoni overwhelmed it a bit. But the sauce. Ooooh that was good. When we go again he'll order something other than pepperoni and I'm sure it will be really good! And the crispy fired taste of the crusts. Mmmmm. I had one slice of his and a small Mediterranean salad. Oooh the kalamata olives and feta cheese. Mmmmmmmmm. The salad was huge and I could not finish it.

The calzones were a little different. I did not have one but someone in our party did. We expected sauce and fillings. Which it came with sides of the marinara sauce. But had a ricotta cheese type filling.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:39 AM
 
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...Grimaldi's began opening locations in Phoenix, and now there's one on Campbell in Tucson. They brought the concept of the coal burning brick oven with them, and I promise you, this pizza is exactly like what you would see in NY. No one believes me, and I assure you I didn't believe it either until I tried it. I just ate there again tonight Please report back here after you try it, I need to hear I'm not just crazy.
Great thread. I'm moving to Tucson in mid-May, and I can't wait to try this Grimaldi's place.

I lived in Napoli, Italy for a couple of years, and the place was fantastic. They always made their pizzas in wood burning brick ovens. There's a place where I live now, in Miami FL, called DiNapoli that makes them the same way.

Thanks for the tip on Grimaldi's. I'll be trying it within a week of my arrival there. Life's too short to eat bad pizza.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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Life's too short to eat bad pizza.
My thoughts exactly. I add tacos to that mantra. BK Tacos in Tucson and La Salida in Nogales, Son.

Welcome to AZ, I'm from FL too, just tell the rest to stay over there
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:01 PM
 
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My thoughts exactly. I add tacos to that mantra. BK Tacos in Tucson and La Salida in Nogales, Son.

Welcome to AZ, I'm from FL too, just tell the rest to stay over there
LOL. Yeah, gotta include tacos in that too.

Thanks for the welcome. I've lived in Tucson before, so this is a return for me.

Speaking of tacos, when I was there before, there was a place in South Tucson, I think it was on 6th street maybe, just a little hole in the wall, but they made their own tortillas on the spot, and just had some great tacos.

I'm going to have to find the little place sort of near A-mountain, on the west side of I-10 that made the best chili-dogs I ever ate (yet another little hole in the wall type place). It's probably still open. Anybody know the place I'm talking about?
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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I'm going to have to find the little place sort of near A-mountain, on the west side of I-10 that made the best chili-dogs I ever ate (yet another little hole in the wall type place). It's probably still open. Anybody know the place I'm talking about?
Is it Pat's Drive-in on Grande south of Speedway? If that's it, it's still there.
Tried them once so far, and will return.
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