I think I found it a couple of weeks ago. I am going to have to go back to confirm, but it was damn good.
Patricia's on East Tremont in Throggs Neck. All of the food was good, but the pizza, cooked in their wood burning oven, seemed perfectly made. I am hoping it was not just a fluke. Perfectly crisp crust, good sauce, and even the cheese tasted better than usual.
I like this place. I have never been to Italy, but this place seemed to come pretty close in my mind. Neearly everyone there was Italian american, with lots of people talking in Italian. At one point during dinner a table erupted into some type of Italian cheer (I am guessing it was a soccer cheer). They have Peroni in the fridge and lots of cheaper wines avaialable (in the $20s). They also have carafes of wine on the menu.
Beyond the excellent pizza and good Italian atmosphere, I believe this place has some of the more affordable prices for Italian food at a restaurant in the Bronx. I compared their menu to other places in Throggs Neck, Morris Park, and Pelham Bay, and they seemed to be the cheapest.
If anyone wants to go, my only advice would be if you are going to go on a weekend get there before 8 pm because when I got there at 7 pm we had to wait 10 minutes at the bar. By 8 pm though there was a line stretching out the door.
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