Astoria doesn’t do great pizza, most Chowhounds agree. But it does something delicious and not so different from pizza, the focaccia at LoRusso. As zemilideias puts it, “the best pizza in Astoria isn’t exactly pizza.”

These surprisingly light flatbreads come with toppings that might include tomato, olive oil, and herbs; mushroom and ricotta; Bolognese meat sauce; or eggplant (recommended by MarcInSunnysideGardens). “It is probably the only place I’ll go out of my way for pizza (or not exactly pizza) in Astoria,” says E Eto.

LoRusso [Astoria]
18-01 26th Road (at 18th Street), Astoria, Queens

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