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May 31, 2008

A pizza place I didn't know about

Anybody heard of the following pizza place? I didn't think there was a restaurant in this area that would get this much praise and wasn't new that I didn't know anything about. And speaking of two-cuisine restaurants, an Italian restaurant owned by a Thai gentleman?

Here's Jay J.'s recommendation: ... 

"We would like to suggest [a restaurant] that we feel merits a review. If you have already reviewed it, we don't remember it.

"It is the NY Pizza Company that is located at 10995 Owings Mills Blvd. in Owings Mills, Maryland. It offers a good variety of Italian entrees in addition to numerous different pizzas. The homemade marinara sauce is prepared each morning by the owner, a Thai gentleman. He has told us that he was given the recipe by a former owner of an Italian restaurant whose land was taken over by the City of Baltimore for new development. He said that it takes 4 hours to prepare and that he does so before his staff comes to work. Part of his staff is his teenage sons. who are being taught the restaurant business from the bottom up.

"The physical facility is extremely clean and attractive. The booths have higher than usual dividers that assure privacy. There are  also tables for larger parties and those who don't care about a booth. The kitchen and the cooking staff are in full view of the customers, which he has told us is deliberate as he wants all to know that it and they are clean.

"The menu is a little different in that it offers a picture of each entrée. If customers (such as my wife and I) would like a change to the entrée as printed, the owner is more than willing to do so.

"He, by the way, presented every customer a piece of homemade coconut cake on the evening before Mother's Day.

"After re-reading that which I have written, I feel as though I need to state that we are not in any way related to the owner or his family. We just feel that it's a nice place to have a good, fairly priced meal and the owner could use more business."
Posted by Elizabeth Large at 5:14 AM | | Comments (19)


Not sure how new the resturant is AOL city guide shows 2 review from June 2007

It's not really new, it's been there for at least two years. It's in the same strip building as an Edo Sushi and the new Grannys which is just to the right of the old Raven's practice facility on the same side of Owings Mills Boulevard. To the right of the entrance drive is a Nino Taco and an Indian restaraunt called Bombay Grille.

Sorry. I wasn't clear. I was surprised that I hadn't heard about it because it isn't new if it's as good as he says. And I was wondering what other people thought. EL

A good pizza place? The best pizza place? Pippo's on Eastern Blvd (by Bengies drive in). My family has owned this place for 23 years. My grandmother (and cousin) make the meatballs, by hand and the sauce is homemade, too. Probably the best meatballs in Baltimore, but also the best kept secret. Worth the drive. Pizza sauce is made fresh, too and NOTHING on her homemade pasta menu is frozen. All from scratch

One of my neighbors swears it's the best. Honestly when I get down in that area it's usually to go to Bonefish so it doesn't even cross my mind. I would like to hear more opinions about the place.

I think there is another branch of this place on Lakeside in the same shopping center as the Artful Bistro. The only time I had pizza from there, about three years ago, I thought it was bland as bland could be. The best Baltimore area pizza I've eaten in the three years I have lived here is Ralphie's on York Road.

No, there is no other "branch" of Pippo's anywhere. It is the one and only and it's not bland...

Celeste from Baltimore Eats -- I believe that Mark was referring to another branch of NY Pizza, not another branch of Pippo's. (After all, it was NY Pizza, and not your family's restaurant, that was the subject of the original post.)

Ok. Thanks for the clarification. I didn't read it right. Not that big of a deal, huh?

Not a big deal? I challenge everyone to a pizza throw down! Well not really. Too bad there isn't someplace we could bring our favorite pizza and favorite pizza berverage (Chianti or Barbera for me) and have a sand box challenge. Only having lived here a few years I have no ideas for a location. Most public parks appear to be alcohol free by law.

If I remember correctly, I think you can bring food and drink to Rocky Point

We tried NY Pizza this evening and were really disappointed after the nice comments posted here. My husband's chicken parmigiana was inedible and he sent it back. They agreed to take it off the bill except for $4 for the accompanying side salad and garlic roll. We don't typically send anything back, but I was shocked that they would charge anything when the food is so bad you can't eat it. They got their $4 but we won't be back.

Bring on the pizza and wine throw down, by the way...

Is Pippo's a carry out place? Eat in? Do they have wine and beer or is BYOB? From Owings Mills it is a long to go for pizza but I drove to Downingtown, PA for beer on Sunday so if it really is that good I'll make the trip.

Pippo's is carry out or eat-in. They sell beer and wine. VERY casual pizza joint. If you go, try the meatballs and homemade specialties, too.

I'm pretty sure the guy that runs NY Pizza Company in Owings Mills is the same one who started Fortune China on Lakeside in Owings Mills which is a great place for fresh Chinese food and sushi.

i work at that place and heres what i have to say-
its a pretty good place to eat and its fairly busy each night, i'd say its a pretty popular place in owings mills

Ur blog is amazing, it is a wonderful experience. Needless to say about fresh Chinese food and sushi, they are awesome...........

Is an urblog anything like an urtext?

Urblog must be "The Mother of all blogs," or as we know D@L, The Only Blog You'll Ever Need.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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