Urgent message for all of our readers in Astoria: Clear your culinary calendar for Saturday, the 30th of May. We know it’s a little far in advance, but to celebrate their 50th anniversary, the longstanding pizzeria Rizzo’s is offering a special that’s worth mentioning now; Sicilian slices for fifty cents! That’s two Sicilian slices for a dollar. (Unfortunately, they are limiting it to two slices a customer, so don’t plan on camping out there all day).
In the month and a half or so proceeding that highly-anticipated day, there will be many other decent 50-cent specials, but none quite so enticing as the May 30th grand finale. For example, staring this Saturday, April 11 to April 24, you can get either four garlic knots or a small salad for fifty cents. Than, from Saturday May 9 to May 29 the restaurant will be serving up gelatis, Italian ices, and canolis for just 50 cents. It seems the underlying theme is that since they’ve been around for 50 years, the specials cost 50 cents.
Rizzo’s is located at 30-13 Steinway Street in Astoria, between 30th and 31st avenues; Queens residents, you already know where it is, and for Manhattanites, its just a short ride away on the subway.