More Than Just A Pie
Vincent and Andrea’s
113-07 Jamaica Ave. Richmond Hill
Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Credit Cards: All Major
Vincent and Andrea’s, located at 113-07 Jamaica Ave. in Richmond Hill, may appear to be just another pizzeria in a borough soaked in pizzerias, but as its extensive - almost restaurant-sized - menu shows, it’s much more than just a pie.
Ordering from Vincent and Andrea’s is almost like talking to your waitress by phone. What comes a half an hour or so later is a smorgasbord in a box. For our meal, we ordered a multitude of dishes, including sides. I had a personal supreme pizza. Barely big enough for someone starving to finish in one setting, this pizza is probably better off shared with a significant other. The pizza was topped with sausage, pepperoni, olives, onions and peppers. Though it may seem like a lot going on for one pizza slice - and it was - the mix of flavors made it a delight. It’s easier to eat it with a fork and knife than the typical folding of the slice way. Want different toppings? You can get a buffalo chicken or barbecue-chicken-topped pizza. For those who don’t eat meat, there’s a vegetarian pizza topped with broccoli, peppers, onions, mushrooms and olives and for the more adventurous; a Hawaiian pizza, with ham and pineapple.
Like most Italian takeout places, Vincent and Andrea’s offers a wide selection of pasta dishes and heroes. But they go far beyond the spaghetti in an aluminum plate or messy sandwich wrapped in aluminum foil. The selection of dishes and heroes is endless, there’s almost one for every day. Try the tortellini with vodka or alfredo sauce for a creamy treat. In the mood for a hero? Vincent and Andrea’s has the laundry list you’ll find in an Italian eatery: meatball, sausage, eggplant, veal cutlet, chicken cutler and peppers and egg. But they take it one step further. Beyond the traditional heroes, Vincent and Andrea’s has a selection of wraps added to their menu, as well as burgers and steak sandwiches.
Even when enjoying your delicious and filling meal, don’t miss out on Vincent and Andrea’s extensive appetizer menu. I recommend the New Zealand mussels in garlic and white wine sauce. The mussels are exceptionally meaty and seasoned in a mouth-watering sauce. The mussel shells have a unique and hypnotic rainbow color. If you get that far, Vincent and Andrea’s also has a selection of desserts including chocolate and cheese cakes and tiramisu cakes.
heese cakes and tiramisu cakes. Ready to order? Visit Vincent and Andrea’s website, www.vapizzany.com, for coupons and menu information.