Chef Stephen Menna is experimenting with some pretty cool weekend specials at Tufino Pizzeria, like this cappellini cake–a breaded round of angel hair pasta tossed with ricotta, caciocavallo, and fior di latte cheeses, which is then deep-fried and served surrounded by a moat of creamy alfredo, all garnished with shavings of grana padano. Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana | 36-08 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria | 718-278-4800 | www.tufinopizzeria.com

my awesome friend Rhonny Tufino got to take a picture with lady gaga! then a UK newspaper stole the photo he took and used it for one of their stories -_- so lame. 

any who, rhonny makes SUPERFUCKING AWESOME MUSIC VIDEOS and just got hired to do his first professional music video for an upcoming artist. check out his videos at youtube.com/rhonny26 


Tomorrow marks the highly-anticipated grand opening of Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana on Ditmars.  Each pie has a unique story behind it, including Il Greco (pictured below) – a nod to the Greek history of the neighborhood.  WIth kalamata olives, oregano, fontina, and fior di latte, it gets a squeeze of fresh lemon before being served.  Soooooo delicious!  Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana | 36-08 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria | (718) 278-4800 |www.tufinopizzeria.com