Feb. 9, 2015 By Michael Florio
Astoria must have an appetite for pizza as more pizzerias continue to open.
Post Scriptum Pizza, located at 32-02 Broadway, opened its doors earlier this month, serving pizza, soup, salads and seafood.
The pizzeria is owned by Willie Sharma, who is also the proprietor of Bungalo, a bar/lounge that is located across the street at 23-03 Broadway.
Sharma had wanted to open a pizzeria for some time and when the Broadway location became available he seized on the opportunity, said Angel Bolanos, Post Scriptum’s chef.
“When he knew he could get this space, he contacted me and we got it going,” Bolanos said.
Bolanos said the biggest difference between Post Scriptum and its competitors is the pizzeria’s heavy focus on seafood dishes.
The menu features lobster burgers, lobster rolls, baked clams, oysters, lobster bisque, chipotle grilled shrimp and seafood pizza, which includes the seafood of the day.
Bolanos, who lives in Astoria, said he usually travels to Montauk to get the seafood.
He added that Astoria has a large Greek and Italian population, who typically “love seafood.”
“The residents here will really appreciate good seafood, close by,” he said.
The menu includes a variety of pizza options, such as the Ciao A Tutti, which has Chihuahua cheese, marinara sauce, jalapenos and charred pineapple. It also offers soup such as the butternut squash soup and salads.
“The menu is designed to offer very clean, fresh and healthy items,” Bolanos said. “The food won’t make you feel bloated and overwhelmed.”
For dessert the pizzeria/restaurant offers pastries, pound cakes and crullers, which will all be made on location. The pizzeria also offers wine and beer.
Bolanos said the menu will change throughout the year, as different fruits and vegetables come into season.
“It’s all about change,” he said. “That’s what makes a restaurant stand out.”
The pizzeria can seat up to 40 people and is currently open from 5 pm to midnight, seven days a week. However, Bolanos said they plan is to be open for breakfast and lunch and until 2 am in the future.
However, Post Scriptum wasn’t the only pizzeria to open earlier this month.
Razzies Pizza, located at 29-04 Ditmars Blvd, opened offering just pizza last week—although the full kitchen is expected to open this week.
Back in October the chef, Alex Mara, said the pizzeria will offer “grandma pies,” which are like Sicilian slices, but with a thin crust. The pizzeria will also offer Italian fries, stuffed meatballs, octopus seafood salad, and, of course, New York style pizza.
Currently, there are 12 seats inside the restaurant.
Just blocks away, the owners of Artichoke Basille’s Pizza were still renovating the former Frankie’s Pizza location at 22-56 31st Street. However, as of last week there was no set date for its opening, according to a manager.