local pizzeria bad experience

Posted on: Sun, 09/02/2001 - 12:42pm
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We live in NY which is noted for its great pizza. Well one pizzeria in my neighborhood is reall Italian, I mean when you walk in you think you are in a city in Italy. Anyway their pizza is awsome. I took my PA son there and we ordered. I NEVER would think they don't use anything but olive oil becuse it is such an Italian resturant. THANK GOD I did say something and the worker told me they use olive oil AND PEANUT OIL. I flipped!!! I told them I could not believe it. I would expect this from a pizza chain line Pizza Hut or Dominos ( don't even know what oils they use...does anyone??) I took their business card and I am planning to call the owner and express my thoughts. This got me so nervous. This opens new doors of eating out for us. I always thought I would be safe with Italian food. I know if it is refined peanut oil it should be safe. How can we be sure??? I hope thing get better with this. Just had to vent!!

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2001 - 9:39am
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OMG!!!
I have always felt pretty safe with Italian food, especially here in NY where most Italian restaurants are pretty authentic (read: use olive oil). As long as they don't add sesame seeds to their pizza (delicious but deadly for my son), I have always thought of it as a safe bet. May I ask where this restaurant was? Please feel free to email me at [email]amyfrankel@yahoo.com[/email] if you feel more comfortable.
Thanks!
Amy

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2001 - 9:42am
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OMG!!!
I have always felt safe with Italian food here in NY because most Italian restaurants here are authentic (read: use olive oil). As long as they don't add sesame seeds to the pizza crust (delicious but deadly for my son) I have always thought of pizza as a safe bet. If you don't mind, could you tell me where this restaurant is? Please email me if you feel more comfortable - [email]amyfrankel@yahoo.com[/email].
Thanks!
Amy

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2001 - 9:44am
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WOOPS! Double post - the first one seemd to disappear.

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2001 - 11:42am
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We haven't had a problem with pizza but I am concerned about Pine Nuts when we go out to eat Italian.

Posted on: Sun, 11/25/2001 - 4:25am
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The problem with olive oil is that some restaurants will cut it with another lightly flavored oil, such as canola or peanut, because it's less expensive that way, but you still get that olive oily flavor.
The safest thing is to not assume that authentic Italian = olive oil only.

Posted on: Mon, 11/26/2001 - 12:52am
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I checked out the Pizza Hut and Domino websites and found them to be safe for my peanut allergic child. If anyone has found out differently let me know. I checked them out last week because my daughter just recently outgrew a milk allergy and I gave her PIzza Hut pizza.

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