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Amie's Pizza Factory

This came up in a discussion. Does anybody remember what the scuttlebutt was on Amie's? I remember there was something, I just cannot remember what. Did it have to do with a boyfriend or something? Getting old sucks!

created by golddustwoman on Jan 11, 2018 at 02:37:08 pm     Comments: 13

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There was a story that she took the Gino's recipe when she divorced or broke up with one of the Gino's family members. Is that what you mean?

posted by slowsol on Jan 11, 2018 at 03:21:31 pm     #  

She didn't divorce a Gino's family member. She divorced the guy who purchased Gino's from the founding family (The Sparagowski's).

posted by llz on Jan 11, 2018 at 03:37:52 pm     #  

Back in the day Gino’s was our pizza of choice. Then they started to open more locations and we noticed the quality slipping. We heard about Amie’s and found it to be as good or better than Gino’s , but too far from home. We always liked Mancino’s on Woodville Rd. as it was close to work . When we saw a Mancino’s open at Spring Meadows , we were happy happy and we see printed on the door that they are operated by Amies pizza factory. Prayers answered.

posted by marving on Jan 11, 2018 at 04:59:52 pm     #  

I would agree that Gino's jumped the shark quite some time ago. Pizzas aren't nearly the quality they used to be and their locations are filthy.
I can't believe in all these years we've never tried Mancino's. Your post puts it back at top of mind. Always enjoyed Aimee's pizza.

posted by Foodie on Jan 12, 2018 at 07:17:34 am     #  

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Mancino's !! It is a priority this weekend !

posted by Hoops on Jan 12, 2018 at 08:26:24 am     #  

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ginos-italian-delites-toledo?osq=gino%27s+italian+delite

I feel like anytime Gino's is mentioned anywhere, this place should be mentioned as well.

SO so good. Not the cheapest, and the location might not be the most convenient, but it's awesome pizza.

posted by endcycle on Jan 12, 2018 at 09:11:50 am     #  

endcycle posted at 09:11:50 AM on Jan 12, 2018:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ginos-italian-delites-toledo?osq=gino%27s+italian+delite

I feel like anytime Gino's is mentioned anywhere, this place should be mentioned as well.

SO so good. Not the cheapest, and the location might not be the most convenient, but it's awesome pizza.

I had no idea that was there. Gonna try it.

posted by justread on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:04:05 am     #  

Thanks slowsol and all. Yes, I knew there was a story behind it. I know her pizza is good but I never really thing about it. Mancino's Italian Sub is nirvana as well.

posted by golddustwoman on Jan 12, 2018 at 04:09:55 pm     #  

To add to the confusion...I believe the Gino's on Eastgate is/was tied to the Gino's on Arlington but possibly separate from the others? The Arlington location has been closed for quite some time.

I drive past it frequently and always hold out hope that someday, the neon "Open" sign will flicker on. I don't live close anymore, but I'd make the trip to fill up on some childhood nostalgia...and pizza.

posted by Solleks on Jan 12, 2018 at 07:35:54 pm     #   1 person liked this

^^^^^^ I believe that to be true. I remember as a kid ( I'm 64 ) going to get Gino’s at South and Broadway , where McDonalds is now. Bad neighborhood and the window they passed the pizza through was only big enough to fit a large through. Talking to the older lady one day at Gino’s Eastgate she said the oven on Eastgate was the one from South and Broadway.

posted by marving on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:43:25 pm     #  

^^^^^^ I believe that to be true. I remember as a kid ( I'm 64 ) going to get Gino’s at South and Broadway , where McDonalds is now. Bad neighborhood and the window they passed the pizza through was only big enough to fit a large through. Talking to the older lady one day at Gino’s Eastgate she said the oven on Eastgate was the one from South and Broadway.

posted by marving on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:44:24 pm     #  

Solleks posted at 07:35:54 PM on Jan 12, 2018:

To add to the confusion...I believe the Gino's on Eastgate is/was tied to the Gino's on Arlington but possibly separate from the others? The Arlington location has been closed for quite some time.

I drive past it frequently and always hold out hope that someday, the neon "Open" sign will flicker on. I don't live close anymore, but I'd make the trip to fill up on some childhood nostalgia...and pizza.

I used to live right down the street from that place. Both my brother and I lived at 2044 Arlington, and every so often we'd walk down and get a pizza for dinner.

As I remember it, the area was headed downhill. Old Shotgun Bob lived upstairs from me, and some summer nights we'd get our ladies and have an impromptu cocktail party on the upper deck - the evening solitude punctuated by the occasional boom car, sirens, and periodic gunfire from the immediate vicinity. Sometimes we'd argue about whether the shots were from a .40 or a 9mm. .45s were easy to distinguish.

Sometimes I get nostalgic and miss the old place.

posted by madjack on Jan 13, 2018 at 11:00:39 am     #  

I think Gino's problem, besides cleanliness, is the fact that they went from a regular pizza oven to those conveyor belt ovens. After that the pizza never tasted as good. I miss a place called Trilby Pizza that was at Alexis & Gay years ago. They produced some tasty pies.

posted by ThePhysician on Jan 13, 2018 at 12:34:05 pm     #