Gino's New York Style Pizza is where Albuquerque meets New York tradition, serving slices of consistent excellence, a pinch of innovation, and a taste of television fame, all in a setting that feels like a family gathering.


Mark Stensland

11/8/20231 min read

"Gino's NY Style Pizza: The Flavor of Tradition and a Dash of the Extreme"

In the seasoned heights of Albuquerque, there's a slice of New York that's been dishing out consistency with a side of surprise for decades. Gino’s New York Style Pizza, a place where the secret spice mix kisses the dough only under owner Renato Venturino's watchful eye, and where the sauce is a family heirloom crafted by his mom's seasoned hands. This isn't just a pizzeria; it's a Venturino tradition that's held fast since 1978, with Renato taking the helm from his father in 2012 to steer this flavor ship with a steady hand and sometimes, a wild heart.

Here, the ambiance is a tapestry of Italy and New York, with tables wrapped in memories, and walls echoing stories of a building that's stood since the disco era. And then there's the fame—Gino's (once Venezia’s), graced television screens when Walter White, in a fit of pique, flung one of its pizzas on a roof in 'Breaking Bad'. But the real star here is the pizza itself, especially the "Da Bronx Pizza", a meaty marvel with beef brisket, ground beef, and onions that's a carnivore’s delight.

Gino's doesn't just rest on its laurels; it throws down the gauntlet with extreme pizzas, a challenge to patrons to choose the fate of these daring creations. From artichoke hearts to seasoned chicken and baby shrimp, the toppings are a mosaic of the classic and the bold. And for those who want to end their meal on a sweet note, the Nutella pizza is a dream drizzled in chocolate-hazelnut goodness.