After reading about the freebies being given away for Italian Week, we thought a few zeppoles might be in our future. Valducci’s was giving them away with the purchase of a slice to celebrate Italian Week.
They also had a second promotion going on for Italian Week to buy any slice, and get a regular slice for free. This caused a little confusion with our order.
We haven’t tried Valducci’s pizza oreganata yet, so we ordered a slice for $4. Unbeknownst to us, the woman also tossed in a free regular slice for us. She didn’t seem to know about the zeppole tweet we saw that morning, and said we would have to pay for the zeppoles.
When we said we wanted the free zeppoles instead of the free slice, the owner Mike, came over and told her to give me the zeppoles too.
Not positive, but we think Mike might have remembered us from when the truck first opened back in May 2011. That day he told us all about Valducci’s history, both on Staten Island and by Wall St. We try to stay anonymous, but it’s not always possible.
We’re not Italian, but any true New Yorker knows about zeppoles, and we weren’t about to let these babies get away.