Discussion in 'Food and Wine' started by Gavvy Cravath, Jan 28, 2006.
I will when I'm Over there. Thanks
Give LaParma a shot and let me know its not just me. Also the best sicilian in area is the one in Home Depot parking lot Coram
I didn't say it sucked or anything like that. It just wasn't what I remembered.
The service was good but it would be nice if it wasn't cash only.
I only saw the young staff so I was assuming the parents retired.
I'm south of there so I don't stop by as much as I did 30 years ago when I lived down that way.
It's still better than what I have by me, south of the lie on 112.
30 years ago it was the best pizza place around.
Btw I like some oil on my pizza.
I wasn't saying it wasn't good with my post... more of a preference... it is the best toward that end of where I am and that immediate area Port Jeff Station and East and West 347
LaParma has very good specialty pizza also
I will respectfully have to disagree. I've been going there on and off for thirty years and I think they have consistently had some of the best pizza on Long Island. I don't know if their tomato sauce is home-made or not, but it might as well be, sweet and perfectly spiced. The cheese is excellent, the slices not dripping with oil. And the crust is always properly baked, firm and delicious, never limp or soggy. As far as the kids taking over, I see the original owner from over 30 years ago still behind the counter and, once again, I haven't noticed the quality of their product having declined. Remember, aside from a salad, pizza is all that you can buy there, so they have to make it well or they wouldn't have survived and kept thriving for more than three decades.
I'm really quite surprised that since I mentioned Colosseo, the few replies have been negative, yet the place is always busy and I know it remains a favorite of many locals who have plenty of other other pizza joints to choose from. I guess, like picking an escort, YMMV, everyone's taste is a little different and, based on that, there's no right or wrong. Everyone seems to have their favorite and this place remains mine.
Colosseo's was very good 20 years ago. I went there recently and found its not as good as it was before the kids took it over. It's not bad but not what it was.
Newsday just wrote up a nice rave about Chefs on the Boulevard in Massapequa Park. Has anyone been there?
Also Bono's pizza in Brentwood off Brentwood rd.
Angela's Pizza in islip. Off islip ave. Best home made sauce and amazing Sicilians. Not like that franchise bullshit.
Yeah - supposedly Pepe's was 1st Pizza place in US (1925) .
Back in the day, knew one of the 1st Yale coeds who introduced me to (ahem, among other things) this place. Pizza as it should be made, not overwhelmed with cheese, just the right amount of sauce, easy to fold in half w/o oil and sauce dripping all over the place. Never had the clam pizza though. Haven't been there in a few years - 157 Wooster Street.
L&B Spumoni Gardens
Sicilian pizza- I like the corners
Frank Pepe's in New Haven awesome clam pizza
Been to a few good ones in there little Italy area but don't recall names
Does any one have a recommended pizza joint in Chicago?
I also can't see all the hype about Colosseo's is about. I love La Parma on 25 across from Popei's and next door to the shut down xin xin r/t where Wendy was last spotted
I tried colosseo not that good not worth stopping. mamma lombardi's in
Holbrook is much better and not that far away. There also cucina in east quogue that blows colosseo's away. Cucina has really good everything. I love there Sicilian. I know they opened a place in Riverhead now too but haven't been there so I don't know if it's the same as East quogue. But I'm assuming it is same owners.
My ATF is still Famous Ray's of Greenwich Village. When they closed, the guy who owned the building re-opened it as Famous Roio's. The pizza was pretty much the same and he did something which I loved: he put a little sign on each pizza with the time it came out of the oven. I really can't stand a place charging $4 for a slice and then try and get away with serving you a slice which has been sitting cold for 2 hours and congealing.
But once the place was up and running he turned it over to his son who ran it into the ground. He was always more interested in in talking to his girlfriend or talking on the phone than serving customers. I would call at 8:30 on a Friday night and they were finished delivery for the day (just in time for what should be the busiest 5 hours of the entire week). He would close at 9 or 10PM (when the place used to be packed at midnight).
One day I saw the place was closed and I said out loud to myself "the son really ruined this spot" not knowing he was around the corner loading his personal possessions into a car. He said something to me objecting to what I had said and I replied "You fucking heard me. You killed an institution."
I went to L&B about a year ago and thought they had slipped a bunch.
Same for Joe's 14th St last week.
(Sicilian both places).
I like the L&B square better. Cheese then sauce
Sicilian Pie (usually a half pan when i go with friends)
Place in Brentwood or Bayshore years ago, had a cheese pizza called "multiwhite". Amen!
Mix of cheeses poured out on top.
Arteries would harden at the mere sight of it.
Absolutely messy, sloppy, wet, wild, like the best BBBJ.
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