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Best pizza in Oceanside/Rockville Centre area?

canmich19 May 29, 2007 11:49 AM

I've been looking for a good pizza place in this area and I can't seem to find one. I think I've been spoiled by working near Umberto's in New Hyde Park. I keep looking for something as good in this area. Any recommendations?


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    dude RE: canmich19 May 29, 2007 11:57 AM

    Haven't been to Umberto's, but I think the best in the area is Blue Moon, RVC. We always try to sit in last booth n the back by the oven so it hits plate at optimum consistency.

    Thin crust, tasty tomato sauce, fresh cheese= good stuff.

    1. JGS RE: canmich19 May 29, 2007 01:16 PM

      Blue Moon is the best in RVC, but IMHO, Grimaldi's in GC is far superior in every way.

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        sausagekingofny RE: JGS Jun 1, 2007 06:18 AM

        Nicks pizza on Sunrise Hwy in RVC always did the trick for me.

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          nuyorknikz RE: JGS Jun 12, 2007 09:10 PM

          Grimaldi's also has my vote but I'll have to try blue moon some day.

        2. Hanachan RE: canmich19 Jun 1, 2007 08:25 AM

          I am a fan of Pizziola (sp?) on Long Beach Road in Oceanside. Especially the veggie slice.

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            dvs1 RE: Hanachan Jun 5, 2007 02:14 PM

            I second Pizziaola. Closest to Brooklyn pizza I've had in the area.

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              GCGuy RE: dvs1 Jun 6, 2007 08:04 AM

              I second both Blue Moon and NIck's, but take the extra 15 minutes and go to Grimaldi's in GC.

              I have to say, while I've only had Umberto's once, it was only ok. Maybe b/c it was delivery, but the slice was think, big clumps of cheese. I don't know. I'd love to try it again...was this a rare experience? For that matter, is King Umberto's the good place, and is it the same as the other Umberto's?

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                elizabeththinks RE: GCGuy Jun 6, 2007 11:44 AM

                I don't think they are the same. Did you have the grandma pizza?

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                  stuartlafonda RE: GCGuy Jun 6, 2007 12:17 PM

                  Both Umberto's on Jericho Tpk in New Hyde Park and King Umberto's just off Hempstead Tpk in Elmont do a great Grandma slice, thin ,crisp and delicious. A chowhound contributor and Newsday food writer Erica Marcus has done a piece for Newsday and the Ed Levine book, that tells the story of the restaurants.


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                    Mike in Rhinebeck RE: stuartlafonda Jun 6, 2007 03:33 PM

                    I guess I am a traditionalist, but for great Neapolitan pies without any toppingsm I always go to Ginos in Long Beach. Their Sicilian ain't bad either, but the traditional slice is outstanding

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                      canmich19 RE: Mike in Rhinebeck Jun 8, 2007 08:55 AM

                      Hey Thanks - Blue Moon is so close I will try there this weekend. I will definitely check Grimaldi's too - on the way home from work. As far as Umberto's goes - the one in NHP serves fantastic Sicilian and Grandma's. I haven't tried their Grandpa's yet though.

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                        GCGuy RE: canmich19 Jun 8, 2007 09:03 AM

                        Blue Moon is very nice. You'll enjoy it, I'm sure.

                        Don't forget about Nick's (on Sunrise Hwy). Off shoot of Forest Hills place. Very good pies.

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                          nuyorknikz RE: GCGuy Jun 12, 2007 09:12 PM

                          Ahh, Nick's! I lived in Forest Hills for several years and forgot all about it. Add another place to try to my list! I also need to make my way back to the Thai place, Q, which continues to do well across from the original Nicks..

            2. amymsmom RE: canmich19 Jun 15, 2007 09:21 AM

              My favorites are Raimo's in Freeport and Roma's in Merrick.

              Gino's in LB brings back fond 35+ year old memories of a slice and a small root beer after orthodontist visits, with my mom and sister. Ate there last summer with my daughter - we both loved it.

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                the queen RE: amymsmom Feb 17, 2008 05:34 AM

                Umberto's, Nicks, Blue Moon, and Gino's are all great choices

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                HDT RE: canmich19 Feb 18, 2008 08:01 PM

                Paradisios in RVC is a must try. Excellent pizza the meals are delicous and large portions. Always crowded.

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