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GREAT pizza in Stamford?

I've only been living in Stamford for about six months but during that time I have tried no fewer than eight pizza places. I'm still wondering if I'm missing something great. So I'd love to hear from you veteran Stamford Pizza people if there is any fantastic place that I MUST try. Only requirement is that they deliver. I prefer plain cheese pizza but I love good Margherita pizza as well.

These are the ones I've tried, with my response:

Planet Pizza--reliable, open all the time, you can order online, fast delivery, good pizza
Luigi's--ordered from them by mistake. Quite possibly the worst pizza I've had in my life. It arrived COLD and burned. Awful.
Villa Italia--very yummy but thicker crust than I'd like
Athens Pizza--forgettable. Not bad but not great either.
Pellicci's--good, but whatever

So far, I hate to admit it but Planet Pizza is the most reliable for good, hot, on time pizza.

Any gems I'm missing? I've heard RAVES about Colony Pizza but I keep reading about their "hot oil" pizza and the word "oil" is freaking me out.

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  1. J

    Please try Colony and then report back. If Planet is the best you have eaten you have tons of upside. And that says a lot about the other places.

    The "hot oil" is a quick squirt of oil that had peppers soaking in them. It has less grease than anything Planet can put on a plate. It could be the best pizza in FFD county.

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    1. re: jfood

      colony is no big deal 12 " pizzas on a premade frozen shell and expensive. it is no more then a overpriced fancy bar pie.

      try sergios , belltown or amores if you want good thin crust italian style pizza.

      1. re: doughboy

        To each his own DB. Jfood thinks the pie at Colony is top notch but will try to visit your suggestions. Always looking for good pie.

        1. re: doughboy

          I like Belltown the best growing up on Sal's in Westchester and Real Italian pizza, he is from the Bronx and knows his Pizza and the meatballs are the best around here.

      2. If I'm too lazy to go out I usually order Planet Pizza (some on the way right now, in fact) but I also like Villa.

        Colony is definitely something you have to try to appreciate. It's really excellent pizza, and I should go more often than I do.

        Remo's on Bedford St is very good, they're mentioned in several other threads here on Chow...

        1. You can't have a list without including Colony. Planet Pizza is below average in my mind.

          1. If you've heard RAVES about Colony, then why in the world wouldn't you go and make your own conclusions? That is the best place, by far, in your area. Fabulous pizza and ridiculously low prices.

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            1. re: MasterofLightChick

              You must try Belltown Pizza near Newfield Shopping Center, I love and grew up with NY thin crust pizza and I think it is very good. Take a drive to Westchester, Sal's Pizza.

              1. re: nbermas

                belltown pizza, in beautiful downtown belltown, is my goto place for takeout. hot oil pie with pepperoni at the bar at the colony makes for a mighty fine lunch.

              2. re: MasterofLightChick

                As I said earlier, it's because the term "hot oil pizza" freaks me out. I keep envisioning that there is a pool of oil on top of the pizza and that just doesn't appeal to me. I guess I will check it out due to the repeated recommendations.

                  1. re: shellyesq

                    Oh Shelly, that is SOOOO unfair. Jfood drives by New Haven before Sally's opens and now this. jfood gotta get in the car and go get one.

                  2. re: jessicalacey

                    Don't be afraid. It may strike most as funny but Colony is actually healthier than most pizza. Because the crust is so thin it does not absorb as much grease as other pies, so it tends to end up on your pizza tray instead of in your stomach. And the hot oil is olive oil that has been infused with hot peppers, both of which are healthy. Not to mention the lycopene from the tomato sauce!!!

                    So go for the tastiest "health food" around...a Colony hot oil pie.

                1. Colony is definitely the best. Also try Michael's down in the Cove area.