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.
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.
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...
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.