Vazzy's Brick Oven: Bridgeport
Vazzy's Brick Oven Restaurant
513 Broadbridge Rd
Bridgeport, CT 06610
It is with deep regret that I feel I must sever our relationship. It was great for a long time. Your pizza was amazing, your service impeccable, and your prices couldn't be beat. You were recognized across the state for your pizza, but things have changed. On our last visit you hurt me, and for that I need to pull away. This relationship could have been a long one, but you had to go and change...WHY OH WHY!?!?!?
My dear John letter says it all, I have to back away from a place I have touted over and over again to many a souls. I harped on them when they went elsewhere, saying there was no better place, but the last few times I have been to Vazzy's it has been nothing but disappointment. For quite some time it seems the brick oven hasn't been in use. The waitstaff tried to tell me it was, but with the clear view of the kitchen, I am no idiot, all could tell it wasn't. The pizza has gone from stellar to cellar in the flicker of a flame.
Our last visit was the tomato that ripped the crust (as in straw breaking the camel's back), we sat in the bar area and neither of the Gotti boys (must have had to get jobs since mom was losing the house) noticed us nor came up to us; we had to ask for service. We ordered two sandwiches, both were blah and lack luster. I ordered the Eggplant Parm, but what came was a few pieces of eggplant (questionable to whether it was fresh or fresh from freezer) with tons of mozzarella and LITTLE sauce. It was dry and tasteless. My wife ordered the Vazzy ( I believe that is what it was called) and it was just as lack luster as mine. It lacked flavor and was very dry.
I tried to return to Vazzy's time and time again for the great pizza, but this time they ruined it. Between the NOT BRICK OVEN pizza (maybe they should take that out of their name), the sub par food, the Gotti Boys more interested in doing shots with the patrons at the bar than serving the whole bar area, and the lack luster service Vazzy's is no longer on my must go list.
If they decide to turn things around, and I HOPE they do, I will be back, but until then....
I am leaving you.