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Pizza - Greenwich?

yngvai Jul 23, 2009 11:52 AM

Stamford gets a lot of the discussion in here when it comes to pizza, but how about Greenwich? A buddy is taking me to Pizza Post, says he used to go there all of the time in high school and wants to relive old memories.

If it were up to me - what would be the best options? Italian or Neapolitan-style please. Not greek.

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    bbqlover RE: yngvai Jul 24, 2009 03:47 PM

    really not much to choose from in Greenwich, but Pizza Post is consistently decent. Sound Beach Pizza and Express Pizza are probably the best in Greenwich.

    1. adamclyde RE: yngvai Jul 25, 2009 04:23 AM

      Greenwich has lots of average pizza. Don't know of any that's very good. If you want higher end pizza... go to Tarry Lodge. It's all of 100 yards over Greenwich border into Port Chester. It's not a pizzeria... but great pizza.

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        yngvai RE: adamclyde Jul 25, 2009 05:20 AM

        Good to know. Will try that next time!

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          intrepid RE: adamclyde Jul 25, 2009 06:27 AM

          glenville pizza

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            bbqlover RE: intrepid Jul 26, 2009 06:07 AM

            i forgot about Glenville...definitely the best in Greenwich...their salad pizza is great

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              adamclyde RE: bbqlover Jul 26, 2009 11:13 AM

              is this the place next to Rebecca's? It's been a long time, but i was very underwhelmed.

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                intrepid RE: adamclyde Jul 26, 2009 11:48 AM

                next to rebeccas? no, glenville pizza has been in the same locations for years, - but if youve gone and you dont like it, thats why howard johnsons makes 28 flavors lolooll

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                  bbqlover RE: adamclyde Jul 26, 2009 07:07 PM

                  yes, it's a couple doors down from Rebeccas

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                yngvai RE: intrepid Aug 7, 2009 09:08 AM

                Suggested the Tarry Lodge, but got outvoted to try Glenville last night.

                Good (not great) crust, right ratio of sauce/cheese for me, if I have to go for pizza in Greenwich, I'd go again for sure. Still want to try Tarry Lodge, though.

                Then we headed over to Darlene's on the other side of town for dessert. 2 scoops!

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                  yngvai RE: yngvai Aug 7, 2009 10:00 AM

                  And the boss just brought in Louie & Ernie's to the office!
                  Life is good.

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                allieb2031 RE: adamclyde Nov 8, 2009 06:36 PM

                Totally second Tarry Lodge! Was there last night for pizza and had an AMAZING meal. Any pizza is great - we had the Margarita, Sausage, and Meatball pizzas...YUM!!!!

                You can get take out, too. It's literally 5 minutes from Anthropologie in Greenwich...


              4. yngvai RE: yngvai Jul 25, 2009 05:20 AM

                Ended up at the Pizza Post.
                "Decent" is about right. Acceptable pizza. No need to go rushing back.
                The vegetables in the salad seemed pretty fresh.
                When the waitress took our order, she let us know it's a BYOB place, which would've been better to know in advance, but is still a nice feature to have.

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                  Zobot RE: yngvai Jul 25, 2009 11:11 AM

                  You need to try Sabatiello's in Riverside on East Putnam. He may not have had much success with a full service restaurant in Stamford, but he makes an absolutely killer pizza.

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                    yngvai RE: Zobot Aug 7, 2009 09:15 AM

                    Agreed that his place in Stamford was nothing wonderful. He also seemed kinda jerky - both when he was at the restaurant when I went and then when I saw him on TV. I don't feel the need or desire to try another of his establishments.

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                      yngvai RE: yngvai Sep 24, 2009 04:54 AM

                      Actually, if Sammy's no longer the owner, maybe I will now give it a try!


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                        moron66 RE: yngvai Sep 24, 2009 05:32 PM

                        tthere is no real pizza in greenwich

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                          yngvai RE: yngvai Sep 25, 2009 06:21 AM

                          I'm told that the place is now called "Piesano's".

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                            Zobot RE: yngvai Sep 27, 2009 07:42 PM

                            This is correct, the ownership has already changed hands.

                            Sabatiello is out of the restaurant business again.

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                    eatermom RE: yngvai Sep 29, 2009 05:16 AM

                    Pizza Post is great for a margherita pie. We love Pizza Factory for Chicago style.
                    Tarry Lodge is great but reservations are impossible and the hostesses are difficult at best.

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                      rjka RE: eatermom Sep 29, 2009 08:22 AM

                      Also, it would be misleading to think of Tarry Lodge as a "pizza place" like the rest of the places on this list.

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                      latrobe RE: yngvai Oct 16, 2009 08:19 PM

                      The new place that took over from sammy spetiembre's (guy was a total scumbag) is Piesano's. Its phenominal!! (especially for the price.) The place seems eager to deliver anywhere in Greenwich, probably bc its a new business,

                      I can personally vouch for the margherita (plain cheese) pizza/ the wife loved the mozz salad. If anyone orders one of their sandwiches or the 'jumbo' fried ravioli, id love to know how it was. (how the hell do you 'fry' ravioli btw?)

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                        KarenNYC RE: yngvai Nov 8, 2009 03:58 AM

                        as Pizza goes in Greenwich - the two best are Glenville and Express. I LOVE Glenville Pizza but you have to eat it there to experience the joy. Having eaten pizza around the world (and having grown up in NYC) I will still say Glenville is a great slice place. If you are looking for thin crust, deep dish or "fancy" pizza - this is not the place tho.

                        Skip Tarry Lodge - the pizza is pretty good but NOT worth it. We love Mario Battali and this place was a TOTAL let down. We have gone several times, just hoping it gets better but alas, nope.

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                          cardiak RE: KarenNYC Nov 20, 2009 01:21 PM

                          I usually get Express Pizza when I get pizza in Greenwich.

                          It's an awful name in my opinion and I think that hurts them; it evokes feelings of generic chain conveyor-belt frozen discs, when it's actually run by an Italian Family, and they have an Italian Grocery attached to it.

                          I tried pizza from Piesano's as well; decent thin crust and great prices, ($9.95 for a large cheese pie that might be 18") pretty good Sicilian as well actually (they do the sauce-on-top with pecorino for their Sicilian, Brooklyn-style)

                          I also will occasionally get pizza from Arcuri's in Cos Cob. (on Rt. 1, across from Chicken Joe's, which deserves an off-topic shout-out as well for great nuggets+fries in a bag) Arcuri's makes pretty good pizza as well; I like their sausage pies... they use uncased spicy italian sausage meat in generous dollops that cook with the pie; not discs or precooked crumbles.

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                            rjka RE: KarenNYC Nov 20, 2009 01:55 PM

                            What is Glenville if not thin crust? I used to live across the road and loved it. I know some people though it too greasy

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                              intrepid RE: rjka Nov 20, 2009 03:06 PM

                              glenville is "standard"medium thick nyc style pizza, not thin crust imho

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                            grnichcnobb RE: yngvai Feb 19, 2010 11:20 AM

                            Glenville has very good pizza ... as does Pizza Factory on Greenwich Ave ... and Planet pizza- i only get the Margarita from Planet - it's delish ....

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