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Luzzo's Coal Oven Pizza - Westbury

EM23 Oct 22, 2009 08:22 AM

I love the coal oven pizza at the original Luzzo's on 1st Ave. so, end of business Tuesday, I excitedly headed over to eat at this new offshoot . I left disappointed.

We arrived at 7 PM and were seated immediately. The restaurant was maybe 1/2 full. Everyone was welcoming. Our server was friendly and attentive. All good! I'm ready to eat...

SIGH!

We split a 12" Bufala pizza that was ok, not bad, but just ok - nothing like the pies at the original. At $17 for a 12" pie, I expect true yumminess.
My mixed green salad w/balsamic vinegar was underdressed and the cherry tomatoes were actually bitter ($7). My friend had an arugula salad ($9) that she said was ok.
We didn't bother with dessert.

Too bad - I won't bother going back.

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    debster Nov 12, 2009 01:11 PM

    The whole experience was second rate. I should have left when I saw that the ladies room was dirty, out of toilet paper and had a broken faucet. Would have gone to Cheesecake Factory if I knew I didn't have to wait an hour on a Sat night for a table. Service was poor, waiters were young and inexperienced. The vegetable pizza was absolutely tasteless. Stick to Umberto's in New Hyde Park or Grimaldi's in Garden City.

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      GCGuy Feb 17, 2010 10:57 PM

      It's now Scotto's. Same chef, similar menu but larger. A bit cheaper (couple bucks per pie). Supposed to be better ingredients, etc. Spoke to Gino Scotto the other day. We'll see. Hope it works out.

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        debster Mar 3, 2010 11:56 AM

        I'm not giving it a second shot to disappoint. I will stick to Umberto's in New Hyde Park which is always delicious with great service. Why take the chance?

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      friendlyman4349 Nov 7, 2009 05:47 AM

      Luzzo's I have to say that I was disappointed by this stop. For some reason a simple Margherita Piizza is trashed by a high price. The prices are at the level of when you visit New York CIty and go out for dinner. Crazy, the 12 inch is a disgrace at the price.
      I would not suggest anyone even stop . Go to Grimaldies consistent and reasonable.
      Even better go to Massa Pizza in Huntington

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        emarcus Nov 7, 2009 08:14 AM

        On my last visit to Massa's, the pizza was troublingly wet. Has anyone noticed a drop-off in quality since Bill Massa left?

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          valmar Nov 7, 2009 02:38 PM

          Agree. The pizza is not nearly as good as it used to be.

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            dtolman Nov 9, 2009 05:26 AM

            Pizza was nice and crisp when we went last night... bad day? I'd say its almost as good as it used to be - certainly the best (er...only) pizza of this style in Huntington...

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