Best Pizza in Dutchess County
I was wondering opinions for great pizza in Dutchess County - I am partial to square thin crust but always in search of a great cheese slice.
My favorite of all time is DD's on Hooker Ave in Poughkeepsie but a new great love is at Cozzy's Place a few door's down - there Nonna's pizza is fantastic - beats Alloy's any day.
What are your faves?
Thanks for the tip! How do I get there from Main Street in Rhinebeck?
Has anyone been able to try the pizza at Cafe Bocca in Mt Carmel in Poughkeepsie? I am on their email list - food sounds good!
I just tried Colanero's Pizza in Red Oaks Mill in Poughkeepsie - the delivery took an hour and 15 minutes and all the cheese on the sicilian I ordered was on the top of the box - very disappointing! If I try it again, I think I will definitely just go pick it up!
I am also very sad that Cozzy's on Hooker Ave in Poughkeepsie closed - they were my favorite thin crust - their new location is way too far to go. Now I have to be back on the search to find a replacement.
Off topic but if anyone loves great cupcakes as much as pizza like I do, you must try Moxie Cupcakes - truly amazing. They deliver to the Crafted Kup by Vassar College, Samuels in Rhinebeck and other places - she has a facebook page and soon will be opening a store front in New Paltz. I have tried a lot of famous cupcake place in NYC and she, by far, makes the best I have ever had.
Red Oak Restaurant
305 Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905
30 Vassar Rd Ste 8, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
44 Raymond Ave Ste 1, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
14 Mount Carmel Pl, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
To get to Francesca's just go North on Route 9 from the middle of the village. Pretty soon you'll pass through a street light for the Stop and Shop on your right. Just past that, there is a left hand turn into the entrance for Astor Square. If you reach Phantom Gardener, you've gone too far.
Astor Square is a complex of buildings hosting a number of businesses ranging from restaurants to dentists. Francesca's is in there. But while there, be sure to check out the chocolates at Oliver Kita.
My favorite is Goodfella's, in the Red Oaks Mill area of Poughkeepsie. It's in a shopping center on Vassar Road, right before it turns into 376 at the "shamrock intersection". They have tons of different types of pizza (chicken parm, bbq chicken, lasagna, buffalo chicken, sausage/peppers/onions, veggie, many more) and the slices are big and and I always enjoy them.
Leo's in Beacon (on 9D) is also pretty good, and I also like Antonella's in Wappingers as someone else mentioned. However, those 3 places are pretty much the only ones I've tried, and Goodfella's is the best out of those 3 in my opinion.
I usually get pizza with toppings rather than just cheese, so I guess this doesn't directly answer your question, but I'm just so happy to see a pizza in Dutchess thread! I haven't tried too many places because there are just so many to choose from so I stick with the ones I like. I'd love to see others' favorites as well.
I love the barbecue chicken at Goodfella's! I haven't found a better one yet!
Anyone have Nick's in Hopewell? Several years ago, K104 radio had a PizzaPallooza and they won "the best". All these pizza places came to a hotel in Fishkell and you could sample all their pizza - I wish they would do that again - I did not go.
I haven't been to Nick's yet but keep meaning to try it. I like Pizza Village's in Hopewell Jct too. I have tried to go to Touch of Naples several times and every time I try, they are closed!
A new place on Myer Corners Road opened - "Joeys" - he used to be the chef at Alloy's back in the day. I want to get there to try his thin crust. I have to put it on my list.
If anyone wants amazing pizza - try the sicilian at DD's on Hooker Avenue - it is fantastic - thicker than regular and square, but not too huge and doughy like most. We had it last night and it was incredible. Their sauce and cheese are the best around........if they ever retire, I don't know what my husband will do.
71 Lake Shore Dr W, Dunkirk, NY 14048
Goodfella's Bar & Restaurant
15 Watervliet Ave, Albany, NY 12206
I actually just went to Nick's this weekend. I hadn't been in quite a long time. They are pretty good, but nothing amazing in my opinion. I have only had Pizza Village when we have pizza days at work, I will have to go there on my own sometime and try it. PizzaPalooza definitely sounds like a good idea!