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Feb 27, 2011 03:23 PM

Pizza in Croton/Ossining zone?

We've been doing Capriccio in Croton for years, but wonder what other's experiences are in this neck of the woods for (1) classic NY-style pizza, and (2) thinner crust. We loved the thin crust pizza at Isabella's in Ossining, but they aren't serving Italian anymore (not at least the last time we tried calling in a take out order). Any suggestions will be appreciated!

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    1. re: menton1

      When did Mt Kisco move to Croton/Ossining?? In Croton/Ossining, I favor Capriccio II for big, sloppy NY style pizza. I like the Sicilian at Pizza Ossining--the crust is very airy, and the cheese very creamy. Right now I wish I could eat ANY pizza, as I am nursing a dislocated jaw, but I digress.,,,What is Isabella's now???

      Capriccio II
      26 Maple St, Croton On Hudson, NY 10520

    2. Nancy, have you had the pizza at The Tavern at Croton Landing? They've maintained Honey's wonderful thin crust pizzas.

      We were very sorry to see Martino's close. Won't go to Bella Paola (the former #1) as the owners have been outrageously rude to our son. Two different times.

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      1. re: Elisa515

        Will give Croton Landing Tavern pizza another try - we generally go there for burgers and salads (and drinks) - didn't find the pizza all that interesting the one time we tried it, but I'm game.

        We called Isabella's in Ossining back in the fall last year, and it sounded from the brief encounter on the phone as though they'd gone all Latino (of what origin, I don't know). I'll try to poke my head in there again, as when I Googled them today, there's a recent "review" on Zagats for them (from a week ago) that sounds like they are doing Italian, as before. We LOVED their thin crust pizza. And I found this today... maybe they are back in the Italian groove?

      2. I recently went to Capriccio for the first time and disliked it. The sauce was gloppy and so, so sweet and there was too much cheese. The crust was excessively thick. When we do get pizza, we stick to Ossining, which is pretty standard, nothing special. Their sicilian, like Marge says, is pretty good, though it lacks a little something. Their white garlic is excellent. I've heard Lucy's is good but we haven't gotten there yet... has anyone else?

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        1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

          Where's Lucy's? I'm willing to organize myself a single slice tasting tour of the various suggested sources :-)

          1. re: Nancy C

            Lucy's on rte 9, across the street from the Ossining High School

        2. - conventional wisdom in croton is that if you're just ordering pizza, Capriccio I is better than II
          - Croton landing used to have good pizza but I'm not even sure it's on the menu any more.
          - Bella Paula is about as good as Capriccio. My kids say the owners are very nice to them and know them by name. Might be worth having a talk with the owners to see what's up with that.
          - The best pizza in the area used to be found (believe it or not) at premier health club in montrose. They have their own pizza oven and used to make fabulous thin crust pizza with fresh, creative toppings. The pizza guy left about a year ago and that was that.
          - There was post here recently about the place acrross from the hawthorne movie theater. I know it's a hike but it sounded like it might be worth it for dinner and a movie.
          - I'm not sure lucy's is really any better than Capriccio...maybe just different.

          nancy, you used to like TKs, we haven't it good?

          Bella Paula
          120 Grand St, Croton On Hudson, NY 10520

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          1. re: vinouspleasure

            Yes The Tavern does still have pizza, you should try it!

            And the issue at Bella Paola was very specifically personal and nasty. The first time it happened, he thought maybe the person was kidding. But then he went back a few weeks later and the situation was not only repeated, the person also egged on a customer in similar nastiness toward my son (who is a young adult). It was actually rather shocking.

            You've reminded me about the terrific pizza in Montrose, is that place called Two Brothers or Three Brothers? Right across from Cole's, next to Hen Hud HS.

            1. re: Elisa515

              Two Brothers (or 3 I don't remember) is our go-to place. Not too far from Croton.

              1. re: DGresh

                Thanks for all these ideas - I will have to organize myself a slice tasting tour. We go to the place across from the Hawthorne movie theater, and do like their pies a lot. But it seemed a bit far for it to travel well for take out.

                1. re: Nancy C

                  If you're trekking to Hawthorne, consider an 18 min drive across Rte 133 to Via Vanti in Mt Kisco. Great NY thin crust pizza,(with some very innovative toppings) good entrees as well, and a charming right-out-of-Italy ambience.


                  Via Vanti
                  Moun Kisco, NY, Moun Kisco, NY

                2. re: DGresh

                  I went to Cole's today and made a point to check. :-) It's Two Brothers (Trattoria!).

              2. re: vinouspleasure

                TK's is great - but we've not tried the pizza per se. We love the "regular" food there. Have had the flatbread pizza at a cocktail gathering. Tasty, but a tad dry flatbread...toppings were VERY yummy. Yikes, I surely do need to organize a pizza tour, or a tasting event at my condo association!

              3. I commute to nyc on weekedays, so I'm not as interested in nyc-style pizza but would love to find thin crust pizza in the style of tonninos, gramaldis or even Johns. On our next run to stew leonards we're going to try pepe's, the place in kisco sounds promising but is too far away for takeout. Is two brothers thin crust? Honestly, I've been avoiding it with the kids as it doesn't have the most inviting facade....In desperation, I've taken to making pizza on our bbq which is pretty good.

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                1. re: vinouspleasure

                  I love making pizza on our grill... it's great for a small family gathering where everyone can make their own. But I'm terrible at getting the crust thin!