With takeout in high demand and the desire for comfort food will be at an all time high this winter. If you're just settling into your new home in the suburbs and feel like you'll never have another Margherita like Patsy's or tiramisu like Giano's? Don't Fear. I have compiled a list of the 10 best pizza joints in the neighborhood. Welcome Home!
5. Villa Nuova
Okay full disclosure, this is not even a pizza place. It's a gourmet Italian delhi. BUT HEAR ME OUT - they sell pizza dough - from Arthur Avenue. Yes I reached but this one still made it. When dining-in is all the rage, the ingredients at this shop turn you into a 5-star chef! Villa Nuova is a hidden gem in Cos Cob, but that doesn't stop locals from flocking here for all their authentic Italian goods and Arthur Avenue bread. Favorites include Italian Roast Beef sandwich, home made porricini mushroom sauce, and the BEST TARIAMISU I'VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE. I have eaten a lot of tiramisu, so trust me.
4. Fairfield Pizza
A lot of people will be upset this isn't first on the list. This one is famous for it's incredible plain pizza. When you're craving a solid cheese pie or need to feed the hockey team carpool at a moment's notice, this is your jam.
This is a place best known for their out-of-the-ordinary specialty pizzas. The "Baja" is chipotle chicken, sauteed red, green belle peppers and onions, shredded mozz and pepper jack. The "Sinatra" comes with sliced ribeye, portobello mushrooms, sauteed onion, mozzarella and gorgonzola. So if you're looking for a variety of pizzas that are not just pizza, look no further.
2. Glenville Pizza
I have been going to this place for as long as I can remember and the quality and conistency has always been the same. This is aptly named for the area of Greenwich is occupies conveniently in the heart of Glenville. The Sicilian is the obvious standout slice along with their salad and specialty slices.
I told you I've been going as long as I can remember! This place is old school - I don't think they even have a website. Google the menu then give them a call 203-532-1691
1. Citarella's Pizza
Isn't that a grocery store? Yes, yes it is. But it's much more than that. This Gourmet Grocery store has prepared food from specialty soups to hot brisket or fresh sushi.. But their shining staple is the fresh pizza. Right over the line from New York, one would question if somehow they have tapped the water lines from Westchester to give that dough the distinct buttery taste familiar to millions of New Yorkers. Their Grandma and Sicilian Slices are stand out, but anything and everything out of this bakery is safe.