Posted By: Pizza Expert on February 18th, 2009
Although it almost seems unfair to rate pizza after having Rocco’s, we continued to the next place and found ourselves at La Cucina in Smithtown, where Aegean II Pizza used to be.
La Cucina is located on 61 Route 111 631.265.0482.
When I first walked in I actually contemplated not getting a slice of pizza since the pie looked pretty screwed up? As you can see by the photo above, they have 3 slices at the right end of the pie not finished? It almost looks like they burned the crust and just kept baking to salvage whatever they could of the pie. Very odd. I ordered a slice anyways, which seems to have come from a different pie under the counter. When I took my first bite I was pleasantly surprised with the taste, considering I almost talked myself out of trying it. Although the slice was extremely soggy, the inner crust tasted pretty good and the cheese was melted into it in certain parts. The sauce was good, and not overloaded. Cheese was pretty decent as well. Overall I would try this place again, since there might be some potential to it! Only thing I would suggest to the new owners of La Cucina Pizza in Smithtown is to get the crust a bit crisper on the edges. The pie needed a bit longer to bake, before you removed it and sliced it up.
I will give La Cucina Pizza in Smithtown 5 out of 8 slices.