Posted By: Pizza Connoisseur on March 5th, 2009
From Wall Street, Main Street and the various Side Streets of New York, our streets have been occupied by pizzerias since the turn of the twentieth century. And while the current financial crisis has been debilitating to our economy and consequently consumers, pizza has remained an inexpensive staple of our modern time. That is why I have recently started eating pizza more frequently. Pizza has been a part of my life since early childhood in the living, breathing Smörgåsbord that is Brooklyn. That is precisely why I find it more intriguing to discuss Little Joe’s III of East Setauket… Long Island!
Yes, Long Island. Located on 30 Route 25A in East Setauket 631.689.8800, I recently found myself upon recommendation enjoying several of their slices, including their regular, white slice, and now my favorite, Grandma. Do not get me wrong, I mean no disrespect to the pizzerias I have frequented during my time in Brooklyn and New York City – Grimaldi’s, L&B Spumoni Gardens, Nino’s Pizzeria, DiFara’s, and Totonno’s. But I am convinced that the only thing separating Little Joe’s III from the above mentioned is proximity. If Little Joe’s III were located in Brooklyn, or Manhattan, it would be a household name to many pizza lovers.
This comes as no surprise to me. The owners are originally from Brooklyn and pay fair respect to details, using the finest and freshest ingredients regardless of cost.
As I alluded to before, the Grandma slice is my favorite, and I dare to say it rivals any competitor’s. The owner informed me that the tomato sauce, which makes the slice, is his own recipe. And unlike other pizzerias whom have failed to find the right balance of dough to make the perfect Grandma, Little Joe’s slice holds up – Literally.
I recommend anyone try this slice.
Little Joe’s III in E. Setauket gets 7 out of 8 slice!
editors notes: I also recently tried this pizza upon a recommendation. Although the Sicilian slice was average, I found the regular slice to be delicious!