Category Archives: Long Island

Who Says New York Pizza Is Better? Colosseo Pizza in Port Jefferson Isn’t

Each year Aol puts out a cities best guide, to let the locals know which place is the best in different categories.  One of our readers here at worstpizza sent me this list of their picks for best pizza in Long Island, New York, since I was visiting my famiy last week there.

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I ordered 1 regular and 1 Sicilian and Greg ordered a regular and a grandma slice.  The Sicilian was better then the regular, but neither was better then a place like Nino’s Pizza in Boca Raton.  It would be naturally assumed that pizza in New York would be held to a higher standard and that the patrons eating at these establishments would demand high quality food.  For all those who vote for this place, I suggest leaving your little town of Port Jefferson and experiencing what else the world or just other towns in Long Island have to offer.

The main problem with this slice is the sauce.  The cheese tasted good and the crust was flimsy, but still ok.  Colosseo, you need to change your sauce to something less acidic.  Try sweetening it up a bit and allow the pizza to cook longer to get crispy.  You might want to consider leaving your sauce simmering in the oven throughout the day and then placing the sauce on the pizza you are about to make already hot.

It will be terribly difficult for me to give any validity to the AOL cityguide for future reference.  Since in New York city and the boroughs they seemed pretty spot on I thought I could trust them for Long Island.  Needless to say, their number one pick I agree with, is great (watch for review of Umberto’s Of New Hyde Park) but the rest of the ones I have tried, including Emilio’s, Massas, fail to meet the standards I look for. I am giving Colosseo Pizza in Port Jefferson New York 4 out of 8 Slices.  Try Albert’s Pizza in Ronkonkoma instead!  My suggestion to CityGuide:  Use Me Next Year to Help!

Albert’s Pizza Ronkonkoma Long Island New York Best Pizza

If you have not tried Albert’s Pizza in Ronkonkoma, New York, located out east in Long Island, you are missing what could be the best pizza I have eaten in Long Island.  While at the Boomers party the other day, my sister introduced me to this guy named Rich.  Rich owns Albert’s Pizza in Ronkonkoma and we started talking about


Boomers Pizza Medford Long Island

While out visiting the family in Long Island, my sister took me to a birthday party for one of her friends children at Boomers in Medford Long Island.  Boomers is not known for their pizza, but rather for their arcade and rides for children, so let’s make sure we start the review off knowing this.  My original purpose of this visit was not for pizza.  The fact they had pizza was an added benefit.

When the pizza came, I was at first reluctant to have any since I knew I would be traveling throughout other points of Long Island to try some other places with Greg.  But watching everyone else eat made me hungry so I found the smallest slice and ate it.  The crust was crispy, the cheese was hot and the dough was soft.  It was actually pretty good considering the venue.  Obviously I am not recommending to go to Boomers (we also have a Boomers in Boca Raton) to get a slice of pizza.  If you happen to be at a party there and you are hungry, it is worth eating.  Compared to other places around that offer similar quality of pizza, I would have to say Boomers is above average.

Boomers gets their pizza from an outside supplier who delivers to many types of places of this caliber, so there is a chance you can also find this pizza at other places.  It is easily recognizable by the mixture of cheese they use.  It is certainly not mozzarella cheese. Therefore, my obvious suggestion to the company that makes the pizza for Boomers, is to stop using that processed stuff and get into better quality.  The dough is a bit thick, and needs to be thinned out more before baking and rising.  I will give Boomers in Medford Long Island 3 out of 8 slices.