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Rice & Dough Pizza Fort Lauderdale, FL

Posted By: Pizza Expert on May 31st, 2014 1 Comments

rice_and_dough.jpg The other day I was meeting some friends for a long overdue catching up session. They ended up choosing some new place called Rice & Dough in Downtown Fort Lauderdale since it had pizza and also sushi. Yes the combination seemed kind of gross to me too, but since I never tried the pizza here, I was up for the challenge. Rice and Dough was a little hard for me to find since I am seldom on that particular side street in Fort Lauderdale. It was located on SE 2nd St. and SE 5th Ave. I parked across the street in some parking lot that had more potholes than I recall NYC having and headed over to check it out. (more…)

Taormina Ristorante Pizza Commack, NY

5 8 slice rating

Posted By: Pizza Expert on May 21st, 2014 1 Comments


It was a dreary and cold, overcast kind of day. Nobody could decide what to do, so we just hopped into the truck and drove around a bit looking at different neighborhoods around the Commack area of Long Island. My hosts suggested we tried out Taormina Pizza in Commack and see if they were any good, since their friends had told them they enjoy eating dinner there from time to time. Since I wasn’t overly impressed with Emilo’s Pizza nearby, I was excited to see if I could find another place to frequent when in the area.

Taormina Pizza had a front ordering area and a restaurant in the back, which seemed to be packed with folks from a funeral. Since we couldn’t find a spot to eat up front, we asked if we could just order our slices and sit in the back without the nuisance of having a server. The staff was quite accommodating and told us if we found a spot, to just take it.


Manhattan Joe’s Pizza Boca Raton – Second Try

7 8 slice rating

Posted By: Pizza Expert on April 15th, 2014 1 Comments



Many times I eat at a pizza place and although the slice tasted decent, it didn’t stand out in my mind. But since I am not a hardhead, I tend to listen to others when they recommend good pizza to me. There was a pizza place several buddies recommended to me on the Boca Raton/Delray Beach border in the Polo Shops called Manhattan Joe’s. I had eaten at Manhattan Joe’s Pizza when it first opened and I wasn’t blown away. You can read the review here.  I decided to try their pizza again since the people telling me were so passionate about it. (Yes you Jay & Adam)

This is one of the times I can admit I was wrong about a pizzeria. Although I cannot be sure that they listened to my previous advice, something seemed changed and I was quite happy that I gave Manhattan Joe’s a second try. This pizza was extremely good this time around.


Star Tavern Pizza in Orange, New Jersey

6 8 slice rating

Posted By: HK in NJ on March 27th, 2014 0 Comments


Star Tavern in Orange, New Jersey is one of the better known places in the State for pizza.  It has been in business for over 60 years, and is often found in the “best of” lists published from time to time.  I have been there a number of times, and always order a plain cheese pie, which I did for this review. I wanted to see if this really was World Famous Pizza quality, or just something they put on their website.