More Pizza Experimenting at Colosseo’s in Port Jefferson Station.

Well, the pizza quest still goes on.

Will I find the great Long Island pizzeria? It’s harder than trying to find Waldo, or even a needle in a haystack, or an honest politician or well you get the idea.

After a 6 month hiatus I decided to go back to Colosseo Pizzeria in Port Jefferson Station after a friend of mine told me that he has a friend who comes comes out to the island from Brooklyn just for their pizza. Wow, perhaps they made some major changes.

I arrived at 2 p.m. on a saturday and the place was quite busy. Employees were running back and forth avoiding near collisions , kind of like a drunken performance of The Nutcracker.

I ordered 2 slices. 1 regular “Famous” slice and 1 white slice.  As I picked up the regular slice 1/4 of the cheese quicly fell off onto the table like an oily mudslide, exposing the mushy underbelly of this “famous” slice. After I took a bite of what was left of the slice, 2 tablespoons of oil dripped off. Once I got past the mushy dough I tasted a surprisingly nice sauce.  Too bad sauce alone doesn’t make a great slice.

Time for the white slice. The white Propecia whithout prescription slice was mushy, doughy and piled high with way too much unseasoned ricotta cheese. There was even more oil dripping down this artery clogging cheese beast.

3 strikes your out. The only reason I think that people feel that this is the greatest “pizzeria” is that because they don’t know know any better.

Kind of like when you were a kid you thought that Steak-Umms were the greatest piece of meat, or Cheese Whiz is the best cheese around or Mom was the best cook in the world. I don’t think people know any better. This place is full of attitude. Bad attitude and bad pizza. Let’s expose it for what it really is. They have been pumping out Domino’s pizza quality for years and the locals eat it up. Literally. People, please experiment and expand your horizons as well as your tastebuds. Drive down the beaten path and if you find a local pizzeria stop in. Go west young man! Nassau County has so many excellent pizzerias and Italian food as does Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan.

Get out of your comfort zone and possibly you may find something that you like. Infact you may find the real “famous” pizzeria.

As a side note,  The owner, Mario Branchinelli, owns Branchinelli’s in Hauppauge as well as being the new owner of the North Shore’s biggest money pit, Mario’s, in Setauket.  This place has been in construction for well over a year, then he had a small fire that prevented it from opening for well over a year.  Do your research and I wish you luck in finding the perfect pie.

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3 Responses to “More Pizza Experimenting at Colosseo’s in Port Jefferson Station.”

  1. admin says:

    Denise | E-mail: | IP: | Date: November 1, 2008

    Next door to Caruso’s is one of the best Italian markets in the area, Del Fiore Italian Market. They make the best homemade mozzarella cheese daily, make their own sausages, pasta and roasted red peppers. This is the place to go for Italian food in Rocky Point. (I’m not a Caruso’s fan either


  2. what i like about their italian food is the pasta . they are so yummy;-’

  3. Melanie says:

    italian foods are so damn hot and spicy that is why i love it so much-’;

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