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Colony Grill

172 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT - (203) 359-2184
Posted By John Tricarico on 10/23/2005 10:26:00 PM
After an offhanded recommendation by a casual friend, my girlfriend and I decided to give this place a shot one Friday night. The atmosphere is nothing to brag about but this well-worn neighborhood joint makes some of the best pizza on the "Gold Coast".

The crust is so incredibly thin and crispy that it makes anything else look like a joke. We tried the recommended sausage, hot oil and "stinger" pie - again, the best pie around! Figure on one pizza per person in your group. Everyone from local police/firemen to corporate executives were seen carrying pies out while we dined so you know it's a great place!

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Here is a Hot Oil Pizza with huge discs of pepperoni. (That single green pepper is what marks those pies anointed with hot oil.) Yes, it is indeed oily; but the crust remains remarkably stiff. No spillage or slippage when you lift slices from this tray!
"Here is a Hot Oil Pizza with huge discs of pepperoni. (That single green pepper is what marks those pies anointed with hot oil.) Yes, it is indeed oily; but the crust remains remarkably stiff. No spillage or slippage when you lift slices from this tray!"
Michael Stern





Sausage for the sausage pizza is made on Myrtle Avenue. It is delicious. Most customers eat directly off the tray on which the pizza arrives, making the little paper plates supplied with each pizza superfluous.
"Sausage for the sausage pizza is made on Myrtle Avenue. It is delicious. Most customers eat directly off the tray on which the pizza arrives, making the little paper plates supplied with each pizza superfluous."
Michael Stern


Here is a close view of the underside of the crust circumference on a Hot Oil Pizza. It is ridiculously luscious, rich and crisp ... and impossible to stop eating.
"Here is a close view of the underside of the crust circumference on a Hot Oil Pizza. It is ridiculously luscious, rich and crisp ... and impossible to stop eating."
Michael Stern


At the end of a meal, the pizzas will be gone, and there will be a large pile of oil-sopped used napkins in the middle of the table.
"At the end of a meal, the pizzas will be gone, and there will be a large pile of oil-sopped used napkins in the middle of the table."
Michael Stern


The walls of the Colony Grill are covered with pictures of friends and neighbors from the last half-century, as well as statuettes of leprechauns, and police patches from local and faraway departments. Our kind of place!
"The walls of the Colony Grill are covered with pictures of friends and neighbors from the last half-century, as well as statuettes of leprechauns, and police patches from local and faraway departments. Our kind of place!"
Michael Stern


From the outside, the Colony Grill looks just like any neighborhood tavern. It is indeed a place locals come to imbibe at the bar under a TV set; but it is also a significant pizza destination.
"From the outside, the Colony Grill looks just like any neighborhood tavern. It is indeed a place locals come to imbibe at the bar under a TV set; but it is also a significant pizza destination."
Michael Stern


This is a lunch run to Westport, CT.
"This is a lunch run to Westport, CT."
Bill McGee



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