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Colony Grill

172 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT - (203) 359-2184
Posted By Danielle Day on 12/13/2007 1:09:00 PM
I recently had a hot oil and sausage pie. I must second all the positive reviews. This is great pizza. I like ‘em with a crispy crust, and theirs is very much so. I was amazed that the topping didn’t weaken it.

This being my first visit, when I ordered, I asked how big they were. The waitress/bartender muttered something about "personal-sized." Well, that's a very interesting person. These pizzas are about 12 inches in diameter. Nevertheless, I finished the whole thing (except for one slice for Mr. Kerl). Is the sausage homemade? I'll ask next time. On-tap beer, an essential pizza accompaniment, comes in an iced mug. Maybe I’m missing something (it’s not on the menu), but I'd like a little greenery-- a salad or something.

I'm just a lowlife type, but I liked the atmosphere; strictly bar with booths. However, there are tables in the back, and it's a nice, clean bar with a variety of customers (at lunch, anyway): tradespeople, business types, gals on lunch, etc.

No credit cards, but there's a cash machine available.

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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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