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Colony Grill

172 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT - (203) 359-2184
Posted By Ellen Selip on 3/14/2008 4:07:00 PM
What an out of the way find; but very easy to locate.

The pizza is like none I have ever tasted, and I have been eating pizza since 1958. You cannot compare the style of this type of pizza to the New Haven apizza. The crust is thin, but somehow the cheese is melted into this thin crust. The cheese itself is not thick and "gloppy," but almost mesh-like.

We ordered one pie with meatball and anchovies, one with hot oil and sausage (made in the plant across the street), and the last with onions. All were great.

I can't wait until I return, which will be soon. Hours are very user-friendly.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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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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