Frank’s

We made our 2017 visit to Frank’s in North Massapequa. It was disappointing and ended up near the bottom of the list with the same score as last week’s..

SGK – 7.25 Wasn’t that bad
Ed – 6.5 Not enough sauce, not enough cheese, crust was hard
George –  5.5 Crust was tough, couldn’t bite through it
Bob – 5.0 Bland, cardboard crust
 
Total:  24.25/40 = 6.0625
So far: 
Marino’s – 8.4
Mary’s – 8.2
Piazzetta’s – 8.0
Crostini’s – 7.6
Villa Monte- 7.6
Vincent’s – 7.4375
Albert’s – 7.35
Uncle Tony’s – 7.271
Rosemarie’s – 7.25
Phil’s – 7.1
Juno’s – 7.0625
Gino’s – 7.0
Portobello’s – 6.0625
Frank’s – 6.0625
Frankie’s East Side – 5.45
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Portobello’s

The annual visit to Portobello’s and it continues to reside near the bottom of the list. (It scored 6.375 in 2015 and 6.25 last year.) It’s an okay pizza, but there are plenty of better choices in the area.

SGK – 6.0 – Did not like little green dots of spice
Ken – 6.75 – Okay, but not as good as others
George –  7.0 – Piece of plastic in the slice did not taste good
Bob – 5.5 – Bland, had no distinctive flavor to the sauce or the crust
 
Total:  24.25/40 = 6.0625
So far: 
Marino’s – 8.4
Mary’s – 8.2
Piazzetta’s – 8.0
Crostini’s – 7.6
Villa Monte- 7.6
Vincent’s – 7.4375
Albert’s – 7.35
Uncle Tony’s – 7.271
Rosemarie’s – 7.25
Phil’s – 7.1
Juno’s – 7.0625
Gino’s – 7.0
Portobello’s – 6.0625
Frankie’s East Side – 5.45

Vincent’s

Another long-standing Farmingdale pizzeria gets its 2017 visit. They told us that they will be expanding into a larger space in July, which is good because they don’t have much room for dining in. They got 7.125 in 2015 and 6.9 last year.

The ratings:

SGK – 7.0  I like it but I didn’t love it
Ken – 7.75 Really good pie, not greasy, very tasty
George –  7.5 Good tasting, liked the sesame
Bob – 7.5 Crust was chewy and crisp
Total:  29.75/40 = 7.4375
So far: 
Marino’s – 8.4
Mary’s – 8.2
Piazzetta’s – 8.0
Crostini’s – 7.6
Villa Monte- 7.6
Vincent’s – 7.4375
Albert’s – 7.35
Uncle Tony’s – 7.271
Rosemarie’s – 7.25
Phil’s – 7.1
Juno’s – 7.0625
Gino’s – 7.0
Frankie’s East Side – 5.45

Gino’s

Gino’s in Farmingdale was the first pizzeria we visited back in the spring of 2015. It has been a staple on Main Street for many years, but now that CVS has moved down the street, the plan in the works is that the building will be razed and replaced with yet another stores / apartments structure. What that means for Gino’s (and Minuteman Press, another longtime Farmingdale fixture, next door) we do not know.

In 2015, they got a 6.83 and in 2016, it was 6.5. This year:

 

SGK – 7.5 Lousy plastic-ware!
Ken – 7.0 Okay, but not as good as others
George –  6.5  Weak sauce
Bob – 7.0 Okay, but nothing great

Total:  28/40 = 7.0

Stephan was having a problem with what was probably one of the worst plastic forks ever made and they did not have any metal utensils to offer. Cheese and oregano, though not out on the counter, were offered when the pie was brought to the table.

So far in 2017:

Marino’s – 8.4
Mary’s – 8.2
Piazzetta’s – 8.0
Crostini’s – 7.6
Villa Monte- 7.6
Albert’s – 7.35
Uncle Tony’s – 7.271
Rosemarie’s – 7.25
Phil’s – 7.1
Juno’s – 7.0625
Gino’s – 7.0
Frankie’s East Side – 5.45

Uncle Tony’s

After a number of false starts, we finally made it to Uncle Tony’s, the newly-opened, reincarnated Cascarino’s on Main Street in Farmingdale.

The scores:

SGK – 7.0
Ken – 7.5
Ed –  7.0
George –  7.375  
Vin – 7.25
Bob – 7.5  
Total:  43.625/60 = 7.271
This is almost a full point higher than its predecessor got two years ago. (Since it had ranked near the bottom in 2015, we did not bother to return in 2016.) Not a stellar rating but a good, middle-of-the-road pie.
So far: 
Marino’s – 8.4
Mary’s – 8.2
Piazzetta’s – 8.0
Crostini’s – 7.6
Villa Monte- 7.6
Albert’s – 7.35
Uncle Tony’s – 7.271
Rosemarie’s – 7.25
Phil’s – 7.1
Juno’s – 7.0625
Frankie’s East Side – 5.45

Current Visits

With various core members unavailable or traveling, we’re using the latter part of March to revisit the top-ranking pizzerias, where we are assured of getting a good slice every time.  Last week, it was Marino’s (though we were disappointed that they have not posted our “Best Pizzeria” certificate). This week was Mary’s (where they still have their 2015 certificate on display). Next week it’ll be Piazzetta (so far only a bridesmaid, never the bride).

Ratings for March 8, 2017

Rosemarie’s
Merritts Road, Farmingdale
SGK – 6.75 Nice pie, didn’t like the sauce
Ken – 7.25 Good pie, not outstanding but good
Ed –  7.5  Small crust
George –  7.75  Good tasting pie
Bob – 7.0  Nice middle of the road pie, crispy crust
Total:  36.25/50 = 7.25
So far: 
Marino’s – 8.4
Mary’s – 8.2
Piazzetta’s – 8.0
Crostini’s – 7.6
Villa Monte- 7.6
Albert’s – 7.35
Rosemarie’s – 7.25
Phil’s – 7.1
Juno’s – 7.0625
Frankie’s East Side – 5.45