Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cascarino's - Official pizza of NY Mets

"Where Everyday is a Sunday"

While working at Citibank, I had the pleasure of trying Cascarino's pizza in the company cafeteria. Cascarino's is the official pizza of the New York Met's. The connection being that Citibank built the new Met's stadium, CitiField. Cascarino's was established in 1989 by Robert Cascarino in College Point NY. There are currently four locations, in addition to the booths at CitiField.

Cascarino's is traditional brick oven pizza. They specialize in specialty pies. Such as:
Cascarino's Famous Grandma Sicilian

Chicken & Broccoli

B.B.Q. Chicken (Buffalo Chicken)

Chicken Parmigiana

White Pizza

Grilled Chicken w/Mushrooms

Stuffed Italian Combo






Bacon Tomato or Bacon Potato


Stuffed Eggplant

Tomato & Basil

White Broccoli w/Spinach

The original location is:
Cascarino's Brick Oven Pizzeria
14-16 College Point Blvd
College Point, NY

Famous Famiglia - Official pizza of the New York Yankees

Kolaj Brothers - 1986
Opening Day of First Famous Famiglia
New York City

Kolaj Brothers - present
(l. to r.) Tony, Giorgio, Paul, John

On a recent trip in New York to see a show at Roseland ballroom I stumbled across Famous Famiglia Pizzeria on 50th & Broadway. Little did I know I was about to try the official pizza of the New York Yankees. I tried a plain slice, and thought it was very good.
Famous Famiglia currently has locations all over the U.S. along with 6 stands at Yankee Stadium. Follow this link to look up a location.

This location was also used to raise funds for charity on an episode of "Celebrity Apprentice." If Donald Trump endorses their pizza, you know it must be good.

Dr. Oetker Pizza

I had the pleasure of sampling Dr. Oetker Pizza's as a product tester for Buzzagent. I was given two coupons for free pizza and took to the internet to research where they were available. Surprisingly they can be bought at Stop & Shop, Shoprite, Foodtown, and King Kullen.

Dr. Oetker is Italy's number one frozen pizza and is recently launching in the U.S. It currently comes in 6 different flavors. I tried Pizza Spinaci and Pizza Vegetale. I thought both were rich in flavor and very crisp. I would definitely recommend, it didn't taste like frozen pizza.
Pizza Spinaci Pizza Mozzarella Pizza Funghi

Pizza Vegetale Pizza Quattro Formaggi Pizza Speciale

Bertucci's Italian Restaurant

Bertucci's is one of my favorite upscale restaurants for pizza. They have around 20 different specialty pizzas to choice from. Which come in a choice of classic, roman style, and brick oven. There is also the option to create your own pizza.

Start with Bertucci’s cheese pizza and add your own flavor combinations.

Whole wheat dough available on any pizza.

Pizzas available in individual and large sizes.


Broccoli Florets
White Mushrooms
Caramelized Onions
Fresh Onions
Roasted Peppers
Fire-Roasted Peppers
Fresh Peppers
Diced Plum Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Roasted Garlic
Pesto Sauce
Extra Mozzarella
Feta Cheese
Ricotta Cheese
Roasted Artichokes
Roasted Black Olives
Roasted Eggplant
Roasted Zucchini
Portobello Mushrooms
Goat Cheese
Rosemary Ham
Sweet Italian Sausage

Two of my favorites are the

1- Margherita

A Bertucci’s favorite! Fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce, Romano cheese and fresh basil. Individual 9.99 Large 17.99

2- Shrimp Bella Venezia

Tender shrimp with garlic, crushed red pepper, fresh herbs, diced plum tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and lemon pepper cream sauce. Individual 11.99 Large 19.99

There is also a full Italian Restaurant with many entrees, salads, and Italian desserts. Each table receives a free salad and bread rolls. The full menu is on their website