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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Uncle Eddie's, Dewey Ave.

A new pizzeria, by the name of Uncle Eddie's (not to be confused with Cousin Eddie) opened recently on Dewey Avenue in Greece. I stopped by a couple of weeks ago for a slice.
My pepperoni slice had a thin to medium crust, with a dry, non-greasy bottom that was more firm than crisp. The underside displayed some crackling, and was singed, but not quite charred in a few spots. The edge was rather puffy, but bready and somewhat crisp.
(I should mention that the server informed me that due to an error, their slices at that time were smaller than usual - ordinarily they serve "giant" slices. So he gave me a break on the price, and my slice and can of pop came to just $3.)
The melted cheese, which was applied in good proportion to the crust, had a bit of tang to it, so I'm not sure if it was all mozzarella or perhaps a blend, but it was pretty good. A light dusting of grated cheese, probably Romano, also added a little flavor.
Sauce often goes almost unnoticed on a lot of pizza, but it's one of the most variable and distinctive components. Uncle Eddie's sauce was characterized by a subtle aroma of herbs and a faint background spiciness on the palate.
Uncle Eddie's offers some 17 pizza toppings (including salami - I've used that at home and I think it's quite good on pizza) and three specialty pizzas (Buffalo, veggie, and "supreme," with an assortment of toppings). They also do calzones, wings, hot and cold subs, and fried sides. It's pretty much a delivery and takeout place.
With Uncle Eddie's opening, the corner of Dewey and Latta has become a mini hotspot for pizza; Paulie's (which I haven't been to in way too long) and Petrella's are both close by. But based on this one visit, I think Uncle Eddie's should do fine. Personally, I'd have liked just a bit more crispness in the crust, but that's just me. On the whole, this was a tasty, well balanced slice of pizza. Nice job. I'll give it a B.
Uncle Eddie's Pizzeria, 4402 Dewey Ave., 14616
Phone: 865-5222
Hours:  Mon. - Wed. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Thu. - Sat. 11 a.m. - midnight, Sun. noon - 9 p.m.

12 comments:

  1. If you pop back into Paulie's try the Paulie's Plate pizza or Stinger Pizza. Both are awesome. Oh, and the regular pepperoni is really good if you order it thin crust.

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  2. Sad story about rogue Salvatores Pizzeria employee as reported by WHEC I-Team 10 Investiagtion.

    http://www.whec.com/news/stories/s2303183.shtml

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  3. Wow, I hadn't seen that. Pretty sick. Thanks for the story.

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  4. Thanks for giving us a try, we're happy you enjoyed our pizza. Please come back anytime, we'll take the B, but we always try for A+!

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  5. MY BEST FRIEND WORKS HERE!!!!!

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  6. I've never been to Uncle Eddie's, but have to give a shout-out to Paulie's Chicken Alfredo pizza. I tried it a few months ago and enjoyed it immensely. I plan to go back for one soon.

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  7. UNCLE EDDIE'S PIZZERIA
    I've had several calzones from Uncle Eddie's and they are the best calzones that I've ever had. There has always been an abundance of fillings and there are so many options. I've also had the chicken wings many times and they are cooked to PERFECTION. Uncle Eddie's is like a custom pizzeria. Pizza is awesome too. I've had the thin crust which is my favorite but thick is also available. I'm sooo happy that I've found the BEST pizzeria in Greece.

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  8. Uncle eddies has horrible customer service skills, the coupons online aren't up to date, the coupons aren't clear. When you call them on there unclear advertising you get excuses. They make you feel guilty. The pizza is kinda off, the pepperoni was not good. The sauce was much to be desired. It is definitely not worth the cost, I can get better pizza at another place for cheaper.

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  9. We are sorry you had a bad experience with Uncle Eddie's. We pride ourselves on our customer service. If you are not satisified with the food or the service please feel free to call and let's Uncle Eddie know. We will do everything we can to make your next visit worth the effort! So call 865-5222 and ask for Uncle Eddie, he's there everyday and most nights, and thanks for giving us a try, even if you weren't happy we stii appreciate your business.

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  10. Seems to be gone. I called tonight and the person answered, "Gregorio's."

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  11. Thanks for the update. I'll go up there to check it out.

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