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Corky's Famous Pizza

David Pearlman | Dec 11, 2002 11:41 AM

Tried this place for the first time last night. It's in Arlington, 4760 Little Road, just off 287.

Corky's was a famous and wonderful place in Connecticut. The owner (Nick, Corky's son) retired in 1995, but he's fallen in love with a woman from Arlington (he'll get married right after Christmas), and also got bored with retirement, so he's back to making pizza.

It's Connecticut style, coal-fired, brick oven Neapolitan pizza, and it's absolutely wonderful. Thin, crispy crust, slightly charred at the edges. Great tomato sauce, good toppings. You can get red or white pies, and even pink ones (light on the sauce).

We got one with Canadian bacon, mushroom and onion (diced). It was gone in about five minutes, and I almost got another. I think I'll go back tomorrow (my wife's busy tonight). It's a 40 minute drive from where I live, but it's more than worth it.

Nothing but pizza, salad and beer at this point. We talked with the owner about this, suggesting he add one dessert, but he's afraid of menu creep (the old Corky's ended up with way too much on the menu).

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