Great flavor here. Would be much better if there was more sauce.
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laciannsciremammano2/4/24, 7:34 a.m.
Featuring my best boys Nik and Aidas. Brendan was here too but he was too busy blushing and grabbing his pizza.
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pizzacato1/5/24, 8:43 a.m.
Pugsley’s is a special place and I think Dave underrated it. I don’t know if it’s next level pizza but it’s one of my top places for your average slice and I would encourage others to make the trip. Always really good, and the sicilian and penne slices are better than most places I’ve tried.
ryan.rutherford10/11/23, 2:36 a.m.
Established in 1984 in the Bronx, this is a dough lover’s dream, a true NYC football pizza. Deceptively thick with a super doughy crust, there’s just enough crunch to avoid being a floppy & mushy mess. Weightier than it looks, the dough appears to be thinnish but plays heavy. Nonetheless, this is actually a firm pie with a great undercarriage, well-charred & crisped with some semolina seeds underneath to prevent sogginess. While not a particularly creamy blend, the cheese is seasoned rather heavily with a salty & oregano flavor. Peppered with spices, the taste of the seemingly standard mozzarella is masked significantly. Also surprisingly subdued is the sauce, a rather chunky tomato purée, the flavor doesn’t quite punch through as the seasoning & spices kind of fade the taste of the sauce into the background. Lacking sweetness, the flavor of the sauce is slightly dulled but still respectably tasty. Overall, this is a fairly solid pie; good, but not distinctive enough to warrant significant travel. A tad thinner dough & crust and a little more flavor extracted from the sauce & cheese could improve the rating for sure. As it stands, this is a quality neighborhood pie, perfect Friday night pizza, really good, just not exceptional.
jason.forman5/15/23, 6:44 p.m.
Love the place. Love the owner. The pizza was fresh out oven but just maybe seemed rushed. Didn't have the flavor to separate itself from the rest of the local places. The cook was solid and good crust. Just needed more of a punch in the sauce. Ratios were good. Could have been better and this pie could have been an outlier based on rest of reviews
hvpizzaking3/21/22, 1:10 a.m.
First time I’m gonna say this but Portnoy was spot on. Excellent ingredients, an abundant amount of sauce, and good oils. Was very floppy and had no crisp. A harder cook would boost the score and the owners are awesome.
dawgsgottaeat3/5/22, 6:48 a.m.
This pie is not an 8… but it is sooommeetiimmmeeess an 8. Perhaps it’s the drinks kicking in… as most people (fordham students) order pugz drunk… and it will always slap when you are drunk… and that’s fair. But objectively, it is more consistently a 7. Whatever pie than an 8. Whatever pie. We have established that this pizza is better ordered as a whole pizza than as a slice, so take that advice as you will. Overall, this is your best slice in the fordham area, but that’s about it. No more motivation to come than that.
j.baci10/22/21, 11:54 p.m.
Idk how Portnoy gave this a 7.7 because This was far from a 7. Doughy, bad sauce just tasted cheap. Really not impressive. I will say I do like the vibe of the place. Otherwise pizza isn’t great at all.
jonathan.soriano7/27/21, 7:40 p.m.
Outstanding pizza. Great crunch, flavor, and unbeatable prices. Will come back.