Pizza Palace - A Groton Legend
Established in 1965, Pizza Palace is known throughout the Groton community as that white building on Poquonnock Road that always is a busy place especially on a Friday or Saturday night. The older building with its foyer offered a secure transition into the wonderful enticing smell of garlic, tomatoes and other secret spices that the owners for years have offered in their pizzas.
The newer location, next door was built in 2006 and has housed the same tasty ingredients but with a more modern up to date and cleaner efficient building. Owner Jim Lampos and his father have kept the old fashioned classic Greek and Italian flavor. Of course American variations can always be had, but my choice of a half onion and half pepperoni pizza is well known to the staff and tonight I order the small one! DELICIOUS! And to start with, why not a famous genoa grinder with a classic coca-cola! Wow, I am almost the only one here on this snowy night of another storm this winter. Derby this time….well I guess its kind of like a roller derby of sorts with the amount of snow we’ve been pushing around.
I must say I was sitting near a large table of young men and an older gentlemen who were describing their day shoveling and plowing. This was local snow plowing family business and their young helpers who obviously had been out for hours that morning and all day to get a tasty meal. And, this meal was consumed in about fifteen to twenty minutes max by these hearty young workers who well deserved this from the stories being told of hills, ice and snow.
It was a nice quiet night with not too many people on the road thank goodness but some brave souls including myself. Everyone was using caution and plows doing a great job.
This is just another example of a night out in Groton where good food was had, a pleasant experience was felt and good food was eaten. The staff and food is always excellent at this restaurant, and I would give this pizza restaurant a full four stars on a scale of 1-4. So, check it out next time you’re in town.