I hadn’t been to Ledo Restaurant since it closed in Adelphi, but decided to go when I figured it would be empty: Sunday, December 26th, at around 2 PM.
Well, it wasn’t that empty; it’s just that the restaurant is now so enormous that it just seemed that way. Architecturally, it is a sprawling cavern that bears no resemblance whatsoever to the old haunt in Adelphi.
There was only one thing to try here, and it’s the same thing I’ve been ordering for forty years: a Large Everything ($19.99), an 8-topping pizza with mushrooms, pepperoni, green peppers, sausage, salami, onions, pre-cooked bacon, and meatballs, served in two big, heavy, rectangular, plastic serving trays.
I don’t care about the atmosphere, I don’t care about the rest of the food, I don’t care about the beers, I don’t care about the college students overrunning this place when school is in session; I only care about the large everything.
And I’m happy to say that it was still pretty good! I’ve had better versions at the old location, but this was close enough in quality that I didn’t see that much difference (disclosure: I last went in 2009, and before that it had been several years, so I’ve lost some perspective on these pies). If you liked the pizza at the old Ledo, you would have liked this pizza, too.
I would love to ship one of these pizzas off and have the sodium content analyzed. It would be measured in “grams” not “milligrams.” Given that the pizza must weigh between 5 and 10 pounds, coupled with all the nitrate-ridden cured meats saddling it down with unrestrained abundance, the figure must be staggering. Good pizza, though!