Village Pizza III 7514 North Broadway Red Hook, NY 12571

This little pizzeria in downtown Red Hook, NY is more than just pizza. Their entrees are delicious too.

Village Pizza III

7514 North Broadway

Red Hook, NY  12571

(845) 758-5808

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Village-Pizza-III/113437418688745

Open: Monday-Thursday 11:00am-11:00pm/Friday-Saturday 11:00am-12:00am/Sunday 1:00pm-9:00pm

Cuisine: Italian & Pizza

TripAdvisor Review:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g48473-d819096-Reviews-Village_Pizza_III-Red_Hook_New_York.html?m=19905

Branches: In Catskill, NY and Rhinebeck, NY

I came across Village Pizza III when I was visiting Red Hook, NY on a stop through on my way back from President Martin Van Buren’s home in Kinderhook, NY. I had want to visit the town to see of there had been any changes in the town over the last three years since my visit in the Christmas season of 2015.

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The sauce on their pizza and pastas is amazing

I had just stopped in for a quick slice of pizza ($1.25) that afternoon and the pizza was amazing. The sauce on the cheese pizza was perfectly spiced and had a rich tomatoy flavor to it. You could taste the high quality tomatoes in the sauce. It was a perfect combination of cheese to the sauce and the crust and bottom were perfectly cooked.

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Don’t miss their specialty pizzas

On a recent weekend, I decided to go back and have dinner there when I was visiting Rhinebeck for the Sinterklass Parade weekend. I had gotten there later in the evening and several tables were filled with local families having dinner, which gave the pizzeria a nice family feel to it. Village Pizza III is more of a pizzeria than a restaurant but it does have eight tables for dining.

I ordered the Chicken Parmesan dinner with a side of spaghetti ($8.50) and when the meal came out it could have easily fed two people. The chicken was perfectly breaded and fried out with a large portion of their delicious sauce and mozzarella. Even under the sauce and cheese the chicken was tender and flavorful. There was a large portion size of spaghetti on the side, about a half pound, which made the meal quite large and without a big appetite hard to finish. I ate the whole thing plus the side of bread they gave me on the side.

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Their chicken Parmesan is excellent

On my most recent trip to Village Pizza III after a football game in Poughkeepsie, I had a lunch/dinner there and tried their lasagna ($8.95), which was a large portion topped with their wonderful red sauce and lots of gooey cheese. The layers of pasta could have had more ricotta cheese inside of them but still it was flavorful and delicious. It was accompanied by four large pieces of fresh garlic bread and a side salad (for $1.00 extra well worth it). The salad was full of crisp vegetables and was served with a delicious creamy parmesan peppercorn sauce. The garlic bread was a soft long roll cut into two and was loaded with fresh garlic. It was a lot of food for $11.00.

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Their lasagna is a gooey delight

Another delicious item I ate recently was their Cheese Calzone ($6.95), that was stuffed to the brim with ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses and baked into a golden crust. The outside was soft and chewy and cooked perfectly and the accompanying tomato sauce that is used in all of their dishes has a rich tomato flavor and was spiced.

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The Cheese Calzone with sauce

I did notice that when you are not a local they do look you over to see what you are all about but that is a small town for you. They seemed very happy though when I told them how much I enjoyed the meal.

The nice part about the menu is that nothing is over $10.00. The lasagna, stuffed shells and Baked Ziti are all $8.95 and those portion sizes are large too. Their submarine sandwiches range from $6.00 to $7.00 and again from what I noticed from the other diners at the adjoining tables were loaded with ingredients and most people took part of it home.

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The service could not have been nicer. The family that runs this Village Pizza are very friendly and so welcoming that you feel like you are part of the community. I have also been the original pizzeria that is downtown Rhinebeck, NY and their food and service are of the same quality. The people that run this three restaurant chain know about good food and friendly customer service. I have not been to their Catskill location yet but I am sure that it is just as good as the other two.

For a very reasonable and high quality meal when you are visiting Upstate New York, take a detour into Red Hook’s downtown for lunch or dinner at Village Pizza III. I know you will enjoy it.

Author: jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.

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