OLD SCHOOL PIZZERIA: Lynch Road, Fairfield
This blog has followed chef Derek Furino for a while now. Beginning in 2011 when he assumed control of the kitchen at Behind the Net, the Darien Ice Rink snack bar. Continuing into 2012 when he also helped open John Dough’s Pizza Bar in Norwalk. After leaving John Dough’s, Furino returned to Nauti Dolphin at the Fairfield train station. He then helped them expand last year to The Levee at Fairfield University.
This summer, as reported by the Fairfield Mirror, Furino and partner James Carroll assumed control of the same space, renaming it Old School Pizzeria. We had to give it a shot during the USA-Portugal World Cup game on Sunday.
I’ll cut to the chase: It’s still great. Furino’s son Derek Furino Jr. was at the helm this time and none of the pies disappointed. Click through the photos above to see what we tried.
Old School Pizzeria is open to the public and should be fairly easy for anyone to visit before school starts again. I’m not sure how busy things will get once the students are back on campus, but I’m sure I’ll find out.