Cardinal Critics Review: Sound Beach Pizza Grill and Deli, a Staple of the Old Greenwich Community

Demos Lorentzos at  Sound Beach Pizza Grill and Deli in Old Greenwich. Photo: Omar Merchant

Demos Lorentzos at Sound Beach Pizza Grill and Deli in Old Greenwich. Photo: Omar Merchant

This week Cardinal Critics’ Omar Merchant visited Sound Beach Pizza Grill and Deli in Old Greenwich.

Sound Beach Pizza Grill and Delicatessen has been an integral part of the Old Greenwich business district and community since 1947. The restaurant is family owned and independent of a franchise, making its pizza, sandwiches, and desserts one of a kind.

Originally named the “Old Greenwich Delicatessen,” pizza did not make its way to the menu until the business was bought by Vinny Arcuri in 1968. Arcuri then sold the business in 1998 to current owner and operator Demos Lorentzos.

The Unique Box that Sound Beach uses for Takeout and Delivery orders. June 11th, 2018. Photo: Omar Merchant.

Being located in the heart of the Old Greenwich Village as well as affordable prices definitely help business as Sound Beach Pizza Grill and Deli is able to attract multiple different kinds of customers from children to affluent adults.

The picturesque logo near the blue and red open sign is the image that most people get when they think of Sound Beach. June 11th, 2018. Photo: Omar Merchant.

In addition Sound Beach provides a variety of service options to customers to make make their dining experience as efficient as possible. There are three options: Dining in, take out, and delivery; all of which are relatively self explanatory.

When the critics went to the restaurant they ordered a multitude of things. One slice of barbecue chicken pizza, another slice of colloquially named “hawaiian” pizza (sliced ham and pineapple), and finally a side order of garlic knots. All three of the dishes were perfectly cooked and looked delicious. Once our critics dug in, the reactions conveyed only good sentiments.

When asked about his slice Omar said, “The barbecue chicken slice was the perfect combination of sweet and savory and its texture combined aspects of both deep-dish and thin crust pizza.”

The large selection of different slices that are available at Sound Beach. Jun 11th, 2018. Photo: Omar Merchant.

Among the most popular dining options at Sound Beach is the barbecue slice so the fact that it was incredibly tasty didn’t surprise anyone. In addition, Sound Beach Pizza Grill and Deli is known for its garlic knots, sugar donuts, and stromboli.


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The Cardinal Critics series on Greenwich Free Press was the brainchild of GHS alum Kai Sherwin class of 2017. His hungry team made their way through Greenwich restaurant, deli and pizza parlor menus – everything in between.

This spring Omar Merchant, Nick Fiore, Dylan Boyd, Connor Axford, Jackson Frampton, all GHS seniors doing their internships at GFP, have taken up the Cardinal Critics mantle.

While the students do attend GHS, where the mascot is the Cardinal, the views expressed in Cardinal Critics reviews are not affiliated with Greenwich High School.