3 Brothers of Rockville Center

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    ( 12 reviews )

285 Merrick Rd, Rockville Centre, New York, USA, 11570

Serves meat, vegan options available. Upon request will provide a separate, full vegan menu which was created by the owners' son, Jay, who became a vegan himself and wanted to make the restaurant vegan-friendly. Uses vegan meat, mock meats, whole wheat and gluten free pasta and pizza crust, and has vegan desserts. Reopened here in 2017 after move from 212 N Long Beach Rd. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Italian, Fast food, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

12 Reviews

First Review by veganed

3 Brothers of Rockville Center is BACK! THANK GOD! - Edit

As a vegetarian, I was a cheese addict, so going vegan was a little difficult. BUT this place REALLY helped. Oh my god, their food is fantastic. Their vegan grandma slices, amazing. There eggplant hero and eggplant parm, amazing. I love their food so much, even though they just reopened about a month or so ago, I've already become a regular customer. Highly recommend.

Updated from previous review on 2018-02-26

Pros: Full vegan menu (delicious), Awesome staff (so cool), Fun area (so much to explore)

Cons: Theyre not fully vegan so I cant give them 5 stars, Not a lot of seating, A bit pricey

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Go to the RVC branch - Edit

The Nassau branch of 3 Brothers is by far the better of the two.

I tried the Farmingdale branch first and found the pizza dissappointing. The whole wheat crust was soggy, and the green veggies over cooked. I almost didn't return.

At the Nassau branch a friend and I split a combo Bianca and Margheritta pie and asked for the whole wheat crust pie to be well done and crisp. It was absolutely delicious. the Margheritta was redolent of garlic, with delicous tomato sauce and generous Daiya cheese. The Bianca with its cashew ricotta was a revelation. And the decor was much nicer than Farmingdale too. I plan to go back often and can't wait to come in for the weekend brunch.

Pros: Big, varied menu selection, Not just pizza

Cons: Expect to wait a bit for your food., Not cheap...but worth it.

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nice suprise - Edit

The surprise was that I was just expecting vegan pizza, but upon request, our table was given the "vegan menu" with four pages of creative Italian vegan comfort food. I had the crab cakes appetizer and an large arugula salad. I also sampled the vegan lasagna, oyster mushroom calamari, and rollatini. My dining partners were all impressed with their meals and everyone was too full to sample the death by chocolate vegan dessert. Our server was very friendly and attentive and made good suggestions regarding the menu.

Pros: Italian comfort food, large portions, friendly staff

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Nassau County Favorite - Edit

We go at least once every 2 weeks. Best vegan pizza, pasta, and heroes. The vegan chicken wings are great. We have introduced many friends to vegan food at this restaurant, it makes a great introduction. :)

Pros: Friendly staff, reasonable prices, they deliver for $5

Cons: wish there were more, seating is somewhat limited

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Good for Vegan take-out - Edit

I've tried pretty much everything on the menu and it's all good. I like their BLT pizza though. When I'm having a junk-food craving that's what I go for every time. On a personal note, I like this place better for take-out than eat-in. I find the atmosphere a little depressing..but that's just me,

Pros: good food, lots of choices, friendly staff

Cons: so-so atmosphere

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You must try it! - Edit

I drove almost 2 hours from the city to try this place and it was all worth it. The menu includes vegan pizza, all traditional Italian entrees and appetizers as vegan, and organic beer. I had a hard time deciding, but chose the veggie pizza with seitan sausage and it was so flavorful and delicious. I'm from california and it beats all of my favorite pizza places in the Bay Area! You gotta try it.

Pros: excellent choices, great food, Good value

Cons: location

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so so - Edit

I read the reviews about this place and as a vegan had to give it a try. I was not happy. Although the food was good, the prices were ridiculous. I understand a profit needs to be made but the excess they are charging for vegan food compared to regular food is way to high.

For example, regular mozzarella cheese costs wholesale about $5 a pound. Daiya costs wholesale about $7 a pound.

1. A typical NYC pizza is 18" & uses about 12 oz. of cheese. Thus, for a large pie, the cost of making it vegan is about ($7-$5) x 3/4 or $1.50 extra. Thus, for the place to make the same profit, the vegan pie would be $1.50 more.

However here, the regular pie is $13 and a vegan one is $16.

2. Vegan mozzarella sticks are $10 and regular are $6 (for 6 sticks). For the mozzarella sticks you use about 1 pound of cheese for 12-16 sticks. So, for the vegan ones the cost would be about $1 more, but they are charging $4 more.

Although these few dollars seem small when it's multiplied by the number of customers they have it really adds up and in my opinion it adds up to ripping off vegans. A profit is fine, but greed is bad so I won't be going back.

P.S. You can look at other items on their menu and also see how high the vegan items are, even if you factor in the higher cost of the cheese, seitan, etc. but I'm not wasting any more time doing this since it's clear that they are price gouging their vegan consumers.

Pros: good taste, yummy

Cons: pricy, overpriced, small portions

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ZacharyCarr 22 Feb 2017 - It's probably a supply and demand problem like juice without corn syrup is technically cheaper to produce but costs more do to lack of demand for the product.  

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Full Vegan Menu! - Edit

Incredible. That said, there is a FULL vegan menu in addition to their non-vegan menu. Pizza of course, with either Daiya or Teese, but also heros, rolls, ziti, lasagna, fetuccini alfredo, MOZZARELLA STICKS, and so much more. They have a copy on their website.

Also, ask about their desserts. All of them are vegan and brought in from Vegan Sweets in Pennsylvania. I had the most amazing Almond Joy cheesecake.

Prices are a bit high, but so worth the occasional splurge!

Pros: great food, huge selection, take-out or eat-in

Cons: a bit pricey, blah tomato sauce

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great vegan options - Edit

Lucky me.. my parents live a few blocks away and I stumbled upon this place on a recent visit. The vegan menu is the most extensive italian vegan menu I've ever seen. Absolutely blown away. Yes, it's a bit pricy, but us vegans come to expect that. Everything from vegan seitan parm heroes to buffalo wings to mozzarella sticks -- it was awesome. Worth checking out for sure.

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Good but overpriced - Edit

When I first found this vegan italian place about a year ago it was very good but a little pricey. The food was very good with fake meats and cheeses. Since then I've gone back tons of times. The service is usually slow but the food was very good so I didn't mind and I figured it was ok to pay a little more since it was more complicated dishes like seitan parmigiane. Over these months the place has become more popular and I often see people ordering vegan food. (They also serve dead meat).

Unfortunately, in the last few months they raised their prices way to much. It appears that they've gotten more vegan customers and don't really have any vegan italian food competition on Long Island. Now a little mozzarella stick appetizer is $10. A SMALL pizza which is only 4 slices is around $13. Main entrees are $15-20. A slice of vegan cake is $6. And this is just a pizzeria not a fancy restaurant.

All in all the food is still amazing so I'll give it 3 stars but I won't be going there as much as the prices are just way to high.

Everyone needs to make money but not at the expense of the vegans. Unfortunately until there are more vegan restaurants competing for customers some places will charge to much. Hopefully this will change as more restaurants open up.

All in all, if you don't mind paying to much, the food is VERY good and they have a BIG selection. Also, the main entree size is large.

Pros: taste, quantity, uniqueness

Cons: price, slow service, small

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Full Vegan Menu - Edit

I had a great experience at 3 Brothers Pizzeria today. They do have a traditional meat-based menu..but it's the full Vegan menu that was really great. I ordered the Oyster Mushroom Scampi, the Mozzarella Sticks and the Seitan Marsala. All three were delicious and worth it all. The Mozzarella Sticks were made out Daija Vegan cheese. my 1st experience with it. amazing! Great texture and taste.
I plan on going back soon to try the pizza and maybe the Cashew Ricotta Calzone. the couple next to me were having both and loved it. The people were friendly and the place is not pretentious at all. Prices were fair considering they have no competition and portions were huge. Everything seemed fresh.
The place was such a random location to have great "pizzeria" style fair that is Vegan. It's definitely worth a trip. We have very few authentic Vegan choices here on long island that is not Asian influenced. This is good NY-Italian soul food.

Pros: excellent food, friendly staff, not pretentious

Cons: ?

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Awesome pies awesome heros - Edit

My wife and I went out to long island to visit my parents and we picked up a pie and a hero from this place. The guy who owns the place has a vegan son who works there with his dad. They're both really nice and the food is amazing. We got a whole wheat crust pizza with vegan mozzarella and tofu ricotta cheese. We also got a seitan parm hero. They use Daiya and Teese brands of vegan cheese. Daiya is AMAZING for those who have not tried it. They have a big vegan menu from pizza, heros, to rolls. The prices are good too. Check this place out!!!

Pros: Excellent vegan menu, Lots of options, Friendly owner with a vegan son!

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