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Feb 7, 2007 06:18 PM

best pizza on long island???

i see the posts for queens but is there a "best" on the island?

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  1. Years ago, when we had friends in the area, we used to go to a place with a coal oven in Port Washington that was really good. I can't remember the name, but they had these really good roasted red peppers.

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    1. re: shellyesq

      That's Salvatore's on Shore Road in Port Washington. Excellent pizza from a coal-burning oven.
      Long Island's other coal-oven pizzerias: Grimaldi's in Garden City, Massa's on Jericho in Huntington, The Pie on Main Street in Port Jefferson.
      About two weeks ago, another coal-oven pizzeria opened in Bay Shore, a collaboration between Salvatore's and The Pie. It's called The Pie at Salvatore's--or is that Salvatore's at The Pie. I haven't been there yet but it's got a great pedigree. Anyone been there?

      1. re: emarcus

        Been to the Pie At Salvatore's on 3/17/07...the pizza is wonderful...a combination of menus from Salvatore's in Port Washington and The Pie in Port Jeff....the place is beautiful, comfortable. Freddy, one of the owner's was the perfect host attentive to all our needs...fresh delicious salads, great pizza toppings, homemade manicotti, homemade won't be disappointed.

        1. re: johnny rinaldo

          Just got home from the Pie in Pt Jeff, really nice (although not your typical neighborhood slice place). Had personal (small) pie with proscuitto, artichoke and olives, which was great. The family style salad was the thing that really impressed me despite the fact that I'm no salad addict. I heard their new place just opened in Bay Shore, so if Pt Jeff is out of the way for you...... didn't see any owners though! Why do I think they are owned by Pace Steak house; turning into quite the chain operation, in a good way I guess.

    2. I lived on LI for 10 yrs and was addicted to Emilio's (Commack). Not sure if it has changed in the past 3 years, but their grandma slice to was to die for when I was there

      1. Check the post below from 2005. I don't know if it's mentioned but we really, really liked Massa's on Jericho Tpk. in Huntington. It was one of the ones written up in Newsday a few years back. I don't live on LI anymore so can't say if still good but imagine it would be. lso, depends what you are looking for. I like coal oven, very thin crust and that is what Massa's is.

        1. Vinnes of Mulberry makes a good pizza...locations in East Islip and Bay Shore.
          Roadhouse Pizza in Riverhead
          Sundried Tomato in Nesconset

          1. There's a Grimaldi's in Garden City that has a coal oven (think it's an offshoot or close relative of the Grimaldi's under the Brooklyn Bridge), and Umberto's in New Hyde Park is very popular.