Some of the BEST Pizza on Long Island


Spasso's
625 Old Country Road in Westbury (516) 333-6031
Spasso Pizza in Westbury is a true treasure. In an Island awash in red sauce, sometimes, great comfort food is found in an unlikely place.
Spasso looks like a thousand other pizzerias on Long Island, tucked in the corner of a non-descript strip shopping center.  That’s where the similarity comes to an end.
Spasso has more than 30 pasta dishes, each a delicious take on classic Italian cooking.  Our favorite is the Rigatoni Carbonara, a lush pasta in a white cream sauce with onions, cheese, and bacon.  Big chunks of bacon, no skimping here.  The sauce is rich, thick, and delicious.  And they don’t go overboard with the onions like many places.
You could probably throw a dart at the menu and you still would come up with a good meal.  Fettuccine Alfredo is top notch, the Rigatoni Bolognese makes the taste buds dance, and the Penne Antonio is a great mix of broccoli, zucchini, sun dried tomatoes, olives and mushrooms sautéed with garlic, virgin olive oil and artichokes.  A health addicts delight…oh yeah, right.
Every Monday is pasta day, and take out orders are only $8.95 and come with salad, bread, garlic knots (excellent) and your choice of rice pudding or chocolate pudding (Take the rice, it’s dense).
Some standouts from the menu include Veal Cutlet Parmigiana, tender and tasty, Shrimp Fra Diavolo and Lasagna de Casa.
Thursday is Chicken Day and that’s when Spasso pulls out all stops.  Chicken Parmigiana is enough to feed a small regiment, and the Chicken Alla Bella Malina is a knockout.  This is chicken sautéed with mushrooms, and spinach, covered with Mozzarella cheese.  They have a dozen different selections, and all can be had for only $10.95 for takeout and comes with the same extras as on Pasta Monday.
O.K.  We’ve overloaded on carbs, that’s for sure, but how does Spasso do on the pizza test?  A big fat A, that’s how.  They have nearly two dozen selections.  How about a little lasagna pizza to get started?  Or maybe you’re in the mood for something light; the Hawaiian Pie with Pineapple and Ham is a winner.  Wish you were in Philadelphia?  Then the Philly Cheese Steak Pizza is for you.  Delicious.  And, my personal favorite, and the reason I haven’t tried most of the other pies, is the Buffalo Wing Pizza, a jumbo slice with fried chicken pieces (very tender), on top of blue cheese dressing and mozzarella cheese.  You can also have spicy by request.  This will set you back a meager $3.95 and easily is big enough for two.
The owners and staff at Spasso are very cordial, and will go out of their way to make your order special to your liking.  Garlic bread and knots are both the real deal.  Appetizer portions are large and you’re warned you may not have room for the rest of the meal if you indulge too soon.
My suggestion is order a few different things and be prepared to bring them home and feast for days to come.
Spasso is celebrating their 50th year so they must be doing something right!
Tell them the Bountiful Gourmet sent you … burp!
JOE'S PASTA AND PIZZA
71 Howells Road, Bay Shore (631) 665-2524
We told you it was the best, now tell us.

OUR READER'S REVIEWS:

"Excellent pizza, great variety, excellent lunch and dinner menu." -Paul from Bayshore


MARTINO'S PIZZA RESTAURANT
51 Indian Head Road, Kings Park (631) 269-2880
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OUR READER'S REVIEWS:

"You have to try the Rigitoni la Romano" - Anthony from Kings Park


CIRO'S PIZZA
481 Bellmore Ave., East Meadow (516) 565-4400
We told you it was the best, now tell us.

OUR READER'S REVIEWS:

"Pizza to die for!! 20 plus varieties including a Chicken Marsala Sicilian style which beats all the rest. The variety of pasta dishes, heros, and appetizers are enough to satisfy everyone. It's a family place where all are welcome. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. In the evening, the dining room provides table service. There is also a wide variety of beer and wine choices. Catering needs? Ciro's does that, too. If you're looking for a great place to eat and affordable prices, Ciro's can't be beat!!!"
- Sandy B.


CIRO'S PIZZA
1372 Main Street, East Setauket (631) 751-3400
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OUR READER'S REVIEWS:

"The best pizza on Long Island without having to go into NYC!" -Michele from E. Setauket


DEL FIORE PIZZA & TRATTORIA
55 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue (631) 475-3663

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OUR READER'S REVIEWS:
"The best pizza in Suffolk county. I've been everywhere. This place kicks A#$!!
Try the Brooklyn or the Old World pizza. Top notch!!"
- Kevin O.

EDDIE'S PIZZA
2048 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park (516) 354-9780
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OUR READER'S REVIEWS:
"Best damn bar pies in the world"
- Jason

MARTINO'S PIZZA RESTAURANT
52 Indian Head Rd., Kings Park (631) 269-2880

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OUR READER'S REVIEWS:
"The best tasting pizza sauce that you will ever have!"
- JimiCactus

NINA'S PIZZA
487 Main St., Northport (631) 261-6822

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OUR READER'S REVIEWS:

"MMMMMM Yummy."
- Erin

"They have the best tasting pizza in the whole world and I am from the land of best tasting pizza Brooklyn New York. There crust is great and sauce and cheese is even better. If I couldn’t eat it twice a week I would lose my mind."
-Artie


PIZZAIOLA
1162 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon (631) 242-6111

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OUR READER'S REVIEWS:
"They have the best pizza around. They must use the best ingredients (quality products) because it tastes so awesome.
There's a group of us at my job that go there for lunch 4 days out of the week."
- Darlene

PORTABELOS
in the Student Activities Center @ SUNY Stony Brook

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OUR READER'S REVIEWS:
"Simply put, they make the best pizza in the tri-state area, according to my palette."
- Kevin

STELLA'S PIZZERIA
2831 Merrick Rd., Bellmore (516) 826-8468

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OUR READER'S REVIEWS:
"Huge variety of killer deep-dish pies and the sine qua non of eggplant and ricotta on the South Shore..."
- Alan

UMBERTO'S PIZZERIA
1910 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh (516)785-8594

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OUR READER'S REVIEWS:

"the best.....Sicilian "
- Suppy


VITO'S PIZZA
182 New Hyde Park Rd., Franklin Square (516) 352-4190
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OUR READER'S REVIEWS:
"The very best pizza in town!"
- Carmine