Pizza is an institution on Long Island and throughout the country we’re known as having some of the best-tasting options around. We’ve scoured through Long Island’s pizza scene to bring you four of our favorites; a variety of options no matter where you are located.
Just a short distance from Manhasset Bay in Port Washington lays a sleeping giant that is serving fresh pies, just out of the coal fired oven. The sign when you walk in declaring “No Slices, No Credit Cards, No Cry Babies!” lets you know that you’ve come here to eat – and to pay cash. Since 1996, their coal fired pies are quickly heated in the oven and served to the table. We’ll go for a large pie – with half meatball, any time.
The Coal Fired Favorite
124 Shore Road
Port Washington, NY 11050
Some of the nation’s greatest pizzerias are located in Brooklyn so it seems fitting that at least one has made its way just east to Long Island and produced similar results. Grimaldi’s is a legend (dating back to 1905) that only seems to get better with time. This location in Garden City is family friendly, relaxed and pumping out pizzas by the pie. Happy Hour is during the week from 4pm – 7pm, so that’s a perfect time to indulge in dinner and drinks.
980 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Little Vincent’s are what legends are made of on Long Island. Their location, by nature, is perfectly situated to satisfy that late-night crowd coming out of the various bars and restaurants in Huntington Village. A no-frills pizza shop that is open into the wee-hours of the night (or early morning), step on up and order pizza the way you like it. The way we like it – served with cold mozzarella on top just prior to service – is the way to go, and is what helped put Little Vincent’s on the map.
329 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Although open for the past 50 years in Long Beach, this isn’t grandpa’s shop as it was way back when. Undergoing a wonderful interior update, Gino’s has both a full dinner menu; when you sit down in their beautiful dining room, or you can take out your pizza or pinwheels from the counter in the front. Their gas fired ovens offer a consistent product that customers for the past 50+ years will be sure to rave about. If you’re from the south shore, there’s no chance you haven’t visited Gino’s at least once before over the years.
16 W. Park Avenue
Long Beach, NY 11561