Artisanal pizza: Long Island's best

The diavolo pie at Flip Pizza in Mineola.

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Pizza is the world's perfect food. Why shouldn't it be lavished with maximum artistry and the best ingredients? Whether baked in a coal-fired, wood-burning or gas oven, these places all showcase the pizza-maker's art at its highest level.

  • Critic rating 3
    Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Carle Place. (Jan.

    Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza $$ | Pizza 137 Old Country Rd. Carle Place Pizza and sandwiches baked in an 800-degree oven, plus salads and Italian food. ...

  • Critic rating 3
    Patrons gather outside outside of Anthony's Coal Fired

    Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza $$ | Pizza 8063 Jericho Tpke. Woodbury The sister store of the Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Carle Place (a Florida-based chain, ...

  • Critic rating 2
    Centro Cucina, at 43C Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale,

    Centro Cucina $$ | Pizza, Italian 43C Glen Cove Rd. Greenvale At first glance, Centro Cucina appears to be a straightforward, shopping-center spot for pizzas, pastas ...

  • EMILIO'S, 2201 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 631-462-6267 THE SOUP

    Emilio's $$ | Pasta, Italian, Pizza 2201 Jericho Tpke. Commack As all neighborhoods tend to, people in this part of Commack will often gush about ...

  • Grana Trattoria Antica in Jamesport. (May 13, 2013)

    Grana Trattoria Antica $$ | Pasta, Italian, Panini, Pizza 1556 Main Rd. Jamesport While passing through the town section of quaint Jamesport, before reaching the busier areas of ...

  • Patrizia Colatosi takes bread out of the wood-burning

    Piccolo Gourmet Caterers, Shopping, Italian 1632 Hillside Ave. New Hyde Park Piccolo Gourmet in New Hyde Park installed a wood-burning oven, allowing me to stumble upon ...

  • Father and son team, Michael and Jason Brunetti

    Pizzetteria Brunetti $$ | Italian, Pizza 103 Main St. Westhampton Beach With an imported-from-Italy wood burning brick oven, this restaurant prides itself on serving authentically prepared ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Red Tomato restaurant in East Norwich. (March 5,

    Red Tomato $$ | Pasta, Pizza, Salads 6245 Northern Blvd. East Norwich In addition to turning out well-crafted pies, Red Tomato's Naples-born owner Lello Messina, a partner ...

  • The Caprino pizza at San Marzano in Merrick,

    San Marzano $ | Pizza 38 Merrick Ave. Merrick The fragrance of wood smoke fills this small cafe where pizza is sold by the ...

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