Coming to Carle Place: Coal oven pizza

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The meatball-ricotta pizza at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza.

The meatball-ricotta pizza at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. Photo Credit: Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

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If you think it’s getting hot in Carle Place, perhaps it’s because of the 800-degree anthracite coal-burning ovens, firing up for the Monday opening of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in the Country Glen Shopping Center.

The Florida-based chain, founded by New York native Anthony Bruno, has 20 Florida places as well as others in Pennsylvania, Delaware and one in White Plains.

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Included on Anthony's short, specialized menu: Pizza, in 16- and 12-inch sizes, ranging from the traditional tomato, mozzarella, Romano and basil to the nontraditional Philly cheesesteak pie. Also a salad, some sandwiches and, under the heading “Italian soul food,” pork ribs with vinegar peppers as well as “eggplant Marino,” named for football star Dan Marino, a partner.

No pasta.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza is at 137 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, 516-877-7750,

Meatball-ricotta pizza at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

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