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Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow (Credit: Handout)

Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow

Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza

Most every night, brothers Domenico and Anthony Sacramone greet diners at their old-fashioned Italian restaurant with smiles and handshakes. About twice a week, their 87-year-old mother, Maddalena, is in the kitchen making pasta. Family pride runs high at this spinoff of a long-standing Astoria place. -- JOAN REMINICK

Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow
(Credit: Handout)

Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow

From left, Anthony Sacramone, brother Domenico and mother
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From left, Anthony Sacramone, brother Domenico and mother Maddalena and cook Dario Romano stand in the pizza kitchen of Sacramone restaurant in East Meadow. (March 5, 2012)

Susan Velasco and a friend, both from East
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Susan Velasco and a friend, both from East Meadow, share a bottle of red wine at Sacramone's in East Meadow. (Feb. 18, 2012)

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Domenico Sacramone greets his brother, Mario (center), of
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Domenico Sacramone greets his brother, Mario (center), of Whitestone and his guests at Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow. (February 18, 2012)

The dining room at Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza
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The dining room at Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza features a split-level floor layout, with walls adorned with terra cotta shingles, antique prints and photographs. (Feb. 18, 2012)

Angel Velaquez, a cook from East Meadow, checks
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Angel Velaquez, a cook from East Meadow, checks on a pizza cooking in the blistering-hot coal oven at Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow. (Feb. 18, 2012)

Mussels and clams simmer on the stove at
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Mussels and clams simmer on the stove at Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow. (Feb. 18, 2012)

Head chef Dario Ramano, of Astoria, Queens, and
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Head chef Dario Ramano, of Astoria, Queens, and a longtime-chef with owner Domenico Sacramone, lets flames fly in the kitchen while preparing one of Sacramone's many traditional Italian dishes. (Feb. 18, 2012)

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Domineco Sacramone, a chef and restaurateur from Whitestone,
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Domineco Sacramone, a chef and restaurateur from Whitestone, tends to a pizza baking in the coal oven at his new restaurant, Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow. (Feb. 18, 2012)

Angel Velaquez, a cook from East Meadow, cuts
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Angel Velaquez, a cook from East Meadow, cuts a pizza coming out of the oven at Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow. (Feb. 18, 2012)

A bowl of traditional minestrone soup is served
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A bowl of traditional minestrone soup is served at Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow. (Feb. 18, 2012)

A special, an Italian beef stew, is served
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A special, an Italian beef stew, is served at Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow. (Feb. 18, 2012)

An antipasto platter featuring several different cured meat,
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An antipasto platter featuring several different cured meat, olives, roasted red peppers and cheeses is served at Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow. (Feb. 18, 2012)

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Frutti di Mare, a plate of calamari, clams
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Frutti di Mare, a plate of calamari, clams and mussels, is served at Sacramone's Coal Oven Pizza in East Meadow, along with other Italian classics and pizzas cooked in an old fashioned coal burning oven. (Feb. 18, 2012)

Small shells with broccoli rabe and sausage is
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Small shells with broccoli rabe and sausage is among pasta offerings at Sacramone's in East Meadow. (March 5, 2012)

This is the
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This is the "Mama's old fashioned" pie at Sacramone's in East Meadow. (Feb. 2012)

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