They're three words guaranteed to get your attention in a region where pizzas could constitute their own food group. Here are three places to enjoy what makes mozzarella America's favorite cheese.
This very good restaurant stands out with a prosciutto pie that adds arugula, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and shaved Parmesan. Also in the running: an excellent white pie with ricotta and mozzarella and another with roasted eggplant, ricotta salata, basil and tomato sauce.
43C Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale, 516-484-3880, centrocucinacafe.com
Grana changed the course of pizza on the North Fork with its wood-fired, brick-oven beauties. The "rosa bianca" was an instant classic, with local potatoes, red onion, Parmesan cheese and rosemary. But you can order any pizza here and be happy.
1556 Main Rd., Jamesport, 631-779-2844, granajamesport.com
The giant cheese pizza at Satelite is 40 slices large. That's 32 inches across. There are many other choices, including the stuffed vegetable and stuffed meat pies, the Grandma pie, white pie, and the fundamental Margherita.
799 Montauk Hwy., Bayport, 631-472-3800, satelitepizza.com
Bustling, friendly and full of hearty, good food, La Pala has found an instant niche in downtown Glen Cove. Its name refers to the long paddle that's used to put in and retrieve pizza from the oven, and here, it gets plenty of use. The four-seasons pizza, topped with olives, mushrooms, artichoke, prosciuttom tomato and mozzarella is a must-have.
246 Glen St., Glen Cove, 516-399-2255