The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Marra’s, an Italian restaurant on School Street in Glen Cove, has closed.
The colorful bi-level place first opened in 2000 and was known for its puffy-crusted brick oven pizzas, pastas, salads and Italian-style sandwiches.
An outdoor dining patio was usually crowded on summer nights.
Currently, the site is unoccupied, a “for lease” sign posted on its window.
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Syosset has bid addio to Bronx Pizza Company, situated on a stretch of industrial area along Robbins Lane, just off the Long Island Expressway.
The pizzeria-pub opened in 2012 and was owned by the Zilla family, which has culinary roots in the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue. In addition to pizza, it also featured house-baked bread, hand-cut fries and, initially, house-smoked barbecue.
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After many delays, Massa’s Coal Fired Brick Oven Pizzeria has opened in the Huntington space (fronting a municipal parking lot) that last hosted Guido’s.
Pizzaiolo Bill Massa, whose family owns the restaurant, had already attracted a following at his former pizza spot on Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station (now operating as Monaco's Coal-Fired Pizza), which he sold in 2009.
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Boccone Pizzeria Brick Oven Ristorante, new to Selden, is a pizzeria-trattoria equipped with both a regular and a wood-burning oven. From that oak-fired brick oven come thin-crusted 12-inch pies, among them a simple Margherita ($9.50) and a fancier seafood oreganata version ($13).
The place shares ownership with Filletto’s in East Northport and Spuntino in Dix Hills. On the dining room menu:...Read more »
The coal oven has been fired up at Long Island's newest branch of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, which just touched down outside MacArthur Airport, in Bohemia. There are now six locations on Long Island.
What a boon to both travelers and locals, who can order such dishes as the lively meatball ricotta pizza ($16.99 small; $19.99 large), unconventional cauliflower pizza ($18.99 small, $21.99 large),...Read more »
Jericho Turnpike is one of Long Island's longest restaurant rows. Here are five flavorful stops along the Woodbury stretch.
BEN'S, 7981 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury; 516-496-4236
This is one of three branches of the deli in Nassau. It's an essential visit for chicken soup with either noodles or matzoh balls; and on Fridays, cabbage soup. Anytime, open wide for the overstuffed sandwiches,...Read more »
Mulberry Street of Seaford is now serving pizzas, pastas and parms in the freestanding building that last hosted Butera’s of Seaford. Owner Christos Paloubis said he has a family affiliation with the longstanding Mulberry Street of Babylon Village, which has a similar menu.
While the new place has a full pizza menu, pies aren’t sold by the slice but, rather, in individual 10-inch or full 18-inch...Read more »
Sweet Tomato Brick Oven Pizza & Grill just made its debut in the St. James space that last housed Attilio’s Grill (but is perhaps best known for hosting the former Bella Vita City Grill). The new eatery offers brick-oven pizza and an Italian repertoire. Co-owner Allison Clusel said that, for now, former Attilio's owner Sam Mancini is the chef.
The gas-fired brick oven...Read more »
Dell’Amore Pizzeria and Spaghetti House in Seaford is another post-Sandy rescue story. The little place, formerly Carmine’s Pizzeria, had been destroyed by the storm when it was bought by Scott Meisel. Meisel had cooking and management experience at such places as Aldo’s of Floral Park, 56th Fighter Group in Farmingdale and the Garden City Hotel.
After extensive renovation, the eatery opened...Read more »
If hunger hits while you’re prowling the racks at Neiman Marcus Last Call or the Banana Republic Factory Store, it might come in handy to know that Milano Pizzeria & Ristorante is the newest eating option at Tanger Outlet at the Arches in Deer Park. Find it in the space last occupied by Fratelli Trattoria.
Like its predecessor, it offers choices that range from a quick slice of pizza to...Read more »