One of the first coal-oven pizzerias on Long Island, this favorite keeps it simple and right with beautifully blistered pies oozing fresh mozzarella. 124 Shore Rd., Port Washington; 516-883-8457, salvatorescoalfiredpizza.com
Nicely blistered pies at this offspring of a collaboration between Salvatore's and The Pie. 120 E. Main St., Bay Shore; 631-206-1060, salvatorescoalfiredpizza.com/thepie
A Garden City nexus for coal-oven pizza whose crusts stand up to the heartiest of toppings. Try the rich, savory garlic white (ricotta and mozzarella) pizza. 980 Franklin Ave., Garden City; 516-294-6565, grimaldis.com.
Although original owner Bill Massa is no longer with the place, the coal-fired oven still produces crisp, flavorful pizzas. Stick with the regular crust and forget the whole wheat. 146 W. Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station; 631-935-0200, massaspizzeria.com