What could be more comforting than a bowl of tomato soup accompanied by a grilled cheese sandwich? The answer can be found at Phil’s Pizza 2 in Massapequa Park, where the two comfort classics grace a pizza.
The pie might succeed on its high concept alone, but Tony Fischetti (who owns the pizzeria with his brother Sal) pays attention to the execution. Before he joined his brother at Phil’s 11 years ago, he cooked at, among other restaurants, Blue Honu in Huntington, where he sometimes made tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for the owners. That same soup, a thick and creamy — though creamless — purée, sauces the pie here. Tony Fischetti makes the sandwiches the old-fashioned way, with American cheese and white bread that is buttered on the outside before being griddled into golden crispness. He cuts the finished sandwiches into cubes and strews them on the souped-up pie and, after it comes out of the oven, sprinkles on some parsley. Whole 16-inch pies are $28, slices are $4.75.
Tomato-soup-grilled-cheese is just one of the innovative pies at Phil’s Pizza 2. Others include beef stew with biscuits; macaroni and cheese on a salted pretzel crust; and angel-hair-carbonara with peas and bacon.
Phil’s Pizza 2 is in the Sunrise Promenade at 5280 Sunrise Hwy., Massapequa Park, 516-799-2049.