It's Pizza of the Week day here at Feed Me.
The pizzeria of King Umberto restaurant in Elmont is known for its Grandma pie. The King blares: "Named and perfected here!"
But in the repertoire of pizzas turned out in the casual spot next door to the formal restaurant are a couple that spark some competition.
First is the pizza arrabbiata. The Italian word for angry is arrabbiato. And this disc definitely expresses itself. Hot cherry peppers are what turn it a bit irate. Broccoli rabe makes the light, very-thin-crust disc a meal even better. It's finished with mozzarella, garlic and olive oil. The cost is $3.85 per slice; or $14.85 for a 10-inch pizza and $24.95 for a 16-incher.
The boscoreale pizza is a more mellow affair, but just as good. The square affair sports a thin crust with spinach in it, plus Gaeta olives, artichokes and fresh mozzarella. The price is $12.25 for a 10-inch; $19.75, for a 16-inch.
Before you dive into King Umberto's pizzas, try an appetizer from the daily specials or the regulars The stuffed artichoke is generous; eggplant rollatine, tasty; escarole and beans, tops.
King Umberto, 1343 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont; 516-352-8391.