With bar-height seating and a cozy dining room, Monaco’s Pizzeria & Restaurant has opened in Hicksville, the second restaurant from the Pasquarosa family. The new spot showcases a gas-powered brick oven.
Gas is “greener and cleaner,” Andy Pasquarosa said.
Two Marsal & Sons double-decker pizza ovens deliver plenty of heat — and space — to bake 12- and 18-inch pies, such as the pizza alla vodka ($11, $19), the Margherita ($10, $18) or whole-wheat pies with tomato and mozzarella ($12, $20).
Pizzas are also available by the slice from $2.60 for a margherita slice to $2.85 for a slice of BBQ or Buffalo chicken pie.
In addition to pizza, the shop offers pinwheels with fillings such as sausage or broccoli ($8, six to an order), a dozen roasted wings ($12), zucchini sticks ($7), garlic knots ($2 for six, $3.50 for a dozen) and baked clams ($9 for six, $16 for a dozen). Calzones are $9 to $19 for a small or a large one.
Monaco’s Hicksville shop is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. The other pizzeria is located in Huntington Station.
414 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville; 516-830-4100, monacospizzeria.com