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Scottos Wood Fired Pizza in Westbury closes

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The "tartufo al proscioutto" pizza at Scotto's Wood Fired Pizza in Westbury Credit: Newsday/Barbara Alper

Scottos Wood Fired Pizza Restaurant and Lounge in Westbury has closed.

The cavernous restaurant originally opened in 2009 as Luzzo’s Coal Oven Pizza Napolitana, the Long Island offshoot of a popular East Village spot. It lasted four months in that incarnation. Following a partial ownership change, the place became Scottos and, instead of coal, used wood to fuel its pizza oven.

That oven still produced fine pies with well-blistered yet puffy-edged crusts. Remembered fondly: the bright Margherita and the fragrant “al prosciutto tartufo.“

In previous years, the site had hosted Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

Above: The "al prosciutto tartufo" pizza at Scottos Wood Fired Pizza in Westbury
 

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