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Some of our critics' favorite pizza spots

A margherita pizza is served at The Pie

A margherita pizza is served at The Pie in Port Jefferson. (Jan. 23, 2010) Credit: Kirsten Luce

It's always a good time to eat pizza, quite possibly the world's most perfect food. If you want a slice this weekend, here are some of our favorite spots.

* The coal oven at Blue Moon Cafe in Rockville Centre produces robust and garlicky Neapolitan pies with crusts that are thin and crisp.(26 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-763-4900,

* A Long Island coal-oven pizza pioneer, Salvatore's in Port Washington, continues to turn out beautifully blistered pies oozing fresh mozzarella. (124 Shore Rd., Port Washington; 516-883-8457,

* The wood-burning oven at the cavernous Scotto's in Westbury produces a fragrant "al prosciutto tartufo" pizza and a more-than-respectable Margherita pie. (1195 Corporate Dr., Westbury, 516-222-1042,

* Anton Pizzeria, which shares quarters with La Volpe Ristorante, offers fine individual-size wood-oven pies. The classic Margherita is a winner, as is the prosciutto crudo e rucola. (611 Montauk Hwy., Center Moriches, 631-878-2528,

* The Pie serves coal-oven baked Neapolitan pizzas epitomized by the simple, ideal Margherita and the satisfying pomodoro pie.(216 Main St., Port Jefferson, 631-331-4646,