Margherita pizza at Spuntino in Dix Hills

Margherita pizza at Spuntino in Dix Hills Credit: Newsday, Joan Reminick

When Spuntino first opened in Dix Hills, back in 2007, it was little more than a pizzeria with a few booths in the back. Crisp wood-oven pies were a big attraction, and just about anything with the restaurant’s vibrant red sauce made for really good eating.

A recent visit revealed major changes. The place has more than doubled in size, with two new dining rooms, one large enough for private parties.

The wood-oven Margherita pie I had was good as ever.

But, yikes, what happened to Spuntino’s tomato sauce? Eggplant Parmigiana and a side of penne were both undone by a sauce that managed to be simultaneously bland and sugar-sweet.

Spuntino is at 687 Old Country Rd., Dix Hills, 631-547-9300.

Above: Margherita pizza at Spuntino in Dix Hills

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