Ask Long Islanders where to get a slice and they may debate why their pizza place serves the best pizza outside of Naples.
Here are five places to try.
Phil's Pizzeria & Restaurant: 820 Hicksville Rd., North Massapequa: Delicious Italian food and great pizza are often mentioned in user reviews. The owner was asked why Phil's is popular.
"We're family owned and operated for over 30 years and used the best and most natural ingredients," Frank Maola said.
Donna F. of Levittown in a Yelp review said, "The food is always delicious and fresh. There are many choices and the portions are huge. We always have leftovers for a few more meals. Every time we visit the servers makes us feel special and they remember us, even where we like to sit and what we like to eat and drink."
Brooklyn Square Pizza, 3620 Merrick Rd., Seaford: Their signature Brooklyn Square or Sicilian pie is just one reason to go.
They "have an excellent pizza called the Brooklyn Square and their chicken Caesar salad slice is excellent," said a member of the "Gaffney family in Wantagh" to Daily Voice.
Lenny L. of Lindenhurst on Yelp posted, "Great pizza. Family loves it. Awesome salads and the rigatoni pie is the best. Friendly service. Sicilian pizza is a must."
Carlo's Pizzeria & Ristorante, 451 Glen Dr., Shirley: This is a popular family owned and operated dining spot.
A month ago, John Hewitt on Yelp posted, "The absolute best experience I have had in years. Service was excellent, food divine."
And in May, Yelp poster Kennith Hunt said, "been craving an authentic slice since I landed this morning. Carlos was exactly what I was craving.....everything I missed about NY pizza since moving
Umberto's of New Hyde Park,111 Alexander Ave., Lake Grove: This place has awesome Pizza. Their Sicilian Pie is the best I have ever had. It's not too thick or doughy. Their Penne A La Vodka is delicious. Regular Pie is also very good. The staff is very friendly, says a TripAdvisor post by NyJosie of St. James.
La Nonna's Pizzeria, 566 E. Jericho Turnpike, South Huntington: Steven S. of New York, N.Y., said in an April Yelp review, "... pizza is also excellent with ample sweet sauce, lots of cheese and it always disappears immediately."
"Nice and crispy thin pizza crust," said a Yelp post by Diana C. of Houston.
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