Category Archives: Long Island

Maroni Cuisine Pizza Northport, NY


Anyone living on the North Shore of Long Island has probably heard of Maroni Cuisine Pizza and their Italian Restaurant in Northport, NY. What makes Maroni’s Pizza so special? Well to start, they are the smallest restaurant in Northport, I mean like ridiculously small. Secondly, the chef challenged Bobby Flay to a meatball throw down and won.

Even though Maroni’s is known for their meatballs, and Italian dishes, my purpose today was to have Maroni’s Pizza. It was a fortuitous day since I was able to go celebrate a communion and eat pizza at the same time with one of my favorite families.


La Piazzetta Pizza Plainview, NY


While growing up in Plainview/Syosset, my go to place was located near my house. It went through several name changes over the years. Luigi’s, Sal’s, Tony D’s and probably a couple of others I cannot recall. Each one was great and Tony D’s had extraordinary Garlic Knots. Rumor has it Tony might have relocated to Florida and opened a place, but I have yet to find him.

My son went up to a wrestling school in Syosset and during his break I drove by the old neighborhood and noticed that the shopping center had changed and there was a new pizzeria located there. We pulled in immediately so I could try it out.


Taormina Ristorante Pizza Commack, NY


It was a dreary and cold, overcast kind of day. Nobody could decide what to do, so we just hopped into the truck and drove around a bit looking at different neighborhoods around the Commack area of Long Island. My hosts suggested we tried out Taormina Pizza in Commack and see if they were any good, since their friends had told them they enjoy eating dinner there from time to time. Since I wasn’t overly impressed with Emilo’s Pizza nearby, I was excited to see if I could find another place to frequent when in the area.

Taormina Pizza had a front ordering area and a restaurant in the back, which seemed to be packed with folks from a funeral. Since we couldn’t find a spot to eat up front, we asked if we could just order our slices and sit in the back without the nuisance of having a server. The staff was quite accommodating and told us if we found a spot, to just take it.


Mario’s Pizza Syosset, NY


If you live in Syosset, there is no doubt that you frequent Mario’s Pizza. Mario’s has been in Syosset for probably over 40 years and is an institution. They have since expanded to several other towns around Long Island and it appears each one is just as busy as the original location. I have so many memories of eating there as a child, so during a recent visit to Long Island I reached out to a childhood friend named Andy and we met there to reminisce about the good ole’ days.

Mario’s Pizza changed quite a bit since I had last been there. The seating arrangement was changed and they had a downstairs opened with more tables. I didn’t recognize any of the faces behind the counter but the pizza looked the same. I ordered one regular slice and sat down to catch up.


The Roadhouse Brick Oven Pizza in Riverhead, NY


Although we do not go out to Riverhead that often, I had to return something at the outlets with my family. One of my friends parents overhead me the previous day saying that I was heading out to Riverhead and said I should try The Original Roadhouse Brick Oven Pizza located on West Main Street. We happened to pass by this absolutely adorable pizzeria, and pulled in to check out if the pizza was any good.

The Original Roadhouse Pizza is in a building reminiscent of a place you would get some good German Food.  It had a sort of dollhouse feel to it, and as we pulled into the parking spot we noticed such a cute outdoor seating area to our right. There was even the Peconic River behind that. Needless to say, my first impression was a happy one.


Giorgio’s Pizza Nesconset, NY


Had the opportunity to try a pizzeria out in Nesconset, NY the other day that my sister seems to enjoy. Initially we were going to go to Albert’s Pizza in Ronkonkoma but I wasn’t feeling too hot and just wanted to go back towards my families house. We pulled into the lot on this somewhat cold and overcast Long Island day, actually every day seems cold to someone who just arrived on a plane from Florida.

Upon entering Georgio’s Pizza you can view their display of pizzas on the right hand side, while seating is to the left. On the other side of the booths appears to be a restaurant with a full menu for dinner. Nobody in my family has eaten dinner there so I am not sure how it is at night, but I think we will go back there next time to try out some of the pasta dishes.


Andiamo Pizzeria in Ronkonkoma, NY


Just got back from another trip to Long Island and got to try out several new little places I had never been to before. My objective was to drive down some roads after leaving Islip Airport and just stop and try out some random places.

Andiamo Pizzeria was one of the places I discovered during this tour as we headed through Ronkonkoma, NY. Andiamo Pizza was located in a small strip mall in a mainly residential neighborhood on Hawkins Avenue. We went in during this off hour and were the only people inside the pizza place. As you enter the doorway you are first greeted with the garbage pail, then a bunch of seats and eventually you get to the pizza counter.


Nicky G’s Pizza St. James NY

About a month or so ago I was at a street fair in St. James, Long Island. I had heard about a pizza place nearby called Nicky G’s, but never had the opportunity to try it. Nicky G’s is somewhat unique when it comes to pizza since their crust is made out of garlic knots. Yup, you heard me right. Their hopefully tasty pizza comes equipped with garlic knots built in. (not garlic rolls Suzanne).

Although Nicky G’s Pizza in St. James was jamming, because of all the attendees at the street fair, I didn’t let that stop me from grabbing a slice. Although the staff was extremely busy, I gotta say….they made me feel like I was the only one there when it came time to pay. The lady behind the cash register didn’t let the stress get to her at all, and she could be a stellar example for those pizza employees who get all flustered when you ask them a question while they ring you up.


Sal’s Pizzeria Ronkonkoma, NY

On my way back from a pizza excursion in Long Island, we stopped at Sal’s Pizzeria on the way to Islip Airport. Sal’s Pizza was never a place I really wanted to try before, since I never really loved the look of the shopping center. Seems like a little strip mall plaza that you would buy paneling and plumbing supplies in, and then in the corner is this pizzeria.I believe this is actually Ronkonkoma and not Islip but that is something I will have to look up before I complete the review.  *** Yup it is Ronkonkoma *****

Since we were in a rush to get me back to the airport to get to beautiful sunny Florida, we decided it was our best bet on this dreary overcast and drizzling day.


Porto Fino Pizza Huntington, NY

Was psyched to see an old high school friend while I was back in Long Island visiting my parents. He suggested we meet in Huntington Village and grab some food. As we walked down the block we noticed Porto Fino Restaurant and Pizzeria and figured we would give it a try.

When we were seated I was told by the server that I couldn’t order slices in this section. He mentioned I could only order pies. Since it was their policy I wasn’t going to argue, but it seemed silly that slices couldn’t make it to this part of the dining room. After asking him nicely, he agreed to let me get a slice of Sicilian to try if I ordered something else as well. Good job upselling, but I had to try the pizza out.