Since the first pizzeria in America opened in New York over a century ago, it’s unsurprising that New Yorkers—Long Islanders included—have strong opinions on where to find the best pizza.

Press readers helped to narrow down the field of contenders when they voted Mario’s Pizza & Restaurant in Massapequa the Best Pizza on Long Island in the 2017 Best of Long Island competition. Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in Glen Cove won Best Specialty Pizza on Long Island in that contest.

When eating a slice of pizza with homemade sauce, scrumptious cheese, and perfectly cooked dough that has just the right amount of crunch, it almost feels like you’ve been transported to an Italian village without having stepped foot on an airplane.

Mario’s has been making customers feel like that for more than 35 years. Family owned and operated, Mario’s cooks the most delicious Sicilian and round pies that can be topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, eggplant and so much more! Plus, they even accommodate to their gluten-free customers. It’s no wonder they’ve been voted the Best Pizza on Long Island for the second year in a row!

And Vito’s offers a slew of specialty pizzas, so that every time you want to chow down these Italian masterpieces, it will be an entirely new experience. From bruschetta and taco pizzas to chicken alla vodka and chicken parmigiana pizzas, you won’t know where to start!

After all, regular and Sicilian pies are great options when looking to have a pizza night with your family or friends, but sometimes you may be in the mood for something a little different.

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit  bestof.longislandpress.com Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Best of Long Island program here.

Mario’s Pizza & Restaurant is located at 655 Bwy. in Massapequa. They can be reached at 516-797-1122 or mariosmassapequa.com

Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria is located at 91 Forest Ave. in Glen Cove. They can be reached at 516-759-1366 or vitospizzany.com

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