Homemade Breaded Fried Calamari with Marinara Sauce. Getty Images

Served best with marinara sauce, aioli, or even just plain, calamari is golden, crispy and oh-so delicious, but which Italian restaurant on Long Island makes it best?

Long Islanders voted Pizzatini the Best Calamari on Long Island in the 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest! This is the second year in a row Pizzatini won the title.

Can’t wait until your meal arrives at the table? Complement your entree by ordering a side of delicious calamari at Pizzatini. There’s no frills or fancy twists to this dish!

It’s all perfectly fried and perfectly portioned so that you don’t feel full before the main dish arrives. Be prepared to taste the sweetness, crunchiness and nuttiness of the fried squid all at once sprinkled with a hint of lemon for additional flavor.

Come by and witness what Long Islanders already know as the best calamari around!

Pizzatini is located at 185 Henry St. in Hempstead. It can be reached at 516-280-8226 or pizzatini.com

To find all the other 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate for your favorite businesses and people in the 2021 Bethpage Best of Long Island program through Aug. 31.

To read more Best of Long Island Spotlights, visit longislandpress.com/category/boli-spotlight

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