If there’s anything Long Islanders appreciate, it’s a great slice of pizza — especially if it’s free.

Sansone Market in Garden City is hosting an all-day pizza pop-up on July 11 featuring international pizza consultant Anthony Falco, who has just published his first book, Pizza Czar: Recipes and Know-How from a World-Traveling Pizza Chef. He will be signing copies and giving away free slices on a first-come, first-serve basis from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sansone Market, a beloved Garden City staple, has been providing the community with quality Italian goods for nearly 40 years.

“We’re not the biggest store, but if you come into the store, you can find a whole mix of products so you can go home and create something very special,” says owner Leonardo Mastrantoni.

Anthony Falco, who had his start at Roberta’s in Brooklyn, has been around the world both teaching and learning everything there is to know about pizza. He has finally published his first recipe book for home chefs, which includes tips, tricks, and recipes for any home chef or pizza enthusiast. In order to share his knowledge, he’s teamed up with the perfect location.

“Sansone Market is a destination for all pizza enthusiasts, pizza aficionados, and pizza amateurs,” Mastrantoni says, “anyone that has a pizzeria, a backyard pizza oven, or anybody who just loves pizza. We like to support people who have the same passion we have.”

Anthony Falco. (Photo by Evan Sung & Molly Tavoletti)

He explains that the shop’s customer base makes it the perfect place for this pizza pop-up. As a small community store, Sansone Market has made high-quality Italian goods accessible to people of any experience level — whether they are professional pizza chefs or amateur home cooks. Regardless of their background, they will also benefit from Falco’s tips and tricks for top-tier pizza.

“Pizza is like an artform,” Mastrantoni says. “You’re expressing yourself through food.”

If you’re interested in stepping up your pizza game, make sure you don’t miss out on this delicious event!

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