Who Makes The Best Rice Ball on Long Island?

Who makes the best rice ball?
Who makes the best rice ball? (Getty Images)

Swimming in sauce and coated in breadcrumbs, rice balls are the perfect alternative to pizza when visiting your local pizzeria or Italian restaurant, but who makes the best rice ball on Long Island?

Long Islanders voted Grandpa Tony’s the Best Rice Ball on Long Island in the 2022 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest!

Everything that happens at Grandpa Tony’s is a pleasant and delicious experience. Have you ever had a Buffalo Rice Ball? Try it at this Italian eatery where super-friendly service and an original take on a classic Sicilian recipe has become the talk of Long Island foodies lately.

Eating any dish at Grandpa Tony’s is so laid back and enjoyable, much like you’d feel at home at Sunday dinner, though this delectable app is probably now on your dinner table. The one-of-a-kind way to enjoy the best rice balls around is a dish of rice balls made with creamy risotto, Buffalo chicken, mozzarella, and breadcrumbs. They come served with house-made Buffalo sauce.

Rice symbolizes prosperity and wealth and this pleasing uptick on a traditional “arancini” is a memorable, surprising, and substantial way to enjoy the classic favorite.

Grandpa Tony’s is located at 101 Althouse Ave. in East Rockaway. It can be reached at 516-799-8669 or grandpatonysli.com

To find all the other 2022 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Winners of the 2023 contest will be announced soon! Nominate for your favorite businesses and people in the 2023 contest through August!