You could stand on a corner and look around until a restaurant sign draws you in. But we've got a better idea. Each week, Glen Cove Patch picks a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out. Here's this week's choice:
Some may not realize, but American pizza is drastically different from authentic, Italian pizza.
In Italy, an individual serving of pizza is almost impossible to finish in a single sitting. It’s not served as a large, doughy pie that is cut into slices. It is smaller (12 inches), has a very thin, crispy crust and perfect proportions of cheese, sauce and toppings. Rarely is it ever “floppy” or too oily.
Anthony’s serves up a “faithful” (as my father calls it) Italian pizza right here in New York.
Prompt staff members bring out the pizzas on wooden serving boards and place them on little round stands on the table, so customers still have plenty of room to eat. For first timers, try a traditional pie with your choice of nine toppings. The Kalamata olives and prosciutto toppings were terrific options, and added a great mixture of flavor to the already outstanding pie.
You’ll notice right away how different their pizza is: thin and crusty, with the perfect amount of sauce and cheese (and that to-die-for smoky, coal-fired taste). For an appetizer, order the meatballs. They are tender, light and scrumptious, and are served with ricotta cheese and Focaccia bread on the side.
While you’re there, experience their exciting bar specials. Wednesdays are called “Meatballs and Martinis.” From 5 p.m. to close, they offer $5 martinis.
Lunch Specials are served 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Take-out is available, as well as family-style catering (for groups of 10 or more people) for $13 per person. Reservations are highly recommended.
137 Old County Rd., Carle Place. 516-877-7750. Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Prices: $10 to $20 for entrees.