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Best Pizza on Long Island Contest

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Best Pizza on Long Island Contest - October 2012!

If there's one thing that Long Island excells at, it is definitely our amazing pizza.  It's nearly impossible to walk down any main street on Long Island without passing at least one neighborhood pizza shop, but the odds are there will be at least three.  With all these pizza shops to choose from, there's cound to be a handful that standout, and our Best Pizza on Long Island Contest names the best pies in five categories.

...And the previous winners were...

Best 'REGULAR' Pizza

Prince Umberto's of Franklin Square, New York

Best 'SICILIAN' Pizza

Prince Umberto's of Franklin Square, New York
 Best 'MARINARA' Pizza
Paradiso Pizza of Mount Sinai, New York
 Best 'GRANDMA' Pizza
Antino's Pizza of Rocky Point
 Best 'SPECIALTY' Pizza
Spasso's Pizza of Wantagh, New York
The Best Pizza on Long Island Contest, Festival & Bake-Off is an annual event put together by to promote local pizzerias and at the same time raise funds for a good cause. This year's event was presented by 101.1 Jack FM.
A portion of the proceeds goes to Long Island Cares and Island Harvest, non-profit organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry on Long Island, New York.
There are over 700 pizzerias across Long Island from Nassau to Suffolk County. Almost every town has one or more pizzerias. Long Islanders take pizza very seriously and everyone has an opinion as to who makes "The Best". The top finalists with the most votes were invited down for the last leg of the competition, the taste test at the Long Island Pizza Festval / Bake-Off.
The Long Island Pizza Festival has become an annual event. In addition to the bake-off, the pizza related activies draw a bigger crowd each year. The event serves up everything pizza including pizza sampling, dough tossing demonstrations, mini-pie making for the kids and a pizza eating contest. 
During the Pizza Eating Contest, the crowds cheer on the contestants as they gobble up pizza.  Pizza eating contestants received awards and cash prizes.
A handful of local businesses contribute to the contest.  Marsal & Sons provided the Pizza Ovens for the day. Cremosa Foods helped to get the word out about the contest to the pizzerias. They also provided supplies and refrigeration. Adventureland hosted the event and their dedicated staff made sure everything ran smoothly.
101.1 Jack FM has served as the presenting sponsor of past events. Co-sponsors included Optimum, Cremosa Foods, Marsal & Sons, Inc. Pizza Ovens, Adventureland Amusement Park, Party Pizzazz, The World Pizza Champions, BBA Photography, Pizza Pup, The Printing Experience and Marriottt Vacation Club. puts the event together each year with the help of these sponsors.
Special thanks to News 12, Cablevision and Raffle Prize Contributors. Our panel of judges, dedicated volunteers, friends, family and pizza-lovers all played a role in contributing to the success of the event.
Pizzeria contributors included:
- Antino's Pizza of Rocky Point
- Spasso's Pizza of Wantagh
- Albert's II Pizza of West Babylon
- Paradiso Pizza of Mount Sinai
- Prince Umberto's Pizza of Franklin Square
- Bucci's Pizza of East Patchogue
These pizzerias not only make awesome pizza, but they are proud supporters of the Long Island NY community. So, next time you are hungry for pizza tell them sent you!A portion of the proceeds raised from the 'Best Pizza on Long Island Contest' go to non-profit organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry on Long Island.
If you wish to support the efforts of these organizations, please make checks payable to the individual organizations, or use the Donation Form. All donations are tax deductible.
Check out the Best Pizza of Long Island compeition coming soon!