Old World Pizza, In Just Minutes
By Leah & Veronica/
Massa’s has built itself a reputation
for some of the best pizza in Huntington. And after less than
five minutes of waiting, we now know why. It’s due to
the genuine coal fired brick oven, said owner Bill Massa.
As the nephew of Patsy Grimaldi, of the renowned Grimaldi’s
Pizza in Brooklyn, Massa takes his pizza seriously.
Indeed it does make a difference. Their pizza is cooked at
temperatures exceeding 900 degrees, which is 300 degrees hotter
than a wood-fired oven. This allows Massa to make his pizzas
fresh on order, taking less than five minutes each to cook
and leaving them with a warm, crisp taste warranted by only
the freshest ingredients.
It also allows him to churn out pizzas made to order on a
moment’s notice, like when we stopped by for a bite.
The Margherita, with a sweet tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella,
and a thin, crispy crust topped with basil doesn’t leave
you feeling guilty. Massa, a resident of Greenlawn, also makes
calzones, baked to order, and has whole-wheat pizza dough.
Everything here is simple, even a pizza with all of your favorite
toppings loaded on top, like the crumbled sausage and peppers,
is tasty without all that extra filler that loads up the calories
and takes away from the taste.
A large 18” pizza pie is $14 and a small 16” pie
is $12. A 12” personal pie is $6.75 and a great idea
for lunch. Additional toppings average about $2 and a world
of combinations can be concocted from the list which includes
anchovies, garlic, whole olives, onions, mushrooms, sweet
red roasted peppers, pepperoni, ham, sausage, eggplant, extra
cheese and meatballs.
With a variety of salads, calzones, and hot pizza made on
the spot, Massa’s is a great place to take your lunch
break or pick up dinner for the family on your way home from
146 West Jericho Turnpike
(one block west of Route 110)
Atmosphere: Casual, clean and friendly.
Cuisine: Pizza made to order.
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. ; Sunday 1 p.m. -