568 Plandome Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030
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Manhasset in New York state was settled by the British as early as the beginning of the 1600s, but they were forcefully evicted by the Dutch West India Company who decided to lay claim to the land. The Dutch company later resold the lands and the British settlers returned to take up cattle farming and oyster harvesting on the shores of Manhasset Bay. Time stood still for the hamlet of Manhasset for quite a few decades and it didn't develop at all until its peaceful rural aspect was recognised by the wealthy of Manhattan who began to build homes there. Manhasset has remained a tranquil getaway from the city place for the more well to do and even now is home to less than ten thousand people. Savvy Italians know that even the wealthy like a slice of pizza on occasion and after relocating there in the 1960s, they opened their restaurants in Manhasset and the locals were finally able to enjoy a pie.
Considering Manhasset's geographical proximity to the Big Apple and the era that the pizzerias in this city were starting to open for business, it's not surprising that Manhasset is known for New York-style pizza. If that's not your preferred choice of pie, don't stress. You'll be able to get your hands on an old world thick crust and a Sicilian-style pizza too. New York-style pizza rose to be America's number one favorite pie in the 1930s and has held that position for a good few decades. The chef that created it took his inspiration from a traditional thin crust Italian pizza known as Neapolitan which originates from Naples. He made it bigger, but whether he made it better is, for any fan of authentic Italian pizzas, a question that's all too easy to answer.
Getting the best delivery pizza in Manhasset is a simple operation which only requires you to call your order in to the right Manhasset pizzeria. The pizzeria you should be contacting, whether it's by phone or by an app, is Randazzo's Pizza of Manhasset. Randazzo's Pizza of Manhasset is located on Plandome Road and occupies a large premises that, while it's pretty nondescript outside, has stylish and up-to-date interior décor. Bare brick and polished tiles give this Manhasset pizzeria an attractive look, but the décor can't compete with the look of the pizzas. From the moment you open the delivery box and take your first bite, you'll be sighing with sheer contentment. If you like old school pies try their chicken bacon ranch and you'll have satisfaction guaranteed.
If you're making your way back into Manhasset after spending time in Valley Park and can hear your stomach rumbling, then head for Plandome Road. Umberto's of Manhasset is a pizzeria and restaurant that bakes the best take-out pizza in Manhasset. Why is it the best? The answer to that is because they bake classic Neapolitan-style pies as well as Sicilian-style and grandma-style tray-bakes. Umberto's of Manhasset's premises has a real fresh Mediterranean look which makes the most of the contrast between deep blue and white outside and red and grey inside. The faux window shutters used as wall decoration are a nice touch too. Better still though are the pizzas they cook here as you'll find out when yours is handed to you. You really can't beat a classic pizza topped with well-made meatballs and a generous helping of cheese.
Huntington is a half hour's drive east from Manhasset and somewhere to go when you want to combine cultural and outdoor activities on the same day. Start off with a visit to the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve where you can blow away the city cobwebs with a hike on trails running along the shores of Long Island Sound. To get your culture fix both the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium and the Heckscher Museum of Art make for a fascinating and enlightening couple of hours. To get some unusual souvenir photos head for the Gothic looking mid-19th century Huntington Harbor Lighthouse before going to Little Vincent's Pizza on New York Avenue to fill up with a slice of pie.
Make a great escape from Manhasset by making a half an hour's trip south to Jones Beach Island. The Jones Beach State Park is a popular place so don't expect to get the entire six and a half miles of beach to yourself. You should be able to find a quiet spot to throw your towel down and relax though. If not you can always try a game of mini golf, shuffleball, cornhole or pickleball in the Wildplay Adventure Park area or visit the Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center. There are lots of big events held in the park too so depending on when you go your visit might coincide with the Bethpage Air Show or any number of firework spectaculars that happen throughout the year. If your visit doesn't coincide with anything exciting, go to Jack's Pizzeria on Long Beach Road for a pizza instead.
Keeping kids happy is never easy, but it will be if you make a fifteen mile journey northeast from Manhasset to Bayville. As soon as they see the Bayville Adventure Park they'll be squealing with delight and you may well have trouble getting them out of this pirate themed park for the rest of the day. If you can convince them to leave, calm them down with a shell hunt on the Charles E. Ransom Beach or the Bayville Beach. By the time you've done all that, kids being kids, they'll be groaning about being hungry so get them fed by stopping off at Ralph's Pizza on Bayville Avenue and then they'll be quiet on the drive home.
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