By Nicole Curcio
Abeetza Pizzeria, located just around the corner on Glen Cove Road, is a popular destination for Post students. Abeetza makes everything sold fresh, from scratch. Owner Joseph DeLorenzo, a Post alumnus, emphasizes that nothing is ordered from vendors. “The only product we sell that we do not make are the drinks in the refrigerators.”
Aside from pizza, Abeetza has a large variety on its menu. Options range from salads, chicken and fish entrees, paninis, heros and pasta. “If you are looking for a healthier option, we have fresh cut zucchini noodles as a substitute,” DeLorenzo said. Fresh black linguine is also made on site. “Other pizzerias and even restaurants don’t offer that,” DeLorenzo said. In addition, gluten-free penne pasta is available.
For those interested in high protein meals, fish and chicken dishes are available with a choice of vegetables or pasta. Twelve salad dishes are found on the menu, but can be modified to preference.
A 10 percent discount is given to all students who present their school ID when purchasing food on-site. Jennifer O’Neill, a senior dance major, likes to think of herself as Abeetza’s biggest fan. She has ordered a variety of the menu options. “The salads are great,” she said. “I highly recommend the pasta slices.” O’Neill visits Abeetza so often that the staff recognizes her.
Sophomore musical theatre major Katherine Keaney has only visited Abeetza once but found the home-style pizza to be a nice option, compared to other pizza places. “They are college-student friendly with their prices and in the restaurant,” Keaney said. “For the buck, their portions are large.” Olivia Lodge, a senior musical theatre major has had great experiences with their campus delivery. “They’ve delivered straight to my door, literally! Knocked and everything,” Lodge said.
Abeetza serves and delivers from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except Sunday, when they close at 9 p.m. Specials are updated daily, including pasta, fish, and chicken dishes. Catering is available for large outside parties taking place in any location. Orders can be placed at 516-484-3123 or at 82 Glen Cove Road in Greenvale (Greenvale Plaza).
Editor’s Note: The Pioneer has a business relationship with Abeetza, which provides pizza for weekly staff meetings.