By Tatiana Ortiz

Are you looking for a new pizza experience where passion and interaction come into place? Owner Louie Bevilacqua from Long Island Pizza Company has just the right flavors to make customers come back for more.

Long Island Pizza Company is new to the Gibsonton area and has been open for three months. The restaurant has simple décor with images of popular places in Long Island that Bevilacqua had visited.

“I am a Long Island native and it is great to converse with my customers about these pictures and share our stories together,” said Bevilacqua.

In the midst of modern technology, Long Island Pizza Company has a heated delivery bag system. The delivery bags are insulated and have a special stone, which keeps the food at the proper, safe temperature for 30 minutes. Also, the restaurant has holding cabinets that the pizza is placed in to help keep the pizza hot.

“The bags sit up on a rack and remain heated in between deliveries,” said Bevilacqua.
Along with that, the menu has a wide variety of food items that contain fresh homemade ingredients. “Our pizza dough and sauce are all homemade,” said Bevilacqua.

The restaurant is known for its signature New York style 18” thin crusted cheese pizza and rice balls. Coffee, fountain drinks, iced tea and two-liter bottles of soda are the current beverage choices.

“We have just been approved to receive our liquor license and will be operating that within a few weeks,” said Bevilacqua.

He looks forward to the growth and potential of his new restaurant and is grateful for all of the support in the community. The restaurant gives discounts to first responders and military personal.

“Overall, it is a challenging business, but is very rewarding to see people in your restaurant communicating, laughing and enjoying those precious moments,” said Bevilacqua.

For more information about Long Island Pizza Company, visit lipizzacompany.com. It is located at 7130 Big Bend Rd. in Gibsonton and delivery services are available. For delivery information or pickup, call 741-3030.