FARMINGDALE, NY — There’s a new spot to grab a pizza in Farmingdale.
Ralph’s Slices, family-owned by the same proprietors as the neighboring Ralph’s Ices, opened at 850 S. Main St., Farmingdale, on Nov. 2, co-owner Gilda Bilardello said. The planning, permits and construction process took two years. However, the eatery is finally a reality.
The Calabrese family was inspired to open a home-style pizzeria that offers pizza along with a menu that tastes “just like Nonna used to make,” Bilardello told Patch. The menu includes many varities of pizza, homemade pasta, fresh salads, piping hot heroes and other entrees.
“Every dish we create honors our ‘moms’ in the best way we know how: cooking for you and your loved ones,” Bilardello said.
The opening of Ralph’s Slices and expansion of a family business comes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
“While this is not an ideal time to open, we hope that we can bring some sort of comfort to our customers in a time where comfort, safety and kindness are most needed,” Bilardello said.
The business follows all Nassau County Board of Health protocols to keep its staff and customers safe at all times, according to Bilardello. As recommendations shift, so do the store’s own guidelines.
“We do all that we can to keep safety on the forefront while bringing our customers a little piece of our home into their homes,” Bilardello said.
Ralph’s Slices offers takeout and free delivery at a $10 minimum every day from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the business has outdoor seating and a few bar stools a distance from each other inside. The store can be reached at 516-586-8395.