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New Hyde Park Pizzeria Delivering Pies To Giants In Indianapolis

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A New Hyde Park eatery is stepping in to help the New York Giants with a major dilemma: finding a good slice of pizza in Indianapolis.

A volunteer police escort was on hand to clear the way for General Manager Gaetano Corteo, of Umberto’s Pizzeria on Jericho Turnpike, to catch his flight Friday morning at LaGuardia Airport.

Nassau Sheriff Michael Sposato said he is a big Giants fan and donated his car to drive the pizzas. Retired police officers drove their motorcycles and Sposato says no taxpayer dollars were wasted.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

Umberto’s is delivering 15 pies — including Grandma, Buffalo, and Margherita — to the team and there may be a little something extra in the slices for good luck.

“We do have a special ingredient but we can’t publicize it, otherwise all the other teams are going to want it,” owner Carlo Corteo told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.

The special delivery is expected to arrive in Indy just in time for lunch.

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Gaetano Corteo and Carlo Corteo oversee pizza making for the Giants at Umberto's in New Hyde Park (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Umberto’s has been delivering pizza to the Giants for the past four seasons.

Players Justin Tuck and David Diehl are big fans of the Grandma pie.

If you were craving a slice of home, which pizzeria would you want to fly out some pies to you? Let us know below…

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  1. Big Bipper says:

    First Off….Ozone Park Pizza on Liberty Ave in Queens is king. IMHO.

    Secondly, I lived 18 months in Mass and had to go to about 40 pizza places because one seemed to be worse then the other. And the ones that were ok, were not consistent on the second visit.

    Also, most of these places don’t sell by the slice. Would have to order a whole damn pie. And if you they did sell slices…they called it a “wedge”.

    Ugh. Thank God I came home.

  2. Stu Gotz says:

    NYC pizzerias are run by pakistanis and indians

  3. Max B says:

    Why didn’t they just get Poppa Johns.. Payten coulda got some free pies for Eli.

    GO G MENNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  4. Christie: the Governor that ate NJ says:

    GO NJ GIANTS! GO BIG BLUE!

  5. Rich says:

    This isn’t NYC pizza…it’s LONG ISLAND pizza…

    GO PATS!!!!!

    #IAmAPatriot

    1. ff says:

      NY PIZZA and its wicked good

    2. Karen says:

      my out of state relatives when visiting always want umberto’s night. the other night we had the “Grandma.” my Mom (who is a Grandma) said “I like this better than any other pizza.”

      oh, and Rich, I’m with ya friend, GO PATS!

  6. FRANKIE POTSPANS says:

    NEW JERSEY PIZZA AND BAGELS STINK…WHY, ITS ALL IN THE WATER…. NYC WATER IS WHAT MAKES PIZZA, BAGELS, ITALIAN BREAD ETC…

    1. Technically and literally says:

      NJ doesn’t have polluted water? Guess you have never been to Perth Amboy, Bayonne, Linden, or coincidentally EAST RUTHERFORD.

      With that said, GO GIANTS of NJ.

  7. Technically and literally says:

    The Giants play in New JERSEY. Aren’t there any pizzerias located there? Also, the last I checked, NJ is closer to Indy than NY. Which means that pizza made in NJ would arrive warmer and fresher for those New JERSEY Giants. Just saying.

    1. let me guess? says:

      you’re from Hoboken, right?

      1. Technically and literally says:

        No, lived in NYC all my life (lucky me not). Don’t really have a fav NFL team, but always root for the Giants and Jets since they are both from the nyc AREA.

        Sorry to insult anyone (not that any should be), but hearing “-New —-” (see, kills me to type it out like say it) Giants from where they DON’T play is like nails on he chalkboard.

        1. vv says:

          u and christie can comiserate together

    2. Anders F says:

      YEA EXCEPT ANY PIZZA TRAVELING MORE THAN 15 MINUTES IS GOING TO GET COLD …SO IT DOESN’T MATTER

  8. dollars and SENSE says:

    In the last 50 years, what percentage of NY City and State tax revenue (income, sales, real estate, etc) has been outlaid for NYC public assistance and food stamp programs on an annual basis? In that same time frame, what percentage of NYC residents have received such benefits (also on a year-to-year basis)? And is it all possible that funds for such programs could ever be exhausted (at least for a few months) one day?

  9. Bill says:

    Yeah – I’m sure it takes such an incredible talent to make pizza that nobody could step up in Indy to deliver. Eat em now boys – N.E, is going to kick the Giants a’s so hard it is likely you’re going to lose your appetite watching this game.

    1. Benjy Bronk's Bald Spot says:

      If you’ve ever had pizza outside of NY, most stinks, like your breath.

      1. Ronny Murphy says:

        YUPPER !

    2. keep talkin' billy boy... says:

      …the giants will be peein’ in the charles on monday mornin’

    3. yup says:

      Actually it does. But you guys in NE don’t know anything about pizza. It’s all about the chowda up there.

    4. FRANKIE POTSNPANS says:

      LISTEN YOU GOOBER HICK, NOTHING COMPARE TO NY PIZZA….USE YA BRAIN

  10. Meghan Ambrosino says:

    Thats a good pie

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