Friendly competition: Long Island restaurant joins effort to help struggling competitor

It was an exceptionally busy night at Phil's Pizza and Restaurant in Syosset, mostly because owner Anthony Laurino was busy using his own business to help a struggling competitor.

News 12 Staff

Sep 13, 2022, 2:23 AM

Updated 651 days ago

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There was no competition, only a friendly atmosphere between two Long Island restaurateurs Monday.
It was an exceptionally busy night at Phil's Pizza and Restaurant in Syosset, mostly because owner Anthony Laurino was busy using his own business to help a struggling competitor.
Laurino was helping out with an effort started by Jim Serpico of Side Hustle Bread Company, who puts together monthly campaigns to help businesses experiencing hard times.
The recipient this month was Dominick Onesta, owner of Hi-Class Pizza in Bellerose.
Onesta's restaurant has been in business more than 50 years, and he said he was shocked at the outpouring of support.


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