Hamptons’ Uncle Joe’s Pizza & Parlour to replace Fusilli in Miller Place


Fusilli Pizzeria in Miller Place has a new owner — and soon a new name.

Hamptons institution Uncle Joe’s Famous Pizzeria announced on Wednesday that is had purchased Fusilli Pizzeria in Miller Place, and that Uncle Joe’s Pizza & Parlour will open in the former Fusilli in March.

Fusilli has operated in Miller Place’s Aliano Shopping Center on Route 25A for 13 years.

“I want to thank the residents of Miller Place and the surrounding area from the bottom of my heart,” Fusilli Pizzeria owner Chad Powell said in a released statement. “It has been a labor of love for my family and I to serve the community for over 13 years.

“We have made great memories and lifelong friends along the way,” he continued. “We are extremely proud to have served them. It is with great confidence that I leave it to the Uncle Joe’s team to continue our success. Fusilli customers are in great hands with them.”

While the official name change won’t happen for several weeks, the Uncle Joe’s Famous Pizzeria team, led by Tana Gerber and Scott Gerber, will immediately become the new steward of Fusilli.

“It is very important to us to uphold Fusilli’s long-standing traditions of culinary excellence, meaningful community engagement and high-quality customer service that locals have come to know and love,” Tana Gerber said. “We are also excited to introduce the Miller Place community to some of the specialties that have made us a trusted, family-friendly brand for over 50 years.”

Uncle Joe’s Famous Pizzeria serves original Long Island Panko pizzas, classic New York-style pizzas, and such Italian specialties as its famous vodka sauce dishes, original sauce wings and signature Dolci Doughknots.

Members of the pizzeria’s loyalty program, Uncle Joe’s Social Club, get free pizza pies on their birthdays, a $20 gift card for every $100 spent on catering orders, free gelato with every meal for kids ages 10 and under, and other special members-only perks.

“It’s our distinctive honor to offer beloved pizzaiolos and pizzeria owners respectable retirements befitting their decades of hard work and service to their communities,” Scott Gerber said. “Uncle Joe’s will continue to expand by acquiring and preserving more high-quality pizzerias throughout Long Island in the years ahead.”

The Fusilli sale is yet the latest business business development in Aliano Shopping Center. reported earlier this month that Atomic Wings would be opening soon in the plaza.

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