Daily Top Ten: Restaurant Week Edition - 10 Italian Restaurants For That Old World Taste


There's nothing quite like fine Italian cooking. Which is what makes Italian cuisine one of the world's most popular.

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There’s nothing quite like fine Italian cooking. Which is what makes Italian cuisine one of the world’s most popular. While hearty in flavor most Italian dishes come from a simple recipe, rarely exceeding more than eight ingredients. Cooks (read as: Italian grandmothers) rely on the quality of the ingredients rather than complicated preparation. This makes the passing down of family recipes that much easier and conducive for home cooked meals. Italian cooking is much more than pasta dishes. Cheese and wine also play a major role with coffee and espresso not far behind. Ingredients vary regionally but with the ability to acquire ingredients from around the world Italian meals have taken on a new face but kept the same bold taste. Visit Long Island’s favorite Italian restaurants for cooking that’s tastes just like home!

Remember, only restaurants with an *asterisk next to their name are participating in the Spring Restaurant Week.

1.    *TAPPO Ristorante Italiano
284 Glen Street, Glen Cove – (516) 759-1913

2.    Scotto’s Restaurant and Pizzoteca
1195 Corporate Drive, Westbury – (516) 222-1042

3.    *Cirella’s
14 Broadhollow Road, Melville – (631) 385-7380

4.    Vitae Restaurant & Wine Bar
54 New Street, Huntington – (631) 385-1919

5.    *Ristorante Gemelli
175 East Main Street, Babylon – (631) 321-6392

6.    Ciao Baby
204 Jericho Turnpike, Commack – (631) 543-1400

7.    *Verace Restaurant
599 Main Street, Islip – (631) 277-3800

8.    *Ragazzi Italian Restaurant
2950 Middle Country Road, Nesconset – (631) 265-8200

9.    Baby Moon Restaurant
238 Montauk Highway, Westhampton Beach – (631) 288-6350

10. Papa Joe's
450 Commack Road, Deer Park - (631) 242-8902