Italian food survey

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duh

Nyack, NY

#45 Jan 3, 2008
Mama Lombardi's in Holbrook continues to provide outstanding cuisine at a reasonable price. You never walk out hungry and will always be pleased with the consistancy of their meals. The Chicken and Sausage Campagnola is the largest single dish I have ever encountered in any restaurant....But the flavors of the hot and sweet peepers mixed with the Sausage /Chicken and Potatoes can not be matched anywhere on LI. Enough for three hungry people or 3 days woth of leftovers!!!!

Service is always superb and the place is always spotless. Bravo!!!!!
Old School Mets Fan

Tallman, NY

#46 Jan 3, 2008
Stella Ristorante in Floral Park, an institution since 1960 and still very, very good Southern Italian. You don't stay in business for 48 years unless you are really good.
LBM

West Sayville, NY

#47 Jan 3, 2008
You've got to be kidding. The owner is very hard to take. Not very professional.
Peggy Fox wrote:
The best spaghetti and meatballs, hands down, is at Maroni Cuisine in Northport. If you don't believe me, ask Bobby Flay (who Michael Maroni bested on Food Network's Throwdown). And, if you're not in the mood for the meatballs, try Maroni's absolutely fabulous tasting menu, with upwards of 20 courses (scallop scallopini is one of my particular faves). You will think you'd died and gone to heaven.
CAMELOT KEVIN

Baldwin, NY

#48 Jan 3, 2008
Fran Douglas wrote:
Benny's is wonderful. Benny is usually there to make sure you are well taken care of. The food is delicious and the presentation beautiful.
This is not flashy food but consistent and yummy.
BENNYS
BENNYS BENNYS YOU ARE DEAD ON FRAN .LOVE THE WINE ROOM TABLE TOO!
Lynn

Haledon, NJ

#49 Jan 3, 2008
About 15 years ago, there was a restaurant named Sinatra's on the corner of Rt 111 and 347. The chef was a mysterious man named Boris who made some of the best Italian food we've ever had. It was outrageous. Starting with the most scrumptious garlic knots and the absolute best baked ziti and sausage and lasagna. I've eaten at many other places over the years but this one was the real deal. Miss it.
Justin

Glen Head, NY

#50 Jan 3, 2008
Villa Monte in Old Bethpage is by far the best Italian food on Long Island. With an old Italian feel, customers are welcomed in by a Bonjourno and a "What can I get ya?" on the informal side. However, this versatile restaurant has a quieter side for those seeking a nice evening out with the family or just a significant other. This side features not only the standard pizza and pasta, but a variety of specialty dishes from amazing penne ala vodka to an amazing chicken parmigiana. The food is amazing. The prices are unbeatable. The service is exceptional. Overall, Villa Monte is my number one choice for Italian food. Not to mention it is only 30 seconds from my house. Well, I hope you enjoy this exquisite cuisine soon. Happy Dining!
Alphonso

Rockville Centre, NY

#51 Jan 3, 2008
Mamma's in Oakdale.

Mangia tutte cosa!
Danny

Orlando, FL

#52 Jan 3, 2008
Mamas pizza on montauk hwy, Copiague its in the CVS shopping center. By far the best chicken parmigiana and garlic knots. Also they make you feel like home!!!
Danny

Orlando, FL

#53 Jan 3, 2008
Oh wait I have one more that is called ubaldo resturante and it may be price but indeed a good place to eat!!!!!!!!!
bob

Central Islip, NY

#54 Jan 3, 2008
Lynn wrote:
About 15 years ago, there was a restaurant named Sinatra's on the corner of Rt 111 and 347. The chef was a mysterious man named Boris who made some of the best Italian food we've ever had. It was outrageous. Starting with the most scrumptious garlic knots and the absolute best baked ziti and sausage and lasagna. I've eaten at many other places over the years but this one was the real deal. Miss it.
Many a wise guy had sit downs there.now its MOMMA SBARROS and
the food is crap.
CirellasFan

Levittown, NY

#55 Jan 3, 2008
CIRELLA'S on Route 110, in Melville
EATER X

Brooklyn, NY

#56 Jan 3, 2008
LA SCALA IN COMMACK IS HIDDEN LOCAL JEM. LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM BEEN GOING TO THEM RELIGIOUSLY FOR OVER 20 YEARS.
Rob Dahlen

AOL

#57 Jan 4, 2008
Vincents in Carle Place. Best Fried Calamari around ! Medium sauce compliments this dish to a T. Great stuffed eggplant too !!!!!
susan

New York, NY

#58 Jan 4, 2008
Bennys in Westbury? I agree!
PETEF

AOL

#59 Jan 4, 2008
There are MANY of favorite restaurants on LI. It all depends on how you rate them. If you put in food, price, service, etc., then Lia's Pizzeria in Oceanside is right on top. Top notch pizza joint in the front and a small restaurant in the rear. The hope is the owner doesn't get too ambitious and tries to make it into a Rick's Place of Casablanca.

Bennys in westbury is a hidden gem. Lia's and Benny's are night and day. Down the road a bit to the west is Rialto. Also, in Westbury.
mollagig

Pittsburgh, PA

#60 Jan 4, 2008
Matt Simendinger wrote:
The best Italian restaurant on Long Island is Domenico's of Levittown. Friendly neighborhood atmosphere, inexpensive menu, and
mozzarella sticks to die for. You heard it: they serve the best sticks around, and believe me, my girlfriend Christine and I have searched all over for their rival. So go to Domenico's on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown for some great Italian food!
OH MY! THEY ARE ALL GREAT!!!!!!
equally

Denver, CO

#61 Jan 4, 2008
la parma in williston park is my favorite, even thou it is a "family style" restaurant with hugh portions.
Karen Quinn

Melville, NY

#62 Jan 4, 2008
My all-time favorite is Butera's in Massapequa.
This restaurant never disappoints.
My family and I have been coming here for years. We have tired other restaurants over the years, but always come back to Butera's.
It's consistently good.
They serve you a warm bread basket with freshly made bruschetta and grilled vegetables, on the house no less! Their entree portions are always huge and delicious.
Freshly made pastas, grilled chicken and fish, salads are all favorites.
You can order take out too. Excellent ++++
Jenn Douglas

United States

#63 Jan 4, 2008
We absolutly love La Parma, especially their Oceanside location. The food is outstanding and the service is some of the best we ever had. We eat out a lot (like most LongIslander's) and La Parma is a place that keeps us coming back.
JSW

Bronx, NY

#64 Jan 4, 2008
La Famaglia in Smithtown has scrumptious Italian Food. Excellent Fish with a little breadcrumb, garlic and lemon...wonderful. Great pasta dishes. Also, Maninno's for the best pizza and some really good pasta dishes.

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