Family-style Italian restaurants

Family-style Italian restaurants

There are 25 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 4, 2008, titled Family-style Italian restaurants. In it, Newsday reports that:

The family-style Italian restaurant outlasts trends, defies fads and keeps customers.

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Daharv

United States

#1 May 29, 2008
Do any of these restaurants have separate dining areas for private parties of roughly 35 people?
Top Shelf Dining

Vero Beach, FL

#2 Oct 3, 2008
We attended a 50th High School Reunion last week and went to THE PIE in Port Jefferson on Main St.What started out as a craving for a good New Yorg Pizza turned into a great dining experience.We started with a REAL Pizza as a appetizer then got into a great selection of anti pasta then onto some main courses.The Brooklyn Lager on Tap added to this rare dining experience that brought back memories of good Italian Cusine when we lived on Long Island.The owner/Host Kristen added to this great dining experience by suggeating some of the House specials.The Bill was a shocker as it was very affordable compared to other similar restaurants in the area.We would definately go back!
put one on the

Chicago, IL

#3 Oct 3, 2008
Now a days when people say their having Italian, they're going to Olive Garden.
Peter Griffin

Tucson, AZ

#4 Oct 3, 2008
Bapatty Boopitty?
R Carbone

Hartsdale, NY

#7 Oct 4, 2008
Did the author of this piece go to any restaurants in Suffolk? He mentions a few but it seems they are mentioned because they are second locations to restaurants he visited in Nassau. There are a lot of good restaurants in Suffolk but you wouldn't know that from the seemingly myopic view of the author.
salvatore

AOL

#8 Oct 9, 2008
VINCENTS CLAM BAR.....Voted #1 by Long Islanders. Its my favorite restaurant for 26 years. Why do you not have it on your site?
Pro Carbs

Coram, NY

#9 Oct 9, 2008
Top Shelf Dining wrote:
We started with a REAL Pizza as a appetizer then got into a great selection of anti pasta
"Anti pasta"???? Sounds like a riot at Weight Watchers.
henry

Darien, CT

#10 Oct 17, 2008
dodici rockville centre,class,fine dining.best in ny period
tiger

New Milford, NJ

#11 Oct 27, 2008
matteos and la parma are two very successful family style restaurants and dont even bring up "olive garden" are you clueless?
tiger

New Milford, NJ

#12 Oct 27, 2008
im not from north babylon
No Doze

Portland, OR

#13 Oct 27, 2008
ARTHUR KING wrote:
<quoted text>I defy anyone to go into any "ITALIAN RESTURANT'S kitchen and find anyone of italian descent actually cooking so why not olive garden the price is right
you're not serious are you? LOL, you go ahead and stick with yur spaghetti factory and olive gardens where bad service and crapp food is a way of life and I'll stick the the local joints.
NYY

Since: Sep 07

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#14 Oct 27, 2008
put one on the wrote:
Now a days when people say their having Italian, they're going to Olive Garden.
Thats NOT Italian... That's C r a p.
Todd Schuster

New York, NY

#15 Oct 27, 2008
eh mamma mia, that's a spicy meatball. mangia mangia!!!
nevrbeenscared

Islandia, NY

#16 Jan 21, 2009
La Famiglia is outstanding, best food and atmosphere on Long Island
Alicia Smith

United States

#17 Feb 7, 2009
You forgot to mention Baby Moon Restaurant in Westhampton Beach. This is a wonderful place for families. The food is out of this world. The menu has everything you can imagine, the seafood is always very fresh as nowhere else in Long Island.
My favorite dishes are the fry calamari, the linguine white clam sauce and the seafood marinara. They also make a wonderful lobster fradiabolo over linguine. Portions are extremely big so you can share. Also the salads are amazing as the pizza, specially the mini-pizza.
Alicia Smith

United States

#18 Feb 7, 2009
Daharv wrote:
Do any of these restaurants have separate dining areas for private parties of roughly 35 people?
Baby Moon Restaurant in Westhampton Beach has and they do great with big parties. The food is out of this world. This is the link:
http://www.babymoonrestaurant.com
harold

Pleasanton, CA

#22 Mar 23, 2009
how can you not mention Matteos
simply best familiy style on LI
Old Ginny

Slatington, PA

#23 Mar 23, 2009
Mullberry St in NYC , you will find the best Italian resturants, not around here that is for sure
apocalypse soon

Shirley, NY

#24 Mar 23, 2009
Carmine's and Tony's Di Napoli. Both family-style. Both in Manhatten. Like most Italian families, both loud too.
Big Tony

Basking Ridge, NJ

#25 Mar 23, 2009
Old Ginny wrote:
Mullberry St in NYC , you will find the best Italian resturants, not around here that is for sure
EXACTLY!

Them restaurants on Mulbery Steet you can't beat!

There used to be a bunch more in the neighborhood back in the day.

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