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Cafe Testarossa
Cafe Testarossa

Cafe Testarossa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Cafetestarossa.com
  • Email: Cafetestarossa@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (516) 364-8877
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: William Sansone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Seperate Dining Area Available with exceptions on Days with Minimum.
  • Private Party Contact: Lois or Jennifer (516) 364-8877

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Oyster Bay Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Front and Rear Parking Available, Valet Services Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
A word from Cafe Testarossa
Modern Italian Cuisine with all the Character of Artisanal Fare. Even though Italian Cuisine is based on Tradition, Cafe Testarossa is holding true to traditional methods, without restriction, to modernizing the essence of the menu.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I really appreciate the friendly and sensitive service, and the way we never feel rushed...it is one of the few restaurants around we can stay and finish up conversations even after the kitchen closes. The food is consistently EXCEPTIONAL It is fine dining in a beautiful setting, and relaxed and unpretentious. perfect!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food at Testarossa remains consistenly excellent. The food is always cooked to perfection and properly seasoned. The salmon is flavorful , served on a bed of mixed vegtables and all cooked to precisely the right temperature The service, as always, was attentive and professional"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of my favorites because they have a great menu and the food is consistently excellent. The restaurant is decorated in very warm and relaxing colors and the lighting is perfect...not too bright and not too dark. The tables are not parked one on top of the other so you can enjoy conversation without hearing anyone else's. Service is also excellent. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Testarossa continues to excel with creative cuisine using the freshest and best ingredients available. Superb pastas and fish. Service is always top notch, friendly and accommodating. The new look of the dining rooms are sleek yet comfortable. One of my family's favorite places."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This is a slightly formal, kind of upscale restaurant that makes you feel like you are in your own dining room. The service was excellent, courteous and prompt, we never had to "wait" for anything. Every time I looked up, there was someone ready to handle whatever I wanted. The food, though a tad pricy was first rate. I don't mind paying a little extra if I get the quality consistent with the price, and at Testarossa, we definitely did. I give this restaurant the full 5 stars!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Business lunch on Thursday afternoon. We started with fried calamari, it was served very hot, crispy and the marinara was delicious, too. One associate ordered the special, Atlantic cod and he said it was wonderful while another ordered a chicken special and loved it also. I ordered Caesar salad and asked if grilled shrimp could be added. The romaine was nice and crisp, great dressing, crunchy croutons and the shrimp was cooked perfectly. All in all it was a very good lunch, I would go again and suggest it to others!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I found the food to be very very good and found the prices to be comparable with restaurants of similar quality. I tend to be a person who desires quality over quantity. I usually find that restaurants that serve larger portions are making up for other problems. I found the quantity of the entree in Cafe Testarosa to be sufficient without being overbearing. My wife and I had a wonderful time here."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "In a part of Long Island that is surrounded by many restaurants in nearby towns, this Hidden Gem offers locals a place to find quality food and very attentive service. The staff and management worked diligently to ensure our night was up to our standards."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Table not ready for forty minutes, and then it was a temporary table they set up near door. 3 appetizers brought out, then 10 min wait for 4th; Same thing happened with entrees Food passable when it arrived"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "the food is creative, delicious, fresh......the staff is friendly and efficient, and they let you sit and talk, never ever feel rushed.....I come here often and I am always glad I did........"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was delicious and orders arrived in good time. However, there was a lot of confusion by the server about whose food was whose. Our server knew, but they sent out a busboy with the orders and he was clueless. After dinner we were given desert menus and didn't see another employee for a half hour. By that time, we had lost our taste for dessert, coffee and aperitif. They obviously need more qualified help."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have been going to Café Testarossa for nearly 15 years. I valet parked my SUV with slightly under a 1/4 tank of gas. As it was Valentines day, we needed to wait for our table, which I expected. After an hour wait and then a decent dinner, I went out to get my truck. The first thing I noticed was that ALL of the papers that I keep in my driver side visor were thrown on the floor on the passengers side. Next, my gas light was on. The only way to go through that much gas was if my car was running for the full 3 hours I was in the restaurant. Lastly, the night was cold, and my truck takes a good 10 minutes to heat up, yet the truck was very warm. To treat my property in that manner was VERY UNPROFESSIONAL."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always enjoyable with good food and decent service. Make your reservations for the main room and request a table by the window. Excellent pasta dishes, really good salad starters. Cafe Testarossa is a keeper."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a very pleasant meal with another couple at Cafe Testarossa. The service was attentive and the atmosphere conducive to conversation. The menu offers a nice variety and the portions are a good size. The food quality is consistently excellent. We have never been disappointed here. Cafe Testarossa is truly a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Me and my gf loved the food and all. First time there would go again. Loved the service and a good place for Valentines Day or in general."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Café Testarossa continues to evolve as a foodie destination. The menu is creative and vibrant without being silly or over-orchestrated. Pasta and Seafood excel. The warm Octopus Salad was tender and flavorful. The Pork Chop special was prepared perfectly medium paired with yummy whipped sweet potato. Chilean Sea Bass special was an exceptional treat. The service staff is always warm, friendly and accommodating. One of the best restaurants in the NY metro area."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "There was a very loud table next to ours. They were disturbing us as well as people at other tables. The waiter knew they were loud and obnoxious. No one from management came over to our table. We did not linge over coffee. We couldn't wait to get out. Upon leaving I commented to the manager about the table. He said " some people take it too far ". Might not go back."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Food is consistently well prepared and delicious. Service is nice."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "Live nearby but just never tried this place. Don't know what I expected but it was beautiful and the good was beyond fabulous! Presentation A+. Taste A+. It was a wonderful experience. Would u go back? I cannot wait! Don't miss out on a great meal. Only problem was its a little noisy. Maybe I'm getting old!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We arrived 45 minutes early and were told our table would be ready in 20 minutes and that the maitre'd would come for us. Well, 45mins past ( n/p as we were early ) and when I saw that new arrivals were being giving table I approached the maitre'd again and we were then seated. Our waitress was, friendly, attentive and informative with regards to the menu. My girlfriend ordered the Branzino, which she orders frequently at other establishments. It was bland at best. The skin on the fish was a bad presentation and to be honest, she wasn't even sure if the fish was in fact Branzino. I had the Oso Buco which tasted like stew. There were 3 or 4 pieces of meat around a boiled clean bone, that seemed to be put on the plate for decorations."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "had the absolute worst experience at this rest... waitress was rude... angry... chased me down to tell me that she wont get the tip on a gift certificate... rude and no class. the food is not what it used to be but they still charge you... I would not waste your money on this place... horrible horrible horrible."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Always consistent, never dissapoints. The fish dishes are always fresh and beautifully prepared. Great veal chop! A must have"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The table was ready. The food was very good. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "bar was lively and bartender attentive. food was well prepared however my grouper was bland and the sauce without taste. The one annoying aspect of the meal was trying to pay the check. we were four friends. Three paid with cash and one with a credit card. The bill came out to seventy dollars each including tip. The one credit card bill came back for $115 instead of 70 and it took 20minutes and a visit by the cardholder to the wait station to get it corrected."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Fabulous service, excellent selection, something for everyone, wonderful choices, great appetizers, we were a large group and our waiter Joseph was helpful and accomadating"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "My wife and I came here to celebrate our 24th anniversary. It is our second time here and we were thrilled with the entire experience. Food and service were spectacular. The only complaint is that it is very noisy. Everything else was absolutely perfect. I would highly reccomend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fine dinning experience."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We were so excited to try this restaurant on a Sun night. The food was good, but the staff was terrible. Our waitress came to our table Twice. She cared more about her regulars then us. We waited forever for Our main meal, then 35 minutes from when we were done to get a check. No one cleared Our table and I waited 10 minutes to get a knife for my meal. I don't recommend this place, there is nothing special About it."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Cafe Testarossa is truly the star of Syosset. Excellent inovative but uncomplicated menu. Always the highest quality ingredients and presentation. Warm and friendly staff. Sophisticated, elegant and comfortable decor and atmosphere. Adequate, focused wine list. Excellent quality wines by the glass."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "The food was as always fantastic!! All of the staff is very attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I've been to this restaurant several times..always great, but on this night, not so great....we sat a long time for our food...one hour later after eating the whole bread basket and drinking a whole bottle of wine, the server came to us to tell us that the "buccatini" pasta was not ready and if we would like spaghetti instead..surprised they waited so long to tell us that...but they were very polite, did not charge for the appetizer and then gave us our food in "to go" containers to take home.....all in all, I know it was just one of those things that can happen and was pleased with the way they resolved it..."
    Dined on 9/20/2013