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Cafe Testarossa
Cafe Testarossa

Cafe Testarossa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Cafetestarossa.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
  • "We had a group of 11. The service was excellent, the food was delicious. I would certainly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The dining experience from the cocktails,appetizers and entrees were a culinary delight. I would not hesitate to come back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We came in and I was looking at the menu and I had a taste for chicken Parm with spaghetti! I didn't see it on the menu and I told my wife that I wished I could have that! The waitress overheard me and said, "no problem, we'll make that for you" it was DELISIOUS!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • " We recently went back to our "forgotten" favorite Cafe Testrossa! As soon as we walked in we were greeted by every staff member that we passed on the way to our table, thats a rare find! We looked over the menu with a lot of new additions and some of our favorites still there! We happened to come in on the premiere night of a special Tuesday Night Wine prix fix menu that included an appetizer, entree, dessert and a featured italian wine. My husband had the petite lasagna, Halibut and tiramisu with a glass of Valpolicella which was all to die for! I ordered the potato gnocchi and the pork chop! We were amazed that certain pastas are in house made!! Everything Was Delicious!! We Will Never let Cafe Testarossa Slip our minds again!!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Testarossa in years, but had always enjoyed it in the past. We started off with the fried calamari, which was sort of 'run of the mill', and nothing notable. Our friends had the buffalo mozzarella, and stuffed artichoke which they said was fantastic!! We shared a pear salad, which was very good. I had the homemade fettuccine with shrimp & lobster, which was DELICIOUS!! My fiance had the orecchiette with sausage & broccoli rabe, and loved it! Our friends had the veal chop and the colossal shrimp, and we just as happy. We finished up with frozen nutella cake with cherry vanilla ice cream, and cappuccino....it doesn't get much better than this!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "great food , service and menu. We sat down had a drink eat and wer out the door in just over an hour, a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious meal ! I had the appetizer special of zucchini flowers which was lightly battered and fried to perfection. The entree was fresh pasta with shrimp, al dente & amazing !"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We've been there many times and were always extremely pleased. This time, the food was good, but lacked something that always made their cooking special. The web site showed fresh grouper was available. I had had that in the past & several in our octet were craving it. There was none available so I had Halibut, which was good, but was slightly over cooked. One of the special pastas was good,but again wasn't great, a bit dry. And while service was Very good, althought asked for, we needed to get crushed peppers ourselves."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Starting with an indifferent waitress and a large and uninviting dining room pass this place and go some where else! How does a place have such a minimal wine list! No wine by the glass. They do not even know what wine they serve by the glass, it is not on the menu. It would be nice if they filled the water glasses. Fish was overcooked and the veal was in a tasteless sauce. Oh, where did they get the desserts? Noise level so loud my teeth were shaking."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "First time customer. Very impressed with the ambience. Service was excellent. Donna was charming and very attentive. Food was great."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We have been dining at Café Testarossa for many years and it has become our go-to restaurant. The food is consistently superb, fresh, generous portions, excellent fish, pasta....EVERYTHING. The staff is always knowledgable, friendly and professional. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had dinner Saturday night with my husband and two kids and, as always, we had a wonderful meal. Cafe Testarossa is my go-to restaurant…..we are never disappointed. The food is always reliable and great, as is the service."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were from out of town and wanted a good place to go out and was close to the hotel. Boy are we glad we tried Testarossa. It was a high stop for our weekend. The food and service was truly 5 star. Everyone in our group was talking about it the next day."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "It can be noisey, but it was Tuesday at 7, and though many table were filled, it was quiet. Four people having different entrees and appetizers and no one was disappointed. I absolutely had an excellent dinner and will go back. Good service and friendly staff."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The chef cooks just like my grandmother used to. Excellent food fresh food, captures the essence of italy."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food is always consistently good!! Never have been disappointed with any meal."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Truly outstanding -From the 1st course thru dessert . That encompasses the food & service . Definitely will be back again!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I am never disappointed here. The food is always excellent as is the service. Very friendly staff. And the $24 Sunset menu is a real bargain for what you get. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful. Table was ready, no wait. Food and service was exceptional. Always a great time!!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "never get a bad meal here.....always trying new things "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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