Cipollini Trattoria and Bar
Cipollini Trattoria and Bar

Cipollini Trattoria and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cipollinirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (516) 627-7172
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jeffery Scala
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Cipollini Trattoria and Bar
Located in Americana Manhasset, Long Island's most impressive shopping destination, Cipollini Trattoria & Bar is a casual, Manhattan-Style Restaurant. A Metropolitan dining experience that offers freshly prepared, satisfying meals at moderate prices in a comfortable inviting atmosphere. Cipollini has gained a reputation for its array of contemporary Italian specialties as well as their Greek and American influenced dishes. Whether your palette prefers savory salads, enticing entrees or freshly made brick-oven pizzas, Cipollini offers variety and distinctive quality that will suit everyone’s taste.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Cipollini Trattoria and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (34)hot spot (27)neighborhood gem (26)great for lunch (23)vibrant bar scene (20)good for groups (17)fit for foodies (15)special occasion (11)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (8)romantic (7)late-night find (7)notable wine list (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • YUMMY
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Outstanding food!!! LOVED the Lambrusco sangria and grilled octopus!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So-so......
    AnniversaryDiner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Can't say this was the most memorable meal I have ever had. It was our anniversary and we had some gift certificates to spend. My husband loved the salad and entree that he got. My salad was good, my entree (spaghetti carbonara) was so-so. Should have had some kind of cream sauce, but it came in a watery wine sauce. It was bland and just strange. Dessert was even stranger. We took it to go and I ordered the chocolate cake. I thought I was getting a slice of cake, but when we got home, it turned out to be this disc with a hard cookie crust and the cake was more like chocolate mousse than cake. And they sat us right next to the kitchen, when there were other tables they could have sat us at. Just wasn't impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overly Popular
    NFNF
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This restaurant is located in an area where people like to go to fancy places and be seen, and the place is definitely a scene. Prices a bit high for what you get. Portions small. Quality of food is very good. I found the service to be less than you would expect at a place in this price range. The waiter was very pushy about taking our orders. Thereafter, once we ordered and the place got busy, the waiter disappeared. The food was brought out timely, though, and nobody tried to rush us out. If you are looking for top notch Italian there are better places in the area. If you want good food, want a scene, and are willing to pay the prices, I'd recommend Cipollini.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch spot
    Hatestocook
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Met a client there for lunch of salad and pasta. Tasty and unique salads and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Double Date Night
    Girls
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had a great time this Friday with our friends. Food was great. We were seated outside and it was very nice, after the space heater went out they had no problem moving us inside. We enjoyed ourselves very much
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After theater
    Eatingoutisfun
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food and service very good however the noise surrounding you is deafening. Make sure to sit close to your dining partner or dont speak, hard to be heard. On the other hand food is delicious.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Found the food to be a bit underseasoned this time, & the service not up to par, but generally always a fun & wonderful restaurant to dine in - lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's just not that good
    fascinatedVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food is bland, boring and even with salt, not that interesting. The waiters are a bit entertaining, but this place is nothing special.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3CookieBoy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was good. The location is convenient. I did not like people walking through the outdoor area where I was sitting. The service was very good. I like to lunch there except for the noise level.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cipollini
    RestaurantReviewerVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    A great go-to place when you're minor sure where to go. Good food... Bread delicious.. Theore crumbs on the table, the more you enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    JohhnyhVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Has become my daughter and my own favorite place to meet and eat. Outdoor dining very nice. But I think the dogs being brought by patrons really should go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite , food was average today
    AvidfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We sat a long time before we were served. The Bronzino was dry aand the pasta was not hot. We have eaten here before and it has been really good. The food quality simulated a cruise , mass food out at one time. Lots of tables. However , when we arrived it was not at all busy. We arrived at 6:00 reservation, placed order 6:15pm. By 7:30 we asked waiter where the food he didn't put the order in. "What"!!! He claims he was waiting on third guest. We told him that the third person joining us wasn't coming". If by chance they showed up they will order later, In meantime, here's our order. We literally sat at restaurant with ( lucky our little dog was well behaved for over 2 hours. The branzino was cold, dry and pasta. We were disappointed
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cipolini
    RestaurantReviewerVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Like a city restaurant... Good food.. Nice menu... Accommodating for changes or substitutions..noise level at prime times with music can be deafening...sit outside during those times
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have been to Cipollini many times over the years. This time we were disappointed. We had a 6pm reservation and requested outside seating. Knowing that we may be a little late, we called the restaurant to see if we can move it to 6:30. They said no problem but we may have to wait a a little bit, 45 minutes. That to me is not a bit. We made it by 6:10. We were escorted to a table towards the back of the restaurant where it was completely empty. When we asked about sitting outside, they said we would have to wait 45 minutes despite having requested it when reserving. BTW, there were empty tables outside. As for the food, appetizers & main dishes came one after another and we were done in less than 45 minutes. Not my idea of a $150 dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    perfect for mom's 90th birthday lunch! Italians from Milano next to us made it authentic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It's in a mall so that's a bit negative for me ,and, we sat outside next to the parking lot which is also a bit negative. I ordered a veal chop cooked medium rare. It arrived well done and dry. My companion had no problem with her food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Waiter was awful , unprofessional and messed up our order several times and split the bill 40-60 with the other couple we were with ... ? Weird !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service was not as good as my meal!
    Bean
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Went on a Thursday early evening. Outside was full. Bar was crowded inside was not(this was at 6:00). Two servers and horrible service! Food was yummy as it always is😋 Order the octopus and wholered snapper,it is consistent .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great summer dining experience
    Weezy722VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Made reservations for lunch, not expecting to get a table outside (as the reservations state); so was pleasantly surprised that we were offered a prime table outside in the shade on a perfect August day! Food and service were excellent, as always...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fussyeater
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great food, great service. Very noisy! Tiramisu was absolutely delicious and light!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have been to Cipppolini several times and is consistently good, service is great despite the fact that it is always packed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • People watching
    GourmantVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Pasta dish good but not worth the price. Chicken over salad tasteless Try pizza or burger to play it safe. Over priced but fun to people watch. Great for older singles at bat
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ellen28VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    always, fresh & delicious... 2nd time going back this week....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than ever
    Mark4VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The portions r huge,the Veal Milanese is fabulous & the service is terrific. I recomend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 255 reviews are from the Cipollini Trattoria and Bar reviews archive.
  • Excellent
    Mike
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 25th anniversary and we wanted to try a new place for a change. We really enjoyed our meal and the service was very good. The wait staff was very attentive, We will be back in the future
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night at Cippolini
    Marty
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    A great, fun place to eat. It's vibrant and the service is very attentive, except when they say can make any type of cocktail, but can't come up with a coconut martini. Excellent selction of foods with the right presentation. Disappointed with dessert selection. Pancotta was a tasteless blob that was only saved when we asked for mixed fruit with it. For all the interesting descriptions of their selections: why is mundane "chocloate cake" thrown in. We love chocolate, but this chocolate cake could have been something special, or an out of the box cake. Because of the lame description, we skipped it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything about the place was just alright. I must say the bartender at the front sucked, made me wait like I was invisible. Then served someone he recognized who showed up 5 minutes after me. The guy eating at the bar said he is usually great but was in a bad mood? Really let me pay fifteen bucks and tip him for his efforts. We sat way in the back which is like being sent to the basement.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday, July 11 Dining Experience
    BunniesBites55
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a lovely dinner Friday evening, though were disappointed that despite a reservation made 2 weeks in advance, we had to wait close to 45 minutes for an outdoor table. Waiting at the bar proved to be expensive. With that said, there were 4 of us and we were served efficiently. The food was very good. I would definitely recommend Cipollini to friends and would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than ever
    Mark4VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Since the renovation the kitchen seems to have stepped up it's game. The service is always very efficient & professional
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, annoying crowd
    Jm26
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food and service were excellent but the restaurant was very loud - so much that we had to yell to hear each other across the table. The crowd was pretentious- ladies all wearing their tightest dresses, highest heels and fresh Botox (literally).
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY GOOD SELECTION
    CPAMBA711
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    GREAT MENU, GENEROUS PORTIONS, VERY ATTENTIVE SERVER STAFF, NEVER RUSHED OR PUSHY. EATEN HERE SEVERAL TIMES AND NEVER ORDERED THE SAME DISH TWICE. i WOULD SUGGEST SHARING WITH THE RIGHT PERSON WHO MAY BE A LITTLE ADVENTUROUS. FOR EXAMPLE. THE GRILLED OCTOPUS WAS DELICIOUS COOKED PERFECT;Y.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    coreyman97VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    You can always count on Cipollini's for real good food and service. The Poll brothers donut the right way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a hot spot
    wmw322VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Not an epicurean event for sure, but for a quick, fix for a meal, pizza or to be part if a "scene" it works just fine. There was a little white yapping dog at the table near ours and we found that to be just over to top ANNOYING. Dining al fresco or not, a barking 4 legged anything should never have been tolerated. Glad that we were on our way out or I'd have definitely been barking back at the management. This is a dependable watering hole. Great pizzas and great seafood salad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • paulie
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food and service was very good. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and i look forward to dining here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Room for improvement
    ToplawNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The 2 maître'd was too busy socializing with a guest than to seat us. I cleared my throat and one looked in my direction and finally seated us. Didn't even apologize for letting the line build up while his back was turned. Service is hit/miss. There have been good times and others where it left more to be desired. I feel that if the 'staff' doesn't provide the same level of service to everyone - if they know you, then you be given importance. Food is great - too bad the service has such significant room for improvement. When walking out of the restaurant, the maître'd looked but couldn't even muster a "hope you enjoyed everything"
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was average. Too loud. Could barely hear each other across the table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level
    CPAMBA711
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Despite not being full the restaurant was very noisy - this was my second vsit there, I had the chicken scarpiello. a dish that I cooked for "Look Who's Cooking" featured in Newsday. I only ate about 1/3rd becase it was not well prepared. I would not return nor recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    Mark4VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great food Great service Nice renervation Great atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very disappointed
    arthurVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Got to the Resturant on time Was told 30-45 min wait. The Resturant was totally packed No room to wak through the front door The bar was 3 deep It was very clear that they where way overbooked. I left Very upstep and would never go back
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  • The "In" place
    kitty
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant that never disappoints. Food and service are excellent. It is not a budget buster although you will see the rich and famous from the North Shore here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic