Cirella's Restaurant & Bar

Cirella's Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cirellasrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6313857380
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Trobiano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Parties from 10 - 200 everything from dinner with a personal chef and 10 friends to a elegant wedding.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our entire facility is available for private parties on Saturday and Sunday afternoons for showers, birthday parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs or any special event.
  • Private Party Contact: Tammy Stephens 6313857380
  • Entertainment: Live Music Every Thursday Night 7-10pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Country Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cirella's Restaurant & Bar
25 years at this "bustling" Melville hub for both "business meetings" and " family celebrations," "gracious" hosts make folks "feel welcome" as they dig into "large portions" of "delicious" Continental and Northern Italian Favorites. The first to turn a veal chop into veal parmigiana and the first to offer sushi at an Italian Bistro "crudo" Italian Sashimi. Sushi Chef Alan Kim ranked 3rd best sushi on Long Island. The Cirella family owns and operates restaurants in some very unique locations. When shopping Cirella's @ Saks 5th Ave in the Walt Whitman mall. When hitting the Beach Surfs Out in Kismet Fire Island and when traveling to Florida Cirella's in Bonita Springs Fla. Each Restaurant is managed by a family member which means you can always find a cirella around "our family serving yours" has become our slogan over the years. Become "al la familia" ONE OF THE FAMILY
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Cirella's Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (45)good for groups (32)fit for foodies (30)special occasion (20)great for lunch (19)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (12)notable wine list (10)hot spot (9)romantic (8)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • a satified long term customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've been going to this neighborhood gem for years......It NEVER disappoints, the food is wonderful, the staff is accomodating and although when crowded it is a bit loud.....It satisfies my tastes bud every time !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    FOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD THE SERVICE THIS TIME WASN'T UP TO THEIR REGULAR STANDARDS BUT HEY THERE IS ALWAYS A FIRST TIME
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local spot
    garyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Always consistent great food and service. The help is always very attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    njoyeatingout
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our 1st time there. The food was delicious. The portions were large. None of us could finish our meals. The wait staff were wonderful. Knowledgeable and did not rush you thru any part of the meal. Looking forward to the next time we go there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CookieVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Wound up here last minute on labor day...very accommodating and friendly. I ordered the Branzino, my favorite and love the way its prepared, a whole fish, which I prefer...... My son in law ordered the Pescatore in Pink sauce, wow! that was delish! My husband had the pounded Veal Chop, also delicious...everything was satisfying and I will definitely return! We didn't know that Monday nights are "BYOB" of wine, so we loved that, as we usually order a bottle and now can bring what we have at home!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    foodie4lyf
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food is always exceptional here! We enjoyed many different dishes and each one was better than the next!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and service was great. I didn't like the fact that it was valet parking only. I have a handicap equipped vehicle, and wanted to self park. I ended up parking down the street and had to walk down to the restaurant. Parking will keep me from going here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great!
    ScottyVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    They certainly know how to run a restaurant. Love the food. Gotta try the Veal Parm. Like nothing you've ever had. "The best I the city".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great classic Italian fare
    Tesseract8550
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    For great Italian, look no further. Classic family style dishes, from penne ala vodka to specialties like veal vitaglio and bronzino oreganata. Be ready for lots of leftovers, and whatever you do don't miss the calamari cirella's style!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Funtimes
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Had wonderful dinner with friends - the veal parm, which 3 at table had, was amazing!! Loved the Monday night BYOW.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was only so, so
    Loveme
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    On a Sunday evening....at 8:30 at night you should not run out of veal chops ...two if the six people at our table wanted to order it....they will not come back I put down neighborhood gem...but it's nit
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pleasure As Always
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food, wine, and atmosphere is pleasurable over and over again. Perfect place for a first date, anniversary, birthdsy, etc... If you haven't tried this place, then you are seriously missing out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - and Lots of It!
    KenGreenbergVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Cirella's is a neighborhood gem that's always consistent. It can be noisy - but worth it. The portions are huge, and the food is really good. While the specials are wonderful, they specialize in Parmigiana. Their veal parmigiana isn't what you think: it's actually a bone-in veal chop - a tennis racket sized monster on your plate. Those with truly hearty appetites may finish it... but I take it home and can eat for three more days. Salads are typically big enough for two people to split, as are the deserts. The cobbler with cinnamon ice cream is excellent. Fine wine selections - even by the glass. Generous portions and delicious garlic knots and pizza bread basket. Reasonably priced. What's not to like?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good food at a good price
    PBach
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our party of four was constantly crossing forks because everything was so good that we kept eating off each other's plates. Highly enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food is fabulous, the staff friendly and professional, and never a regret dining here!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining all the time
    Ellie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Wonderful service, excellent food consistently. Always feel at home!! Fun and modern atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, table was small
    lidiner123VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our reservation was honored, food was delicious, service was good. Only complaint was the table for 4 that we were seated at was so small. My husband was uncomfortable. I don't know if some other tables were bigger. This would probably cause us not to choose this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Podoc
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Was here on a date. Not the most romantic place for that and the service was not the best. had to return one of the orders since the waitress got it wrong.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    neednightout
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    1st time here...planned on the Family Style menu for Sunday dinner. Needless to say, we ended up ordering from the regular menu since options for were extremely limited. I cannot comment on their wine list since, when I asked to see one, the server just asked, "Well,what do you want to drink?" I asked for a sparkling wine to start, to which he said they did not have any. I ended up with what turned put to be a mediocre Zinfandel. As for our meal, seems like if you stick with "typical" Italian food, you'll be satisfied, but not wowed. I appreciate more modern takes on food...ordered the gnocchi with summer vegetables..it was drowning in over-spiced red sauce. Barely touched, and mo one wanted to take home. Skip the tasteless desserts.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lounlu
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food, friendly and professional staff. Used the online reservations system twice and it worked like a charm both times.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good choice
    Newton
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The combination of Italian & sushi provides a excellent place to go. The location is somewhat difficult with the 110 traffic, but worth the trip
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food...but service sucked.
    GoodTimes
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Party of 5- we all LOVED our food: Veal Parm, Gnocci, Chicken Parm, Apple Crisp and Orange Sorbet. Serving sizes were enormous! Waiter seemed generally put out that we were there. Never once refilled our water glasses, was completely annoyed that we wanted separate checks, cleaned 1/2 table then left 2 plates for 5 minutes even though he walked by empty handed several times. When we asked what kind of white wine he had, he told us 3 kinds then walked away. Never asked if we wanted a glass or a bottle. His shirt had food on it. My bill was $90 for 3 people. I left $12 tip. He was quick to collect that but then came back to specifically asked me if everything was ok-like he was confused I only tipped 13%. I found this extremely rude.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here - a real surprise.
    Lou2U
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We have passed this spot numerous times for many years, as we live in the area. As soon as we were seated, the wait staff was on the spot, friendly & helpful. Large menu - Italian & Sushi ! Never had grilled veal bf, excellent. Definitely going back, with friends
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Always enjoy coming here when I am on the Island. Food is very good, service is excellent and neighborhood feel makes it great place to eat (especially compared to the hotel restaurant). Both the bar and main dining room are fun.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Was seated promptly, excellent food, first time having dinner there but have had lunch here on multiple occasions. Again the food was excellent. The service was slow. It took 45 minutes before the food came out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reviewer Wrong
    BubbeVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is an ordinary restaurant in the true sense of the word. It was recommended as a sushi restaurant by a reviewer in Newsday. I didn't have to all the way to Melville when I have Japanese restaurants in Great Neck. Try Saki 68 and Sushi if you want good Japanese food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You can count on Cirella's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food and service are always good. Staff is friendly and always makes you feel welcome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Cirella's
    mitymoe
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Whenever there's a special occasion or a reason to go out to dinner as a family we always choose Cirella's. We don't go out that often and know that it will always be good and special there. My twins chose it again when their aunt asked them where they wanted to go for their middle school graduation. Of course for them it's all about the penne alla vodka. And they say Cirella's has the best! One of the few things they actually agree on! The adults can never decide because everything there is great...including the sushi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    MKV04
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    It is a nice place. Could use a little updates. But food is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Nice place to eat. Food and service were great. Thanks
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly place
    Fun2dine
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The ambiance was great at the bar and restaurant. Food was also very good. The staff and the patrons were all very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Drew
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Always wonderful. Fairly priced, especially for wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DougVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Pasta selections are not to be missed- these are the stars of the menu. Perfection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TerryVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We came to Cirella's for a family gathering. My husband and son love their veal chop parmigiana. It was consistently good! The only problem we had was that we waited for 30 minutes by the bar even though we had a reservation. Normally I wouldn't mind that much, but my daughter-In-Law is pregnant and it was not a comfortable spot for her to wait for a table. In their defense, I have never waited that long for a table at Cirella's when I had a reservation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Missed your friendly service
    Food4thoughtVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We were so glad to visit when revisiting a friend in NY. We still love your menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food4us
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great food and service, but a little on the expensive side.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was excellent as usual. WE had a very nice oval corner table away from mos tof the noise. Would reccomend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stanrb
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great for a businessman's lunch or awesome dinner. Excellent food,service and reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Understands Customer Service
    mrwhiskerss
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food was excellent and as I titled, this place understand customer service. 2 in our party wanted items not found on the menu. When they asked the waitress her quick reply was, oh, we have the ingredients to make that, we will just make it for you. Not that the selections onthe menu were not adequate, all of our meals in a party of 6 were excellent. Wine selection was also very nice. When we travel back to Melville we will definitely make this one of our stops.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 195 reviews are from the Cirella's Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • brusque wait staff, good food
    FoodLover15
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This was a special occasion with a party of 6. We were seated promptly but it's a tight area. Eliminating one or two tables in the entire room would make it feel less cramped. Food was very good, but the wait staff was very brusque when it came to table service. Clearing plates harshly- there was too much reaching across other peoples place settings (with food already in place) to serve or clear (again, it's a very tight place, not much room between tables, so the staff were doing the best they can.) Our bill came pretty much with dessert and we had a coupon, our waitress put it down so fast and went on to her next task, that we didn't get a chance to even ask her to apply the coupon. The hostess was immediately available to do so.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.