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Cirella's Restaurant & Bar

Cirella's Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cirellasrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (631) 385-7380
  • 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
  • Cuisine: Italian, Sushi
  • 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 (631) 385-7380
  • 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 FAMILYContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Had wonderful dinner with friends - the veal parm, which 3 at table had, was amazing!! Loved the Monday night BYOW."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    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?"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food is fabulous, the staff friendly and professional, and never a regret dining here!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Wonderful service, excellent food consistently. Always feel at home!! Fun and modern atmosphere"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great food, friendly and professional staff. Used the online reservations system twice and it worked like a charm both times."
    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"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food and service are always good. Staff is friendly and always makes you feel welcome!"
    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!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It is a nice place. Could use a little updates. But food is very good."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Nice place to eat. Food and service were great. Thanks"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The ambiance was great at the bar and restaurant. Food was also very good. The staff and the patrons were all very friendly."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Always wonderful. Fairly priced, especially for wonderful"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Pasta selections are not to be missed- these are the stars of the menu. Perfection."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were so glad to visit when revisiting a friend in NY. We still love your menu."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great food and service, but a little on the expensive side."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food was excellent as usual. WE had a very nice oval corner table away from mos tof the noise. Would reccomend."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great for a businessman's lunch or awesome dinner. Excellent food,service and reasonable price."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I don't live nearby and have not been to Cirella's for several years, but was delighted to find it just as good as I remember. The food was fabulous, the wine selection excellent, the service friendly and accommodating. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. I wish I lived closer!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Cirellas is a fantastic resrarant. Food was fantastic every course was perfection highly recommend Cirellas for some of the best italian god out there "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Cirella's has consistently great food, a wonderful menu, and friendly efficient service. Great place to go for a couples dinner or for group dinners"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Dining at Cirella's is always great!! And, the take-out is always great, too!! The chef and the cuisine is reliable and delicious!! Go Cirella's !! You Rock!!! :)"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "It was a very nice dining experience. The waitress was very accommodating and helpful. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great quality food at reasonable prices. Great service and atmosphere.Love the appetizers. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "As always, Cirella's does not disappoint. The veal parm is "the vest in the city" & the sushi (yes sushi at an Italian place sounds insane, but as a sushi fanatic I can tell you it's super-high quality & awesome-voted number 3 on L.I.). Always too loud and a bit slow, but always worth it"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "This way too PRICEY for food that was at best, MEDIOCRE. Parking is a nightmare unless you don't mind a valet. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014