Dilettos Restaurant
Dilettos Restaurant
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Dilettos Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dilettosrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5168777744
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Paul Barbosa
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For catering options, please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dinning room that can hold up to 150 guests.
    We have 2 semi private rooms that seat up to 75 guests each and are PERFECT for wedding showers, baby showers and birthdays!
  • Private Party Contact: Andrea Nagel 5168777744
  • Entertainment: Friday Dancing, Sunday Brunch with a side of elegant music.
  • Special Events: Sunday Brunch with a side of elegant music and Friday night dancing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Glen Cove Road
  • Public Transit: Old country road, Jericho turnpike and Glen cove road.
    Mineola train station (take cab)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot.
A word from Dilettos Restaurant
Dilettos Restaurant is an upscale casual italian restaurant where we strive to provide our guests with the best dining experience whether you are dining with us for the first time or 100th time, by creating a culture that focuses on the elements of service that are sometimes taken for granted: great food and drink with outstanding hospitality.

We created Dilettos Restaurant to be a premier Long Island destination for families, intimate dinners and businesses dining with a refined but approachable atmosphere. We are committed to finding the best ingredients, to pouring quality wines and experimenting with new and exciting flavor combinations.
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Dilettos Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • fair
    jackscritic
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The food was fair. The bread was cold and stale. We usually go to Boci and will not come back here as it is not even close.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Easter Holiday
    avatar
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Food was excellent and the service was superb. Great place for a special event.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Run
    Raybah
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Staff very friendly and accommodating. Definitely gives the feeling of a comfortable family run establishment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    bigred1
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food and service excellent, but could have been a little quieter
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So Glad they're doing well!
    KuklaVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    When they first changed from Papa Razzi, business was slow. It took them a while to get back in the saddle. They changed the menu (somewhat) and the food is very good. Service is also very good. They pay attention to their clientele. All in all, I always enjoy going back to my neighborhood standy. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Find!
    TRAVELGIRLVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    SO IMPRESSED with this restaurant! Some menu items had a surprising "take" on sauces that was exciting to see. The portions were large and the food delicious. My Caesar salad was fresh and wonderful - filled with fabulous croutons that seemed home-made. My tilapia? OUT OF THIS WORLD - thank you for a restaurant that finally cooks a fish without any of it being overdone. Our waiter, a little forgetful, was still very gracious and very attentive. Ambience lovely...staff very friendly - greeted by everyone, including both bartenders at the happy-hour crowded bar. I will definitely be back although I live a little far, in Suffolk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the spinach?
    DrHowie
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Joined our good friends for a Sunday evening dinner. The staff received us well even though they had apparently cancelled my Open Table reservation beforehand. It was amusing that after placing drink orders we were informed that certain brands of Gin were not available. Ok, no big deal. Then, after placing dinner orders, we were informed of depleted menu items and a staple component, spinach. Excuse:" We had a large party the night before." Although a gentleman of uncertain title apologized for the inconveniences, we were not offered any sort of compensation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The experience was overall
    Merky
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The experience was overall good. For appetizers my table got carpaccio and the fried mozzarella. Amazing. For dinner we had a penne with asparagus in a white wine sauce and the steak filets which were ok. Dessert was a brownie Sunday which was supposed to be warm but was cold and hard making it difficult to eat. That was the only real issue with the restaurant. The server was accommodating and we will def. come back just going to get different entrees next time. Love this place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Mike
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife went there for Valentines Day. Great ambience, food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for Two
    uspoeric
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Waitress was very good: friendly and attentive. However, the drinks were terrible and the food was merely ok. Service was a little too quick. We hadn't even finished our drinks when salads arrives and just as we finished our salads, the main dishes arrived.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood place
    loverestaurantsVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We always have a good meal here, Good fish, pasta, salads. Nice freshly baked bread, and cheese-flavored breadsticks. A few little things they should improve. They never bring you water unless you go out of your way to ask for it. They tend to be slow in bringing bar orders. Our server brought the main course before we were finished with our salads. This is amateurish. They're good enough to do better. But it's not disturbing enough to chase us away. We're frequent diners and will continue to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changed owners, not the same
    HighhallVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    We used to come here often when it was Papparazzi and really enjoyed it. We have since learned that it was purchased by one of the previous managers and no longer a "chain" restaurant. The menu was adjusted and many of the favorite dishes were kept. Some of the previous, older folks were let go and a new kitchen staff was hired and trained. All fairly standard stuff. Unfortunately it did not result in better food. A dish I used to get regularly just did not taste the same. I'd heard a similar sentiment from someone else. They may need some time to grow. Our server was great and it's a nice, big space which still feels cozy. So still worthy of a visit but the food has gone from above average to just average.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu should improve!
    KuklaVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Service was outstanding - a minimum of 3 separate servers brought our food, drinks, etc. However, The special "bassa" that I had was too well done on the bottom and really had no taste. The spinach was very stalky and could have had more flavor. My husband's veal chop was good, but he ordered it because there was no more osso buco at 7:00.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very loud music, but good food
    GenuineFriendVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Very loud music, but good food. Asked twice to have it turned down, but ignored.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dec 31,
    Rozzie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was good. We were seated in the bar area when there were so many empty tables when we came in and still empty when we finished our dinner. We had early dinner reservations for a New Years Eve. Disappointing!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood place!
    KuklaVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Food and service are back up to par. Glad to see that! The menu does need a little revamping. It's been basically the same, even the specials, for the past 10 year at the least. Although the food remains good, I'd like to see a little variety!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Groups
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    A group of 12 celebrated my birthday recently at Dilettos. It was the perfect location. There is something for everyone on the menu and you will not have to take a second mortgage on your house to pay the bill. The service is friendly and professional, there is no platting charge if you bring your own birthday cake. Definitely try it. It is greatly improved from when it was "Papa Razzi" Andrea, the manager will handle all special requests; ask for Amanda to be your server, if you go on the weekend, and the veal piccata, one of Sunday's specials, can not be beat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff is overwhelmed
    SkaaVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    This was an entirely pedestrian experience, which was made somewhat intolerable by the extremely slow service. It takes them an eternity to bring out food and it is very irritating. Perhaps they are understaffed, or maybe simply disorganized. One other complaint. Their menu did not match their online menu, which meant that I could not order the dish that I had wanted to order. The food and ambience are rather pedestrian.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, nice portions,
    foodie
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Food was good, nice portions, especially the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • change in management
    jackie53VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I have been coming the this restaurant in its former incarnation of Paparazzi for over 20 years, sorry to say the new managementg needs to step it up. Food is still good, but service is S L O W, could die or thirst before server check to see if we needed drink refills. Dinner took over 2 hours, too long and restaurant was barely 1/4 full. Maybe just geting the kinks out, but not impressed, sorry.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good to be back
    KuklaVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    After changing from Papa Razzi to Diletto's, we had a bad experience. I gave them a second chance and they went back up to par. This was our third time at Diletto's and the service and food did not disappoint. We are glad to be back at this neighborhood gem and glad they are doing better. We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely awful
    Nimo1910
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    At first we were welcome and seated right away. They manager took our drink order because the waitress was busy. The liqueur was the only thing good. My husband and girlfriend order the chicken piccata that was like sucking on a lemon. I order penne Americiana with meatballs. It was like eating a bolgnese sauce with back pizza sauce than load with mozzarella to hid the taste. My friends husband order the the chicken with saugage which was so extremely spicy he could not eat it. We complain to the waitress more than one time. No one came to us at all to apologize or offer something else. They just gave us a bill. I will never go back!!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Groups
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Dilettos is the perfect choice for a large group celebration, a family with kids or a romantic dinner for two. The food is fresh and well prepared. The service is attentive, friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A birthday dinner gone wrong!
    dissatisfied
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    The wait for the main course was extensive.(over 45 minutes) The cheese selection in the antipasto was poor, ordinary and insufficient! My tri-color salad was uninteresting . The freshly shaved cheese was the best part. My veal dish was oversalted, over-flavored with lemon and basically non-edible! The worst meal I have had in long time and will never return for a dinner. Perhaps, I would go to the bar sometime!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    I loved the ambiance. Service was excellent as was the food. I would definitely return and recommend Dilettos.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we came back!
    KuklaVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    The first time we came after it became Dilettos, we were disappointed to say the least. I always believe in second chances. This time, our meal was great - my salmon was cooked to perfection with crispy skin, yet moist and not overcooked on the inside. Perfect!! My husband had the osso buco (and although not as good as mine, of course) it was wonderful!! I sincerely hope Dilettos is as successful as its predecessor, Papa Razzi! We'll continue to check on it's success!!!.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Below average food
    RESTAURANTLUVR
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We went with high expectations and left dissappointed. Food was mediocre at best. Portions were on the small side, Pasta has almost no sausage in it. Veal was overcooked. Delicious focaccia bread and caesar salad.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not that great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Restaurant must have changed hands. Menu still read Papparazzi. Food wasn't great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Soon to be closed
    fiyahdVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    Papa Razzi was always a bit overrated in my view...but this Diletto's is awful. Clueless wait staff and food was completely average. Unfortunately with a place that size, you better be awesome at what you do, and they are anything but. First and last visit for me.
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  • Enjoyable dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The waitress was very attentive & efficient as was the bus staff. Food was great & reasonably priced. We were going to a concert @ The Fair & found this restaurant online thru Open Table. Will go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    yumrestaurant
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Went here with my girlfriend and so glad I did. The service was great, the food was AMAZING, and it was reasonably priced. Very romantic and we did not go there too late at night (we went around 6 pm, which is before dinner really starts booming there). This is when I would suggest going, because there are not that many people there at this point. The menu has lots to pick from that anyone would be sure to like.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Nite Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Had a great meal,and the service from our waiter Nick was outstanding,he made it a great evening for all will be back again,good food ,great drinks and wine list....a new favorite....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    macshark
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    The brunch was excellant! Food was delicious, including the mimosas. Jazz band was wonderful. Only one small problem: Open Table allowed our reservation at 11:00 am, but the restaurant did not open until 11:30 am; we had to wait for the tables to be set. But other wise we had a great time and will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much better when last dined
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Much better when last dined there as Paparazzi. Minimal broccoli rabe and sausage on the dishes ordered. Chicken Valdostana was described as having cheese and prosciutto neither of which was discernible.
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  • Mom Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Looking For Papa Razzi name outside said Ditellos..totally confused. Limited menu. Would NOT make a requested dish. ALL food very salty. The waitress Constance was amazing. Will not be going back.
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  • Great food if available!
    PainrxVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Overall it was a great! Wonderful service, but we were a little disappointed when they said that they "ran out of veal" so two of us had to switch to chicken. Then one minute later, they come over and tell me they ran out of the wine I ordered so I had to switch. I didn't mind at all, but they could have adjusted something on the bill for the trouble. I must say, the server was excellent and food was cooked perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but loud!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The food was good especially the focaccia bread. I had grilled chicken with fontina cheese and Italian ham and it was delicious. My problem with this restaurant was the noise and the server. Our server just slid things on the table instead of placing them. Made me feel like he didn't care. He was not rude but very attentive either. We were sitting right next to a work station and it was extremely loud and the clanging of plates and silverware was annoying and constant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a great choice for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    This was a great choice for a holiday dinner, we were not squeezed together like many places do. Our waitress was great. Food arrived promptly. A nice experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food. Band and singing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Great Food. Band and singing group took too many long breaks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We where a table of six. All
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    We where a table of six. All our orders from drinks to food was served speratically . This made the evening for enjoying time with friends very annoying and a Big distraction. My food was served cold............ Didn't send it back for fear of waiting to long to get it back, Plus holding everyone else up from eating their dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate