Fiamma
Fiamma

Fiamma

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lawsonpub.com/
  • Phone: 5163078753
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch: Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Dinner: 4:00-10:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Bonacore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: LIVE MUSIC - Saturday & Sunday Nights starting at 9pm in the fall and winter

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Located at Oceanside train station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: After 4pm there is a train station lot on either side of us that you may park in without a permit.
A word from Fiamma
Located in Oceanside, New York, Joseph Bonacore's Fiamma offers energetic progressive cuisine. The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting, from the imported Italian granite bar, to the antique stained glass, wooden tables, and soft lighting, accented with navy blue touches. To complement the menu, the wine list at Fiamma is a carefully selected mix of high quality wines from around the globe. Each bottle is priced at 20 dollars, thus removing the price sensitivity and encouraging his guests to freely experiment with the interesting selections. Finally, a contemporary pub has come to Long Island!
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Fiamma reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (8)fit for foodies (6)kid-friendly (5)special occasion (4)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Never going back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Did not seat us until 45 minutes past our reservation. Took 20 minutes to get drink (bottle of wine) at the bar after we ordered it. Flatbread was a pizza. Tried to order 2nd bottle of wine and told they were out of it. Most food lacked seasoning. Hoping to be able to support a local restaurant but entire party was very disappointment.
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  • We love Lawson Pub!
    Rose
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Joe is a teriffic chef and host. Warm, attentive, friendly wait staff and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good value
    mike54
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The Pub has been having a lot of specials lately. Most are BOGO meals. The food is very good as is the service. They seem to appreciate thier customers with all the specials they have. PLUS they are the only establishment that has calorie friendly desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love good food
    love2eatfinefood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Best of the best! Food cooked to perfection. Presentation to match! Menu choices are many good ones. I definitely will return. Friends said their eggplant meatballs are amazing. Will try those next. Love the French martini!. They also offer great deals and specials.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 29 reviews are from the Fiamma reviews archive.
  • Father's Day dinner
    Mammalou
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to Lawson's last minute. The restaurant he wanted to go to had a two hour wait. Food was ok -nothing to brag or complain about. Just a nice local pub.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rmbd317
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Excellent food as always and great service- the Lawson Pub is always delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for everyone
    MeisterVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Burgers and wings and other pub type food for the family. The specials are for more serious dining especially the Italian based items such as the pasta in amatriciana sauce or the eggplant meatballs with zucchini linguini. If they have mini cannolis order it as it is as good as any bakery pastry. Lots of $20 specials during the week to keep prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food- long wait
    Oceansider
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was the 3rd time I have eaten here in the current reincarnation of Lawson Pub. The food has been terrific each time. I made my reservation with Open Table and arrived 5 minutes early. We were not seated for another 45 min. So we were there for 2 hours and 15 min (no coffee/dessert either). I think they can do better than this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lawson's Pub
    cmgrest
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food was great, drinks were a little weak. There was live music, which I would have liked to have heard a bit better - it was pretty noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall great
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I made a reservation for 7:30 5 days before and we didn't get to sit down until 8pm the day of. The hostess/manager was unfriendly and rude. She was not accomidating and did not apologize for the delay whatsoever. However, once we sat down our server and busser were fantastic. Great people, friendly and attentive. The food was awecome and the ambience was perfect. But, the manager was a huge disappointment. For being the first face we see getting into a new restaurant she should know how to treat customers. If it wasn't for the food, and the rest of the service I would never go again. But, everyone deserves a second chance...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh
    OceansideReview
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Food was okay but overpriced. There were some very basically seasoned dishes cooked properly with no real outstanding appeal. The filet mignon sliders were okay, but again overpriced. The duck was over cooked and slathered in generic maple sauce. It was combined with off-the-shelf sausages that would be passable for breakfast. And again it was overpriced. My wife got the Brazini which she found to be okay, nothing special, with a tiny side of vegetable grain mix. And...overpriced.Service was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night (Hi)Lights
    MeisterVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The filet tacos were a tasty special appetizer . The pork chop special with peppers and onions were well prepared and presented. Unlike many restaurants the chop was not overcooked therefore tender and flavorful. The french cut chicken scarparello which featured only white meat was also moist and tender. The mini canoli for dessert was a sweet treat at an especially fair price of $3.95. Way to go LP giving us good food at affordable prices
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dawn
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I heard MANY good things about this restaurant prior to coming here and the experience did not live up to the good things I heard. The food was just ok, portions small/prices high. We had 7:30 Reservations with a note of celebrating a birthday. They sat us after 8 and made no mention of the birthday we were celebrating. My husbands surf and turf dinner looked small enough for a 5 year old to eat. I would not return here. It is good for local folks but not for folks to travel.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as it used to be
    Steven
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Made a res through open table for a Friday night at 7:15. Did not need a reservation. The place was empty. We were 2 adults and 2 kids. We go the chips as an app they were not good at all. I got a salad that was not the salad I ordered, but kept it anyway because the service was slow and waitress was not very attentive. The salad was ok at best. Small for an entree salad, and loaded with cheese when I asked for NO cheese . My husband and one of my kids got the steak sandwich. It was was over cooked and was definitely NOT fillet mignon. My other son got a kids cheese burger that was also over cooked that he could not eat it. It was expensive and not worth it as all. Used to come here all the time many years ago. Will not go back
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  • Over an Hour for a Table
    LBChick
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I booked a table via Open Table. Admittedly, we were 10 minutes late, but we waited an hour and 10 minutes until we were seated, with no apology, or offer of a free drink at the bar, and no explanation. If you don't have tables for the time slots allotted, don't show those slots as available. Our waitress was lovely, but it was late to eat by the time we sat down. The food was good, as usual.
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  • Didn't eat
    Barb
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We didn't eat bc they did not honor our open table reservation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tables are too close together.
    Ginger
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Tables are too close together. Waiters try to remove your plate while you are still eating. Very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NYE Dinner
    Leigh
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My boyfriend and I wanted to go to an early NYE dinner and then wind down at home, which is very close to Lawsons Pub. It was perfect! Even for NYE the reservation was ready immediately and the service was good, even though it was extremely busy. The food was fantastic. This is definitely a neighborhood gem, not overly noticeable from it's signage outside but much bigger inside than it looks. Worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Although the restaurant was
    atethereVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Although the restaurant was not full, we were rushed. Main courses were served while we were still eating our appetizer. Food quality and service seems to have slipped somewhat over the past year. The signature truffle fries were once delicious; now they are only okay. We needed to flag down the wait staff to get the wine we ordered to accompany dinner or to have water glasses refilled.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service with a smile? Not!
    Tidbits
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The food here is good. My kids love the thumb bits sandwich. Tasty but small and expensive. I do like the place but find each time I go, staff from host to wait staff does not seem happy to be there and that is not a good look.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Place!
    Critter
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Lawson Pub has some great twists on classic menu items. Specials vary based on what's fresh and available at the time. The owner/chef is innovative and circulates around the restaurant greeting his guests. He will make whatever you want to eat (as long as he has the ingedients available at the time). We LOVE Lawson!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More Than a Pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    This restaurant has the feel of a friendly neighborhood pub, along with the usual pub food, such as sliced steak on garlic bread with melted cheese, plus a friendly bar scene. However, the menu goes way beyond pub food with creative gourmet dishes of beef, seafood, and fowl, not usually found at this type of establishment. The food was well prepared, fresh, and tasty, and the service was friendly and professional. The prices were reasonable considering the quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We were really looking forward going to the Lawson Pub with friends. We expected top notch food and service since we have been to Sole (owners previous restaurant) multiple times. However what a great let down. It was the worst service we have ever had in a restaurant. We waited 30 min to place our order, then waited another 30 -40 to get our food. The food was okay. We never got our waters refilled. Waiter never checked on us. Truly disappointed. Hire more staff if need to.
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  • Consistent
    sugarrae
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Food is always consistently good. Service as well, friendly and knowledgable staff. Hostess is very friendly and tries to please the customers. Owner/chef is visible and well in control of the kitchen and regularly visits seated guests. Always a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • couple nite out
    elizabeth
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    we had open table reservations but they had no record of it when we arrived, but said they would seat us within 30 min. i realized 15 min later that i had the email confirmation from open table in my phone. i showed it to the hostess and she said she realized b/c we had a reservation the week before and switched it, that it was a misunderstanding and sat us right away. we went with another couple there b/c we ate there in nov and loved the food. the waitress was well versed with the specials and the menu, but we did wait for drinks and did not get them until after the appetizers arrived. the food was delicious as usual. we enjoyed the live music that we heard toward the end of our visit.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great place
    Critter
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Have to try it. Awesome local spot great pub food plus
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer; good food; slack srvice
    Mark
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    If you're going to a pub it's probably because you like beer. Lawson Pub features beer from a local brewery, Barrier, that is out of this world and hard to find anywhere else. The food is solid, and the specials are often awesome. The service was weak; poor attitude by the server and she never came back to the table after taking our order, other than to bring the check. It's not as though the place was very busy, either.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent
    skikevVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Our party of six all enjoyed our meals immensely. Our server was friendly and energetic and made our dinner even that more enjoyable. Our only complaint was that décor didn't evoke a warm feeling. Go for the food, excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great gastro pub with excellent
    MeisterVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    A great gastro pub with excellent food and service. The fresh corn bread that is brought out immediately is a great beginning munch. We loved the chicken wings and lobster sliders as appetizers.The chef sent out an Asian style fried calamari that was better than any of the Asian fusion Places on Long Island. We also had his home made chili which we hope we can get for our SuperBowl party. The chef knows how to cook fish. We had the special Wolf fish that was moist and flavorful. The accompanying risotto with corn and asparagus complemented the sweet fish. The servers were friendly, professional and sweet. We love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elevates pub food to a new
    MeisterVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    Elevates pub food to a new level. Specials this night included a pork belly appetizer that was superb. The fish special, grouper, was cooked moist as ordered and there was a wonderful corn risotto that accompanied it. Since it was Lady's Night every bottle of wine was $15 which is a true bargain. The desserts are small and inexpensive so there is no guilt in ordering one. Our table had blood orange sorbet and a trio of creme brûlée and both were delicious. The runners knew who ordered what and this doesn't often happen in a pub type restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE this place...NEVER disappointe
    Lori3
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    LOVE this place...NEVER disappointed!!!! Food is outstanding, great portions, great presentation...friendly.....and prices are very reasonable....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The chef-owner was not there
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    The chef-owner was not there the evening we went; i was worried when i found that out; however, everything was delicious and all ran smoothly. The LP clams are a great appetizer--don't forget to spoon some of the butter sauce on top of the clams. The prix fixe meal is a terrific deal. Grilled Shrimp -- interesting flavor combination of BBQ shrimp, tomato/mango crevice, and pomegranate glaze. You must try some of the mini indulgences for dessert. This time, I had the Nutella Panna Cotta--the Nutella flavor was not overpowering as it often can be in some desserts. Our waiter seemed knowledgeable about the wine list when we asked him some questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice establishment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    It was my first time at the restaurant. The food was delicious especially the apps and and the desserts
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic