Il Luogo Ristorante
Great experienceMy wife and I thought the food and service was outstanding. We eat out on a very regular basis and would put this restaurant on the top of our list. It has been a long time sice a restaurant staff made you feel like they truley appreciated the fact you were there. We will be back!!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBuzz on the South ShoreFinally on the South Shore, a destination restaurant! We have always had lots of places to have a meal, but finally, there is a place that makes you feel like you went out to dinner! Il Luogo is an elegant, sophisticated restaurant. What sets it apart, however, is that it maintains it's warmth and vibrancy at the same time. From the moment you enter the restaurant, you are treated like a valued guest. But none of this would matter without the spectacular Chef Marco. From Caesar salad prepared table side to the most delicate Dover sole, the food and presentation far surpassesother area restaurants. The owners have done an amazing job understanding the nature of excellence. Go to Il Luogo-feel like you were on vacation for a night!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful New Restaurant!Just came back from a dinner at Il Luogo and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the restaurant - the food as well as the presentation was wonderful. The service and ambience at the restaurant also top notch! Will definitely return.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA 5-Star Neighborhood GemThis was our second time here; this time with friends. The experience was as good as our first visit. Excellent service, excellent menu, courteous and attentive staff with no one rushing us out. We had 7:30 reservations on a Friday night. We were seated promptly and stayed until nearly 10 pm.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWould I go back?Although the food at Il Luogo was excellent with service to match, the prices were ridiculously high. For that reason, I would not go back again. For two cocktails, one appetizer and one pasta dish, $80 was too pricy for my friend and me. We were both in agreement. Too bad because the servers were very friendly and accommodating. They seemed very eager to please. If only it was not that expensive. Prices way too high for the neighborhood. Try joining www.restaurant.com to get more people to try your restaurant. That was how I originally tried Paul Anthony's and went back over and over and brought many friends beacuse there was a bit of a discount to the high prices. They were always packed.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waiters were very accommodatingThe waiters were very accommodating. The owner, George, came by to greet everyone and see how our meals were. Loved the background music...great for dining.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent experiencethis is a small place that excelled in food quality and presentation. the staff were friendly and attentive. we will definitely be returning.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMUnfortuntely there was liveUnfortuntely there was live entertainment - a singer who was way too loud in a space that is not all that huge. I called the restaurant the next day to ask what nights there was no music and was told there will not be any music again We will definitely return. The food and service were terrific5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visit.This was our second visit. The mark of a good restaurant is its consistency. This visit was even better than our first and we truly enjoyed our first time, that is why we came back. The food is prepared beautifully, with great presentation and flavor. The service is excellent and very concerned everything is right and you are happy. Can't wait to return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest service I have had inBest service I have had in years! Food Was wonderful! The tripe appetizer the best I've ever had! Nice to be able to hold a conversation during dinner! Great date spot!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serviceWe went on a Tuesday night were greeted warmly.
The stuffed artichoke was delicious...stuffed but light and full of fresh garlic.
Burata salad and red beet salad was great too.
Hubby had the seaford dish with pasta and he enjoyed it.
No room for dessert.
We will be back.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMReally terrific kitchen.Really terrific kitchen. The waiters mean well but fall a bit short on service. On the weekends you can barely hear yourself think, but during the week the noise isn't a problem.
All in all it's worth a visit.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ReturnedAs I stated in my last write up ... We will returnWell we did with another couple and they loved the choices on the menuThey enjoyed what they ordered and also said they would returnWe told two people ... They will tell two people and on it goes Try it for yourself you will not be disappointed4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Il Luog, goodFirst time at Il Luog, good food, friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. Good local place. Menu had a lot to offer and special sounded great. Def will return.....4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMModel of fine Dinnig!!!the food is very good,exeptional service,i truly appreciate how welcome they make you feel. this place is off the charts,amazing from the start to finish ,would definitely go back4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest kept neighborhood secret!Best kept neighborhood secret! Beet salad is to die for.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, good service,Very good food, good service, but a little overpriced4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner With FriendsFor those of you who take the Babylon line you see this restaurant right on Sunrise Highway past Lynbrook trsin station. The outside lighting has caught my eye many times
We decided to try it last Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere
We were not rushed which added to our enjoyment
It was a little noisy at times but not unbearable
The only complaint would be the size of the font on the menu. Eight point type .. to try to fit all the choices on two pages.
Nice touch at end was a complimentary sliced fruit platter served with our coffee
We will return4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable Evening !!!!!!Stopped in for a quick dinner and had a wonderful time ,the food was great,I loved the special combination of lamb chicken and skirt steak in Barolo red wine sauce reduction,Quality of food was also top notch ,the mango sangria was the best part we enjoyed so much !!!! Very attentive staff , the service was impeccable ,service from the Maitre'd was nice enough but the waitstaff was excellent and plentiful .would definitely go back.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcelent, every detail wasExcelent, every detail was covered. The food, delicious and authentic italian, the presentation just perfect. the atmosphere, clean, the space between tables, ideal. The music, italian, soft. The other guests, formal, well dressed and we were happy too. The Maitre, the chef, and all the personal, friendly, they knew very well their job.
My wife is chef, with a degree in italian food. We have visited almost twenty of best Italian Restaurants in New York. We rate Il Luogo in the top five.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFor a restaurant only openFor a restaurant only open a few months, they certainly have it well together. This site changes hands about every 10 years or less, and this time it's a real winner. Attentive staff, and truly excellent food. Try going after sundown since the beautiful windows allow the sun right into your eyes.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Food, Service and AmbianceThe Food, Service and Ambiance is, in a word, PERFECT!
The staff are warm, friendly, yet professional.
Food? Good beyond description. The quality and presentation are as good as ANY place in NY.
The entertainer, Sal LoCascio, is a real talent. His style and charisma, added to an already wonderful evening. I believe his website is - www.TheEntertainer.us
I highly recommend Il Luogo.
Go and Enjoy!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMost amazing restaurant I'veMost amazing restaurant I've been to in a while. I will be coming back very often!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food,exceptional service!From star to finish it was a model of fine dining.the maitre d' seating us and recommend us nice bottle of wine , the service was perfect ,the serving of drinks ,the presentation of the day specials ,the ordering of the meal with excellent guidance from our waiter to the serving of each course,food was Amazing !!! I love the bucatini pasta, very creative chef, I and my husband had a great time at our wedding anniversary !! Highly recommend !!!!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time, and was very pleased.First time, and was very pleased. The presentation and quality of the food was excellent. Service was outstanding, very attentive and concerned about your dining experience. We will be returning very soon.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Luogo was outstanding.Il Luogo was outstanding. The service was fantastic and the food even better. A great evening spent with special friends.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFoods was very good, a littleFoods was very good, a little noisy
Only downer was the specials
The waiter explains the special as usual but does not include the prices
We ordered the special assorted Hot appetizer for 2, but the Eggplant part was cold and pricy at $36.00 for an Appetizer3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM