Passione Della Cucina
Passione Della Cucina

Passione Della Cucina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://passione-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5167414800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Catering: From our kitchen to you, Passione offers residential and corporate catering perfect for all occasions.
  • Private Party Facilities: In an elegant setting with full bar, Passione can accommodate parties of up to 75 people. Perfect for celebrations, family gatherings, business meetings, birthdays, communions, and more.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Passione Della Cucina
Eat · Drink · Celebrate!

3,000 miles from Italy’s mainland in the heart of Long Island, inspired by Italian heritage and infused with today's nova exciting dishes, we bring you the heartbeat of Passione.
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Passione Della Cucina reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)good for groups (41)fit for foodies (37)special occasion (30)great for outdoor dining (27)great for lunch (22)romantic (18)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • DinnerWithStu
    DinnerWithStu
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food was very good. Very nice interior in the restaurant. Service could have been a bit better. Our server took out entire order at once, drink, appy, and entrees. Didn't really matter but I thought it was odd. I will definitely go back there again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for Business
    foodlover
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Had a business meeting with our office employees to just "catch up". Everyone loved the food and the wide variety of choices on the menu. The food can also be made to your order as you like. Our meals were prompt. One of our members didn't have his pizza in time with the rest of us and they apologized a lot for it, even giving us our drinks on the house! The Manager checked in with us after our meal. It was mid-day and even with a crowd, there was no noticeable noise. The decor and ambiance is very nice, even a bit romantic if the time is right. I would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion...went...Right!
    EJ15
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My godson turned 30 and I took him and his wife to be to dinner this past weekend. Everyone was pleasant and the food was delicious. My godson was touched by the special attention given to him by all of the waiters and patrons when they sang happy birthday. It was priceless...I regret not capturing it on video!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • laserguyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    frequent diner here. Always excellent quality food and good service. Even on this Sat night things were good except two things. our waiter, a bit pushy and with a very deep and loud voice (i guess not his fault) made us uncomfortable. we felt like school children being lectured. Also there was a new hostess that came over just after paying the check and basically asked us to leave as there were many people waiting. I have never had that happen in a quality restaurant. she tried to be nice, but it was not a good ending to a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Place!
    1hugefoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great energy! Food was amazing, and the Staff was GREAT!! Best Italian food I've had in a while!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food!
    carma
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food is wonderful, but the service can be slow when busy; best to go for lunch. Weather permitting, lovely outdoor space. Have returned numerous times at varying times of day, and weekends as well as weekdays.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Babbo's !!
    karatequeen
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Love the food here more than Mario Batali's Babbo in NYC. Our 3rd time here and each time we've thought food can't get any better here but it always does. We always try new things on the menu and we have never been disappointed. Great cozy restaurant and here, the staff & owners treat you like "family". The pizza style bread in their bread basket is "to die for" ! Salmon is always grilled to perfection. Spagettii Squash /Skinny Girl dish is FABULOUS!!! The sauce is so savory, you want to skip the bread and drink the sauce! Everything is fresh and delicious. You wont be disappointed. It's authentic Italian food without the airfare to Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delectable Lunch
    Trishdelish
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Enjoyed a scrumptious lunch with my sister for her birthday. We shared an appetizer of calamari that was divine. She had chicken francaise with garlic mash and a salad; I had eggplant parm with a salad. It could not have been better. Thanks Passione for another great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    adamfrank64
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Terrific Italian food! Given the location (near Five Guys and Red Lobster) I wasn't optimistic - boy was I wrong! The service was outstanding, and the food was really spectacular - great homemade pastas, delicious meats, good wine, and absolutely huge portions. We were started with a couple breads from the kitchen, which were delicious, and it just got better from there. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible!!!!
    Nattie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is the second time my husband and myself have been to Passione. The first time the service was horrible but the food was decent. This past weekend that we went there was to celebrate our anniversary. The service is beyond horrible. They sat us down without any menus. We were sitting for 15 minutes just staring at each other wondering when our waiter was going to come by. It took us to ask the front door hostesses for some water because he asked what we wanted to drink but never brought us a bottle of water.Our first course had cheese which we asked for no cheese. We had to wait another 25 min for that to come out and when the main dishes came out they were ice cold. We didn't send them back because we just wanted to get out of there!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic all around!
    Biancamichelle
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was my first time dining here. The service was fantasti, friendly, and accommodating.. Portions were great size .. Manager checked in about 3-4 times even with a packed house. I would reccommend reservations. Excellent! Will go back again for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dining experience
    sophia516
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Passione Della Cucina was a wonderful dining experience. The food was outstanding, the service excellent and the ambience beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Good Meal
    Kathy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food here is always excellent from the bread to the dessert. The service is good and the prices are reasonable. It was crowded when we went on a Sunday evening, so I would recommend reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4th visit
    Seal
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant has been busier with each visit and the quality has gone down, conversely. I love this restaurant and am writing this review in hopes that it'll come back to it's full potential, as the food is still awesome, even though on visit three it was served cold and my dining partner's was lacking ingredients. That also happened to me, this time out. the missing menu ingredients. But, this visit the stands out mostly due to the poor service. The waiter's heart was in the right place and he was friendly, but we were neglected, he was slow, and not classy. The display was amateurish, and not of the quality that Passione's prices would demand. I am of mixed feelings whether I will be back to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends & family!! Food is delicious, the service is great & the atmosphere is perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprisingly good
    UrbanistaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Happy hour was terrific- great bartenders and excellent menu. Food was really good, and service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service lacking
    Hungry
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very nice bar and dining room that's where it ends under staffed inexperienced wait staff and bus boys had to ask for bread dirty wine glass had to ask for water and it was never refilled wife's fish came on plate with cold salad and cold pasta I had to laugh I can go I hope they get there act together it really is a pretty space also hire a hostess to greet the guests and handle the wait list
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  • ez2please.
    ez2please
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our fifth trip back to Passione and it was prime time on a Saturday night. The place was mobbed. A party of over 20 was late in arriving which really messed things up. but the service did not suffer a bit. The wait staff did a great job, and the food as always was wonderful. Ask for the rosemary flavored bread, it's magically delicious dipped in olive oil. Highly recommend the Mediterranean oven baked salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times now & have always left happy! The food is excellent and the service is good. They always have a nice selection of Specials, and the prices are good. ENJOY!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We celebrated our anmiversary and the food was delicious. The service was excellent and personable. Thank you Charlie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    Sonny
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second time at Passione and this time we brought friends based on a fabulous first experience. Passione delivered again! The food is inventive without being experimental (and they have a menu of classic selections and a kids' menu). There is easily 5 or more items which will be new to you but you will like each ingredient listed so you won't mind going for it. Pasta was fresh, fish and seafood dishes were great, and fried calamari was very good (tender and not greasy). The service is pleasant although this is a slow food place in that your food will be paced, so make sure you have time. Our only regret was that we did not stay for dessert due to the hour. Great things are happening at Passione, we look forward to our return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The manager was rude.....
    WARRENVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Even with a 7:00 reservation, we were seated at 7:20.... But that was not the problem, per se.....It was 10 full minutes for anyone to acknowledge our presence...the bartender tried to find the manager ....when the manager did appear he was quite unfriendly and gruff stating that we would just have to wait with no apologies....there were several people waiting as well with no human contact from the staff....I spoke to the manager and let him know that I felt he had an "attitude" problem and even then, he responded rudely. The dinner itself was fine and our server was fine as well. The manAger of Passione is in the wrong business...Working in a service industry takes a special kind of individual....I will not return!
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  • SAVE YOUR MONEY
    Jaegr
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was my second time eating here. And the second time with server issues. Which is a shame because the food is good. But when a restaurant employee tells me that fresh rigatoni takes 22 minutes to cook, he actually said it takes longer to cook fresh pasta than dried pasta, it's time to find another restaurant. Thankfully there are fabulous Italian restaurants all around --ones where the service is as good s what they are serving.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portion size small for price.
    stk100
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Portions small. Hostess wonderful. Waiter wonderful. Perfect order taking and perfect meal. Value not good compared to price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what? I can't hear you!
    lkrol
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The noise level was so high it was impossible to hold a conversation! You couldn't even hear the waiter from one end of the table to the other. The restaurant was badly under-staffed. This was the 3rd time we tried it on a weekend and never again. Our waiter, John (aka Larry) was pleasant and really movin' to please everyone but he was working a dozen tables and you had to grab him as he was passing. Food was good but the wait for it was ridiculous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yummy
    reamermom
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were 5 people and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Bread is delicious. Had warm rosemary bread brought to the table. Service ws nice. Personally I'd stay away from the white sangria. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food is good . Staff attentive, but takes too long for food to come out so be prepared for two hour lunches.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner and will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buzzing
    joyfulVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    New menu........some old favorites were absent but they will make it for you. This time we were a group od 7with several appetizers and 7 entrees. Very plentiful and a lot of take-home. TOO much salt
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good find in a shopping center
    Jolenie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Although I've worked in the Carle Place area for years, I had never been to Passion Della Cuchina prior to last Friday's visit. We had a little trouble finding it because it was the last restaurant in a strip of stores. We were pleasantly surprised at the upscale decor. There was an outdoor patio walled off from the parking lot, which was very attractive. I am sorry that we didn't sit there and will ask to do so next time, weather permitting. The bread was excellent and we were also treated to rice balls which were delicious. Our main courses were tasty and well presented. The service was a bit lacking, which was the only negative I can think of. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    SethVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Was recommended by a friend. Very pleased. Great menu. Can't wait to go back to try other items. Service was great. Also great choices for Gluten free options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise
    Debbie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was terrific but it is very loud in there!! Wanted to eat outside but it was raining!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • ABongi
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Beginning when we walked through the door until we were leaving was not just attentive but also warm and welcoming. We were treated like friends, as if we had been going there forever. The waiter was attentive and he cared about how we were enjoying our meal. The food was delicious. We had mozzerella burrata dish and baked clams to start, then I had the Cavateli with Sausage and my husband had a pasta dish with shrimp and our friend ordered Mushroom Risotto. All these dishes were served in different shaped bowls and were a feast for our eyes. They all tasted wonderful. They were fresh and hot. All and all it was a great dining experience for us. I would not only go back myself but I would recommend it to my family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/ service so so
    ZapcopdVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was good. Service was lacking a little bit. Not horrible but could use improvement. Dined outside because inside is abnormally cold. Not a big fan of dining outside but this was pretty nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodie
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The wait staff and manager were very nice and attentive. To start they offered a variety of bread that was very tasty. Our party of 7 all agreed. The food was quite good wholesome and plentiful. Will definitely return here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, bring your appetite!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I tried Passione with a groupon and have made this a regular spot to dine. The waiters are friendly, helpful and attentive. Charlie, who is one of the partner, is always walking around and checking on the guests. The food is delicious and the portions are generous. They offer a wide variety as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find!
    Mookie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were looking for a nice place to dine with friends on a Saturday evening. Though we'd never eaten here, this restaurant was highly recommended by my son-in-law. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere was pleasant and attractive, and the food was great. From the fried calamari appetizer, to the molten lava cake dessert, we enjoyed every bite. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    When we first arrived here, I had no idea it was related to the wonderful Emilio's in Commack. Knew at that point the meal would be terrific and we were not disappointed. Weather permitting, you should definitely sit outside. My friend felt as if she was at a party in a Tuscan villa. Fantastic!! Thank you, Charlie, for suggesting this. The food is delicious, starting with the bread. Any special requests are honored with great ease. The sole and shrimp delicato is a very tasty dish. Just needed a little more lemon. The shrimp scampi was inhaled. The servers and bartender made the meal even better--friendly and fun. We were too full for dessert. Maybe next time. Overall, this is a fantastic place and you should go!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bittersweet Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I love this place and have eaten there several times in the past month. Each experience has been perfect--until this one. Maybe it's because it was a Saturday night? The parts that were good, were very good. Our server was really friendly and we loved sitting in the outdoor courtyard. Our drinks were amazing too. Certain other things, were just off. I ordered the same dish I always get, and this time it was almost unrecognizable. Ingredients were missing! One part of our meal came out just as we were finishing our meal. We still had a great time overall, but it just wasn't the night we thought it would be. I'll give them another chance for sure though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ZapcopdVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Good meal. Food was good but bread could use some improvement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic