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
81 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)good for groups (37)fit for foodies (32)special occasion (32)great for outdoor dining (26)great for lunch (19)romantic (16)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    Sand1117
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Back patio dining is great. Music was a little loud but what restaurant isn't noisy? We switched tables & staff was okay with it. Have been here before and will be back again. Consistent quality with friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fine Night Out
    biglil
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food and attentive service. The portions were large and very tasty. Meatballs like Mom's
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GrannyFranny
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Excellent new spot for me and my friends. Great waiter and the Owner (Emilio) came over to chat with us. We loved Passione!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Diamond in the Rough!
    ez2please
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The service was uniformly excellent throughout the meal. We didn't order any appetizers, so the waiter brought us all complimentary rice balls which were delicious. Both the wine list and the menu were huge with something for everyone. The mixed cocktails we ordered were all excellent. The specials were all listed on a separate that was on the menu on the table, so there was no straining to read blackboards. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, and was able to make substitutions for some side dishes with no hassles. The main courses were all very good and the portions were more than sufficient. A nice feature is that many of the dishes can be ordered either individually or family style. Nice outdoor dining area too. A great find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little find
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This restaurant is tucked away in a parking lot that I don't often go to and boy am I glad we found it. The food was delicious and the server and owner were very attentive and on the ball. We all enjoyed our meals and had a vast variety of great food. The calamari here is extremely good and in a different, flavorful sauce. They even gave us free rice balls, which was a nice touch. The meatball appetizer was fabulous as well. I had the rigatoni with chicken in marsala sauce which was so yummy. Everyone's meal here was great from the steak to the salmon. We had no complaints. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Above Average Italian Food
    ItalianFoodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I am Italian and my husband and I love to cook so when we go out for Italian we want a restaurant that delivers more then your typical average dish. Everything I have eaten there so far is delicious including their hearty pasta dishes, crispy calamari, flavorful meatballs etc. etc. The wait staff was also very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The bread was especially delicious. In addition to the wonderful bread basket, there was a loaf, fresh from the oven. We almost filled up on that delicious bread.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    Di10
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We sat outside in courtyard and was beautiful night with mix of great food
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Find it!
    Michael
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is a restaurant you might never notice since it's "hidden" in the back of an unassuming parking lot, but it is not to be missed! I have been here four times so far and except for a bad seating disaster (which I am choosing to forgive once), it has been great each time! I have not had one issue with service or food and would highly recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUR NEW HOME
    ROSIE
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My friends and I dined at Passione for the first time the other evening. WOW! was the reaction we all had. We were welcomed and seated by a wonderful gentleman that made sure our dining experience was outstanding. He treated us like family! The food was superb! Our waiter, James, was extremely hospitable and attentive--without being overbearing. We have decided to make Passione our new home since we felt so relaxed and comfortable and everything about Passione was so beautiful!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it!
    finediner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    first time here and everything was delicious. the service was great. some unusual menu items, homemade pasta, prices were good. We especially loved the homemade riggatoni. the portions were large, well seasoned and sauced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • suzreviews
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Excellent food, abundant portions, friendly, efficient service. We will definitely be returning frequently!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • haning13
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The staff was very attentive and welcoming, making our first time experience to the restaurant a wonderful one. We felt valued from the minute we walked in the door. In addition, the food was fantastic and the portion sizes were accommodating. The Penne ala Vodka and the Fried Zucchini Sticks were a favorite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful service
    Lis421VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our waiter was initially very attentive. After serving the meal he disappeared. No second drink or desert offered. We had to find the manager to get the check.
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  • Best Restaurant around!
    partyof5
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This is one of those places that you just have to go back to over & over again. The food is absolutely amazing & the service is wonderful. We have been there several times & have never been disappointed in our choices. Looking forward to our next dining experience there -)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    reamermom
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    All 4 of us enjoyed our dinners. Waiter very helpful. Will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chase's Doctor Dad
    NeilVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Had a very nice meal recently with my wife and daughter. Food was a step ABOVE even Fanatico which is a local favorite of ours. Although menu is very similar to Fanatico, it seems like the chef "kicks it up at notch!" We'll be back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe it was an off night
    GregVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We had dinner on Memorial Day; it was not particularly busy. Food was good, not great; service was better. Pretty dining room. Just not up to the rave reviews I saw on OT. Maybe it was an off night. Not sure if we'll be back.
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  • Leonard Mandel
    LennyBayside
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food is always great. This is our go to place for pleasure and business.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Cindy430
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here with another couple this past weekend. Everything was fantastic. They sat us on time (6:30pm on a Saturday). The menu is extensive. We are all Italian so we are use to good food and this restaurant exceeded our expectations. Our waiter Jonathan was fantastic. He was very attentive and even made suggestions to make our meal better. We had appetizers to dessert. Everything was incredible. This is now our new favorite restaurant and we will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate