Passione Della Cucina
Passione Della Cucina

Passione Della Cucina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://passione-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (516) 741-4800
  • 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
98 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (48)fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (46)special occasion (32)great for outdoor dining (20)great for lunch (20)romantic (17)hot spot (11)notable wine list (10)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • It pulls it ALL off!
    sltesqVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Somehow this place is kid friendly (they treat children with such respect) AND "romantic" and "great for a date night" at the SAME time. The food is ALWAYS top notch. From the bread to the salads to the insane pastas (and somehow their "chicken parm" is even fabulous) everything is always so fresh and ALWAYS delicious. They are also willing to entertain all sorts of special request and the service is excellent each and every time. Could not be happier with our local favorite italian! The grandmas pizza is INSANE! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loveneweats
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We first came here with friends this past summer. We had since then been looking forward to returning to this hidden gem. Having grown up in Little Italy with all that great food I have a difficult time finding Italian food that I enjoy beyond the just good. The food and service at Passione is beyond just good. It is outstanding. I recommend it without hesitation. Enjoy!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Gem!
    ez2please
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have continued to explore the wonderful menu, and have yet to be disappointed. All the people we have brought here have walked away with the same great feeling that we have. There is a richness to the sauces here that is really special. The pasta is always done perfectly al dente and the rosemary bread is worth the price of admission.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RangerPride
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Good food, good atmosphere, very polite staff, reasonable pricing. A pleasing experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our new favorite restaurant
    KuklaVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The menu here offers something for everyone. The food is perfectly prepared and the portions are very large. I've never had anything that was too salty or overseasoned. We always have enough for leftovers. Service is good. There is enough time between courses to enjoy the food, without feeling rushed or waiting too long.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • new favorite
    mjb124
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Every single thing we ordered (there were 6 people) was delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sakiVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I was disappointed. The noise level was very loud. It took over an hour to get our entree. When I asked to speak to the manager he was not very helpful. I was not happy with his attitude.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Busy Saturday night place. Portions were large and food was delicious ! You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    KuklaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We came here a bit after they first opened. Quality and value were poor. We decided to return and were plesantly surprised. Although not the place for a quiet, romantic dinner, the food was excellent and the portions were huge. More than enough for another dinner with leftovers. Our waiter, Wilbert, was very attentive and had a great sense of humor. We'll definitely be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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!!
    • Food
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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.
  • marcia
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Always good food not always great service but it still is one of my favorite go to restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate