Always great service and top
Always great service and top quality food at Tappo. Nice wine selection leaning more to Italian vintages. They have a nice wine offer when you dine on Mondays and Tuesdays any wine under $100 is half off. Deserts are nice also. Nice place where you can not go wrong.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is consistently excellent.
Food is consistently excellent. Love the artichoke appetizer! Great ambience, and great host/hostess! Always a pleasure to dine here!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. The
The food was excellent. The black linquine with lobster is great because the sauce is not over the top. We also had the bolognese sauce with rigatoni, which was also great. They had a white bean soup special, which was very good as well.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tappo is becoming one of my favorite restaurants. As always the food and Service is Outstanding. The MUST try list Artichokes, Crab meat salad, Black linguine with lobster, Veal meatballs & The Ginger & Fred Martini. YUMMY!!!!!!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tappo is a welcome addition
Tappo is a welcome addition to our restaurant list here in Glen Cove. Beautiful decor, soft lighting and music welcome you as does the owner Francesco. The menu changes seasonally always ask about the evening specials, they are not to be missed! We have dined several times now and are always pleased. Well done!!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great birthday party
Decided to come here for our daughter's 15th birthday party we had a large group and the experience was fantastic.
Excellent appetizers -the artichokes were to die for.They also make a very good Caesar salad.
The entrées including the nightly specials were delicious. We were a party of 10 so there were various orders and all of them got rave reviews.
We will continue to visit this restaurant it's a great neighborhood place and the decor is beautiful too! Good wine list and house wines good too.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the Artichoke appetizer,
Enjoyed the Artichoke appetizer, also Fettucine with Broccoli Rabe and sausage was very tasty as well as the monkfish special. Would definetly go back for another delicious meal.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, staff and
Great restaurant, staff and food. Staff is very concerned about your dining experience. Definately will be back
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasant New Find
After an extensive search for someplace new to go to for an early Saturday evening dinner, I stumbled upon Tappo.
Tappo is an unpretentious neighborhood restaurant that doesn't break the bank and is suitable for family dining. There were many families present. Francesco the maitre'd is attentive and pleasant. The food was delicious, although the pasta was served too al dente for my taste and I had to send it back. They replaced it quickly and pleasantly.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always the experience was excellent , all aspects of the evening was superb, from the food , the wine and the service! Another great evening at Tappo Ristorante! Bravo!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
everything was great good
everything was great good food felt like home italian food
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfetto from the start to the end!
Felt like i was in Italy!
Authentic italian food, cool decor , music and italian accent!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great experience at Tappo. The food, service and ambience were all exceptional. It's very refreshing to be able to carry on a conversation in a packed restaurant without having to shout. Thank you and looking forward to returning over and over again.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant
My husband and I had a very enjoyable dining experience at Tappo. At first we were a little concerned because there were two big groups and our table for 2 on a Tuesday night during Restaurant Week. When I heard everyone speaking Italian, I knew the food wasn't going to disappoint. The owner was very involved and hospitable, and we were attended to like we were frequent guests there. The tomato sauce on the vegetable lasagna was delicious -- I can't wait to go back and order something with that sauce. My husband had the chicken which he enjoyed. The end of the meal was the best with chocolate molten cake, chocolate gelato, a cappuccino and a limoncello. So excited we found Tappo!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
always great food and service
always great food and service loved it the music on sunday just made it wonderful
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't Wait to Go Back!
This is my 2nd trip since late February. I drive here from Brooklyn? On my first trip I loved the food and service, and noticed some other items on the menu that I wanted to try. The eggplant croquets were fantastic, as is the "Linguine Nero". I actually asked that they serve the seafood I ordered over the Linguine. No problem...and delicious! My girlfriend had the Ravioli filled w/ beets, she loved them!
I can't comment on the wine list, as I had the drive back to Brooklyn, though judging on all the corks they have there, I'd say the list is pretty extensive.
They are very attentive here, prices are fair, and portions generous.
I look forward to my third visit, and hope to bring a few more of my Brooklyn friends with me.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and Service
Always top notch at Tappo. Food and service are great. Owners are nice and accommodating.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paula and Francesco set the
Paula and Francesco set the tone and the wait staff continue...warm, attentive and consistent. The bar is a great, fun stopover and you may need to be reminded to move to the dining room! My current favorite for starters is the grilled beet salad with goat cheese. Pastas are always winners, as is the osso buco and the branzino. Mother's Day was a pleasure - reservation honored in timely fashion (even tho restaurant was packed!!) Get there early for specials as they seem to sell out quickly! Cheesecake and flourless chocolate cake are our favorites but we haven't hit a dessert there that we didn't love! If you are lucky enough to be there on a night when Lisa is singing...you are in for a real treat!!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
came for the music ...
We came for the jazz singer Lisa Gary but we were very pleasantly surprised with the food. We were four adults and enjoyed the Sunday dinner. Just like momma would have made. Delicious pasta and meats. Very good hot appy and salad and yummy dessert. A real treat !!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always nice at Tappo
Very good Italian food, nice wine list and great service. Can't go wrong at Tappo. Branzino is always excellent
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glen Cove - Hidden Gem
Was there with my lady friend and we'll be back for sure. In fact - 5 couples go out for dinner every quarter and this will be "it" next time around.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Pleasant Surprise
The wife and I were out on the Island visiting our son and decided to stay overnight. We found Tappo's on opentable.com and gave it a try. Wow, the food was really delicious Italian cuisine! Inside was nice, nothing over top. The wait staff was excellent! They were very attentive and profession. The owner came to our table a couple of times to insure all was well. We'd go back in a heart beat and highly recommend you do as well.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific staff! Casual atmosphere
We had a group of 14 that expanded to 23 by end of dinner. Granted it was mid-week but staff was very welcoming and accommodating. Owner Paula arranged a large table and servers Jackie and Anna were gems and even with numerous split checks were great with service with our party moving around the table. Will definitely go back again. I had Salmon with sautéed spinach cooked perfectly and tasted the veal Milanese and it too was delicious.
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Find
We chanced on Tappo but found that the owner Francesco used to manage one of our past favorites, Vespa. The food was imaginative and delicious. The Caprese salad was so good I thought I had returned to Sorrento. My husband had veal and he said it was the perfect light summer dish. The staff was knowledgeable. We will definitely be back again.
A word to the wise - the restaurant is set back from the street at the back of its parking lot. Don't drive past it.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time here
This was our first time here and everything was great. When my salad came with dressing on it (I forgot to tell them on the side) it was immediately replaced with a new salad. We went with friends and all were happy with their selections. Service was attentive and there was a piano player for background music. We were too full for dessert but a complimentary platter of gelato (3 flavours) was given to us. We will definitely come back even though we are not from the area.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a good meal!
We enjoy this restaurant very much! My children like it too!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This hidden gem in Glen Cove has all the service and impeccable dishes you would expect from a NYC restaurant but without the travel, parking fees or prices! Try the Linguini Nere with Lobster-- best we ever had!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful Friday
We had a wonderful Friday night out-made to feel very welcome with our young daughter which isn't always the case in a nicer restaurant. Food was very tasty, service top notch and the piano player added to a nice environment. We will return!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday Family Meal
and enjoyed the music of Lisa and her fellow piano player.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
No Corking Fee on Wednesday
We brought in our own bottles of wine in Wednesday and the staff was more than happy to open, decant and serve with no corking fee. We were having such a good time that we ended up buying another bottle off of their great wine list. Food and service was top shelf as usual - this place is special...
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time back.
This was our second time back. We came with two other couples. All were happy with their choices. Love the shrimp with black linguine. A couple of people had the price fixed menu and enjoyed their choices which were plentiful. Service was great until our waitress disappeared before dessert. We had to find another waiter who explained she had to leave. Hope everything was okay with her. Besides that, it was a great dining experience and would highly recommend!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
A true hidden & unknown gem
I have been to this restaurant a bunch of times. Each time we go we introduce different friends to this incredible restaurant. The food is impeccable. The service is exceptional. The atmosphere is warm & intimate. Their eggplant caponata which is served alongside their warm yummy bread is by far the best caponata I have ever tasted! From their roasted beets to their pasta and their tilapia everything is fresh and really delish. Can't wait to go back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
love this place every time
T We have been to this place a few times and every time it outshines the last. the food is outstanding, the service is impeccable and the wine list is a mile long. I would definitely give it a try, it's worth it.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Above The Fray in Every Way
In an area where you cannot drive a quarter mile without seeing an Italian restaurant, Tappo stands out in every way. Our recent meal was no exception - we tried three of the specials - the split pea soup, a sliced shell steak and homemade gelato and found each to be wonderful. The black linguine with lobster was lovely too. All in all a great meal.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
a weekly favorite
A must-try for locals....Italian Spring roll is AMAZING as was the homemade meat lasagna. The sliced strip steak was cooked perfectly, very tasty and juicy. Friendliest owners and staff make it a great fun experience every time!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always great at Tappo! Grat place, everyone is so nice. i would highly reccommend!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
In looking for a restaurant by location we happened upon this restaurant. We read some reviews which were promising. We were very pleasantly surprised. For main course we had osco buco, penne bolognese and tuna- all were excellent. The food was cooked as we liked and delicious-we all were happy and nothing was left over. The wait staff was attentive, the ambiance elegant and the owner hospitable. We plan on returning. Would recommend for fine dining, special occasion or romantic evening.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family decided to go out for Thanksgiving this year and chose Tappo because of how close it was to home, plus I heard wonderful things from people in the neighborhood. They were right!!! The owner and staff made us feel at home from the moment we walked in. The service, food and ambiance were wonderful! Such nice, relaxing holiday experience. Will definitely be back!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Thanksgiving Dinner!
We went there for Thanksigiving Dinner and enjoyed it immensly. The fixed-price menu (4 courses was worth it, we especially enjoyed the pumpkin ravioli!.The turkey dinner was a genrous portion and the meat was tender and moist. Our choice for dessert was an excellent pumpkin cheesecake. The staff was friendly and attentive and answered all our questions. Two years ago we ahd Easter dinner at Tappo's so the quality is still there. Hey,if Billy Joel can spend Thanksgiving there, it must be good!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM