La Volpe Ristorante
La Volpe Ristorante

La Volpe Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lavolperestaurant.net/
  • Phone: 6318743819
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;

    Dinner:

    Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00 (Vintage Hour 4pm-6pm and 8pm-9pm)

    Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm (Vintage Hour 4pm-6pm)

    Sunday: 12:00pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Franco Volpe
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is provided by Anton Pizzeria, please contact Charlie or Sal Volpe, at (631) 878-2528, for further details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Available for groups of up to 30 guests, in our private "Red Room." The entire restaurant is also available for larger events.
  • Private Party Contact: Franco or Mike 6318743819
  • Special Events: One Wednesday in every season we present a Special Wine Dinner. Four to five courses are paired with specially-selected wines. Please call or check out our website for menus and prices for this month's upcoming wine dinner. Reservations are required.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from La Volpe Ristorante
"La vera cucina Italiana!" (The real Italian cuisine!) La Volpe Ristorante has that true, family touch and meticulous attention to detail that is not found in corporate restaurants. Located on eastern Long Island in Center Moriches, La Volpe is a year-round destination for a fantastic culinary adventure that is a perfect balance of quality and value.

Executive Chef Franco Volpe and his mother Maria Teresa carefully compiled a Mediterranean-inspired menu that combines Franco's creative contemporary style and Maria Teresa's traditional family recipes. The eclectic menu is filled with fresh seafood, all-natural steaks and chicken, hearty pastas, home-style soups and light, tasty salads. La Volpe Ristorante also boasts an unparalleled award winning wine list with something for everyone.

Not to be outdone, Anton Pizzeria, next door, serves the finest wood-burning brick oven pizza and specialty pies outside of Italy, plus world class catering.
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La Volpe Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (19)notable wine list (17)special occasion (17)fit for foodies (12)romantic (12)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Was not my first time at la volpe. Had better past experiences. The tables are uncomfortable, too high or seats too low. Lighting was bright. Food was mediocre at best. Pasta was bland and had no taste.
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  • Always Excellent
    SirphilVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    We had a new waitress who more than lived up to our expectations. The food was excellent as always. There was an extensive list of specials. I had the shrimp andcannellini beans, which I've had before but forgot just how great it is. We are never disappointed here. They are consistently great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Real bufala mozzerella. Can't ask for anything more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTableName
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    My husband and two friends dined here last Saturday. The food was great, especially the specials. A cold calamari salad and zucchini flowers we all shared for appetizers. The chillian sea bass and filet for dinner were all delicious. Not one complaint among us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as usual. service
    luigi
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Great food as usual. service outstanding. great specials. family atmorsphere!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    We weren't expecting much, but found this to be a very good spot to meet friends. Food was very good. Flounder off the menu was excellent. Pasts was fresh and tasty. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite Itallian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    La Volpe has the best Ittalian food in the area. We love the fantastic wine selections too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and ambiance a little
    unhappy
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Good food and ambiance a little noisy. Not very customer friendly - no subtitues for pasta without a charge. Split a salad if done in the kitchen will cost $2.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A local favorite!!
    MegaMom
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    This is one of our favorite restaurants!! The food is always delicious. I always have the artichokes as a first course. Would recommend this for special events.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is fabulous, and
    PumpkinVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    The food is fabulous, and the service could not be friendlier or more efficient. It was a wonderful experience and, although the restaurant is not local for me, I know I will be back. It's well worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Molto Bene!
    NomNomsVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    We dined at La Volpe over the weekend, and we had a fantastic time to say the least. From the second we walked in the door, we were treated like family. We were greated with smiling faces, and the hostesses were very accommodating in giving us the very best table. Our server was extremely knowledgable. Any questions we had regarding the inpressive menu and extensive wine list were answered right away. The food was extremely tasty and well presented. My husbands filet mignon was cooked perfectly, and I had the ravioli with truffle oil that was out of this world. We will definitely be coming back, and will highly recommend La Volpe to our friends and family as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in class!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    As far as authentic Italian food goes, you don't get any better than La Volpe. You can tell everything is cooked fresh, with seasonal ingredients. They also have an incredible lunch special for $16! I tried the sautéed artichokes with arugula, then the cavitelli bolognese. To die for! You can't go wrong with anything on their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We sat with no food and drinks
    Dinner
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    We sat with no food and drinks for over 1/2 hour after appetizer empty plates were taken away, after dinner we were given the desert menu, ordered coffee when we received menu, coffee was delivered by another, we finished coffee, and 12 minutes after coffee was finished waitress finally came back to take our dessert order. The whole dinner experience took over three hours. With at least 2 hours without food on table and at least 1 hour with no drinks.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service
    Aimee
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Had a very pleasant experience . Waiter paid special attention to menu e details and wine origins and character. Food as always met all expectations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have dined at la volpe in
    Cateyesdd
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I have dined at la volpe in the past & have been very pleased with both food & service. Unfortunately on Mother's Day la volpe was not prepared. The service was only fair. The food took a long time to come out. In addition my husbands dinner came out after everyone else's. most of us were almost done with our entrees. Also we had to continually ask for or water glasses to be refilled. We decided not to order dessert or coffee for fear of how long it would take.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We've eaten here more than several times and would highly recommend this restaurant for a fresh meal and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Levem
    levem
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Excellent food (both taste and presentation), excellent ambiance and excellent service. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a 7:30 reservation.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    We had a 7:30 reservation. We had to wait about twenty five minutes to be seated.Our waiter Chris was great. We order a bottle of Wine that came wright away, but our salad came about fifty minutes later. Our Dinner came about twenty five minutes after the salad. My Wife and I were very surprised, because we have eaten here several times and never had an experience like this before. We were their from 7:20 pm. to 9:45 pm. I will say the food and our waiter Chris were great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent restaurant experience.
    RUNDMCVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Excellent restaurant experience. Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Standout fare on LI!
    WendeenycVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    I felt like I was in a culinary dream! Fabulous food with fresh ingredients and a chef who wants to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There were 13 of us, including
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    There were 13 of us, including 2 little boys, 6 & 7, to celebrate a family member's birthday. Staff could not have been more pleasant to our gang, and so helpful with children's food choices. Food is five star ! The Specials her are always incredible. We are fortunate to have La Volpe in our area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • the food is excellent, and
    lawesman
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    the food is excellent, and the family that owns and operates La Volpe are highly visible making the rounds in the dining room to insure that everything is perfect. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the food selection was awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    the food selection was awesome. Our waitress was awesome...everything about La Volpe was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We visited La Volpe for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    We visited La Volpe for the third time. As usual, we were very pleased with our meal and with the service. The restaurant is very clean, which is extremely important. Wine and Martinis were excellent. We ordered our favorite artichoke appetizer and it was fantastic! Prawns appetizer was also very nice, as was the calamari; fried very nicely and very tender. We all ordered shellfish for the main course and as usual, the shellfish was fresh and cooked very well. The blood orange sorbetto was amazing. Service was outstanding. The food is always fresh and delicious, the portions are a nice size. You don't leave feeling overstuffed and uncomfortable. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal and night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Volpe is our favorite local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    La Volpe is our favorite local restaurant. We eat here at least once a week. The food is always great. It is not your usual italian fare. Going there to eat is like eating with family. We love it!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything we had was delicious!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Everything we had was delicious!! Awesome service as well
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  • Not your usual neighborhood Italian
    LongBeachFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    A suburban Italian restaurant with urban food and style. We can always count on having a great meal here. They offer all the usual standards, but it is worth your while to branch out and try some of their regional specialities, which are likely to be genuine family recipes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very special place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    An incredible experience from start to finish at this family-owned gem! We were greeted warmly and made immediately welcome. Service was spot-on; gracious and charming while never intrusive or overly formal. The restaurant itself was lovely; elegant with a hint of "rustico". The lighting was perfect and the tables were nicely spaced. The cuisine was among the finest I've experienced anywhere. Every item was expertly prepared, and drew subtle flavoring from wonderfully fresh ingredients; even the presentation was superb. We enjoyed every savory bite of mozzarela di bufala, lobster raviola, orrichette alla barese, and baby bak choy con cannelini. We concluded with a superb tiramisu! La Volpe also maintains a very respectable wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So So Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    This was the 6th time we dined at LaVolpe. We were dining out with friends and I recommended LaVolpe since we enjoyed it on our previous visits. This time, however, I was disappointed. The service was slow at best - we did not get asked if we were enjoying our meal and there was no offer of a coffee refill. I had the special meatball appetizer which was just okay as was my main course, the veal saltimboca. The side dish of spaghetti with sauce was fair - the sauce was watery with chunks of tomato on top of the pasta. Unfortunately, I would hesitate to recommend LaVolpe again.
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  • Once again La Volpe proves
    MatthewW
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Once again La Volpe proves that is one of the best Italian restaurants on Long Island. The food is amazing and the service wonderful. It is very hard to find Braciole on a menu but La Volpe is an exception, probably the best braciole I have ever had. Fabulous tuna and avocado appetizer as well. We were there for a birthday celebration and it could not have been better. The singing of Happy Birthday in Italian closed out a fabulous evening. A special thank you to our server Angela who was fabulous and extremely attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • spectacular as usual
    SirphilVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Another spectacular meal at la Volpe. Service was great as usual. My mom was impressed and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Leisurely, Delicious Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Stand-out dishes: The calimari is so light, crisp, tender -- generous portion (enough for 3) served w/verrry thin slices of zucchini and chunky, freshly made tomato sauce. Chicken breast with speck and asparagus in a creamy tomato sauce w/cognac - oh! Creme brulee was decadent and delicate. Pretty, nicely decorated room with flattering lighting (ladies take note!) Service was refreshingly "old school". No calling our party of six in our 50s & 60s "you guys" or crouching tableside to get chummy. Very knowledgeable wine pairing advice. Attentive but unobtrusive observation to see if all was going smoothly. Which it was -- we'll be happy to return for another meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonder Italian food and Drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Bartender made best margarita and very nice. Food was wonderful along with server this was our first visit will be back for sure we are not close to you but it's worth the trip. Thanks. Pat
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LaVolpe never disappoints!
    risa
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    LaVolpe never disappoints! This is truly a fine dining restaurant. Make reservations early.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, this is an outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    As always, this is an outstanding restaurant with wonderful people running it. The food can not be beat and the service is the best.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My fiance and I went to La
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    My fiance and I went to La Volpe for a trial to see about having our wedding reception dinner there. It was our first time at the restaurant and all I can say is AMAZING! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. That same night we booked our reception dinner. We cannot wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great traditional Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Great traditional Italian and Sicilian cuisine, not to be confused with the typical Long Island Italian-American restaurant that serves Spaghetti & Meatballs or Chicken Cutlet Parmigiana (both which are about as Italian as Knockwurst and Sauerkraut). I've been to La Volpe twice and the food was very good both times. The restaurant doesn't serve pasta, risotto, etc. as a first course like a trattoria in Italy, the pasta dishes are served as main courses. However this is really the only thing about La Volpe which is Americanized, so if you enjoy real Italian cuisine, you ought to give this place a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • some of the food is great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    some of the food is great, other things okay, service is good, the acoustics are bad making it a bit noisy. a bit overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic find. We had a
    Lucy
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    Fantastic find. We had a terrific meal for lunch. Great for a bite on the way to the Hamptons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a party of 10 and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    We had a party of 10 and we were taken care of as if we were the only people There. Food, service was outstanding. They went out of there way for the kids did not leave a leaf unturned . My family and I have ate here many time will keep coming back for more. We are never disappointed the specials and menu are allways good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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