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Tappo Ristorante Italiano
Tappo Ristorante Italiano

Tappo Ristorante Italiano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tappony.com
  • Phone: (516) 759-1913
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We accommodate any off site catering.
  • Private Party Contact: Francesco and Paula (516) 759-1913
  • Entertainment: Live music on Thrsday and Live Jazz on Sunday

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet and parking lot.
A word from Tappo Ristorante Italiano
A trip to Italy is as close as the North Shore of Long Island! Glen Cove welcomes its newest Italian eatery and it has already drummed up a loyal fan base. Tappo, which means cork in Italian, opened its doors October of 2011 and the wine has been flowing steadily ever since. Tappo is the joint venture of long-time friends Paula Gagliardi and Francesco Di Maio.
Francesco, born and raised in Sorrento, just off the majestic Amalfi Coast of Italy, has always treasured the cultural offerings of his home country – the food, wine, the language and the lifestyle. He insists that a great gastronomic experience is only as good as the company with whom it is shared. Many diners will recognize him from his post In Great Neck where after 16 years of gracing patrons with his infectious charm, he has managed to develop a loyal following of loyal customer-compares. The vino-centric restaurant was inspired by the duo’s shared passion for food, family, friends and of course…wine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Although it was nice to dine in a quiet environment, it would have been nicer if the food was better. From the appetizers to the entrée, the food was mediocre at best. And since the prices were fairly high, we expected high quality food. We were surprised because the reviews we read were almost all excellent. I think they were not "valid" reviews. Servers were pleasant but inexperienced."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was our first time dining there and definitely not the last."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I can't believe I didn't find this sooner! It's been open for three years and in the 3 short months since I found Tappo, I've had a graduation party with 30 something guests and have eaten there 5 more times. The food is excellent, service is above and beyond and I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent Food. Good Service. Good Live Music. What else do you want!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "From professional and cordial greeting from manager to coffee, no disappointments. All the food is well above average and the staff is friendly. Nice crowd and tasteful decor completes the picture."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Dining at Tappo is a wonderful experience. The owners are gracious and quite attentive. The service is very good and the food preparation is excellent. The atmosphere is contemporary, relaxed and inviting. I would recommend Tappo very highly."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Owner, staff friendly and competent and caring about the experience. Food and ambience were great. Will definitely return. Great value as well."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The meal is always good, the service attentive, and the ambiance pleasant. You can always count on a good meal and friendly service!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and ambiance. Music was perfect! Always a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "this such a great restaurant, the attention you get and the food was amazing. I recommend this place to all my friends. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I took my mother for Mother's Day. The owners and staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our waiter, Damien, was excellent. He was very patient and went out of his way to be helpful. The ambiance was very beautiful and relaxing. There was a pianist and singer who were also very good. The food was delicious even though it was a limited Mother's Day menu. They had a lot of choices but not all of the choices that they would normally have. I will definitely go back on a regular evening to see the difference in menu, etc. We were very glad we went and look forward to going back again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was excellent. While the space was comfortable, I think the atmosphere could be enhanced with some new decorations. Right now, the dark brown add a somber feeling. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went to Tappo for dinner with friends and I have to say we will definitely come back! The food was fresh and perfectly cooked and the service was top notch. A true test of Italian cuisine. If you want to share good food/good wine with your friends in a nice atmosphere: go to TAPPO!!!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The time at Tappo was well spent. The staff was warm and attentive. The food was outstanding and the sauces were traditional."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I made reservations for Tappo for this past Thursday night based on a recommendation from a friend, and I am glad I did. The food was delicious and the service individualized and outstanding. The owner, Francesco, took the time to come over to our table to explain items on the menu and make recommendations. He and Tammy were absolutely lovely! They truly care about the diners experience. I had black linguine with lobster and it was amazing. I had to take it home because I was full from my appetizer and the samplings that Francesco brought over for us to try. I should have known better bc by the time the dessert came (a gelato tartufo that was to die for) I couldn't eat another bite. I will be back to this authentic Italian restaurant! "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We had dinner Monday night and everything was perfect...from the start to the end. If you are looking for authentic italian food with friendly staff then you cannot miss Tappo."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Food decent but service slow. Extremely loud table next to us. Not enjoyable "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Need to work on service and delivery of service Parking poor. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Six people. They didn't miss a beat. Food was great. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We spent Easter Sunday at Tappo and had a lovely time. The appetizers were delicious, we had the mozzarella with prosciutto and the fried eggplant. I really enjoyed the pesto gnocchi and the veal rollatini was excellent. We had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert which was exceptional. The service and ambience were top notch. The piano player added a nice touch to the friendly ambience. We bought our 15 month old son along and were made to feel very welcome. I would recommend Tappo to everyone and am looking forward to our next night out there."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food and service is always consistent. Nice food friendly staff."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We don't usually go out in the area because there is nothing around worth a evening out. We tried this new restaurant monday night....what a nice surprise from the beginner to the end. We go to Italy every year and this restaurant serve really Authentic italian food ! Starting with break oven bread with homemade caponata , homemade pasta was simple and light , tried the black linguine with fresh lobster! The branzino was tasty and fresh and the side risotto was perfectly cooked. The limoncello was just the end of a great dining experience!...well done TAPPO We will return many many times!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We have dined at Tappo a few times and all dinners have been superb! Great service, staff is on point and owners very attentive. The beet appetizer is healthy and delicious. The 4 cheese lasagna is melt in your mouth to die for! They have a cute little outside seating area that we are looking forward to in Spring. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Tappo never disappoints. Everyone I introduce to the restaurant absolutely LOVES it. Food & Service is always consistently excellent. The Black Linguine Lobster is one of my many favorites. A must try that will keep you coming back!!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Good solid food, nice atmosphere, great local find."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "fromt he last two times we ate here - in the past the food has been solid and very good and the service well orchestrated. Unfortuantely our latest experience didn't live up to the prior two -- the osso bucco was served cold in the center, the mozzarella prosciutt app looked and tasted like something from Waldbaums thrown into a microwave, and the service was grossly slow and unattentitve. Probably won't be returning................................."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Where do I begin? I attended Tappo for their 2nd viewing of Burlesque, featuring Vita Thorne. What a night! The show was incredibility entertaining and the crowd loved it. They featured a delectable prix fixe menu featuring a plethora of delicious choices. I enjoyed an appetizer of grilled octopus over a panzanella salad, for a dinnere, wild salmon that was perfect cooked alongside sauteed baby spinach and for dessert, tiramisu.....a dessert that would give my Italian Grandmother a run for her money! The service was impeccable. Even though the restaurant didn't have an empty table, I felt as though my server, Eric, did an exceptional job. My glass was never empty, my belly full and there was a smile on my face that lasted all night! GO NOW!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food is excellent! Manager is personable and waiter was helpful and friendly. We can't wait to return! We've already been 3 times in the past few weeks and have been telling all our friends and family to stop in!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Nice décor. Nothing creative or intriguing about the way the food is prepared and presented. Therefore, I felt the dining experience was overpriced. Waiter service was good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Tappo is a very good restaurant. It has very good food, service and wine selection. Too many reviews lavish praise on marginal restaurants that disappoint, Tappo will not. One aspect of Tappo is Excellent, and that is the passion of Francesco whose mission is clearly to make his patrons dining experience special. Go to Tappo and enjoy!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The Place is very nice, quiet and a 50+ crowd. We had an 8:00 reservation which was honored, but didn't even get menus till 8:30. It took another hour for the appetizers, and another 45 min for the main course. Drink and coffee refills were imposible to get. They need more help to speed up the process."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Pricey but not as pricey as the ambiance suggests it would be. I'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good food, prices and ambience. Tilapia was among the best I've had. They were accomodating with special request on another dish. Tasty bread with a killer eggplant spread. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Glen Cove has been a long standing town for Italian restaurants. Tappo has been a delightful addition. Francesco and Paula have raised the level on food, wine and entertainment. The restaurant was transformed into a lovely cabaret on a winters evening with music and wickedly fun burlesque. Tasteful and adult! Keep an eye out for more events at this location! Not to be missed!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Tappo is a neighborhood find for us, only recently and we are hglad we discovered this gem tucked in on cesar swamp road. Food has been outstanding each time and we look forward to telling friends about this fine Italian food righjt in our back-yard."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This is my new favorite Italian restaurant. The food was delicious, the service excellent, the venue warm and cozy. Give it a try!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Place was decorated tastefully with a DJ on hand for later in the evening. Food is always great, Francesco and his staff have done a great job here, a building that has Had many restaurants, let's hope he is here to stay. And despite it being a holiday he also had his dinner menu, if You were not interested in the prix-fix, which was a great idea."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I love this restaurant. We used to go frequently, but somehow it fell off our radar. I'm glad we rediscobvered it. We were 11 people, and everyone walked away very happy. we tried the eggplant arancini, a must have for the table. The gnocchi was probably the best I ever tasted. The only negative I would say is that the linguini with clam sauce was a little fishy. I don'y think it is ever a good idea to have any fish in a restaurant on Sunday. Overall the experience was excellent and I am looking forward to many more visits."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We went there for Christmas Eve dinner and had a great time. My fiancee had the 7 fishes and I ate off the regular menu. Both meals were delicious! The piano player and the singer were nice touches and they didn't overwhelm the dining room. Great job and we might make this our Chirstmas tradition. Of course, the flurries outside added to the holiday spirit."
    Dined on 12/24/2013