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.