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Tappo Ristorante Italiano
Tappo Ristorante Italiano

Tappo Ristorante Italiano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tappony.com
  • Email: cesco.tappo@gmail.com
  • Phone: (516) 759-1913
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch/Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Food and service is always consistent. Nice food friendly staff."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Good solid food, nice atmosphere, great local find."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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
  • "Sunday evenigs features first class piano and jazz singers. Absolutly the best!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "food was excellent and staff was attentive . Lovely atmosphere"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Food is always great at Tappo! Grat place, everyone is so nice. i would highly reccommend!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/31/2013