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Cafe Testarossa

4.6
4.6
1112 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Modern Italian Cuisine with all the Character of Artisanal Fare. Even though Italian Cuisine is based on Tradition, Cafe Testarossa is holding true to traditional methods, without restriction, to modernizing the essence of the menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (516) 364-8877

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    William Sansone

  • Private party facilities

    Seperate Dining Area Available with exceptions on Days with Minimum amount of people.

  • Private party contact

    Lois or Jennifer: (516) 364-8877

  • Neighborhood

    Syosset

  • Cross street

    S. Oyster Bay Road

  • Parking details

    Front and Rear Parking Available, Valet Services Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  • Public transit

    LIRR Syosset Train Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,112 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JW

    JaneW

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Extremely loud you had to shout to be heard The food is delicious but it ruins the experience
  2. L

    phillipL

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. Food was delicious as usual. Great service. Ice cold beer .I would definitely recommend
  3. l

    lindaf

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Cafe Testarossa was gracious, lovely attentive staff and the food was outstanding. I dine there often...never a disappointment.
  4. G

    Gd12

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE ABSOLUTE BEST!
  5. RS

    ReneeS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased with out delicious meal and friendly and attentive service.
  6. m

    maxamillion

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the only restaurant where I can say that I have never had a bad meal . Over 25 years and the food is delicious. Most of The staff as been there as long as I have been going. I love the salads and the halibut is a personal favorite.
  7. CP

    CarolynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding cuisine from talented Chef/Owner Billy Sansone with oustanding service and a great Bar. I never write reviews but need to go on record!
  8. r

    risar

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious here!
  9. F

    Fazio55

    New York Area

    259 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    259 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    One of the most consistently good restaurants on Long Island. Halibut is best around .
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good menu, everyone enjoyed the food.
  11. l

    lorrainel

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great meal here. The lamb chops are absolutely perfect. I never order them anywhere else.
  12. IK

    IleneK

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  13. FD

    FrankD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here several times over the past 30 years. This is one of a handful of consistent restaurants on Long Island. The food is outstanding, the service is excellent and Joann at the bar is a bonus!
  14. ED

    EDWARDE

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going here for 30 years and excellent as usual. Food is consistently good. Service excellent. Our favorite restaurant.
  15. AC

    AnnetteC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Cafe Testerossa has excellent food, the service is always efficient and very friendly. Highly recommend this restaraunt. One of my top 10.
  16. DN

    DrNoodle

    New York Area

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We keep coming back here so it must be good. Had lamb chops last night that were very very good. We ate outside with heat lamps and didn't even really need them. I would say that Cafe TESTAROSSA is a local favorite.
  17. JT

    JosephT

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding! The server Danora was attentive and friendly.
  18. AL

    ALSF

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 8 people and everyone loved their food. We sat outside and the space was open and clean.
  19. DW

    DinnerWithStu

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely a delicious meal with a wonderful server. We enjoyed black linguini with calamari, shrimp and tomatoes. Also the halibut with broccoli rabe and corn. The server and the bus person were polite and attentive. The only negative was the noise level which lessened as people finished their meals. I’d give it 9 out of 10. Check it out.
  20. k

    kiki

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another delicious meal and enjoyable dining experience .
  21. j

    jms18

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good great service and food
  22. SB

    StevenB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Consistently good.
  23. p

    paulm

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was unreal.
  24. l

    lindsy

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Halibut Heaven- the halibut was excellent- cooked to perfection- no heavy sauce- thick piece of halibut with broccoli rabe..
  25. L

    phillipL

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going for years. Never disappointed. The food was on point as were the drinks. Great service we sat in the bar area. I would definitely recommend.
  26. A

    Anna

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good food. Excellent server. If the menu was more varied we would come more often.
  27. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Been going here for years. The food ia good but not a good as it used to be. The menu needs a refresh and the specials are almost always the same Halibut, Rolled chicken. The dining room chairs are very uncomfortable as you sink in too far. I had the Bronzino and it was just okay. Have had much better elsewhere.
  28. R

    Rezzie

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are consistently good! Great neighborhood restaurant.
  29. PC

    PattyC

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner but we go all the time absolutely delicious and service 5star
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Waiter was excellent, food was delicious & let us stay even though we were finished eating.
  31. MP

    MelissaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Testarossa never disappoints! We have been going there for many many years and It is always consistent and the food superb.
  32. MA

    MerylA

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Slow service. New
  33. PL

    PattyL

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always never fails us. Everything was so delicious and service excellent starting with sweetest hostess Anna!
  34. BG

    BirthdayGirl

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal very much and look forward to seeing you again.
  35. LC

    LouisaC

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints, food was delicious!!!
  36. S

    Stevie

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took the family to dinner. Was most enjoyable dining outside on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was very not busy at all. I hope this isn’t how it is most nights.
  37. MS

    MyrnaS

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Did not like our waitress, I have had her several times and was never happy but never complained. She is not pleasant and always looks annoyed that she is doing me a favor by serving me. I am a very frequent customer and always very kind and pleasant. I am going to request the next time for her not to be my waitress. Her name is Sawna( not sure of the spelling)
  38. JO

    JOSEPHF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS TESTAROSA HAS REMAINED CONSISTANTLY DELICIOUS FROM SOUP TO DESSERT. IN ADDITION, THEY HAVE CHANGED THEIR DECOR TO KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES, ALWAYS WARM AND INVITING. THEY HAVE BEEN AND REMAIN ONE OF THE TOP 5 ITALIAN RESTAURANTS ON LONG ISLAND!
  39. r

    rosaliew

    New York Area

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dinner was delicious everyone enjoyed their dinner
  40. E

    Ellen

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten outdoors often this summer and have enjoyed our dinner and our time there. Food is delicious! Ellen

FAQs

Cafe Testarossa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 364-8877.

Cafe Testarossa is rated 4.6 stars by 1112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Cafe Testarossa

499 Jericho Tpke.,, Syosset, NY 11791

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S. Oyster Bay Road

  • Neighborhood

    Syosset

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Front and Rear Parking Available, Valet Services Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  • Public transit

    LIRR Syosset Train Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    William Sansone

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (516) 364-8877

  • Private party facilities

    Seperate Dining Area Available with exceptions on Days with Minimum amount of people.

  • Private party contact

    Lois or Jennifer: (516) 364-8877

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