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Cafe Testarossa, Syosset, NY

Cafe Testarossa

4.8
4.8
1369 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

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • 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

What 1,369 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nassau

    Good for special occasions

1,367 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience for my group of 10 people. Great service and food. Thanks! CT

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  2. Quinn

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delivers. Exceptional food made from scratch. Fig Salad along with the halibut was sublime.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York State

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent! We always have delicious food at cafe Testarossa

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been patrons of Cafe Testarosa for 35+ years! It’s always been an honorable restaurant with everything from great service to outstanding food! We highly recommend it!!

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  5. DaniS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Testarossa is the place to be if you want a great Italian meal, great service and a good time! Thoroughly enjoyed, and will definitely be going back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have not been in a really long time place was pretty much as I remember was not crazy about the menu. What I ordered was delicious.

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  7. KC1234

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never a bad meal here, no matter what you order. Attentive staff. Great place to eat or have a drink at the bar.

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  8. FrankS

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Joanne and Kathy are amazing at the bar

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  9. Mitch

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great relaxing area, older crowd that knows how to have fun.

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  10. DennisC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed when I have a meal at this restaurant. Food is top quality, services is always excellent. Definitely one of my favorite places to go.

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  11. maxamillion

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Testarosa is the most reliable meal. It is always delicious with a wonderful staff. I highly recommend the halibut as well as the ravioli.

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  12. deb59

    New York City

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious, always dependable- one of our absolute favorites!

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  13. Hungryrunner

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Testarossa many times over the past few decades. The reason I gave the food a 4 instead of a 5 was the grilled vegetables appetizer. Some of the vegetables tasted almost like charcoal, as if they were too close to the heat source and over-charred, especially the broccoli. Other than that the meal was delicious and the wait staff were excellent.

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  14. drfrog

    New York City

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good food well prepared Always noisy Drinks are great

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  15. JoyS

    New York City

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat immediately on alentine’s Day with a reservation. The food was delicious and the service excellent.

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  16. LindaF

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always when we dine at Testarossa, the food was excellent! Our service was very good as our server kept us updated on a delay in the kitchen. The restaurant was very busy last night but that also provided us with a leisurely time to eat and visit with our friends. Overall, we enjoyed another great dining experience at Testarossa!

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  17. GailS

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am a regular at Café Testarrosa, and as usual the food ambience and service was excellent. Everything was to perfection. Can't wait to go back again :-) 

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  18. ZiaLauli

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always outstanding. Papardelle with veal bolognese sauce tasted like my aunt’s - delish. Halibut entree and shrimp entree also so good. Wait staff perfect. Banana napolean for dessert and expresso martini’s with Baileys. My only issue is the noise level in both rooms. Can get crazy loud.

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  19. LawrenceN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinners were all delicious. We will certainly be back. Compliments to the chef and servers for a wonderful dining experience.

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  20. Despina

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customized a dish on menu for me.Was fabulous TY! .Pasta always cooked to perfection,! Napolean if you dont think you like them do try thiers!...just WOW! Also the best halibut I've ever had to this day! Cant wait to bring my friends back this Saturday. Will be my 3rd visit.Each time we feel very special and welcome.Our server Steven is awesome, very knowledgable, and accommodating! Great place!

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  21. GailS

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always cafe Testarosa delivers a phenomenal meal. My grilled salmon was to perfection, and our grilled veggie plate was fabulous. My husband's gnocchi was phenomenal and the fresh bread and oil was fantastic. Service was amazing. Highly recommend.  sat in the bar area as we couldn't get a regular table/last-minute booking… Was a fun atmosphere and filled with a lot of great energy. Good music as well. 

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always and consistently great. Never have to worry about an off night therefore

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  23. StevenB

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants. The food id consistently excellent as is the service. Five star review.

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  24. DoriC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary. The ambience as usual was fabulous, and the food and wine were all outstanding. Somewhat pricey and the noise level was a little high, but nevertheless we absolutely love this place!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food incredibly salty and tasteless. Service and ambience were great.

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  26. AndreaM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful dining experience. The food & service never disappoint.

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  27. RobertT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Only downfall is the noise level especially in the smaller room. It’s so loud you can’t even talk to one another

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  28. JaneH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent. The service was very good. A little too noisy for conversation.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious as always! Great Halibut and Bronzino. Consistently great food ❤️❤️❤️

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  30. Pincer

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Understandable that Cafe Testarosa is around for over 35 years. Excellent restaurant!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was amazing! Great environment. Perfect on a frigid Friday night!

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  32. JeffL

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of four enjoyed our meal and felt very relaxed and unbrushed as we had quite a leisurely meal. The food is prepared well, plated with style, and served professionally. I had a pasta special that was delicious. This is a northern Italian style restaurant with excellent food and a good vibe.

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  33. timothyr

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Just to expensive for what you are getting. Over 125/ person with no dessert is ridiculous

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  34. Usna72

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wednesday Ishtar was $40 pre-fixe 3 course dinner with excellent choices and plenty of food. You an also tell a restaurant by the bread they serve - rustic and delicious. Will be back - always been great.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food out standing, waitress forgot drink order she was a little flustered things happen .

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service, and ambiance! Highly recommend

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered off the specials menu. Always the move. Great service, great food. Will be back.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious as always and service great too. Never disappoints! Our favorite place to eat❤️

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  39. phillipL

    New York City

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great local Italian restaurant. We’ve been going for over 20 years. Never disappointed. Food is on point as is the service. I would definitely recommend.

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  40. teresav

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have never had a bad experience at Cafe Testarosa. Anna, the hostess and manager always greets us warmly. The appetizers, pastas, dinners, and deserts are all excellent. I could close my eyes and point and not be disappointed. That being said, the last time we were there I had the pear and beet salad as an appetizer and the pecan crusted chicken breast as a dinner. Two of my favorites. The salad is very refreshing. It would be perfect on a warm summer day. We dine there about once a week.

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FAQs

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

Cafe Testarossa is rated 4.8 stars by 1369 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

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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