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About Cafe Testarossa

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.

499 Jericho Tpke.,
Syosset, NY 11791
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
S. Oyster Bay Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 364-8877

Website:
http://www.cafetestarossa.com/

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

Executive Chef:
William Sansone

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

Cafe Testarossa Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
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Good for a Date (14)
Good for Groups (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The food is always consistently good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious, exquisitely prepared , innovative entrees.....
Impeccable service....

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I go to Cafe Testarossa frequently during the week and always sit in the main dining room. On Saturday, at 6:30, they stuck us in the other room which was hot and so noisy you couldn’t hear or breathe. Evidently you need to request the main dining room no matter how good of a customer you are. FYI.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amaze balls ! Love this restaurant. Going back this weekend lol

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This place is always good...gnocchi are outrageously good!!! We decided to eat at the bar and the bartender Kathy was spectacular! Taking care of a full bar and service without a hitch! A real professional! Love this place each time I go!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great atmosphere, food was excellent, very clean. Cesar salad and tomato & mozzarella was very tasteful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I went out for a friends get together and All ten of us enjoyed our food and the wine was delicious as well.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Always a great time food and service we're outstanding

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

My group of six women had a very enjoyable evening. The food arrived in a timely manner and it was nice and hot. We were moved, by our consent, to a quieter, more private table in a small corner room. We were able to comfortably eat our dinners and have good conversations. I will recommend this restaurant to anyone,

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Always a wonderful experience!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful service and great food as always! Our favorite place to celebrate a special occasion!

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We've been coming to Cafe Testarosa for over 20 years and we have never had a bad meal or experience. Whenever we take new people with us they completely enjoy it.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were a group of 9. Service was very good as was the food. Everyone enjoyed their meal, including family from out of town (Seattle area). The swordfish special was really good, as were the many pasta dishes ordered, the bronzino, & even the chicken. Still a goodie!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I booked a reservation for 7 people for my fiance's birthday.. the food was very good and the service was good with good attention paid to clearing finished plates.. there was a little card wishing a general happy birthday to a generic someone.. but not even the smallest token or acknowledgement from staff with singing happy birthday.. a cupcake would have sufficed.. for meal over $300.. it seems like I am not asking to much

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. All the staff was very welcoming from the valet to the hostesses. The food was delicious and our server Rosana was super sweet and accommodating and knowledgeable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our Server was excellent. The Menu is very versatile and well prepared and the wine list was comprehensive as well as reasonable.!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We went during restaurant week and it did not disappoint ! Always wonderful prompt attentive service . Several selections to cover all diets and appetites even though it was restaurant week . We’ve always eboughed the food here - continental fare. Would definitely recommend and return again. Definitely a neighborhood gem !

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I’ve been to this restaurant many times over the years. I do like it very much, but this past time I was Disappointed. I ordered Gnocchi with sausage and basil in a tomato sauce for an appetizer. The gnocchi was ok, but the sausage was almonds st no existent, as was th basil.it was just a gnocchi with a marinara sauce. I ordered shrimp and spinach dinner,which was presented well, but taste was lacking.

Service was ok,but it also just was not as good as normal. It will be awhile before I return

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We went for restaurant week. We had heard good things about the Italian food there and thought this would be a good opportunity to try it. We were not able to get a restaurant week menu beforehand as they did not disclose it. We initially had a reservation for friday night, but luckily found out beforehand that they weren't honoring restaurant week after 7pm on friday and not at all on Saturday. Glad we didn't try to book on opentable, wouldn't have known till we were seated, There were a lot of salads as appetizers and not your typical italian dishes as entrees. Not impressed with any of it. I wouldn't return and pay there regular prices for what we got.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Waited over 30 mins to be seated for our reservation. Did not have a table. Finally offered to seat us in the bar. Blamed open table for overbooking after 30 minutes waiting

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dinner was very nice and delicious. We weren't seated in the main dining room even though it was mostly empty. Not sure why. The table where were seated was directly under a speaker so the music was a little louder than necessary but overall excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Pros: The baked clams stood out and the gnocchi was tasty. Octopus appetizer was good however the octopus itself would have had more flavor if it were sauteed with the rest of the ingredients rather than just being placed on top of them. Halibut entree was tasty and the fish seemed fresh. The caramelized banana Napoleon desert was by far the star of the evening, one of the best I've had in a long time. The espresso was also solid and traditionally short not long and drawn out as so many places like to serve it.

Cons: The "house made" warm fresh mozzarella was lacking flavor and texture and appeared to come right out of the refrigerator. If one is touting house made mozzarella it should, in my opinion, be made fresh that day and be soft and "milky"; there's no shortage of good delis in the area that make this fresh daily and one can tell the difference.

Our waiter was nice enough and competent; the bus staff could have paid better attention to our empty water glasses.

The decor is tired (circa 1990's) and one can tell. The wine list was dated and not well thought out.

Overall a solid (reasonably priced) meal that did not disappoint. Although this would not be my first choice for a date night I'd certainly return with my parents (70+) and/or children.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great courteous attentive service and give you plenty of time...food excellent!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Besides the food being great, the staff are polite and attentive!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food as usual fabulous waitress. Ambiance is.nice bit a little too noisy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good food. Great Presentation. Quick and friendly service. Comfortable seating. The noise level gets a bit too much for casual conversation when the restaurant is busy

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This restaurant is always very good. We go all the time. Service is great and the food is so delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The place never disappoints
Service is great , Kathy the bartender is the best!! The wait staff knows the menu and are always attentive to our needs . Another great meal and perfect night out

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was outstanding, however can not say the same about the food. The Manilla clams tasted great but only 6 tiny clams were provided, the mussels were good, but two dishes of crispy chicken didn't make the grade. Sorry, the area has too many great places, would not return here.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Halibut was yummy

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2017

good service and good food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Outstanding !!!
Exceptional food ..... Exceotional service !! Rosanna our wattress was amazing ! Loved this gem of a restaurant !!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We love this place Food always good and service is fantastic.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

The service was excellent. We weren't rushed, therefore, we enjoyed our time there. The food was amazing. I tried the halibut for the first time and it was cooked to perfection. I've been here many times and I'm never disapponted. I would highly recommend this place for newcomers. Thank you to the staff and chef for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Dinner was delicious and Roseana our server always the best💗

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Always a pleasure dining at cafe testarossa. Quiet elegant dining at reasonable prices. Staff is very professional & attentive. I have never been disappointed

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Always delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

excellent service and ecellent food. I havenever had a bad meal here. Highly recommend the fresh ingredients and preparation. However I reserved a table for 4 and open table made it for 2. No problem when we arrived.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Went to Testarossa for date night. Was greeted by a very friendly manager. Started with a pear and red beet salad! The ingredients were very fresh and the salad was delicious. For dinner we had the halibut and the lamb chops everything was cooked to perfection (compliments to the chef) and the service was outstanding! My water glass was never empty. For drinks the toasted coconut martini was our favorite! I can't wait to go back and try out their happy hour menu and other items on the dinner menu!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Happy Hour, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Business Meals, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food is always delicious but the waitress was horrible no personality what so ever. She found it so difficult to smile.

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