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Cafe Testarossa

4.7
4.7
1038 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 21 times today

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.

  • 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 1,038 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. a

    amygail

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Cesar salad all vinegar, halibut over cooked and tasteless. Never coming again
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    236 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    236 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Considering this was our 2nd time dining at Cafe Testarossa in 6 days, we loved it! The halibut is delicious…..thick, juicy and sweet.
  3. RM

    ReginaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal on Father’s Day. We always have a great meal at this lovely restaurant. After all these years, consistently serving delicious meals consisting of the finest & freshest ingredients cooked to perfection. This restaurant is also decorated beautifully and changes with the times. 🍝🍷
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Café Testarossa has long been one of our absolute favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious, always consistent, very friendly staff. Billy the owner does an amazing job and always changes it up a bit and tries new things. We’ve had many a celebration throughout the years… our most recent experience was Father’s Day, we enjoyed dining outdoors it was a beautiful evening ❤️
  5. f

    food2crave

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family get together
  6. BE

    BERTM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were outstanding. The price was pretty high especially since we used to enjoy the easy bird special before the pandemic. Great place for a special occasion. Your friends and/or family will be very impressed.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor setting and the food was great
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and professional service. This is a quality restaurant.
  9. PM

    PatrickM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business transaction
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service is outstanding every time
  11. F

    Fazio55

    New York Area

    249 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    249 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Best halibut in Long Island ! Baked clams are delicious Always consistent
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. I had the Halibut and watermelon salad. Both dishes were excellent!
  13. L

    Luvpink3

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!!! Never a bad meal!!!
  14. J

    Jalepeno

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed once again as we have for the past 30 years.
  15. MS

    MyrnaS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The male waiter was wonderful.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionally prepared food with complementary well paced and meticulous service. Our first time at this restaurant but certainly not our last.
  17. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding atmosphere awesome food and great service. Anna the hostess made sure everything was perfect
  18. SM

    StevenM

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Three properly meals and one (my) totally overdone lamb chops! Ordered medium rare to rare and received well done meat. After waiting twenty minutes (everyone else we’ll into finishing their meal) with neither food nor an appearance from the waitress I ventured inside and spoke to the hostess/manager. She advised that she was trying to make me happy and had a new meal being prepared- she advised she’d personally checked and what I had returned to the kitchen was definitely medium rare. I responded they were grey inside and were very well done- and she responded “no, medium rare”. I asked her if she thought I was a liar and had returned the food out of a lack of knowledge or understanding of what I’d ordered. No response offered and I as used her at this point both her horrid response and lack of activity from the kitchen I would pass on dinner. Rude management. Extremely poor execution from the kitchen and a hiding waitress…it will be more then a while before I’ll return..sadly but not without good reason!
  19. DF

    DeniseF

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my husband’s birthday and when we arrived there was a card on the table for him which was very thoughtful. Our food was delicious as usual and the service was great. At the end of dinner we were presented with a dessert and candle. It was a very enjoyable birthday dinner.
  20. DA

    DennisA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience! Servers are so helpful and professional Food is consistently delicious
  21. Z

    Zimbo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and ambiance. Testarosa never disappoints.
  22. SS

    SallyS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Cafe Testarossa has always been a great dining experience. The food is great, unfortunately they are working understaffed and it impacted our dining experience. I will still recommend and return, hopefully their staffing shortage is temporary.
  23. m

    marguerites

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Book club dinner.
  24. A

    Angelo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It was our first time there and the crew treated us with courtesy. I thought the portions were on the small side , but the food was excellent . Will be going back soon.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great restaurant! Love sitting at the bar. Food is delicious!
  26. W

    Winthrop66

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We like this place. The food is good and the people are friendly. Unfortunately, it is a little loud. It seems to me that people who are sitting across a table do not have to raise their voice level to be heard. But....that is what happens.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always good and very pleasant service!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good experience
  29. s

    stephanief

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food was excellent!!! Service was the downfall. Didn’t receive menus for 25 min. Once we ordered, another 30 minutes later waitress informs us they are out of shrimp! On a Friday night at 830! Tables surrounding us were on multiple drink orders before even one was take . Barely apologetic under the circumstances. At least the food, when it finally came, was delicious!
  30. JR

    JudiR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, our experience at Cafe Testarosa was excellent! The food is always a culinary delight & the service is top rate. For an excellent dinning experience, you cannot beat Cafe Testarossa!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance was fabulous!
  32. KK

    KenK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently EXCELLENT food and EXCELLENT service!
  33. SL

    SharynL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fabulous food
  34. HD

    HuntingtonDoc

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We specified that we were celebrating a birthday and everyone ordered dessert, but the restaurant did nothing - not even a candle in the dessert for the birthday honoree. Also, the food was warm - not hot as it should have been.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent!!!!
  36. E

    Ellen

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    This restaurant is one of my favorite restaurants for years. However, last night‘s experience was not very good at all! They were short staffed, and the waitress service was very poor. Mistakes were made and the appetizer normally which I order, was overcooked and the sauce was barely on the plate. My main course was good. They did not give us spoons for our dessert which included ice cream I had to ask twice to finally get spoons. I will go back again because I love this restaurant, but last nights experience was less than average.
  37. FB

    FayeB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant! Food extraordinary! Service impeccable! Ambience really comfortable never too noisy always feels like a treat to come here!
  38. PG

    PatriciaG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Made a birthday celebration extra special!
  39. JC

    JoeC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was excellent as usually a must if you haven't ate here!
  40. M

    Merr

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent meal !

FAQs

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

Cafe Testarossa is rated 4.7 stars by 1038 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 21 times today
Google Map for Cafe Testarossa

499 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, NY 11791

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.

  • Private party contact

    Lois or Jennifer: (516) 364-8877

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