Cafe Testarossa

4.7
593 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great all through the meal. We had multiple people taking care of us and Andrew's demeaor and knowledge were a treat.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dining experience with high quality and consistently well made food. One of my top three go to Restaurants... Can be a bit noisy on weekends reserve an earlier time if this poses a problem...5 stars always..

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KR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day celebration

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant and amazing food. Waitress donora was the best server we have ever had. Amazing woman!

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Z
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our meal and it was a very pleasant restaurant to celebrate a birthday with a group. I will eat there again.

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a
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was excellent and the service was very good. It was a little noisy but not that loud that it was hard to have a conversation. i would definitely recommend this restaurant

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k
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 1st time there. The food was delicious and presentation beautiful. We will definitely be back.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cafe Testarossa has been a favorite for many years.
I hope to enjoy it for many more years.

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EP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week menu looked fabulous so we decided to go and experience the most incredible food that is always served here! Billy Sansone’s menu was outstanding! The salmon and halibut were moist, seasoned to perfection and served over delicious, perfectly prepared vegetables. No skimping or shortcuts on this Restaurant Week Menu!! Always great attentive service. Waiter kept checking on us to make sure everything was ok. OK? It was Fabulous!!!

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f
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went during Restaurant Week and ate a delicious 3 course dinner. Service was excellent and the value exceptional. I’ll definitely go back even when it’s not Restaurant Week.

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EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite local restaurant. Food is always delicious!

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We went during Restaurant Week because in the past the portions were the same as the regular menu. This time the portions were very small. The desserts were huge. It should be reversed for me. My husband’s branzino was tiny. He was finished eating in about 2 minutes. The little neck clams appetizer was also a tiny portion. My salmon, a small portion. Tasty though but still hungry. We told the manager the manager my husband was still hungry so they let him choose another dish from the regular menu to take out which was very nice.

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DN
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a great place to go for quality food with quality service. It is usually quite crowded especially in the bar room. We have found that we can always get a table for dinner in the bar room even if the main dinning room is booked and we walk in without a reservation last minute. It's a little pricey, but what isn't in the Syosset-woodbury area.

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS A HOMERUN! Outstanding delicious dishes!

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c
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great every time! Food great, staff extremely pleasant and accomodating

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT EVERY TIME

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k
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waitress was wonderful. It was a very busy night so kitchen seemed a bit behind . The noise level was also higher than we usually experience and the tables closer together which was not as comfortable as usual .

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MR
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and responsive service

Consistently outstanding in every way

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W
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It has been a long time since we have dined at this restaurant. The dining area had not changed since my last review. The noise factor was much more prevalent than I recall from my last visit.
The service was attentive and pleasant. We actually had two waitress’s that were covering our table as a team. Before I selected a meal from the menu, I looked up on my previous Yelp review to determine what I might have ordered. The two menu items that we enjoyed very much from our last visit were still both on the menu; Pinot Grigio Salmon and the Almond Crusted Chicken Breast.
Both of these selections are still very good and I we were happy that they were still on the menu.

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e
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

too noisy in side room large party shouting at the top of their lungs

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JI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Cafe Testarosa several times and they always deliver consistently great food and service. The dinner and drinks are exceptional. The Italian food as well as the seafood will not disappoint.

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food And service and yummy drinks!
Great place to Meet clients!

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places to dine with friends. The staff is warm & friendly - very accommodating and diligent. The food is always excellent - prepared and presented beautifully. The décor is tasteful and simple - elegant yet not distracting. The place gets crowded on a Saturday night, but we've never felt rushed or ignored. An overall wonderful dining experience!

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k
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for a wonderful meal , excellent service and honoring our request for a round table . Look forward to our next visit .

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD GREAT STAFF GREAT AMBIENCE!!! Love this place

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M
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were delicious from bread sticks to Yummilicious octopus over broccoli rabe....Excellent food fo any foodie...

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t
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valet service should have an umbrella to usher customers to their cars in the rain.

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HG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food the shrimp and halibut cooked to our liking!! Great staff and Debbie was very kind and helpful. Will return for sure.

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A
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed dining at Testarossa. It has been many years since we’ve last visited. The cocktail, food and service was outstanding. We will be back.

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T
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I’ve ever ordered at Cafe Testarosa has been excellent. My favorite dishes are linguini with lobster and broiled branzino. Next time I’m going to try something new. The service is and ambiance are great. It’s definitely our go to place for a good meal.

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I come here when we want to have a date night. It’s in our top 10 list for the area

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Early bird special was a good value, had a good number of choices for appetizer and main course. Service was excellent. Disappointing that they charged me for each of the 4 sodas I had.... if McDonalds can give me all the free refills I want so can a fancy restaurant. Charge me $3.00 or $3.50 for the soda and give me refills instead of $2.50 per glass, that was el cheapo of them. Otherwise a fine choice.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my go-to restsurant for everything!! Always consistently the BEST!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

This was a 60th birthday celebration, the menu was misleading as the Halibut special did not stare in the description that it contained mango, so I ordered it. HOWEVER, when it arrived it was covered in mango and I am highly allergic! They did replace my meal with a different dish, which came out quickly. HOWEVER, One of the other guests ordered the pork chop whci was dry, tough, uncutable and inedible. They offered to replace it. Linguine with white clam sauce (a very simple dish) was ordered..30mins later, after everyone else at the table was finished with their meals, then her replacement pasta arrived. We stated that it took exceedingly long and requested it to be removed from the bill, which they did. It made for a very upsetting experience on what was such a special celebration..The waitress was extremely pleasant and obviously embarrassed (not her fault in any way). My suggestion in particular is for the menu descriptions to be accurate, to ensure people with life threatening allergies have complete I formation about the food the are going to consume..and replacing a meal, particularly with a pasta dish should not take 30mins.. I have gone to Cafe Testarossa for many years and would go back again but I would be very specific in my questions regarding the food choices. Also, the food that was cooked correctly was very tasty.

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JI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there several times and the food and service is always exceptional. Highly recommend it

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Been coming here through all their changes, upgrades and all. Owner in the kitchen guarantees a great experience. We have a special request from the original dessert menu from years ago and they always come through.

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T
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You cannot go wrong here. The best. Lunch was great and service was awesome.

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d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the opportunity to dine here. Great specials as well as long time favorites on menu. Staff is wonderful

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LJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Testarossa is my favorite Italian restaurant. The good us always consistently good. I’ve ordered many different entre’s Over the course of 2 years and each one was unique, flavorful and delicious.

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