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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.
Syosset, NY 11791
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
S. Oyster Bay Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Front and Rear Parking Available, Valet Services Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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
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
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 !
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We took the kids the night before they left for camp because one loves the spaghetti and meatballs and the other penne a la vodka. He food was excellent and is always consistent. The menu has a lot of interesting options in addition to Italian classsics. The average age is a bit old, the ambiance is too and the noise was a bit loud but the food was truly amazing and the staff was great.
We all thought the food was very good. Service was excellent . When they brought the food to the table they knew who received what food and did not ask . There were 4 of us. Will go back. Also going to mention to my partners that it might be a good place to give a seminar.
This was a family dinner for a 90th birthday. We were seated exactly where we asked for and the service staff was great. There was no rush between courses and the food was excellent. The servings were excellent making the cost very reasonable. This was not the first time we were there and it definitely won't be the last.
Made reservations for a pre-Mothers day on Saturday 5/13 for 9 for dinner and was told there was only a 5:00 & 9:00 opening. Had to make a decision because we had some little ones with us and the timing was difficult. Received a call from Nicole who handled the reservation the evening before our dinner plans to tell us she could get us in at 6:00 which was perfect! Arrived and there was no wait. Service was terrific and food selection and quality outstanding! Looking forward to the next time with my wife and I for a wonderful evening of food and spirits!
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