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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in East Meadow

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A photo of Cassariano Italian Eatery - NY restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(972)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Mineola
Booked 9 times today
Cassariano Italian Eatery - NY takes pride in its exceptional Northern Italian cuisine, a fact echoed by the array of positive reviews. This gem in Mineola is renowned for its consistently high-quality food. Not your average Italian outlet, Cassariano offers a unique menu that's divergent from typical Italian dishes. Reviewers have praised not just the delicious food, but also the welcoming atmosphere, outstanding service, and the engagement of the owners. The homemade pastas, special desserts, and fresh ingredients contribute to its reputation, while the friendly, attentive staff enhance the overall dining experience. A combination of excellent food, ambiance, and service, makes this restaurant a favorite among Italian cuisine lovers.
A photo of Steve's Piccola Bussola - Westbury restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(193)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Westbury
Booked 7 times today
Steve's Piccola Bussola located in Westbury has built an impressive reputation for providing authentic Italian cuisine. Over the past 20 years, it has continually delighted customers with impeccable service and exquisite dishes. Customers highly commend its excellent seafood marinara, gnocchi bolognese, chicken parm, and linguine with white clam sauce. Steve's Piccola Bussola has been hailed as a "favorite," with a promising "first-time" experience that encourages many to return. The waitstaff receives praise for their attentiveness and excellent service. With generous portions of flavorful meals, this is a place that truly showcases the flair of Italian cuisine on Long Island.
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4.7
Exceptional(470)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Merrick
Booked 7 times today
Molto Bene ranks amongst the finest Italian restaurants in the Bellmore/Wantagh area on Merrick Ave, as echoed by its effusive patrons. The restaurant's reputation lies in its authentic Italian cuisine, consistently outstanding service and the delightful dining atmosphere it offers. Reviewers praise Molto Bene for its "terrific" food, "impeccable" service, and "great old world Italian" feel, making it a perfect choice for a special occasion or everyday dining. Standout dishes include the highly recommended seafood with squid ink pasta, stuffed mushroom appetizer special, and scampi over linguini. The offerings are complemented by an array of perfectly portioned daily specials and finished off with homemade Tiramisu, touted as "the best on Long Island." Critics also laud the "perfect" serving sizes, making for a "great overall experience" where one can "come hungry and leave satisfied."
A photo of Lisbon Cafe restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(95)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Jericho
Booked 3 times today
Lisbon Cafe is highly regarded for its exceptional seafood cuisine. Having garnered numerous favourable reviews, it stands as a must-visit spot for seafood enthusiasts. Diners have continuously praised the quality of food, particularly the mussels in a garlic broth, tenderly cooked octopus, and perfectly prepared Bronzino. Customers have also commended the impeccable service even during crowded occasions. The seafood stuffed mushrooms, salmon with champagne sauce and the grilled pork chop topped with asparagus and mozzarella were hailed as some of their tastiest dishes. The Lisbon Cafe leaves no stone unturned when it comes to providing an unforgettable dining experience, making it a restaurant that's definitely worth returning to.
A photo of Iavarone Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(837)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Plainview
Booked 29 times today
Iavarone Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria has garnered a reputation for its authentic Italian cuisine and top-notch service. Customers express delight over their offerings, raving about the "delicious, fresh-tasting food" such as special ravioli, chicken mattone, and lobster & shrimp pasta. The lively ambience and modern decor complement the exceptional dining experience, offering a "fun and lively atmosphere." Reviewers also commend the restaurant's excellent service, with specific servers like Rebecca and Thomas earning additional praise for their amiable and professional service. Fulfilling customer expectations, even amidst the busyness of a Saturday night, is a priority here. Not only does Iavarone cater to customers' gastronomic preferences but also ensures a safe dining environment amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In summary, Iavarone Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria proves to be more than "just another Italian restaurant" in the neighborhood, standing out with its unique offerings and unparalleled service.
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4.7
Exceptional(243)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Farmingdale
Booked 11 times today
Nunzi's is a highly praised Italian restaurant that offers a unique blend of culinary sophistication and friendly service. According to reviews, it creates a city lounge vibe with its stylish decor and lively music, while the service stands out as thoughtful and attentive. The food has been highly complimented, with the spicy rigatoni ala vodka being a standout dish. Additionally, the Orecchiette pasta, four cheese pizza and Italian salad have all received favorable mentions. In fact, many customers express an eagerness to return, owing to the great food, and fantastic ambiance. Nunzi's is said to consistently deliver an exceptional dining experience, alluding to their deep roots in Italian cuisine.
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4.8
Exceptional(752)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Roslyn
Booked 10 times today
Trattoria DiMeo, situated on the North Shore, is renowned as one of the best Italian restaurants in the NY area. Their Southern Italian cuisine, including tantalizing dishes such as veal pizzaiola and red snapper Livornaise, are highly praised. Despite the anticipated wait due to the meticulous preparation of the food, patrons are always impressed by the outstanding quality of the meal, making it worth the patience. The warm, comfortable ambience enhances the dining experience. The restaurant is also commended for its excellent service, and its outdoor dining setup is much appreciated by the guests. As one reviewer put it, "No need to dine anywhere else for Italian food. Always consistently great. Wonderful service."
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4.7
Exceptional(1801)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Roslyn
Booked 29 times today
Trattoria Diane is acclaimed for its excellent Italian cuisine, offering an interesting menu that presents a mix of classic dishes and modern interpretations. Described as a restaurant that consistently turns out high-quality and refined Italian fare, it has received glowing reviews for its "exquisite" food, "outstanding" service, and "warm and inviting atmosphere reminiscent of an authentic Italian trattoria." The menu offers a range of options from full meals to small plates, including superb pastas, Italian pot roast, and duck, as well as a renowned pastry chef's legendary desserts. Trattoria Diane takes pride in its well-prepared, delicious food, fair pricing, and gracious service, making it an excellent choice for a lovely dining experience.
A photo of Gusto Divino Trattoria restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(852)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Seaford
Booked 6 times today
The Gusto Divino Trattoria has garnered ardent praise from diners for its authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. With a roster of glowing reviews, patrons rave about the “fantastic food” and “great overall experience”. Many highlight the excellent service, characterizing the staff as attentive, friendly, and very personable, adding to the “family style” environment. The menu is highly commended for its wide range of options, with special mention made of the veal osso bucco, babu lamb chops, rigatoni portobello, and penne in vodka sauce. The restaurant further stands out with its live music, which contributes to a vibrant and welcoming ambiance. From all accounts, Gusto Divino Trattoria is a top choice for Italian cuisine, consistently offering an outstanding dining experience.
A photo of Umberto's of New Hyde Park - Original restaurant
4.4
Awesome(797)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • New Hyde Park
Booked 24 times today
Umberto's of New Hyde Park - Original is a renowned restaurant, renowned for its delectable Italian cuisine. It is a local hotspot that patrons keep coming back to for more of their delicious food. The restaurant has earned rave reviews for its quality service, enticing ambiance, and of course, the authentic Italian dishes it serves. As a quote from a review says, "Umberto's is my go-to place when I want Italian food", and it seems this sentiment is echoed by many. They offer a range of traditional Italian selections, from the perfect pasta dishes to the finest grandma's pizza. The dining experience at Umberto's isn't just about the food; it's about the friendly atmosphere, the engaging staff, and the feeling of being part of a warm Italian family. Hence, Umberto's of New Hyde Park - Original is an epitome of good Italian cuisine.
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