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Best Italian Restaurants in East Setauket


7 restaurants available nearby

A photo of Pasta Pasta restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Port Jefferson
Booked 17 times today
Pasta Pasta is renowned for its exceptional Contemporary Italian cuisine. This beloved local establishment stands out for its consistently fresh and perfectly cooked dishes as evinced by numerous glowing reviews. Patrons frequently commend the restaurant's impressive quality maintained over the years, even through ownership changes and pandemic challenges. The menu, cherished for its delectable pasta dishes, never disappoints--with dishes such as the praised pappardelle bolognese lauded for their excellence. The excellent staff, exceptional service, and inviting atmosphere further enhance the overall dining experience, making it a favorite among many and solidifying its reputation as one of the best places for Italian food in the area.
A photo of Osteria Umbra restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Smithtown
Booked 16 times today
Located in Long Island, Osteria Umbra has repeatedly been hailed as the best Italian restaurant in the area. Renowned for its "true Italian cuisine", the establishment is noted for its exceptional dishes, ranging from the succulent lobster pasta to the delectable fiorentina steak. The meticulous cooking is complemented by an exclusively Italian wine list, curated by Chef Marco, a sommelier himself. The restaurant's warm and accommodating service, led by knowledgeable staff, enhances the overall dining experience. Osteria Umbra's dedication to culinary perfection, as seen through their ever-changing seasonal menu, truly makes it a beacon of authentic Italian gourmet fare.
A photo of Ragazzi Italian Kitchen & Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Nesconset
Booked 27 times today
Ragazzi Italian Kitchen & Bar is highly regarded for its authentic Italian cuisine, providing an exceptional dining experience that consistently leaves customers captivated. A review recurring theme is its remarkable consistency, whether in the quality of the ingredients used, the impeccable service, or the delightful flavors that capture the essence of Italy. A testament to its excellence is the phrase "best Italian place around hands down", with others noting that they frequently visit, some traveling 35 miles. Customers also appreciate its considerate service for gluten-free diners. In all, Ragazzi's is seen as a trusted go-to for Italian food and a top-notch dining experience.
A photo of Smithtown Pasta House restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Smithtown
Booked 6 times today
Located in New York, Smithtown Pasta House is lauded widely for its exceptional Italian cuisine. Multiple reviews cherish the restaurant's "delicious", "amazing", and "excellent" food. It appears to offer a fusion of traditional Italian recipes with a unique spin which heightens their appeal. Patrons have mentioned "outstanding" dishes such as the baked clams, meatballs, shrimp parmigiana with vodka sauce, and their special bronzino. The moderate prices and good portions are also much appreciated. Complimenting the quality of dishes, reviewers consistently commend the excellent service provided by their staff members Gianna, Sue, and Lou. Given these praises, Smithtown Pasta House is definitely a go-to Italian restaurant for many.
A photo of Pietro Cucina Italiana restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • St. James
Booked 4 times today
Pietro Cucina Italiana consistently impresses its customers with its authentic Italian dishes, as the numerous reviews testify. Customers frequently praise the restaurant for its incredible, delicious food and exceptional service, with some comparing the experience to dining in Rome or Florence. The eggplant pistachio and pappardelle with short rib ragu stand out as particular favorites among patrons. Reviews also highlight the restaurant's homemade limoncello, a traditional Italian lemon liqueur that provides the perfect finishing touch to any meal. While some patrons wished for a wider variety, the overall consensus is that Pietro Cucina Italiana provides a truly exceptional Italian dining experience.
A photo of Mamma Lombardi's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Holbrook
Booked 10 times today
Mamma Lombardi's is widely recognized for its exceptional Italian cuisine. The restaurant consistently receives fantastic reviews, with multiple patrons emphasizing the remarkable authenticity of the food. Its loyal customers often highlight the large portions, outstanding service, and an impressive array of menu options that provides an excellent representation of Italian culinary tradition. As one customer noted, "Italian authentic food. Delicious and reasonable priced." Another long-term patron said, "The food is as excellent as it was the very first time." Mamma Lombardi's commitment to quality and authenticity makes it a top choice for Italian dining.
A photo of Sea Basin Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Rocky Point
Booked 2 times today
Sea Basin Restaurant, located on Long Island, regularly receives high praise for its impeccable seafood cuisine. From potato-crusted halibut to seafood Porto, reviewers repeatedly endorse the light sauces, excellent seafood quality, and the value for money. "Happy hour specials were excellent", one reviewer said, and another claimed they were "impressed" with their Seafood Porto. The restaurant is renowned not only for its food but also for its service, with one customer lovingly mentioning the hostess and waiter by name. The recurring sentiments of "great food" and "great service", combined with the extensive positive feedback, signal a superb seafood dining experience at Sea Basin.
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