La Ginestra - NY

4.8
333 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Sicilan and Italian fare coupling family recipes and innovative specials
with an extensive wine menu. A cozy ambiance and accommodating staff have
helped make La Ginestra a favorite amongst north shore diners for the past
27 years.
What 333 people are saying
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vipMarsh
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ate outdoors in their lovely tented seating area.Manny, our server, was delightful. Food and service were excellent. We always enjoy La Ginestra and and look forward to dining there again soon.

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LouiseT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Ginestra never fails to please us. We go for special occasions and just when we want the best food around.

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ChristopherK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant. Very nice atmosphere, excellent service and incredible food. One of my favorite restaurants. I can't wait to go back.

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Robert
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and friendly staff. Always consistent . I love this place !

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LeonardF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time and had a really nice dinner. I had two simple dishes that were very good. The App was house made Mozzarella, still warm, wrapped in imported Prosciutto; mmmmmmmmmmmmm! For dinner, I had marinated Grilled Shrimp (Gamberi) with shaved Fennel, a little Endive and a couple of Orange slices, with no peel, pith or pits, also mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

The shrimp were simply cooked perfectly and still hot when they came to the table.

There seemed to be a lot of repeat customers that knew each other and folks were still coming in at 9:30 p.m. on a Saturday

I tasted my wife's Risotto, delish!

We'll go back.
Len

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vipbillsbites
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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Disappointed
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Disappointing. The waitress was more interested in serving the table that came in after ours; they were obviously repeat customers/friends of hers and the owners. They were served, ate, and left before us. 40 minutes after we ordered our dinners, the waitress came to tell us that my mother's order (eggplant lasagna; one of the day's specials) was no longer available. FORTY MINUTES AFTER WE ORDERED she tells us that??? She suggested another eggplant dish, which turned out to be not good. The waitress was also trying to 'push' more dishes on us. Overall, very turned off. Will not go back there again!

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MensaLite
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're "regulars" at La Ginestra, great food, friendly efficient service and a wonderful ambiance: everyone eating at this restaurant always seems to be having a good time. The vibe is infectious .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as alwayss!

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MercerS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place with attentive staff, wonderful food presented with care. We were outside near the street so just a bit of noise but not preventing conversation or communication with the staff. I have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. Being inside is also great with ample table spacing on a couple levels. Check it out!

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YvetteC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian restaurant! Dinner & service is always good!!

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vipAngelaM
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome old school Italian restaurant- excellent food and service!! Our favorite Italian restaurant!

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vipEstelle
New York Area
183 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was just ok! Service was good

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viplilachloe
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

best food we have eaten on the North Shore since the start of the Pandemic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love La Ginestra! It’s my favorite Italian food in Glen Cove/Oyster Bay/Locust Valley, etc.

Ask for Gus, and he will take care of you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it!!! The food is fabulous, the staff is very attentive ALWAYS! We love La Ginestra!!!

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vipsteves
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. CreAtive menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing better than La Ginestra! Always perfect!

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audreys
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Ginestra is my favorite restaurant. The food is always perfection, the staff always professional, personable and accommodating. I could eat there every night! 💗

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we had to eat at la ginestra eas delicious and served beautifully. A really great meal. Can’t vestibule to go back

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Rather noisy —— seats too sunny — lots of mosquitoes

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vipMichaelH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly wonderful experience. Outstanding duck and veal. Very gracious and friendly people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, a great dining experience

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vipKalpanaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and impeccable service. Highly recommended and will definitely be returning soon!

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viprobinP
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, service and food.

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vipJules
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent!!

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FredG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our anniversary dinner extra special!! The food is amazing.

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vipMarc
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Ginestra is our favorite "go to" place. We drive nearly 60 miles round trip to enjoy their cuisine almost weekly, and for very good reason. The food is unquestionably delicious and consistently expertly prepared and professionally presented. Our favorites, Manny and Melissa, always take the best care of us and make us feel like we are at home in our own space, and the hosts, Enzo, Monica and Gus are always gracious. (They also make the best biscotti in town.)

Can't ask for more or better!!

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vipLindaA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a staple in my life! After over 30 years, it never disappoints! It’s amazing in every way! My favorite restaurant and I was in the restaurant business! They all know what they’re doing to the highest level!

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ChrisTeresacaf
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS!!! Food was excellent - taste, temperature, presentation - AMAZING - will DEFINITELY be back - Cafiero

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JerryL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was good and the staff were very nice but the noise level was not good. Lost of big tables with people who didn't seem to care that they were disturbing others

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markw
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable yet fresh. Great food, great service, great place.

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vipLindaA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best, in every way!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding every time!

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Les1
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautifully prepared. Professional staff. Authentic recipes .

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vipMarc
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there with my best and only date - my beautiful wife. As always the ambiance was great, the food delicious, the staff superb, and the hosts as friendly and accommodating as can be.

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alapi
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

always good very busy but food is always wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly staff!

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DollyA
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipCherylC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but we were rushed out of the restaurant

FAQs

La Ginestra - NY offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 674-2244.

La Ginestra - NY is rated 4.8 stars by 333 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.