La Ginestra - NY
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
This place has been showing up on the Open Table email recommendations so I figured I’d give it a try. First off they made me wait 15 minutes to seat me. The acoustics and noise were piercing The food was mediocre at best and was overpriced for the quality The place is also right out of central casting for the Sopranos but I can assure your Artie Buco is not the chef The bartender was equally as unremarkable too. Pass on this place.
Charming place. Great mix of food and service. We will be back.
From start to finish, an absolutely fantastic evening! Atmosphere, service and most importantly the food were at the absolute highest level! One of the best restaurants on Long Island!
Great food and very good service
All good - food was delicious , service was great. This is what we always expect and what we’ve always received
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT ON LONG ISLAND
My wife, friends and I have be going to La Ginestra for years. The food has always been excellent. Last night the dinner for four was superb. My friend had the Pollo Scarpariello. Not only did he say it was the best Scarpariello that had ever had, but also said "I finally know how this dish should taste." I had the Zuppa di Pesce. The seafood was perfectly cooked. My wife is always a fan of the Insalata di Long Island and the Linguine con Vongole. Gus is always there to greet you with a smile, a handshake and there to say goodnight. Julie is one of the hardest working waitress I have ever seen. She is always sweet and she makes certain that the food arrives promptly .
La Ginestra, is without question the best Italian restaurant on Long Island.
You feel like you're in the city at a real Italian restaurant and not a Long Island knock-off
This was the first time we went to this restaurant and enjoyed it very much. Will return.
took my wife for her birthday on a wednesday night, we were greeted at the door cordially by the owner Enzo and a wonderful evening commenced. we started with vokda martinis, a wonderful full pour, next a special eggplant lasagna, excellent. my wife's dover sole superb, and my veal chop perfectly cooked excellent. but desert, a home made napoleon, the best. attentive but not intrusive wait staff. all in all a great dining experience
We love this restaurant. The service, food and ambiance are always fantastic.
Valentines Day. Waiters did very well to keep up with the crowd. Love this place! Owner very attentive!
Always the best!!
Never misses a best even on Valentine’s day service and food were both outstanding
Outstanding ... it was our first time to the restaurant and everything was amazing...the food, service, wine, etc. We will return and share our experience with our family, friends and colleagues.
Awesome. The service and food was outstanding.
La Ginestra is one of our favorites. We come back time and time again, sometimes for weeks on end, just because everything they serve is delicious, beautifully presented and professionally done. We always feel at home and are never disappointed. We were there Saturday night and plan to return with friends this coming Saturday night.
We used to live relatively close by, and now travel nearly 30 miles each way to continue to enjoy this wonderful place. Need I say more??
Have dined here several times and it has been good
On my most recent visit we placed our order and one hour later still did not have our food inquired with server she flippantly said it was being plated. The people across from us had appetizers and mains before we finally got our appetizer. We waited another 40 minutes before telling her to cancel our main and bring check. She said there would be no charge however the owner on the way out said “sorry the waitress messed up and didn’t put
Your order in”
That to me is WRONG as a business owner you never throw your staff under the bus. You apologize for the bad experience and ask the people to come back another time (on them) to attempt to save the customers business.
Bad move on the part of this restaurant. Will never go back again
The food,service and the ambience are almost perfect on a weekday night. I have eaten here many times and every dish is perfect. This is one of the great restaurants in Nassau Countu
Excellent restaurant! We loved it-it’s always fantastic
Le Ginestra is a fabulous restaurant for any occasion. I’ve been there for many of them and I’ve been going there for 30 years, never a bad meal. The attention to keeping customers happy in every way has been something I’ve experienced all this time! I will continue to go to my favorite place and hopefully it will be for many more years to come! Good Luck
Always have s fantastic meal @ La Ginestra
It is one of my favorites
Food is great, service amazing
I love La Ginestra for any occasion
Excellent food and service as we have come to expect in our long history of dining at La Ginestra. We have NEVER been disappointed with any aspect of our dining experience on this wonderful north shore Italian cuisine.
We go here all the time Always great food! Great for bug groups or just a date night
Great spot, always consistent
This is our special occasion go to restaurant. The food the service everything as usual was wonderful.
Love Love Love LaGinestra
Great food, our new best place
Great knowledgeable staff.
Creative menu and everything delicious!
Worth the price! Entrees included veggies and starch no alacarte. Casual to dressy. Very friendly staff. Food was fresh and delicious.
Friendly staff, nice atmosphere
Awesome awesome awesome
Nothing less than Stellar
Great food, great service. We always enjoy our meal
Wonderful evening. Dinner was outstanding. The dishes we ordered were prepared perfectly. Service was courteous responsive and attentive
We went to dinner on Friday evening and had four fantastic dinners. Everyone had a different meal. I had the grilled veal rib chop and it was done to perfection. Everyone else enjoyed their meals without complaint. It was not an inexpensive restaurant.
Food was very good. Noise level is high. Dessert was never offered to us. The waiter brought us biscotti with our coffee followed by the bill. Very odd.
Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection! Calamari appetizer and shrimp appetizer were delicious. Entrees equally well done. I had their wonderfully simple, elegant pasta dish which is hard to find— especially for those of us who want clean good food. The fish dishes were just as scrumptious. The 4 of us couldn’t be happier. Get the Napoleon for dessert— homemade - you’ll go straight to heaven—the real thing.
La Ginestra is one of our favorites. The cuisine is consistently excellent, as is the ambiance, the welcome and warmth offered by the ownership, and further complemented by excellent wait staff.
Food and service was outstanding. Too bad it was so loud that we could hardly hear each other
Always great food. Gus is terrific. Food very authentic. Going there for years. Will keep going back!