Eric's Italian Bistro

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408 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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Eric's Italian Bistro in Mineola is OPEN. Please see below all the ways you can still dine with us:

Curbside Pick Up - Please see below for our options on curbside pick up. We are offering our a la carte menu, as well as our Family Meals for 2 or 4 (bottles of wine available).

Delivery - Have the Eric's Italian Bistro team bring the food directly to you, $6 delivery fee applies.

RESERVE HERE: Choose how many meals and what time you would like your food to be ready (or delivered). Please make sure the party size is the number of meals you would like to order and indicate in the notes any additions or modifications you would like.

PAYMENT AND CONFIRMATION: Our team will call you shortly after you place your reservation to confirm your order. At that time you can add any additional a la carte items and we will also take your payment at that time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call us directly at (516) 280-5675

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Wind & Dinner Packages for 2 or 4

Takeout
Starting May 6, 2020·Sun 4:15PM-8:00PM, Tue-Sat 4:15PM-8:00PM

Enjoy our 3 Course Family Meal with Wine for 2 or 4 for $54.95/$84.95, available for pick up or delivery ($6 delivery fee applies per package). Meal includes a first course, pasta course, and main entree, see menu in profile.

We ask that you make your reservation for the time of pickup or for delivery. Make sure you confirm your party size, and indicate in the notes if it will be pick up or delivery. We will call you to confirm your order.

Family Meal for 4 - Pick up or Delivery

Takeout
Starting Apr 28, 2020·Sun 4:00PM-8:00PM, Tue-Sat 4:00PM-8:00PM

Enjoy our 3 Course Family Meal for 4 for $54.95, available for pick up or delivery ($6 delivery fee applies). Meal includes a first course, pasta course, and main entree, see menu in profile.

We ask that you make your reservation for the time of pickup or ideal time for delivery. Make your party size is the number of meals you'd like, and indicate in the notes if it will be pick up or delivery. We will call you to specify your order.

What 408 people are saying
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vipLauraB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Usually very good but tonite a bit off. I had a special....lamb shank with risotto. Shank was all bone, not much meat, too much thick brown gravy, lots of risotto. Shank was very disappointing I'm sorry to say. Calamari was ordered for the table......don't think they were cleaned well, several cartridge pieces were found.

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Zazzy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Eric’s is always a lovely experience. The service is attentive without being intrusive and the food is consistently delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Just awful. I don’t understand the positive reviews. The food was, at best, average. My veal was over cooked and tasteless.
The service was terrible. The waitress asked us twice if we were ready to order our dinner before we ordered/ received the bottle of wine we ordered. The waiter who opened and poured the wine neglected to pour wine in the taster’s glass after pouring in the other three glasses. I needed to tell the waitress how to open the second bottle of wine. Servers/busboy constantly passed the table without removing plates that were completed. No offers of cracked pepper for the Caesar salad or grated cheese for the entrees. When I asked for cheese for my veal Parm and spaghetti, the waiter gave it to me, never asked anyone else if they wanted cheese and left the table.

The dessert sampler.....we think came from BJs. It was gross and took at least 15 minutes to be delivered to the table. The coffees came with what we think were Pepperidge Farms Milano cookies dusted with powdered sugar.

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vipFranW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. The food and service. Can’t wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff is friendly! Glad we final went!

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Pixel
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We ate at Eric's Italian Bistro during "L.I. Restaurant Week." The restaurant was very crowded and the noise level made speaking to my table mates impossible. The food was very generous and the waiter, Frederick, was very efficient and friendly. The pasta that was ordered was very ordinary. While the sauce was delicious, the Porkchop Eric, was tough and still pink in the inside. I would not go to Eric's Bistro again.

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GraceC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner! This food was excellent and the service was amazing!

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vipJohn
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem with an absolutely outstanding menu ranging from classic Italian dishes and pastas to standard fare of steak and fish. Our party had entrees that included lobster, eggplant rollotini and branzino each of which were outstanding. Warm bread and complimentary bruschetta were an added treat. Linen tablecloths, napkins and attentive and friendly service added up to a great evening. Great wine list and full cocktail menu all at a very reasonable price.

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vippadrone
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful meal at Eric's!
Special holiday menu with plenty of choices.
Food was perfect. Friendly attentive staff (true family run business).
Great New Years Eve dinner.

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vipRichardM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Were we seated and shortly after taking our order they seated a very large party (18) next to us which made it cramped and Very Noisy

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas dinner

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DougP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is like family very attentive and charming

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TomT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. Great wait staff. Always reliable. Great local spot.

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LizB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely be back

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vipHeather
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I wasn’t thrilled with my veal parmesan however I am usually happy with my choices here in the past. Service was a bit slower because of restaurant week. Friendly atmosphere and varied restaurant week menu.

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RacheleG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The most amazing marinara sauce! Maybe even better than Grandma's!

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LongLine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like to eat at Eric's on occasion. This date was because of Long Island Restaurant Week. Menu is usually very good. I ordered from the Main menu and my wife from the Restaurant Week menu. Caesar salad was very good - fresh and flavorful. My roast duck was good - raspberry sauce topped off. Sweet potato was so-so. My wife's pasta was excellent. Special Restaurant Week dessert was excellent. The wines - a reisling and a pino noir - were very good. We'll definitely go back.

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patricias
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were greatly warmed and received friendly service but the service was slow. It could have been the first day of restaurant week but wouldn't you staff accordingly?
Enjoyed the nice menu and the crab corn chowder soup was delicious and served in a cute little soup tureen.
A nice touch!

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Bond1
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is excellent in every respect. We asked for a quiet table location which was honored, and our server was animated in describing specials. Everything served was well presented, and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal, and the staff. The owner came to our table to ask about the meal at the appropriate time, and is clearly proud of his establishment, as he should be. Make it a point to visit and enjoy a great meal.

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LOVEDININGOUT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Great service. Classy room. Will return very soon.

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MorT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You need to go here! This was our second time & excellent, yet again!
The food is amazing with the flavors & presentation, but the service is impeccable. They really make you comfortable & tend to your every request!
Thank you again!!!

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BarryM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My third time. Food mediocre. Pricey, Doubt that I'll return

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vipBarbaraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a great find. I’m pretty picky and I can’t find one negative thing to say. Food, service and ambiance were all excellent. We will definitely be back.

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vipSusanD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant had an overwhelming smell of fish upon entering. The staff was friendly, but we noticed that the bartender also served as a waiter, and for a Saturday evening there were only 2 other parties being served which is unusual for the area. The drinks were good, but the food was mediocre and overpriced. There was also no attention to detail; the menu was uninspiring. This restaurant unfortunately offered little reason to return.

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LongLine
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a little slow. Food was OK - not great. The lobster bisque was tasty but thin - more of a consommé than a bisque. The shrimp scampi and risotto were good. My broiled lobsters were over-broiled and dry. Desserts - cannoli and the sherbet - were very good. While I would recommend Eric's, it is more for the friendliness of the personnel rather than the excellence of the food.

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GeorgeP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eric's Italian Bistro is a great restaurant! Reasonably priced, elegant, friendly, great food, great service. A little known gem!

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vipEnmnA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We came for and ordered lobster, and just as the salad arrived we are told no more lobsters. They would/should have known this and should have told us this info immediately after we ordered!
Their apologies and comp (only after we requested it) were so so - they offered us after dinner drinks, which we needed like a hole in the head

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PitchingDoc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet - reasonable prices - very friendly staff - excellent wine recommendation.

Would definitely go back.

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Bonitq
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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vipWylieW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I ordered raw oysters and clams. Clams taste good and oysters just ok. I wander why they don't put it on top of ice. At least, I felt better.

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vipBelleoRose
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food delivered by attentive and charming wait staff. Guaranteed that all diners will enjoy their pick from the menu- everything is delicious!

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vipTHOMAS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ERIC'S IS ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS ON LONG ISLAND.ITS A HIDDEN GEM .THE OWNER IS ALWAYS THERE MAKING SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS PERFECT

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PeterP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a nice time. Food is great and the portion sizes were big. We brought food home with us.

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LOVEDININGOUT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent marinara and trditional old school dishes. But it doesn't stop there. We enjoyed an outstanding Coconut Crusted Alligator meat appetizer. Their Chicken Scarpariello is by far the best we ever had. A must try.

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vipJp17
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is five star. Service is terrific. Go to place.

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. The dishes were large and parking was easy. Over all nice experience

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vipJMH1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here - for Restaurant Week. I will definitely be back!

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific, the staff was very customer friendly and my family enjoyed the entire experience. We are now thinking about hosting our daughter's confirmation there next May. A great dining experience...

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vipMICHAELA
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Although quiet for a Saturday night (a last minute choice that had a table at 7-7:15) the service was rather slow and with only a shared appetizer and 2 mains were not finished until about 8:45.

Bread basket not worthy of a good Italian restaurant; cold rolls, soft (not crusty/crunchy) Italian bread, commercial flats. A very "mini" complimentary antipasto-a couple of slices of meat and hard, cubed cheese.

Chicken marsala, something I have once a year, was disappointing. Cloying sauce, ok chicken, larger than expected chunks of mushroom. Side of pasta with the marsala sauce was average.

Wife asked for eggplant rollatine to be very light on the mozzarella; it wasn't and she scrapped off much of it.
Dessert choices were varied but we opted not to try. Saw many topped with strawberries which neither of us like. Maybe that swayed us.

Basically the quality of a neighborhood restaurant behind a pizzeria.

FAQs

Eric's Italian Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Eric's Italian Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 280-5675.

Eric's Italian Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.