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Eric's Italian Bistro

325 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual
Eric's Italian Bistro is Mineola's new gem serving Modern and Classical Italian Cuisine. A family run restaurant which offers personal warm service. The kitchen is orchestrated by Star Chef/Owner George Echeverria whose delectable masterpieces will assure you an unforgettable experience.. An extensive ala carte menu is offered along with Lunch and Dinner Prix Fixe Menus as well. Enjoy Classical dishes such as a Grandma's Lasagna, Eggplant Parmigiana and Penne alla Vodka... or venture with Loin of Venison, French Frog Legs or a Whole Bronzini Puttanesca.
Relax in our beautiful Wine Bar and enjoy a delectable appetizer or a full Main Course.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00mp;
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Phone number
(516) 280-5675
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
George Echeverria
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On and off premises catering available. From just a few an eloquent Bridal affair.
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Cross street
Geranium Ave and Juniper Ave
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Parking details
Private lot plus street parking available.
Valet Parking on Weekends
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Public transit
Just blocks from Mineola train station.
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 325 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

A little known gem in Mineola. Great place. Terrific service. Food was awesome.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Family run business that makes you feel like part of the family. Food was outstanding along with friendly service. You need to try this place HIGHLY recommended !!!

RichardW (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Authentic Italian food. Very cozy/ intimate. Service was prompt with several check backs to ensure we were happy.

dinewithme (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great restaurant with outstanding food and service. Recommended are the Octopus, fresh pastas, meatballs and tiramisu. Very well operated family-run restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Eric's is a great place for good food and get to get together for friends/family. We were not rushed and the service was good. I would definitely recommend Eric's restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Good food, reasonably priced, nice service and atmosphere

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The restaurant is pleasant, nice and clean. The service was attentive and the drinks were good. Our food started off well with our risotto but the salad was ok and the steak was not worth it . My husband ask for medium and it was medium well and mine was what I asked for, medium. But it wasn’t a good piece of meat and not worth what our bill came out too.

OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu and pricing. The food and service was very good. What I appreciated most was that we were not rushed through dinner.

vipMark (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our 2nd time to Erics. We went for Restaurant week. Service and food were outstanding. Everything was exactly at advertised and the portions were the same as if it wasn't restaurant week. this is now one of our go to places.

paul (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Restraint week

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Went for restaurant week, great value and food.

vipBetsy (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

So disappointing, once you get past the "cheesy" facade and decor it's usually not bad (there's an overuse of curtains that's almost comical - everyone I know who has ever been there or drives by wants to redecorate it). I've been there twice before and had a good meal both times, friendly service, etc. This time however (possibly because it was restaurant week) my meal was inedible - so bad I sent it back and just had the salad and dessert (and some cocktails). My two friends thought their meal was bad too but they were hungry and ate anyway. In all my life I have never sent anything back - not one thing but this was a disappointment. Probably won't go back but I'm hoping it was just a bad night for the chef.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for a New Years Dinner. Menu although s holiday menu was a little limited. Food was very good and service also very good. I would definitely recommend .

Foodie123 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Got there and there was a large party with loud children. The food was limited. The baked clams were sandy and lukewarm. The vegetable ravioli was good. The penne ala vodka was watery. Overall overpriced and not worth the money.

Susan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Christmas dinner with equally great service!

Elaine (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

My family ate at Eric's Bistro on Christmas Day. The food was excellent especially the meatball and sausage appetizer. Wait staff was friendly and efficient. This is the 2nd Christmas we have dined here and will keep our tradition going.

vipBrian (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

I have been here before and came to celebrate Christmas Eve only to find that they had a limited menu, which I was surprised when they told me. I made reservations a week in advance and even called two days before to confirm. Two days later I received a call from Miguel asking for a credit card so they can charge $50.00 dollars to hold the table because they were expecting to be busy. I told them that I have eaten before and you have my number so why do you need a credit card, he was relentless when he called me. The menu was limited and I expected to see some more fish for the seven fishes, which there wasn't anything like that. I normally cook the fishes and when I made the reservation they should've told me about the limited menu. I am used to making it but because of surgery I thought Eric's was going to be great. No such luck...The service was horrible they need new experienced help not kids. The tables are to close to each other which makes it hard to get around in the dining room...Find another place instead of this place...

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Went to Eric's for a friend get-together dinner. The restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holidays. Food was wonderful. Highly recommend!

vipbertis (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Very cozy. great food and service. 2nd visit and will be back hopefully many more times.

fml1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Very pleasant experience. Good food and friendly service.