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Meta

4.6
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606 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Meta Restaurant in Oceanside is the supreme Long Island dining experience. It is the perfect gathering place for friends, family, or clients - everyone who appreciates great food. It has been ZAGAT Rated as one of the Best Italian Restaurants on Long Island since the doors opened in September of 2000.

Owned by Chef Robert "Bobby" Carmosino, every meal at Meta is prepared with the finest quality foods, cooked to perfection and served by the friendly, knowledgeable staff. The full and extensive menu, aside from the signature daily house specialties of three oven roasted fish, succulent duck, and baby pork osso bucco, is rich in antipasti, unique salads, seafood specialties, mouth-watering meats, and delicious desserts. Chef Carmosino believes that good food equals good times. And a good time is guaranteed every time you dine at Meta. The cozy, friendly atmosphere is inviting and just one bite will convince you that the food is clearly the best food under the sun.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 606 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobbie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a nice outdoor table waiting for my 7 PM reservation, no standing around waiting.
We had the veal chop and rockfish both outstanding!
Double espresso and tiramisu were the perfect ending to a great meal.
Service from manager to busboys all very professional

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JoAnneR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was delicous and the service was very good -Pete was very attentive and professional - will continue to visit Meta - always enjoyable and well priced

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vipLexiegurl121
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We Loved the food! Our waiter was a bit rude and short tempered with us but besides that I was extremely happy with my experience here and I will be returning :-D

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vippeter
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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NeilS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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carolines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was outstanding as usual. Outdoor tables were socially distant from each other. Wait staff were friendly and professional . Overall experience was excellent. I highly recommend Meta for the wonderful food and outdoor seating!

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vipSongster
Montreal
62 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner at a new find. I had been to Sole many years ago it was always good. Now Meta has taken it's place. The environment was extremely safe and comfortable. Great outdoor dining, but we sat inside. Very delicious baked clam appetizer followed by braised short ribs! Good wines as well. Worth the trip!

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vipStuF
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meta is my favorite. Jackie makes sure I get a good table and then I am home free. The food is consistently great and everyone I bring with me becomes a loyal customer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great!!!

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IngridD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ restaurant. Friendly atmosphere, great flavorful food. We loved it....

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was great but lights SO bright and kitchen door left open which you can see from the dining area we sat in.

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Bevna
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Considering that we are in the middle of this pandemic time everything was handled very well. We were seated outdoors. Food was delicious. Definitely we'll return.

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SharonK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service - always a pleasure.

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Karen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again always fabulous 🥂. We’ve been dining here for over 20 years back to the days it was Sole. Service is outstanding, food is GREAT. Sitting outside curbside is refreshing. It’s wonderful how after being on lockdown for so long we can finally dine with our restaurant families 😷❤️😷❤️

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vipStuF
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meta is one of the best restaurants in the area. They have a nice setup for outdoor dining and the only thing that can slow them down is weather. Food and service were excellent!

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JoAnneR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and food was delicious as always - good value - great meal

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MelisaleeT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here. All over excellent! Definitely going back

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vipLoisM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tough to get the noisy motorcycles going by, but that’s what you can expect weekdays at the end of the work day.

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TLoWriter
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location whether indoors or out. Food is always on point.

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vipmoxie
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Rice balls, bag of "donuts", Caesar salad, pappardelle--old school, hearty, absolutely delicious!

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Linny
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our grandkids for dinner, first time and they loved it. Nothing negative to say. 😊

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GAryF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, presentation amazing, service amazing covid protacal amazing

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vipAstrongin
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent home style Italian food. We sat outside and they did their best to create a nice atmosphere, but it’s hard when the restaurant is on the corner of a busy street. I’m sure it’s a lot nicer inside. Food and service were excellent. I had their special no noodle lasagna and it was outstanding. My husband had the chicken Parmesan and whike many places pound the cutlets and bread them heavily, they had a large juicy cutlet breaded to perfection in a delicious red sauce.

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Kathyp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. Good service. Followed social distancing.

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vipdertz62
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! And they did a good job with out side dining.
Will definitely go back.

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JenniferT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always, excellent food and service. It’s our favorite place.

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KennethK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Have Never Ever Been Disappointed With The Food at Meta ! Every Time Always Delicious ! OH And The Dessert - Ta Die For !

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SandyK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meta is a favorite of ours and we have been eating here for years, it never disappoints!!

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JerryO
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service. Always enjoyable.

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Foodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Easy outside dining. Courteous service. Mindful of COVID protocols. Delicious food. Great selections

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service are always good. Love Nana’s Ragu!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was extremely slow. I took a while to get our order in . My husband ordered a second drink and it took quite a while to come and the waiter said better late than never. The food was ok. We had the burrata and baked clams which were very good and tried the chicken parm ravioli which wad just ok. We go out often and this was definitely not a contender.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They are family, they take care of your needs, and when its not right, they make it right. Much appreciated. We love you back!!!

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A nice family dinner was enjoyed by 6 of us. Attentive staff, food well prepared and layout of dinning room was comfortable for these trying times.

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NancyJ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to this restaurant since it was Sole. We love the food, staff and ambience.

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JamesB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant that is managing the “ new normal” with professionalism and clarity. Social distancing is nicely handled, rules of the road are clear and fair.
Oh.., the food ?
Amazing as always.
Kudos.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As usual the food is always outstanding here. Never had a complaint yet and I've been going here for years.

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kreeeee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was attentive. We sat outside which was so nice to do with the beautiful weather. They created such a beautiful ambiance, even if it is on the edge of Oceanside Road.

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Karen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Meta for over 20 years (used to be Sole) we’ve been dining there for this amount of time because it’s always been fabulous. Never a bad dining experience. Service is impeccable, staff is great and welcoming and I feel safe going there during the current state of Covid. Eat up people those hard working restaurant people need us 😷

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vipLoisM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious dinner.

FAQs

Meta does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Meta is rated 4.6 stars by 606 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.