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Meta

4.7
292 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(516) 764-3218
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bobby Carmosino,
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Private party facilities
Baby showers, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, birthdays, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, holiday parties. We can accommodate private parties from 30 adults up to 100.
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Private party contact
Dennis: (516) 764-3218
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Catering
We have an extensive off premise catering menu for you to choose from for any occasion.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Merle Ave
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Public transit
Private lot on premise. Side lot in school parking lot. Valet available on Fridays & Saturdays.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 292 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Meta is as excellent as Sole was. Everything was perfect, except our table for 6 people should have been used only as a table for 5.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Meta is one of my favorite restaurants. Food is excellent and they have a separate gluten free menu. Great food and great service. Has it all.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was my first time and my husband and I really enjoyed it. It was yummy and staff was very nice. Definitely coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The restaurant has a beautiful ambiance, accompanied by friendly service & excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Every dish was delicious. The service was excellent and we all enjoyed the dinner very much.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent food, lovely atmosphere & great service! Menu was diverse with so many good choices it was hard to decide what to order. We will return so that we can try different items!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food and staff were wonderful. Moderately priced. Great value.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Meta, formerly Sole, is a friendly, well-run restaurant and bar. The food is fabulous. We particularly love the veal chop. It's the best we have ever had! The don't do substitutions. They are as accommodating as possible in this busy place. Reservations are a must. We never had to wait more than a few minutes when we arrived on time. Parking can be a bit tricky. It has always been worth the drive . We love Meta.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the ambience had a wonderful time with my girlfriend on two dates that we went there for Valentine's Day had wonderful menu

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

a great neighborhood restaurant...good food, service and people.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was great, the food was excellent as was the service. Would definitely recommend as well as come back for dinner and drinks myself.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

META NEVER FAILS!! This place is my absolute go to. The food is outstanding every time. Get the veal sole for an absolute show stopper of a meal that will leave your taste buds going nuts and your belly going crazy! Highly recommend Meta for an occasion.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Previously known as Sole, Meta has redesigned the dining area and updated the menu, which was a nice menu previously. The food is as good as it always was, the service is excellent and the new dining area is refreshing. The specials are all fresh and the updated menu has a lot of nice surprises. For the money it's one of the better values in the area and always a nice dinner.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

The old "Sole". Newly renovated interior-looks really nice and has a warmer feel. Food still delicious and not insanely expensive.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was quite good and we;; presented. Portions were smaller than they used to be. Baked clams was excellent and love the tuscan fries.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

What a great evening my friend and I had. The service was excellent and the food was packed with flavor and love . The Manager came by the table and made sure we were having a great time. Our server was very helpful and informative . The ambiance is laid back and cozy . A wish they had more vegan options but they had enough vegetarian options which was great as well .

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Fabulous service and great food. A lot of great options.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is always exceptional. Excellent service. Great local neighborhood restaurant.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Great local restaurant. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly,

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2.0Dined on November 26, 2017

It's funny that you ask. I have been going to Sole for years. I order the same dish Chicken Parm Ravioli. When I got my dish this time after waiting almost 45 min it was on the cool side but I decided not to say anything. - Also upon eating my food I found a small piece of metal. Looked like the flip part to open a can of sauce or something. I didn't mention anything because I knew my kids would never continue eating there food. I wasnt gonna say anything until I received this email. I have always enjoyed the food but not this time.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Very disappointed when the busboy threw away my veal chop when I had only eaten a quarter of .
The waitress was lovely and took it off the bill but I really was looking forward to eating it another night.

The busboy didn't have any remorse and I felt he should have really made sure if I wanted it boxed or not.

In addition, it was my birthday celebration and thought the owner should have been informed.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Always reliably delicious Veal Chop and penne with chicken and sun dried tomatoes

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Although crowded night, service was great. Food came at a reasonable amount of time and hot. Took our reservations on time. Really enjoyed the food. Definitely would recommend.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Overall really nice

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Great place great food. Service was great. Nothing bad to say!

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food, service and reasonably priced. Great food specials.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

2nd time here and definitely not our last. Food is excellent. Servers are pleasant and not on top of you, but around.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Always have a great meal there. The veal chop is #1 in our book.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Always excellent. Actually keeps getting better and better

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

The service was friendly and attentive. The meal was delicious, food was hot and well presented.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

My wife and I come to Meta frequently and every time is better then the next. The veal sole is still my favorite dish and it’s hard not to get along with the chicken parm raviolis. The owner is always there which is nice and he checks on every table.

This has to be one of my favorite restaurants in Oceanside and one of my favorite Italian restaurants on Long Island.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent service. Food very reasonably priced and very good.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

We needed to do some cheering up of a friend and what better than a great meal and conversation to do just that. It was our first time going to Meta and will definitely not be our last. Everything was very good but the Gnocchi was over the top! I expected the typical lead weights but this was light and fluffy and sheer bliss! Portions are large and meant to be taken home.
Our old standard is now our new go to.

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3.0Dined on October 11, 2017

Did not have our reservation tight seating right at kitchen, food was good waitress very nice

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

We all enjoyed our meal very much - we were seated immediately, waitress was very helpful with our questions and we never felt rushed.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Great meal...no complaints! Love good local
Places.

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3.0Dined on September 26, 2017

The power surge was so disturbing it was continuous the air temp was off it was warm and uncomfortable

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Six family members had an excellent dinner at Meta recently. We shared Calamari, Rice Balls, Salad and soup. All delicious . Entrees included lightly fried shrimp on a bed of garlic spinach with a Buerre Blanc sauce. Mixed sautéed peppers over fresh halibut , chicken parm ravioli and short ribs were all great. Desserts were also good.

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3.0Dined on August 19, 2017

I found this visit to be average. Chicken parm a little chewy. Wasn't able to use a promotion. Did nothing for special occasion. Wouldn't seat us until everyone arrived. Will try again before recommending.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food and service

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