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About Meta

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.

2752 Oceanside Road
Oceanside, NY 11572
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Merle Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 764-3218

Website:
http://www.soleny.com/

Catering:
We have an extensive off premise catering menu for you to choose from for any occasion.

Public Transit:
Private lot on premise. Side lot in school parking lot. Valet available on Fridays & Saturdays.

Executive Chef:
Bobby Carmosino,

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.

Private Party Contact:
Dennis: (516) 764-3218

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Meta Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
Casual (12)
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Good for a Date (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Fun (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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 .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Overall really nice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always excellent. Actually keeps getting better and better

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent service. Food very reasonably priced and very good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

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

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

This is the second time we ate at Meta since it changed names from Soleil. This time when we went we had gift certicates from Soleil and Meta honored them. The food is excellent. My favorite appetizer is the eggplant meatballs. Our waitress was so nice and helpful with menu. Unfortunately I don't know her name. The owner (I think he was the owner) stopped at the table to see if everything was ok. Very nice staff and would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The former Sole has reopened! Can't say that I really saw any difference, but maybe that's a good thing; liked the old menu, and didn't want to say good-bye to some old favorites like Caesar salad in an asiago cup and Nana's Meatballs. This time I tried the salad special (red leaf lettuce with mango, walnuts, goat cheese and a blood orange vinaigrette) and Pop Pop's Pasta (dared to try pine nut and raisin meatballs, which were delicious). Sadly, we were much to full for dessert or even cappuccino, which I remember being quite good last time. Maybe it was the second basket of bread our most friendly and helpful waiter brought?
A nice evening out. Not the prettiest dining room -- not where I'd take a date or go for quiet conversation -- but excellent food and a charming staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Terrific .....Terrific.....Terrific,,,,,,Terrific.....Terrific.........Terrific........Terrific.....get it Terrific

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Delish!! But I don't see much difference from when it was Sole as there are a lot of the same menu items.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food was delicious. I had the rock fish, my husband has the penne a la vodka. Our waiter Steve was attentive and delightful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Went to Meta for a friends bday dinner. Both food and service was great! Everyone was very happy with everything, from the delicious sangria to the baked clams, amazing salad special with different fruit and a mango vinegraitte and eggplant meatballs to the delicious entrees...Nonnas Ragu (tastes like your Italian Grandmas!) Shrimp limoncello and cod special. Meta is defnitely a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Love the new menu. Watermelon salad is a standout as are deserts

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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