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For 2
7:00 PM
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285 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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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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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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We have an extensive off premise catering menu for you to choose from for any occasion.
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 285 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 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.

DominickM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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

vipharlin326 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

BrandonP (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipillus1s (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

AnneJabba (San Antonio)
4.0  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.

jgoldchain (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

JMEL (New York Area)
4.0  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 .

REML (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

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

Alfred (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  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.

vipNeen (Miami)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

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