When you're craving comfort food, few things satisfy the stomach and soul like a hearty plate of pasta. Our real estate agents head to these top restaurants around Long Island for delicious and authentic Italian cooking with a modern twist.
- Scarpetta Beach - 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk, NY 11954
Go for the spectacular views and stay for the upscale Italian classics at Scarpetta Beach. Every table at this waterfront restaurant, just minutes from Montauk homes for sale, looks out over the ocean. Customer favorites include polenta and short rib and bone marrow agnolotti. Enjoy patio seating anytime thanks to the cozy heat lamps. Scarpetta Beach is open daily from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
- The Trattoria - 532 N. Country Rd., Saint James, NY 117800
At The Trattoria, not far from Saint James homes for sale, the simple yet elegant name perfectly reflects the chef-owned restaurant's inspired rustic cuisine. Relax and watch the open kitchen as the staff prepares lasagna Bolognese, squid ink pasta with calamari, and other seasonal dishes. Save room for the decadent Nutella pound cake with vanilla gelato. Seated dining is by reservation only, and wine is BYOB. Hours are 5 - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with takeout available beginning at 1:30 p.m.
- La Famiglia - 250 W. Main St., Smithtown, NY 11787
La Famiglia translates to "the family," and that's how they want their customers to feel. All dishes are offered family-style, feeding two to three people, so no one goes hungry. Half-portions are also available, but leftover Italian food is just as good the next day. Try the hearty namesake dish, Chicken La Famiglia, served on the bone with onions, potatoes, sausage, peppers, and mushrooms. Order ahead for curbside pickup after a day of touring Smithtown homes for sale. Hours are noon - 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon - 11 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday.
- Uncle Bacala's - 2370 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park, NY 11040
Whether it's family night out or a romantic date for two, Uncle Bacala's strikes just the right note. Every diner receives complimentary cotton candy to finish the meal, but don't pass up a selection from the extensive dessert menu. Their signature Waffellini for two is a Belgian waffle topped with bananas, berries, caramel sauce, and vanilla ice cream. With indoor and outdoor dining, curbside pickup, and delivery, Uncle Bacala's can accommodate any plans. Hours are 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon - 10 p.m. Sunday.
- Vincent's Clam Bar - 179 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, NY 11514
In 1904, Giuseppe and Carmela Siano opened the original Vincent's Clam Bar in New York's Little Italy, naming it after their newborn son. They probably never dreamed their restaurant would still be going strong, more than a century later, after moving near Carle Place homes for sale. Seafood is their specialty, but their sauces are so popular that you can buy them by the jar to take home. Too busy to cook? Order curbside pickup of Vincent's family meals-to-go with pasta, entrée, and salad or vegetable. Vincent's is open daily from noon - 9 p.m.
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