A sister restaurant to the popular and well-reviewed Vespa Italian Kitchen & Bar in Farmingdale will open this week on Route 25A. Vespa Italian Chop House takes over the location of the former Nocello's, 843 Fort Salonga Road. Owners Ben and Cynthia LoManto tells Patch that they hope to open their doors to the public during the middle of next week....

There’s a new pasta sheriff in town and his name is Michael White. At Roosevelt Field’s Osteria Morini, the acclaimed chef is putting out tagliatelle, cappelletti and spaghetti that are worthy of the four Michelin stars his 18 restaurants have earned worldwide. White, whose Manhattan restaurants include Marea and Ai Fiori, may be the face of the em...

Located in the heart of Bay Shore, ITA, short for Italian American, provides a fine Italian dining experience with a more casual environment. The 2,300 square-foot eatery serves classic Italian specialties with a new age twist. On the menu, you’ll find lunch and dinner options like calamari, pesto risotto balls, veal chops, quinoa bowls and more. P...

New York City excels at many things, but one of its finest is Italian food. The area is known as the birthplace of red-sauce, Italian-American fare, and within the five boroughs lie perfect evocations of the form. But all of Italy is represented here, too, from doughy Neapolitan pizza to rustic Tuscan dishes to saucy Sicilian specialties. This list...

There’s an old Italian proverb that rings particularly true during the holiday season: A tavola non si invecchia (“No one grows old at the dinner table”). It’s a testament to the enlivening effect of a delicious meal eaten while surrounded by friends and family — and it’s a sentiment that Tiziana Alesci knows all too well. As an Italian immigrant a...

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Monday that he is endorsing Michael Bloomberg in his campaign for president in 2020. Bellone becomes the first county executive in New York to endorse the billionaire businessman and former three-term mayor of New York City. “I am proud to endorse Mike Bloomberg for president because our country need...

On Christmas Eve morning, a few things were usually certain in and around Westbury, where I grew up: For one, there was a line at the bakery (in this case, Cardinali Bakery in Carle Place) for Italian bread and semolina rolls. A few miles away at the fish market, there was also a line, one that had snaked out the door since early morning as people...

BBQ restaurant Sempre Fame, Italian for “Always Hungry,” has been serving up southern specialties on Long Island for more than seven years. Located at 374 Tulip Avenue in Floral Park, Sempre Fame Gourmet Grill & BBQ Catering features a menu loaded with hearty appetizers and entrees like mac n’ cheese, smoked chicken wings, homemade pork rinds, slid...

Naples Street Food in Franklin Square already makes some of Long Island’s best pizza. Now owner-pizzaiolo Gianluca Chiarolanza is making a bid for the best pasta. He's brought on board a partner, Gigi Sacchetti, and the Florence-born chef is in the kitchen making more than two dozen authentic Italian pasta dishes. He's also in the restaurant’s base...

On December 1, acclaimed actor and playwright Chazz Palminteri will be bringing "A Bronx Tale" to The Paramount in Huntington. To learn more about his upcoming "A Bronx Tale" show at The Paramount on Long Island, check out the venue's official website. Particularly impressive about this one-man is that it is comprised of 18 colorful characters and...