$30 for $60 Worth of Upscale Italian Cuisine at Porto Vivo

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Menu of traditional and contemporary takes on Italian staples, which has been served to Serena Williams, Todd English, and Billy Joel

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Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation recommended. Dine-in only. Dinner only. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Valid only in the dining room. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$30 for $60 Worth of Upscale Italian Cuisine

The menu includes small pizzas with prosciutto, fig preserves, and truffle oil ($18), hand-rolled ricotta gnocchi ($11+), and braised beef short rib with butter-poached asparagus and a truffle mac 'n' cheese ($31).

Porto Vivo

A Long Island native born into an Italian American family, Joseph Balbo knew early on that he wanted to devote his life to cooking. He honed his skills at the Italian Culinary Institute in Calabria, learning to combine traditional, Old World sensibilities with a New World spirit of innovation. Now manning the stovetops at Porto Vivo, which the New York Times called “Huntington’s latest hot spot,” in 2009, Chef Balbo runs a kitchen that has served numerous celebrities, including Serena Williams, celebrity chef Todd English, and Billy Joel.

The menu brims with familiar yet refined Italian staples, such as lobster ravioli with shaved black truffle and parmesan-crusted veal milanese. The chefs also demonstrate their creativity by glazing pan-seared Alaskan halibut with a yuzu vinaigrette and frying grappa-soaked grapes. To accompany this range of flavors, the restaurant also features an extensive wine list, which earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. The selection emphasizes Italian producers, but it also boasts an array of bottles sourced elsewhere, including rare Californian wines as well as a first-growth bordeaux.

In many ways, the decor dovetails with the cuisine in its elegance and bringing together of disparate yet complementary elements. The clean, modern space features multiple levels, with high ceilings, taupe walls, leather booths, rich wood accents, and exposed brick.

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