Pomodorino Ristorante strives to emulate an Old-World trattoria, serving a menu of iconic Italian favorites in an atmosphere where, according to the Long-Islander, ?everyone is treated as a friend and regulars are treated like family.? The chefs capture this homey vibe in cuisine form by hand-rolling meatballs, simmering pots of tomato sauce from scratch, and crowning entrees with scraps of imported parmesan cheese. They also fire up a wood-burning brick oven to bake pizzas to a golden crisp and transform lasagnas into melty, cheese-laden meals.
The dining room embraces a similarly casual approach with red-checkered tablecloths and a ceiling-mounted trellis, which supports an intricate web of vines and strings of twinkling lights. The bar area?s shelving extends almost to the ceiling. Bartenders surmount the altitude obstacle by climbing a sliding librarian?s ladder to retrieve the treasures that line the topmost shelves: bottles of spirits and anything Paul Bunyan happened to drop when he was in the restaurant.
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.
Only 12 tables grace the interior of Bravo! Nader's cozy restaurant space, and Head Chef Nader Gebrin isn?t shy about bustling between them to rattle off recommendations and fist-bump his beloved customers. The convivial chef?who doubles as an avid fisherman?treats taste buds to light yet flavorful dishes that swell with housemade components, such as sausage with rolled beef braciole and meatballs in a tomato ragout. Three types of fresh fish?served whole and filleted?and homemade pesto gnocchi shine on Chef Nader's lively menu, where meals can start with a warm honey, goat cheese, and avocado arugula salad and finish with sweet bites of napoleon.
After sampling the restaurant's fine pasta dishes and health-conscious plates?including gluten-free options?guests master the preparation of mouthwatering Italian cuisine for themselves through the restaurant?s fun, interactive cooking classes. Chef Nader leads each lesson, imparting knowledge gained from his studies at a Swiss culinary school and years spent in the restaurant business.
Get ready to eat at this chic Italian hot spot — Osteria Da Nino serves the latest in Italian cuisine.
When you're ready to pig out, Osteria Da Nino is ready to serve you the scrumptious food you're craving.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Osteria Da Nino has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Osteria Da Nino.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table.
Keep it casual at Osteria Da Nino — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Osteria Da Nino.
At Osteria Da Nino, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
Make your way to the table at Piccolo Restaurant of Huntington, and chow down on swanky Italian cuisine.
At Piccolo Restaurant of Huntington, you can impress your healthy friends with the vegan and gluten-free menu.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — Piccolo Restaurant of Huntington has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Worried about taking a big group out for a night on the town? Piccolo Restaurant of Huntington has you covered with private rooms made for loud parties.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Catering services are also available.
Piccolo Restaurant of Huntington offers complimentary parking at a lot close by.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
Dress down for your next pizza party — Little Vincent's Pizza serves a low-key slice.
Serving the opposite of low-fat fare, Little Vincent's Pizza is perfect for people who want to indulge.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Little Vincent's Pizza, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Sound levels can reach upper decibel levels at the pizzeria, so sensitive ears beware!
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the pizzeria accepts reservations.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Little Vincent's Pizza.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Little Vincent's Pizza also offers catering.
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.
You'll like your bill almost as much as your meal at Little Vincent's Pizza, with meals usually costing less than $15.
Little Vincent's Pizza dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.