While we didn’t see any food during our visit to Ruvo in Port Jefferson, we still wanted to take our readers on an exterior and interior tour of this revered italian eatery on the north shore. Located almost waterfront, Ruvo is an italian eatery curated by the same ownership as their other location in Greenlawn, La Tavola in Sayville and Del Fuego in St. James. The open atrium, bright colors and bar area certainly holds the key to any type of dining experience.
St. James is our favorite dining destination on the island for one reason; it’s a small hamlet located in the Town of Smithtown, but in its tiny footprint lays a veritable treasure trove of amazing restaurants in every price range. This is worth a day trip to experience the variety of cuisines as well as the talented chefs that are carving their way through Suffolk. We’ve hit up a few of our favorites to show our readers what lies in waiting for you once you make the trip out.
Vincent’s Clam Bar in Carle Place is a treat for those who love festive atmospheres, homemade food, large portions and friendly staff. We’ve been coming here for years and with good reason; it’s affordable, fun and yummy.
Pizza is an institution on Long Island and throughout the country we’re known as having some of the best-tasting options around. We’ve scoured through Long Island’s pizza scene to bring you four of our favorites; a variety of options no matter where you are located.
Melville was the focus of this week’s Restaurant Hunter on FiOS1 Long Island. Host Rob Petrone along with East of NYC’s very own Mark Levine took to the streets to bring you along to some hotspots in the area. Click on through to learn about some hot spots as well as an East of NYC bonus that wasn’t on-air.
When Sacramone’s originally opened in 1989 at their Queens location, they probably never could have imagined that almost 25 years later they’d still be going strong and opening up another location on Long Island.
Little Vincent’s in Huntington is known for many things. It might be known as the spot on the corner of New York Avenue and Main Street that is open into the wee-hours of the morning on weekend nights or for their great pies. One thing that we’re sure they’re known for is what differentiates them from the crowd; the cold cheese slice.
One of the oldest restaurants in Long Beach, Gino’s is a family-owned establishment that has served generations of locals wonderful pizza and other italian specialties for as long as most can remember. It’s undergone renovations over the years and is probably more appealing on the eyes than the Gino’s that you remember from the past.
Since 1996 Salvatores has been rocking out pizzas in the north shore community of Port Washington. Just a little ways away from Manhasset Bay, but not exactly overlooking the water, the restaurant is famous for its high-heat, coal-fired pies. Just don’t expect any slices here – they’re not welcome.
Italian cuisine, Frank Sinatra on the sound system and way oversized portions are the hallmark of both of the Ciao Baby locations on the island. While Massapequa, on the south shore, is home to one location, we hit their north shore Commack location to be treated to some of their interesting menu items.