421 Neighborhood Road
Mastic Beach, NY 11951
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We have yet to actually sit down and eat at this restaurant but we have gotten takeout and pizza several times and think it deserves a review! As expected from an italian restaurant, the food is definitely plentiful and tasty. We like the veal parmigiana and chicken francese. Entrees come with pasta on the side and warm toasty italian bread. If you like creamy italian salad dressing, I highly recommend their house-made dressing. Several times we order the brick oven pizza and although it is my husband's favorite in the area, its not necessarily mine. The major qualm is that it is a little pricey--maybe not by italian restaurant standards but definitely by town/area standards. Call me cheap but I don't want to pay $15 for a med-large pizza when you can get a large pie for $10 at most other pizzerias. Just FYI if you're looking for deal, they are on restaurant.com.
Whenever we call a pleasant woman always answers the phone (and greets us inside). The one time I had a few questions about the menu and availability, I wasn't rushed or seemed like I was annoying her in any way. Going to the restaurant may be a little difficult if you don't already know where it is. You can pass it easily because it doesn't look like a typical restaurant and is at an almost-5-way intersection . The small parking lot on the side is somewhat of a nightmare when full. When you walk in the door(s) you immediately see the bar in front of you. The dining area for those eating in is kinda small with maybe 8-10 tables so I would suggest calling ahead to see if there is a wait.