Went the past Sunday with a large party, never been but had hopes that it would be acceptable to the crew. Got there at noon, table was ready, drink order and baskets of warm bread arrived shortly after. The waiter took our app/salad orders and we were off to the races.
I was concerned that the kitchen would be slammed by all the orders coming in, but I was wrong. After the app’s were fired, the waiter came over to take our entree orders. The food ranged from minestrone soup, antipasto’s old school eggplant parm etc, to fillet of beef tenderloin with gorg sauce. The antipasto had good quality cured meats with one exception, one of the meats was a black forest ham, not really befitting of an Italian anti. The cheeses were standard prov and gorg, but hey for $15. it fed 3 easily. All the entree’s came out hot, looked and tasted great. This is not high-end fru-fru just solid old school Italian done well. The winner was the beef tenderloin, this was easily a 16-18 oz fillet, cooked to perfection for under $25, what a deal. The wine list was serviceable with several by the glass options. They also had no issue with creating separate checks for all. Overall, I thought the food was very good and a good value, will return again to try a few other items.
Next was Pappalecco for gelato. Again we slammed the place but they accommodated well with outside tables. I thought the gelato texture was very grainy, not too pleasant, but that’s probably just me. Hadn’t been to LI for dinner in a while, nice to walk around smell the aromas from the coffee shops and walk around. Also, made a quick stop to the cheese shop on India, reminded me of some smaller shops I visited in Europe.