The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
This week's restaurant reviews
The new La Cucina on Broadway in Hewlett is the new star of the Five Towns, says Peter M. Gianotti, citing its first-rate pastas, especially the bracing cavatelli with sweet sausage and tomato stew, finished with a scoop of cream ricotta.
In Deer Park, Cheap Eats critic Joan Reminick visits Dominican Restaurant 5, a no-frills place with a steam table. The chicken soup, Reminick says, has great depth of flavor and is rife with hunks of poultry on the bone.