Some restaurants make you feel right at home for good reason: They're owned and run by families. Here are three Long Island restaurants where parents and children work well together:
Robust Italian food characterizes this restaurant owned by the Castelli family, with father Fabrizio and son Francesco co-chefs, mother Angela hosting, daughter Ariana in charge of public relations and human resources and college-age son, Giuseppe, helping out whenever possible.
Brothers Domenico and Anthony Sacramone are chef-owners of this winning coal oven pizzeria-ristorante. Their mother, Maddalena Sacramone, spends Wednesdays in East Meadow with her sons, making gnocchi, manicotti and cavatelli.
CABO FRESH MEXICAN GRILL , Stony Brook
Virtually everything is made from scratch at this eco-friendly Tex-Mex place owned by Jim DiVilio and family. DiVilio's wife, Dina, does public relations and catering; sons Anthony and Jim work every job in the house. Daughter Victoria, still in school, is part-time cashier.