Less than a year after it opened in Glen Cove, Vivo Osteria has new owners and a new menu. Emanuel and his wife, Tatyana Benitez, have taken over the restaurant next to Cove’s Discount Wine & Liquors on Glen Avenue.

When it first debuted in December, Vivo’s original owner, Benedetto Marotta, described it as a “modern Italian tavern with a big emphasis on local products,” but the restaurant never lived up to its ambitions.

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Emanuel (executive chef) and Tatyana (dining room manager) are keeping the Italian orientation, but have added a tapas menu that includes grilled skirt steak with chimichurri, chicken satay, gluten-free zucchini rolls with vodka sauce and grilled calamari with cherry tomatoes and balsamic. A choice of any four is $30.

Dinner starters ($10 to $14) include mussels fra diavolo, white bean and kale salad and the house salad, with mesclun, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. Entrees ($19 to $33) include rosemary lamb chops with roasted cauliflower, gnocchi with wild mushroom-Cognac cream sauce and pepper-crusted pork loin with roasted garlic cream and potato galette.

Among the pizzas from the wood-burning oven are cipollina (with onion jam, goat cheese, mozzarella and pancetta, $15) and melanzana (fried eggplant with vodka sauce and Fontina cheese, $14).

Emanuel Benitez is a Long Island native who graduated from Suffolk County Community College Culinary School in Riverhead. Before starting his own catering company, benitezcatering.com, he worked at DO & CO, an international company specializing in airport and airline food service, and eventually was appointed halal chef for Emirates, Royal Morocco, EgyptAir and Etihad airlines.

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Vivo Osteria is at 242 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, 516-801-1450, vivoosteria.com