The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Papa Razzi, the sprawling restaurant at the intersection of Glen Cove Road and Jericho Turnpike, has been transformed into Dilettos.
In February, the lone Long Island branch of a Boston-based chain, Westburys Papa Razzi, was bought by its general manager, Michael Barbosa. The restaurant never closed, but last week, the Papa Razzi signs came down and the Dilettos signs went up.
The name, according to Barbosa, is Italian dialect for delight. Its something my wife and I heard a lot when we have traveled in Italy, he said.
At Dilettos, Barbosa is joined by his brother, executive chef Paul Barbosa. The new menu, which should launch in early June, will not be radically different from Papa Razzis. Pastas will be in the $15 to $19 range; most entrees from $16 to the low $20s. Individual pizzas from the wood-burning oven will be about $10.
Dilettos Restaurant is at 1500 Jericho Tpke., Westbury, 516- 877-7744,