The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
This week, Peter Gianotti reviews Vintage Restaurant Bar and Lounge, which "already is beefing up dining out where New Hyde Park and Garden City Park meet, a stretch that's ready for ciao time, too.” He especially likes the gnocchi alla Bolognese and the grilled pork chop.
Joan Reminick reviews SaVino’s Restaurant & Wine Bar in Lynbrook. “It may look like countless Long Island pizza-pasta spots, with its pizza counter on one side, dining room on the other,” she writes. But “it has something the others don't: Tony The Wine Guy Caracci.'' Of the restaurant's meatballs, Reminick says, they'll make you "glad to be in a place where ground beef, bread crumbs, egg and spices come together so lightly and so well.''