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Cotoletto di maiale de inferno is double center-cut (Credit: Jin Lee)

Cotoletto di maiale de inferno is double center-cut pork chops served with sweet and hot cherry peppers at Il Luogo. (April 9, 2013)

Il Luogo

At Il Luogo Ristorante in Lynbrook, the food is both modern and classic, with items on the menu that are hard to find elsewhere. The cuisine is a blend of both innovative and traditional Italian that combines the comparatively new with the fairly old.

Il Luogo Ristorante, a traditional Italian restaurant in
(Credit: Jin Lee)

Il Luogo Ristorante, a traditional Italian restaurant in Lynbrook (April 9, 2013)

Patrons dine at Il Luogo in Lynbrook. (April
(Credit: Jin Lee)

Patrons dine at Il Luogo in Lynbrook. (April 9, 2013)

Il Luogo's staff takes pride in its service.
(Credit: Jin Lee)

Il Luogo's staff takes pride in its service. (April 9, 2013)

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Il Luogo's wait staff specializes in tableside service.
(Credit: Jin Lee)

Il Luogo's wait staff specializes in tableside service. (April 9, 2013)

Every Tuesday, actor Joseph R. Gannascoli (
(Credit: Jin Lee)

Every Tuesday, actor Joseph R. Gannascoli ("The Sopranos") worked as a co-chef at Il Luogo. (April 9, 2013)

Chef Marco Jara prepares and plates an artichoke
(Credit: Jin Lee)

Chef Marco Jara prepares and plates an artichoke appetizer at Il Luogo. (April 9, 2013)

Chef Marco Jara plates an appetizer at Il
(Credit: Jin Lee)

Chef Marco Jara plates an appetizer at Il Luogo Ristorante. (April 9, 2013)

Carciofi affogato, baked whole artichoke seasoned Sicilian style
(Credit: Jin Lee)

Carciofi affogato, baked whole artichoke seasoned Sicilian style with bread crumbs, pine nuts and herbs in a lemon-wine broth, is a must-try at Il Luogo. (April 9, 2013)

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Cotoletto di maiale de inferno is double center-cut
(Credit: Jin Lee)

Cotoletto di maiale de inferno is double center-cut pork chops served with sweet and hot cherry peppers at Il Luogo. (April 9, 2013)

A timbale of roasted beets is garnished with
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A timbale of roasted beets is garnished with goat cheese, endive, toasted almonds, orange segments and a balsamic reduction is served at Il Luogo.

A cannoli with chocolate and orange zest is
(Credit: Jin Lee)

A cannoli with chocolate and orange zest is an obligatory finale at Il Luogo. (April 9, 2013)

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