Love Lane Kitchen

240 Love Lane Mattituck, NY 631-298-8989

A busy day at Love Lane Kitchen.

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Love Lane Kitchen is one of the North Forks busiest restaurants, equally popular among locals and visitors.

The breakfast menu features all the classicspastries, eggs, granola, pancakesmade with care and creativity and all ably assisted by the restaurants house-roasted coffee. At lunch, sandwiches take a global turn. Among the best: grilled hanger steak with arugula and red onion on a focaccia roll, grilled pressed Cuban made with house-roasted pork, or the summery Parma with  arugula, roasted pepper and fresh mozzarella. A Cobb salad is made with house-roasted chicken, chicken noodle soup tastes truly homemade. The limited entrees include fish & chips, steak frites and vegetable quesadilla. If lobster roll is a special, go for it.

The dinner menu is less casual and reflects the many years founder Michael Avella spent living in Italy. You might find homemade lemon fettuccini, ravioli del plin, a Piedmontese specialty, swordfish picatta. Or Moroccan-inspired Long Island duck tagine, or a burger made with beef raised down the road in Cutchogue.

Hours: Breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Dinner Wednesday through Sunday.