Vincent's Clam Bar
179 Old Country Road Carle Place, NY 516-742-4577
Carrying on the ideals of the original Little Italy home store, the Vincent's of Carle Place has a menu that offers classic Italian cuisine. An example of the traditional edibles is the list of appetizers, as Vincent's antipasti includes baked clams Oreganato, spicy calamari Arrabiata and eggplant Rollatini--while pastas like rigatoni, penne and linguine arrive in sauces and oils customary to other authentic-styled establishments. There are entrées of chicken, veal, pork and seafood cooked in familiar fashions (Francaise, Marsala, Parmigiana, among others), as well as a marinated skirt steak--served with caramelized sweet onions, mushrooms and hot cherry peppers (called the "Steak Cassalinga").
Bobby Marisi offers a taste of Vincent's Clam Bar pasta with sauce that's gotten a Consumer Reports thumbs-up. (Feb. 2, 2012)Hours: 11:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11:45 a.m.-11 p.m.Friday-Saturday. Credit cards: Accepted