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 Vincents of Carle Place has a menu that offers classic Italian cuisine. An example of the traditional edibles is the list of appetizers, as Vincents antipasti includes baked clams Oreganato, spicy calamari Arrabiata and eggplant Rollatiniwhile pastas like rigatoni, penne and linguine arrive in sauces and oils customary to other authentic-styled establishments. There are entrees of chicken, veal, pork and seafood cooked in familiar fashions (Francaise, Marsala, Parmigiana, among others), as well as a marinated skirt steakserved with caramelized sweet onions, mushrooms and hot cherry peppers (called the Steak Cassalinga).
Bobby Marisi offers a taste of Vincents 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