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Jose Sorto has been executive chef at Benny's

Jose Sorto has been executive chef at Benny's for three years and has cooked for more than 20 years. (March 23, 2013) (Credit: Johnny Simon)

In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti bestows a rare four stars on Benny’s Ristorante, the 26-year-old Italian in Westbury. “Finding the next hot table or the trend that sparks it defines a lot of writing about restaurants,” he notes. As for the long-lived establishment, over time many “change dramatically. Benny’s hasn’t. It earned four stars in 1995 and deserves them today, too.”

Joan Reminick visits Sea Cove Italian American Bar & Grill in Center Moriches. “The sprawling, wood-paneled establishment” has recently been relaunched by chef-owner Joseph Lo Mona “who added slow-smoked BBQ to a repertoire of Italian dishes and pub classics.”

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