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Claudio's in Glen Cove now Ristorante Da Claudio

Claudio's, Glen Cove: Co-owners Claudio Zustovich and son

(Credit: Alessandro Vecchi)

What was known as Claudio's in Glen Cove has changed its name to Ristorante Da Claudio.

The action followed an allegation of trademark infringement by Claudio's, the seafood restaurant in Greenport.

Ristorante Da Claudio is in the former location of La Pace With Chef Michael, which succeeded the landmark La Pace there.

Ristorante Da Claudio earned a two-star rating in Newsday in...

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World cups: Sip Peru's pisco sour in Glen Cove

Rotisserie chicken at the Manka Peruvian Kitchen in

(Credit: Manka Peruvian Kitchen)

While Brazil weeps in its collective caipirinha, you can stay festive with another South American cocktail, the pisco sour of Peru.

This taste of Peru is available at Manka, newly opened in Glen Cove. The Peruvian restaurant also provides an introduction to some of the most refined, eclectic fare from Latin America.

A pisco sour typically contains two ounces of pisco, the grape spirit...

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Closed in Glen Cove: Marra's

Marra's in Glen Cove as seen on April

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Marra’s, an Italian restaurant on School Street in Glen Cove, has closed.

The colorful bi-level place first opened in 2000 and was known for its puffy-crusted brick oven pizzas, pastas, salads and Italian-style sandwiches.  

An outdoor dining patio was usually crowded on summer nights.

Currently, the site is unoccupied, a “for lease” sign posted on its window.

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Philly's & Cream comes to Glen Cove

Philly's & Cream is a cheese steak /

(Credit: Newsday Erica Marcus)

Philly’s & Cream is serving up Philly cheesesteaks, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and ice cream from the former Glen Cove digs of Juicy Burger, which has located to larger quarters with indoor seating (at 190 Glen St., Glen Cove, 516-676-5610). The month-old cheesesteak and ice cream stand does a mainly takeout business, but there are a few tables outside. On the menu: The “original New Yorker”...

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Hazuki Japanese Fusion comes to Glen Cove

Sashimi served on a plate at Hazuki Japanese

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The new Hazuki Japanese Fusion is secreted away in a corner of a Glen Cove strip mall. It occupies the former digs of Hundred Roll Sushi, next to the Chase bank. On sushi chef-owner Tank Gao’s roster of raw items: Tuna tataki ($10), a rainbow roll ($11), sashimi deluxe ($22) and chirashi ($18). Cooked items include tofu teriyaki ($14), pork katsu ($14) and, from a recently added list of Thai items,...

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Lobster special at La Pace in Glen Cove

Patrons dine at La Pace in Glen Cove.

(Credit: Yana Paskova)

A $39.95 lobster dinner is a July special at La Pace with Chef Michael, offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this month. To begin, the Glen Cove restaurant's "lobster feast"  includes a house-made pasta, sauced either Bolognese or filetto di pomodoro, or either a Caesar or tricolor salad. That's followed by a two-pound lobster, served with corn on the cob and baked potato. Dessert...

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Long Island restaurant reviews: This week’s picks

Helene and Tom Suozzi with their son Michael

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In this week’s Newsday, Joan Reminick reviews Stango’s at the Orchard, the Glen Cove landmark recently relaunched by a group of investors led by former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi. Reminick praises the “first-class red sauce” and the “straightforward Italian repertoire melding the skills of chef Gabriel Massaro with the culinary legacy of 96-year-old restaurant matriarch Stella Stango Cocchiola,...

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Pastas for a sunny day

Winning pastas at Glen Cove's La Pace with

(Credit: Newsday / Peter Gianotti)

There's always a good reason to enjoy pasta. On this sunny March afternoon, here are 10 full-flavored choices from five busy kitchens. Join the party now or, if you're observing Passover, next week is fine, too. At Verace in Islip: look for the lively penne alla puttanesca, tossed with olives, tomatoes, capers tomato and zucchini; and the pristine linguine with garlic and olive oil. If you're anywhere...

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A sweet time at La Pace in Glen Cove

Warm sfogliatelle highlight the desserts at La Pace

(Credit: Newsday/Peter Gianotti)

There are plenty of reasons to visit La Pace with Chef Michael in Glen Cove. Here are three: sfogliatelle, warm chocolate cake, dark chocolate mousse. Pictured above are the flaky, multilayered sfogliatelle, the delicate, clamshell shaped pastries with a sweet ricotta-based filling, finished with vanilla and orange oil. They're  served warm. Given the portion at La Pace, three reasons to eat...

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Suozzi restaurant opens in Glen Cove

Helene and Tom Suozzi in the dining room

(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Tom and Helene Suozzi may not be making the chicken parm or the pizza served at tonight's opening, but the political couple has been instrumental in renovating and relaunching Glen Cove's (and, probably, Long Island’s) oldest Italian restaurant, Stango's. Now called Stango's at the Orchard, the restaurant's timeworn look has been refreshed while still conveying a sense of the past. Wood tables...

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