Three years ago, friends and I went to have lunch at Café Al Dente after a walk at the Planting Fields Arboretum. To our surprise, it was closed.

It was a restaurant with great food, reasonable prices, friendly atmosphere and an approachable owner.

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I was so glad to see “Restaurateur awarded $1.3M” [News, June 24], which stated that Philip Morizio wants to open another restaurant in Oyster Bay. He was treated badly by town officials. Let’s hope it won’t happen again.

Jane Schiralli, Hicksville