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At the renovated Stango's at the Orchard in (Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

At the renovated Stango's at the Orchard in Glen Cove, a large photo, center, celebrates its its original owners, Frank and Concetta Stango, with photos of the rest of the clan to the side. (March 19, 2013)

Tom Suozzi opens a new Stango's in Glen Cove

Now called Stango's at the Orchard, Long Island's oldest Italian restaurant's timeworn look has been refreshed while still conveying a sense of the past. Wood tables and chairs, red leather banquettes, red checkered cloths and neutral gray-brown carpet define the dining room. What's especially striking is a large photo of original owners Frank and Concetta Stango, surrounded by pictures of the rest of the clan.

Stango's at the Orchard restaurant in Glen Cove,
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Stango's at the Orchard restaurant in Glen Cove, arguably the oldest Italian dining spot on Long Island, was bought last year by a team of investors headed by Tom and Helene Suozzi. (March 19, 2013)

A monument stands in front of Stango's at
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A monument stands in front of Stango's at the Orchard restaurant in Glen Cove, arguably the oldest Italian dining spot on Long Island, established in 1919. (March 19, 2013)

The dining room at Stango's in Glen Cove,
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The dining room at Stango's in Glen Cove, arguably the oldest Italian dining spot on Long Island, has been renovated to keep some of its old feel, a place where in former times entertainer Perry Como would reserve an intimate dining room for himself and his party. (March 19, 2013)

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Helene and Tom Suozzi sit in the dining
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Helene and Tom Suozzi sit in the dining room at the renovated Stango's at the Orchard restaurant in Glen Cove. The couple headed a team of investors that bought this restaurant that dates back to 1919. (March 19, 2013)

Helene and Tom Suozzi look at photos of
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Helene and Tom Suozzi look at photos of the Suozzi family hanging in the dining room at Stango's. "We're inviting anybody who comes to bring black and white pre-1950s photographs," says Helene Suozzi. Adds Tom, "If you want to celebrate old Glen Cove, a family party at Stango's, bring a picture and we'll put it up on the wall." (March 19, 2013)

At the renovated Stango's at the Orchard in
(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

At the renovated Stango's at the Orchard in Glen Cove, a large photo, center, celebrates its its original owners, Frank and Concetta Stango, with photos of the rest of the clan to the side. (March 19, 2013)

Phil Labozzetta, the pizza chef, stores fresh pizza
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Phil Labozzetta, the pizza chef, stores fresh pizza dough in dough-retarder pans at Stango's at the Orchard restaurant in Glen Cove, arguably the oldest Italian dining spot on Long Island. In addition to pizza, head chef Gabe Massaro will be serving fried calamari, linguine with red or white clam sauce, Stella's lasagna, and Stella's pork chops with vinegar peppers and broccoli rabe known as Tom Suozzi's favorite. (March 19, 2013)

The menu from Stango's at the Orchard in
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The menu from Stango's at the Orchard in Glen Cove features a portrait of its original owners who opened the venue in 1919, Frank and Concetta Stango, advertising its Italian heritage on Long Island of almost 100 years. (March 19, 2013)

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