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Born in Smithtown: Son of Uncle Bacala’s

Garden City Park, Tuesday, March 27, 2007 :

Garden City Park, Tuesday, March 27, 2007 : Uncle Bacala's Fine Italian Seafood restaurant, 2370 Jericho Tpke. "Salmone in Agro Dolce." Newsday Photo / Bill Davis Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis

On Tuesday, Uncle Bacala’s of Garden City Park welcomed a new restaurant into the family: The Smithtown location takes over an address formerly occupied by Venezia and, before that, Marchello’s.

It’s been nearly two years since Uncle Bacala’s owner, Peter Hewitson, took on the project; red tape has kept him and his team occupied. Bacala’s executive chef, Billy Galletti, will be overseeing both kitchens, but a former chef, Joseph Cacace, has come back on board to get Smithtown up and running. The new restaurant will be serving the same Italian-American menu as the original.

Uncle Bacala’s is at 368 Middle Country Rd., Smithtown, 631-265-2300.

Salmone in Agro Dolce (sweet-and-sour salmon) at Uncle Bacala's in Garden City Park

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