Farmingdale has lost a long-standing Italian restaurant but will shortly gain a new one.
Bella Napoli, a fixture on Fulton Street for several decades, is now part of local history. It served a menu of classics, among them baked clams, chicken Parmigiana, lasagna and gnocchi Bolognese.
Scheduled to reopen on that site is La Villetta, which, according to co-owner Tom Dushaj, will also offer an Italian menu. Currently, renovations are in progress. Dushaj said the place should make its debut shortly after Thanksgiving.