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Closed in Farmingdale: Bella Napoli Restaurant

Bella Napoli in Farmingdale during better days.

Bella Napoli in Farmingdale during better days. Credit: Julie Cappiello

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.

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