Branchinelli’s menu (which is also set to go into effect soon at the Commack location) will feature some new pizzas and pastas, as well as a greater emphasis on “healthy” items, such as grilled fish.
When it opens, the place will have a pizzeria on one side, as well as a braciole, sausage and pepper stand. The dining room — with natural stone floors and antique gold lamps — will have what Branchinelli called an “old fashioned Italian” look in beiges, browns and golds — “Tuscan colors.” Out back will be tables for outdoor dining.
Overall, Branchinelli said, the tone of the place will be very casual, with the average per-person check coming in under $25.
Passione will be at 231 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, 516-741-4800 (not yet in service)