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Dining with a group: 3 picks

The dining room of Matteo's in Huntington. (Nov.

The dining room of Matteo's in Huntington. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Time to start planning for the parties ahead. Here are three restaurants that have enough space and fine food.


Arturo's has been in business for decades, hosting special events as well as lunch and dinner. Winning dishes include the torta primavera, a layering of crepes, cured meats, cheeses and vegetables, gnocchi Bolognese, osso buco, eggplant rollatine, zabaglione for two.

246-04 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 516-352-7418


This spacious branch in the chainlet offers family-style and individual portions of hearty Italian-American specialties and regional Italian fare. Stuffed artichoke, fried zucchini, spicy calamari, rigatoni all'Amatriciana, meatballs and sausage, chicken scarpariello, all right.

300 W. Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station; 631-421-6001


Chinese and Japanese courses are available at Peninsula. Orange beef, sesame chicken, crisp sea bass with ginger, steamed gray sole, shrimp-and- vegetable tempura, colorful sushi rolls, and pristine sashimi compete in harmony.

55 W. Main St., Bay Shore; 631-666-8811

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