Sag Harbor’s loss is Mattituck’s gain. After selling his Division Street property two years ago (Paul Del Favero’s Harbor Market now occupies the spot), Corrado Paini has re-opened his popular Italian deli, Espresso, across the bay and a little bit north, on the Main Road where Uncle Joe’s Pizza used to be.
The new Espresso North Fork offers a similar menu of pizza, pasta, Italian entrees, and gargantuan sandwiches on house-made focaccia.
Salads, including a gorgonzola salad with artichokes, olives and peppers, and a farm salad with arugula, tomatoes, and goat cheese, come in individual and family sizes. Meals can be ordered at the counter and eaten at one of the deli’s tables, or taken home.
Espresso also specializes in catering. Trays of lasagna, eggplant Parmesan, and sausage and peppers come in small (serving 6-10) and large (serving 15-20) sizes. If you’re looking for a game day 4-, 5-, or 6-foot hero, you can buy it here.
The old Espresso, a block from Sag Harbor’s high school, was a popular destination for after-school snacks. Now Mattituck’s students will be able to get mozzarella sticks or waffle fries on their way home.
In addition, Paini has a menu of $8.50 lunch specials especially designed for students, including ravioli, pasta with chicken and broccoli, and sandwich and soup combos. Of course, slices are always available.
Open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday. 11 a.m.to 9 p.m. Closed Sunday.
13500 Main Road in Mattituck, 631-298-8910, espressonorthfork.com