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Favorite Italian restaurants on Long Island

Abeetza Next Door in Greenvale is a modern,

Abeetza Next Door in Greenvale is a modern, sit-down restaurant is the hearty offspring of the popular, adjoining Abeetza Pizza. A favorite dish: pasta-free zucchini lasagna (pictured). Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

There are more Italian restaurants on Long Island than you'll find in many cities outside Rome. 

It's easily the favorite cuisine in Nassau and Suffolk. (And that doesn't include the dedication of LIers to their pizza, either.) Most places have southern influences, but plenty of northern Italian restaurants also thrive.

Newsday restaurant critics Peter M. Gianotti and Joan Reminick have selected enough favorite Italian restaurants to keep you visiting new places for more than a month. Mangia bene.

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