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Buongiorno to The Trattoria; arrivederci, Kitchen A  Trattoria.

The sale of Kitchen A Trattoria in St. James to its chef, Steven Gallagher, has been completed. And Gallagher has renamed the popular spot The Trattoria.

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Kitchen A Trattoria was owned by Eric Lomando, who also owns Kitchen A Bistro in St. James and Orto in Miller Place.

Gallagher said the name change was made to avoid any confusion. Gallagher, who has been chef at the restaurant for several years, added that when it was called Kitchen A Trattoria, it still would be visited by diners looking for Kitchen A Bistro.

The new sign and website are expected to be completed today.

The Trattoria, 532 N. Country Rd., St. James; 631-584-3518.