It happens all the time in these parts: One Italian restaurant goes out; another is quick to take its place. Pasquale’s Pizza & Pasta Café is now plying pasta and pies in the former Bellmore digs of Brooklyn Pizza Café.
In classic LI Italian environs (checkered tablecloths, lots of brick), I enjoyed a thin crust Margherita “personal” pie. I liked that the freshly baked bread came straight from the pizza oven and that the linguine with clam sauce was al dente and garlicky.
Pasquale’s is at 505 Bedford Ave., Bellmore, 516-679-3661