Casual Italian restaurants are the go-to option across Nassau and Suffolk. Here are three very good ones, with savory food and fair prices.

Centro Cucina in Greenvale is a mainstay, comfortably homey but with some flair, too. Recommended: fennel-and-orange salad, grilled vegetables, sauteed eggplant rolled and stuffed with goat cheese, trenette in pesto, spaghetti with octopus; and midday, panini such as the Menfi, with fried eggplant, ricotta salata and tomato and the Sciacca, with grilled chicken, broccoli rabe, and smoked mozzarella.

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Centro Cucina, 43 Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale, 516-484-3880,

Fanatico in Jericho is related to Emilio’s in Commack, and a dependable, easygoing stop. Recommended: all pizzas, the “Mamma Mia” meatball bowl with ricotta, roasted peppers, garlic bread and red sauce; cauliflower oreganata, “mozzarella bar” choices, assorted Parmigianas, red snapper Livornese, fried calamari with hot cherry peppers, lasagna, and eggplant rollatine.

Fanatico, 336 N. Broadway, Jericho, 516-932-5080,

Primo Piatto in Huntington wins you over with friendly service and spirited Italian and Italian-American specialties. Recommended: bucatini with sardines, bucatini all’Amatriciana, pappardelle alla Bolognese; brick oven pizzettes, including one with anchovies, capers and olives; chicken Milanese; bruschetta with caponata of eggplant; and arancini, or rice balls, filled with ragu.

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Primo Piatto, 138 E. Main St., Huntington, 631-935-1391,