Americano Pie Bar, the latest restaurant from the loose-knit family behind the Gino’s pizza empire, has quietly opened in Islip with a formal opening scheduled for Monday, May 1.
This 140-seat space on Main Street is from a faction of the Branchinelli family that owns four of the Gino’s locations, said Lorenzo Branchinelli, one of the owners behind Americano.
In all, a loose-knit group of the family owns about 30 restaurants on Long Island, he said.
At Americano Pie Bar, personal pies are the focus of a larger menu that includes everything from steak and sandwiches, to house-made pastas like Kobe beef ravioli, and classic cocktails such as the Fragola Rock, a mix of strawberry, Champagne and vodka for $13.
The 12-inch pies include toppings such as the Honey Spicy, topped with spicy sopressata, mozzarella, diced cherry peppers and a truffle honey glaze for $13. They can be had on one of three types of dough: thin, grandma or Sicilian.
Americano Pie Bar, 517 Main St., Islip, 631-581-8700