Bustling, friendly and full of hearty, good food, La Pala has found an instant niche in downtown Glen Cove. The compact, rustic-design dining room is often crowded, but the service is kind and accommodating. Focusing on traditional Italian cuisine, this cozy restaurant hits the mark.

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La Pala, a bustling and friendly Italian restaurant in Glen Cove.

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La Pala restaurant has a warm, cozy feel to it in Glen Cove.

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The dining room has exposed stone reminiscent of Italy at La Pala Italian restaurant in Glen Cove.

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Jacinto Anazco makes pizza in the wood oven at La Pala Italian restaurant in Glen Cove.

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Seared branzino is served whole with lemons at La Pala Italian restaurant in Glen Cove.

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A dusting of Parmigiana cheese goes on top of the tasty four-seasons pizza, made with prosciutto, basil, olives, artichokes, and mushrooms at La Pala Italian restaurant in Glen Cove.

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The 'Parmesan trio' consists of generous portions of eggplant, chicken, and gnocchi at La Pala Italian restaurant in Glen Cove.

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Stuffed paccheri pasta is at top choice at La Pala Italian restaurant in Glen Cove.

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Braised short ribs are served with saffron risotto at La Pala Italian restaurant in Glen Cove.

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