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Long Island restaurants offering snow discounts

At Tutto Pazzo in Huntington, homemade garganelli are

At Tutto Pazzo in Huntington, homemade garganelli are served with pomodoro sauce -- and a snow discount. Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

Although Nassau and Suffolk have been spared the expected misery of a 12-to-18 inch snowfall and blizzard winds, four restaurants are keeping their tradition of discounting prices when its especially awful out.

Peter Hewitson, owner of Uncle Bacala’s in Garden City Park, is offering a 25 percent cut in prices all day today. “When people can get out here,” he said, they will. Hewitson trimmed prices by 50 percent during February’s major snowstorm. He figures a full house by 6 p.m.

Tutto Pazzo in Huntington will offer its deep-snow, lower price special of 50 percent off the menu, even though the worst weather is to the north. Owner Joseph Petrone said the half-price weather-related special will be available starting at 3 p.m., when he expects the restaurant to be fully staffed. Tutto Pazzo will be open until 9 p.m.

Word reached us from Roslyn that Matteo’s will be taking 30 percent off each check (food and wine) and is open until 9 p.m. Matteo’s sister restaurant, Rothmann’s Steakhouse, is taking 25 percent off each check and is open until 10 p.m.

So don’t dig out, dig in.

Uncle Bacala’s, 2370 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park, 516-739-0505, unclebacala.com; Tutto Pazzo, 84 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-271-2253, tuttopazzo.com, Matteo’s, 88 Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights, 516-484-0555, matteosristorante.com; Rothmann’s, 6319 Northern Blvd., East Norwich, 516-922-2500, rothmannssteakhouse.com

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