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Matteo's Trattoria & Bar in Huntington and more Long Island restaurants to try this weekend

Pappardelle alla Bolognese at Matteo's Trattoria and Bar

Pappardelle alla Bolognese at Matteo's Trattoria and Bar in Huntington. Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

On the weekend before Halloween, make it treats and surprises. Here are three restaurants that provide them without tricks.

Matteo's Trattoria & Bar in Huntington has been dramatically overhauled and stylishly reborn at its longtime address. Recommended: all mozzarella selections; fried calamari; baked clams oreganata; eggplant Parmigiana; wood-fired pizzas; bucatini all'Amatriciana; pappardelle alla Bolognese; linguine with white clam sauce; braised pork "osso buco;" strip steak with potatoes and shishito peppers; grilled head-on prawns. Moderate to expensive.

Matteo's Trattoria & Bar, 300 W. Jericho Tpke., Huntington, 631-421-6001,

Kingfish Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Tom Schaudel's newest venture, is situated in The Vanderbilt, a luxury-rental residence in Westbury. You may decide to move in. Recommended: raw oysters; grilled oysters; an undersea "charcuterie," including smoked bluefish pate and beet-cured gravlax; Long Island duck wings; butter-poached lobster; pan-roasted striped bass with mushroom-spinach risotto; pan-roasted chicken; Key lime pie, lemon gelato ice cream sandwich. Moderate to expensive.

Kingfish Oyster Bar & Restaurant, 990 Corporate Dr. (The Vanderbilt), Westbury, 516-640-5777,

The Snapper Inn in Oakdale celebrates 90 years in 2019. The big, waterside restaurant is on the Connetquot River. Recommended: raw bar selections; fried calamari with hot cherry peppers; house-cured salmon; prime rib; sauerbraten with potato pancake and red cabbage; potato-crusted cod; autumn wedge salad with fried goat cheese and diced apple; Sunday brunch. Moderate to expensive,

The Snapper Inn, 500 Shore Dr., Oakdale, 631-589-0248,

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