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Meatballs with music at Primo Piatto in Huntington

An order of spaghetti and meatballs is cheerfully

An order of spaghetti and meatballs is cheerfully split for two to share at Primo Piatto in Huntington in April 2014 Credit: Newsday / Joan Reminick

I was deep into some fine Margherita pizza at Primo Piatto Restaurant in Huntington when I recognized a distinctly Italian voice on the restaurant’s soundtrack.

For some time, I’d been picking up on that same voice —  heard mostly at better, more interesting Italian dining spots, places that generally bypass the cliche Frank Sinatra-Dean Martin-Jerry Vale mix. Some time back, I’d dubbed the mystery Italian singer Nasal Man, for a salient quality in his voice. Thanks to the Sound Hound app on my iPhone, I learned that he's actually a prominent Italian pop star, Eros Ramazzotti. (Listen to him online; his vocals will surely bring back some fond restaurant memories).

Another Ramazzotti number was playing while I forked into some well-sauced al dente spaghetti and meatballs, a dish I was sharing with my dining companion. Since the large portion had been considerately pre-divided in the kitchen, each of us got a single meatball — almost too big to finish, yet way too good not to.

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

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