A handful of restaurants worth eating at near the RexCorp Christmas Tree and ice skating rink in East Meadow:
This veteran, well-worn eatery is kid-friendly. It's also popular for pizzas, pastas, salads, soups, hero sandwiches and assorted Parmigianas.
Whole pizzas and pizza-by-the-slice are the staples. But you do just as well with the calzones, plenty of homey pastas and a full range of Parmigianas.
The area's deli central. A destination for hot dogs and knockwurst, potato pierogi, hefty sandwiches, stuffed cabbage, soups. There's a menu for children, too.
Very good eatery with its roots in Manhattan's Little Italy. Try rice balls, pasta e fagioli, eggplant rollatine and, on Sunday, the bracing ragu.