The patio at Four Food Studio provides ample room for...

The patio at Four Food Studio provides ample room for a party. (June 11, 2010) Credit: Newsday/Rebecca Cooney

Finding a restaurant for a party requires perseverance. You're looking for a comfortable space to suit the event, with food that's tasty enough to keep everyone there. Here are three choices.


MATTEO'S

300 W. Jericho Tpke., Huntington
631-421-6001, matteosristorante.com

This casual, efficient eatery has venues both private and public for larger groups. Very good service. Recommended dishes: stuffed mushrooms, stuffed artichoke, fresh mozzarella with peppers and asparagus, shrimp marinara, pasta Amatriciana or Bolognese, chicken scarpariello.


FOUR FOOD STUDIO
515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville
631-577-4444, fourfoodstudio.com

Four Food Studio & Cocktail Salon has enough niches for parties large and small. It's a good-looking spot too. Recommended: flatbreads, spicy sambal chicken lollipops, smoked brisket tacos, bacon cheeseburger, citrus-pepper crusted tuna, BLT sliders, steak frites, prosciutto-wrapped meatloaf.

IAVARONE CAFE
1534 Union Tpke., New Hyde Park
516-488-4500, iavaronecafe.com

Iavarone, a name associated with excellent specialty food shops and catering, operates this establishment the same way. Recommended: soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, panini, pizzettes, dishes such as sausage and broccoli rabe, eggplant Parmigiana, chicken scarpariello and all pastas.

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