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Executive chef and owner Douglas Gulija opened The

Executive chef and owner Douglas Gulija opened The Plaza Cafe in 1997. (Aug 17, 2012) Credit: Doug Young

In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti awards 3½ stars to Southampton’s reborn Plaza Café and declares it “the best seafood house on Long Island.” The restaurant opened in 1997 and, over the past few months, owner Douglas Gulija “revised the style, renovated the look, relaxed the cuisine. The unbound result is better in every way.”

Joan Reminick has a less life-changing experience at the newest Umberto’s Pizzeria in Plainview. “Situated in the same shopping center as Fairway, the Italian eatery makes for a likely stop for a slice or a meal en route to the produce aisle,” she writes. “The decor, like the menu, is all about functionality. Nothing wrong with that. Still, I found myself waiting to be wowed by something.”

Doug Gulija, chef-owner of Plaza Cafe in Southampton

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