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Centro Cucina

Centro Cucina restaurant in Greenvale is more than

Centro Cucina restaurant in Greenvale is more than just a strip-mall spot for pizzas, pastas and panini. The brick oven is very active here, but so is the grill. (Oct. 12, 2010) Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Excellent pizza -- and seafood -- in Greenvale.

Centro Cucina restaurant in Greenvale is more than
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Centro Cucina restaurant in Greenvale is more than just a strip-mall spot for pizzas, pastas and panini. The brick oven is very active here, but so is the grill. (Oct. 12, 2010)

Centro Cucina, at 43C Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale,
Photo Credit: Yana Paskova

Centro Cucina, at 43C Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale, is bustling in the evening and pretty busy during midday, too. (Oct. 30, 2010)

Centro Cucina is a casual, unpretentious cafe, decorated
Photo Credit: Yana Paskova

Centro Cucina is a casual, unpretentious cafe, decorated minimally but with attentive service. That ensures tables turn over on time and keeps most waits for seating short. (Oct. 30, 2010)

Lobsters rest on ice before they are cooked
Photo Credit: Yana Paskova

Lobsters rest on ice before they are cooked at Centro Cucina, which serves a first-rate lobster fra diavolo, tender and fired-up, atop spaghetti. (Oct. 30, 2010)

Patrons share fried calamari at Centro Cucina in
Photo Credit: Yana Paskova

Patrons share fried calamari at Centro Cucina in Greenvale. (Oct. 30, 2010)

The fine, smoky grilled red snapper at Centro.
Photo Credit: Yana Paskova

The fine, smoky grilled red snapper at Centro. (Oct. 30, 2010)

The rigatoni Siciliana, with eggplant, tomatoes, basil and
Photo Credit: Yana Paskova

The rigatoni Siciliana, with eggplant, tomatoes, basil and ricotta salata, at Centro Cucina in Greenvale. (Oct. 30, 2010)

Customers lunch on pizzas at Centro Cucina in
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Customers lunch on pizzas at Centro Cucina in Greenvale. (Oct. 12, 2010)

Centro Cucina in Greenvale offers salads along with
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Centro Cucina in Greenvale offers salads along with pizza, pasta, sandwiches and seafood. (Oct. 12, 2010)

Centro Cucina's pizzas draw praise. Among the favorites
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Centro Cucina's pizzas draw praise. Among the favorites is this creamy four-cheese number, with Gorgonzola, fontina, mozzarella and Pecorino Romano. (Oct. 12, 2010)

The campagnola (country-style) pizza at Centro Cucina in
Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

The campagnola (country-style) pizza at Centro Cucina in Greenvale. (Aug. 10, 2010)

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