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Cafe Testarossa

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$$ - $$$
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499 Jericho Tpke, Syosset, NY 11791-4510 (S. Oyster Bay Road)
+1 516-364-8877
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Long Island, New York
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friday night dinner. Two had the twilight specials and i had my choices from the regular menu. My wife loved the chicken special, she had the spinach left off. I had the pasta with sliced sausage and broccoli rabe. It was not drowning in liquid and was delivered at the perfect temperature. I really loved it and would go back... More 

Thank egbggill
Hicksville, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything the chef made was amazing! Appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts were all memorable. Calamari and shrimp cooked to perfection; freshest ingredients in all the salads (faro, arugula, mozzarella and tomatoes); incredible rack of lamb, halibut and pasta special. A special birthday dessert of sorbets/gelatos, cake and pie were sweet and delicious!!!

Thank carol w
Long Island, New York
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here often. Food quality is great and very consistent. Colossal shrimp is a favorite. Veal meatballs are tender and delicious . Pastas are very good. Bar area attracts a crowd in their 50s +. Bartender isn't the greatest but the mood is usually upbeat and vibrant. Wine list is good as well. Great place for a business lunch... More 

Thank daskfkagemma
Syosset, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very good food, nice ambience. Not the cheapest meal in town but not overly expensive either. The only drawback is they have valet parking, which to me, when the parking lot is right there with ample parking, is a bit of a scam.

Thank James P
Syosset, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I went twice last month at Lunch time, very courteous service, great bread and lunch special. Reasonably priced.

Thank PamSingh
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Along with my daughter and wife, I was in Café Testarosa restaurant for lunch. They have a specialties of the day and in addition there are regular dishes. My daughter ordered Lamb, my wife Salmon and I, from the day's specialty, a fish preparation. We enjoyed the lunch. We ordered two desserts and they were delicious. I would recommend this... More 

Thank Satyanarayana G
Oyster Bay, New York
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

For some reason I had stopped coming to this restaurant, fear of mocknecks and the like I suppose. However, the food is just spot on. The homemade gnocchi can rival nonnas. Lively large bar, with an "interesting crowd" at times, but friendly enough bartenders, good wines and again a place you go for the meal.

Thank 533claudia
Huntington, New York
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507 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We have not been to this restaurant since last year and we wonder why.. Our meal was terrific...from the fried calamari and mussels with white wine to our branzini and colossal shrimp. Drinks were served with a great pour...we loved the atmosphere because we were seated in the bar. The other large room can be very,very noisy. Try it, you... More 

1 Thank marie s
Livingston nj
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462 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We were greatly surprised by the upscale appetizer selections included in the early dinner for example Mussels and baked clams. Our Rigatoni Messi with a Bolognese Sauce was outstanding and the salmon enjoyed by others in our party was considered to be very good. Desserts included in the dinner were Cheese Cake, Tiramisu etc. Our experienced server Debby saw that... More 

1 Thank Richard S
Mount Sinai, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great family dinner here! Food and service were excellent! Highly recommend this restaurant! Celebrated my sister in laws 30 Birthday.

Thank Vchenzo24

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 499 Jericho Tpke, Syosset, NY 11791-4510
    (S. Oyster Bay Road)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Syosset
  • Phone Number: +1 516-364-8877

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?