La Villini Sure To Bring The Town
By Alessandra Malitoemail@example.com
If youre looking to bring your family,
or even just a group of friends, to a restaurant thats
sure to have the portions and variety you crave, then East
Northports La Villini is the place to be.
La Villini Family Restaurant, under chef-owner Frank Catania,
offers its customers a menu of deep proportions. Almost every
full-sized dish serves two or more people. Whether its
a meat, a pasta, or even just an appetizer youre looking
for, anyone can find their favorite meal here.
We started off with Fried Zucchini ($11.95) and Fried Calamari
La Villini ($23.95), a home recipe. While fried zucchini may
seem the same wherever you are, La Villinis is different,
and the same goes for the fried calamari. The zucchini is
breaded and each bite is a new crunch. Meanwhile, the fried
calamari is soaked in a white wine butter pepper sauce, and
every time a forkful gets into your mouth, flavors burst every
We couldnt get enough of the fried calamari, so we got
the same sauce with shrimp, in a dish called Shrimp La Villini
($22.95). The entrée was delicious, and it was hard
to put the utensils down just to take a breather. It seemed
as though the sauce was infused into the battered shrimp,
which of course gave it that extra kick. And it wasnt
too spicy, either.
We also went for a special, pumpkin ravioli in a sage brown
sauce ($21.95). It has a sweet taste to it, but it is prepared
well with spices that make for a perfect combination for the
Although our pants were busting at the seams, we made room
for dessert, many of which are made on the premises. We had
the mouth-watering tartufo ($6.95) paired with a cappuccino
($3.95), and the tiramisu ($7.95), which was perfectly layered.
True to its portion promise, we had a lot of leftovers and
brought them home to share with family and friends.
Servers said the Zuppa di Clams ($18.95), Stuffed Mushrooms
($11.95), Scungilli Marinara ($21.95) and Broiled or Pizzaiola-styled
Steak ($54) are popular draws from the menu.
This family restaurant, of course, didnt forget the
children in the group. The kids menu serves children
ages 10 and under for $6.95, and has choices of homemade pizza
bread, pasta with butter or tomato sauce, and chicken fingers
with French fries. They also offer free kids meals Sunday
through Friday with every full order main course, for up to
The atmosphere is also very relaxing and unwinding. Whether
you bring your whole family or just your significant other,
the rooms, trimmed with gold and red ribbons that dress the
wood and glass doors, will surely put you at ease. Servers
literally serve your meal from one main dish as soon as the
plates touch the table.
Diners can join La Villinis Loyalty Rewards Club and
receive weekly text messages with exclusive offers, specials
and last-minute incentives not available to the general public.
The membership is free and if you sign up (done through text
messaging), you receive 10 percent off of the days purchase.
So whether youre too busy to cook yourself a meal at
home or truly want to have a delicious adventure one night,
La Villini is the place to be. And remember, todays
leftovers from La Villini can be tomorrows main course.