Unwind At Gennaros
By The Foodies./ firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearly everything about Gennaros in Huntington invites
diners to relax and unwind.
It starts when you walk up to the front door and see the elevated
stone patio well-removed from East Main Street.
The Tuscan-flavored interior is awash with muted wood and
stucco tones, soft lighting and gentle music; the bar is concealed
behind a rich red curtain with fringe. And then the menu comes
its on one large piece of laminated paper and
is easy to wrap your head around.
Until last year, the restaurant was affiliated with Umbertos
in New Hyde Park, but Gennaros has been standing on
its own since then. As soon as they get their new liquor license
expected any day now, said new owner Fabrizio Costelli
theyll celebrate their grand opening as Gennaros.
Under new ownership, Costelli said much would remain the same,
including the kitchen staff. He plans to tweak the menu, improve
service and introduce live entertainment as a regular feature.
Were looking forward to coming in and changing
a little bit, Costelli said.
Those tweaks will be sure to enhance what customers have come
to love. Lightly fried, tender calamari ($11) comes with mild
or spicy marinara sauce; the spicy version will leave a tingle
on your tongue without making you dive for the breadbasket.
You should dive for it for another reason entirely, as the
fresh, soft Italian bread is plenty of a reason on its own.
As an unabashed gnocchi lover, I jumped at their oven-baked
Gnocchi al Forno ($10.95). Served in fresh tomato sauce with
basil and a bit of garlic and topped with mozzarella cheese,
their presentation of the classic potato dumplings is simple
and delicious. If youve never had gnocchi, this is a
good place to start; from there, check out Gennaros
creative dishes of penne, pappardelle, lasagna, rigatoni,
ravioli, spaghetti and more.
As relaxing as sitting down and dining in can be, their pizza
counter is also great on the go. You cant go wrong with
their Neapolitan ($16 for a pie), Grandmas pizza, brick-oven
Margherita or Sicilian; then with 10 toppings to choose from,
its up to you how to tantalize your taste buds from
You cant go wrong with their current weekly specials,
either. On Mondays, get a salad, any pasta dish, dessert and
coffee for $11.95; on Wednesday, have a three-course meal
for $21.99. And on Thursday, enjoy salad, any Parmigana dinner,
with dessert and coffee for $12.95.
Deals like those are another reason to relax, dont you
138 E. Main Street, Huntington
Atmosphere: Laid-back, with a Tuscan flair
Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.;
11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun