Side Dish: Matteo's Returns And LI Restaurant Week Continues


MATTEO’S LIVES: After three years of renovations, Matteo’s Trattoria & Bar reopened late last month. The restaurant, part of a quarter-century-old chain with locations in both New York and Florida that are part of the Rothmann’s Steakhouse restaurant group, prides itself on using the finest meat, fish and vegetables to craft its Italian family-style menu.

Paul Miranda, executive chef of the Huntington Station location, previously of both Swallow and True North, the latter of which closed its Huntington village doors earlier this year, is serving up dishes like veal chop valdostana, fettucine carbonara, Sicilian style sea bass and salmon carpaccio. The 300 W. Jericho Turnpike restaurant is open Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30-11 p.m.; and Sunday, 3-9 p.m. For more info, visit

RESTAURANT WEEK CONTINUES: Long Island Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, Nov. 5. Participating restaurants are offering a three-course prix-fixe menu for $28.95 all night, every night they are open (until 7 p.m. only on Saturday).

More than 100 restaurants have signed on, including dozens from the Town of Huntington. The list is: Almarco (13 Wall St., Huntington; 631-935-1690); Athenian Greek Taverna (2187 Jericho Turnpike, Commack; 631-499-7660); Bistro Cassis (55 Wall St., Huntington; 631-421-4122); Black & Blue (65 Wall St., Huntington; 631-385-9255); Café Buenos Aires (23 Wall St., Huntington; 631-603-3600); Cinque Terre Ristorante (872 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station; 631-923-1255); Fado (10 New St., Huntington; 631-351-1010); Honu Kitchen & Cocktails (363 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-421-6900); Hush Bistro (46 Gerard St., Huntington); IMC Restaurant & Bar (279 Main St., Huntington; 631-824-6222); Jackson’s (6005 Jericho Turnpike, Commack; 631-462-0822); Jewel (400 Broadhollow Road, Melville; 631-755-5777); La Parma II (452 W Jericho Turnpike, Huntington; 631-367-6360); Mac’s Steakhouse (12 Gerard St., Huntington; 631-549-5300); Mill Pond House (437 E Main St., Centerport; 631-261-7663); Piccola Bussola Ristorante (970 W Jericho Turnpike, Huntington; 631-692-6300); Piccolo Mondo (1870 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington; 631-462-0718); Ruvo (63 Broadway in Greenlawn; 631-261-7700); Sandbar (55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor; 631-498-6188); Seven Quarts Tavern (688 Fort Salonga Road, Northport; 631-757-2000); and Ting (92 E Main St., Huntington; 631-425-7788).

To see the menus of the participating restaurants visit