Long Islanders love Italian, Greek and Mediterranean food, but it would take forever to determine which is best by trying the many restaurants cooking up these styles of cuisine in the region.

Helping narrow it town, the public voted Mama Lombardi’s the Best Italian Restaurant on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest. Neraki Greek Mediterranean won Best Greek Restaurant on Long Island and Sufiya’s Grill was named Best Mediterranean Restaurant on Long Island in that contest.

Known for their delicious Neapolitan Italian cuisine, Lombardi’s brings part of Italy’s culture to LI. The Lombardi Family has proudly served the community for the past 40 years. Mama Lombardi’s offers a pizza and takeout menu as well as a happy hour menu in addition to their award-winning Italian menu.

When the mood for Greek cuisine strikes, there is no better place to satisfy that urge than Neraki Greek Mediterranean Grill. They take special care to present the delicacies that call your name, like a feta-filled Greek salad with chunks of white meat chicken grilled to perfection, to lamb, eggplant and falafel specialties. Be sure to try the stuffed grape leaves. And don’t you dare leave without sampling some grilled octopus!

And Mediterranean cuisine served in a warm, inviting atmosphere with a diverse menu of items masterfully prepared with fresh ingredients has made Sufiya’s Grill a favorite among Long Islanders. Grilled kebabs, tasty seafood and delicious homemade stews have consistently helped it earn the top spot in this prestigious category. This family owned-and-operated restaurant also specializes in authentic Persian cuisine, which features Kashkeh Badenjan (chunky eggplant and tomato dip), Babaganosh and Sambuseh as appetizers, and custom-made Persian ice cream for dessert.

No wonder why voters consider these three restaurants The Best!

To find all the other 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program starting Jan. 1.

Mamma Lombardi’s is located at 400 Furrows Rd. in Holbrook. They can be reached at 631-737-0773 or mammalombardis.com.

Neraki Greek Mediterranean is located at 273 Main St. in Huntington. They can be reached at 631-385-3474 or Neraki.com.

Sufiya’s Grill is located at 2320 Hempstead Tpke. in East Meadow. They can be reached at 516-644-2200 or sufiyasgrill.com.

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