3 New Restaurants To Try on Long Island

Vegan Pulled Pork sandwich @ BBQ (1)
The vegan pulled pork sandwich at Big Belly Que.


Roma di Notte translates to “Rome at Night,” but at this restaurant, you can enjoy delicious foods all throughout the day.  

Enjoy a helping of veal served eight different ways ($18.95), a rack of lamb chop drizzled in a garlic lemon gremolata with crispy onions and mashed potatoes ($18.00), or chicken scarpariello, which is sautéed with sausage and potatoes in a lemon white wine rosemary sauce ($17.95). All are served with a side of salad or pasta.

Other offerings include various pasta dishes ($11.00 to $17.00), an assortment of seafood dishes ($17.00 to $34.00), pizza, and mouth-watering eggplant dishes ($14.00 or $16.95). 

457 County Rd. 111, Manorville, 631-281-1616, romadinotte.net


After years of being a Long Island catering company, Big Belly Que has opened its first restaurant. This barbecue-oriented restaurant offers an array of foods including burgers, burritos, brisket, ribs, mac and cheese, and more.

A menu standout that’ll make your stomach ironically happy is the angry burger, a beef patty served on a toasted bun with jalapeños, pepper Jack cheese, onion rings, and a side of fries ($12.99). 

Brave souls with a big appetite can take on the burrito known as “munchie madness,” which is a self-proclaimed “mega burrito” stuffed with chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, and hot sauce ($10.99).

Big Belly Que also offers vegan food such as the edgy veggie, a burrito filled with vegan pulled pork (mushroom), onions, black beans, and barbecue sauce ($11.99).

863 W. Jericho Tpke., Smithtown, 631-864-3285, bigbellyq.com


Bare Naked Bowl brings a healthy yet incredibly tasteful option to the Long Island community. A major selling point for this smoothie and juice bar is the bowl menu items, which come in sizes of 12 ounces, 16 ounces, or 32 ounces. 

Be adventurous and build your own bowl with a base of green matcha, açaí, pitaya, active charcoal coconut, or chia seed pudding, and top it off with one of 16 different toppings (starting at $7.49). Then wash the bowl down with a signature smoothie like the pink passion, which is a smoothie mix of pitaya, mango, banana, and apple juice ($6.75).    

Come and enjoy, but don’t get fooled by the name, as clothes are still required.

2565 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, 516-390-0715, toasttab.com

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