Pasta is housemade daily at Sandro’s Italian in Manhasset, so you can be sure you’re getting the most fresh, authentic pasta dishes around. Enjoy the restaurant’s calamari e zucchini fritti ($17), rigatoni rocco ($23), gnochetti sardi ($25), and bistecca (steak) ($45). For dessert, indulge in tiramisu, cannoli, gelato, affogato, cheesecake, chocolate cake, or lemon sorbetto, each $10.
Sandro’s Italian is open 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed on Mondays.
1496 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, 516-467-4266, sandrositalian.com
LUCIA MIDDLE ISLAND
A variety of Salvadorian-style eats are on the menu at Lucia Middle Island, which also has a location in Mattituck. Dig in to Lucia’s farmers plate ($22), ribeye steak with shrimp ($25), pork spare ribs ($18), or grilled chicken breast ($14). The restaurant also offers an array of pupusas, burgers, empanadas, tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. Its desserts include a Salvadorian banana split, fried plantains, and coconut chia, each $9. Plus, there is a breakfast menu with signature specials, omelets, sandwiches, and pancakes.
Lucia Middle Island is open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
25 Middle Country Rd., Middle Island, 631-846-8833, restaurantji.com/ny/middle-island/lucia-middle-island
VILLA LOBOS TAPAS
This tapas bar in Freeport offers Spanish small plates you can easily share with others at the table. Try the croquetas de jamón ($10), patatas bravas ($8), mejillones (mussels) ($15), setas mixtas (mixed mushrooms) ($11), or shishito peppers ($9). The eatery also has meat and cheese boards and family style dishes on the menu. Dessert is torta de queso ($8), flan de queso ($7), or churros ($7).
Villa Lobos Tapas is open 4-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, and noon-10 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
499 South Main St., Freeport, 516-608-6042, villalobostapas.com
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