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Charcuteria at Villa Lobos Tapas (Courtesy Villa Lobos Tapas)

SANDRO’S ITALIAN

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, facebook.com/Lucia-Middle-Island-102294888772219

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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