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La Ginestra Restaurant

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50 Forest Ave, Glen Cove, NY 11542-2111
+1 516-674-2244
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Bayville, New York
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times and never disappointed. The service and the food impeccably good. The drinks and wine were super as well. I love this place don't miss it. Specials over the top!!!

Thank Kev1537
Glen Cove, New York
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I've lived in Glen Cove for 15 years and passed this place so many times without thinking of making a reservation. I'm now sorry that we didn't! Our meal was excellent - my wife & I both ordered fish (I red snapper special and she the halibut special) and we loved both. Service was excellent - very friendly and informal.... More 

Thank Joe M
Locust Valley, New York
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The service, food and ambiance was not disappointing. It was a Tuesday evening and only three tables were occupied. The valet service was awful.

Thank evec1001
Merrick, New York
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226 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We had not eaten at La Ginestra in several years when we were in the area so we stopped for dinner, The place has not changed with the wonderful staff and the oener chef and owner partner bartender. The food is still perfectly prepared with the Pollo Arrosto still the delicious way I remembered it. The Pappardelle al Fungi still... More 

Thank Robert K
Locust Valley, New York
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190 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

I cannot recommend this restaurant more. We go there often for the food and for the staff who are friendly, helpful and professional. The specials are delicious as well as the regular menu. The walnut ravioli is a winter favorite. They are able to do gluten free pasta or accommodate other preferences. Love the biscotti with coffee. Highly recommended.

1 Thank lws1515
Bayville, New York
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

The food here is great. I went with a bunch of people. It was reasonably priced for what you're getting. The only down side to this place is the parking lot. It's very poorly designed so that people end up getting blocked in if there's enough people there.

Thank Cynthia V
New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Great food.Excellent for special occasions. Delicious bread, homemade pasta and wonderful fish. Valet parking.

Thank rivyb
Long Island, NY
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This has been my favorite local Italian restaurant for years. As the restaurant became more popular and the cars in the parking lot became more expensive (from BMW's and Mercedes to Porsches and Ferraris, the prices also followed. So no longer my favorite Local Italian, but now my favorite special occasion Italian. Going back this weekend.

Thank BklynTech69
Woodbury, New York
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177 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

A traditional Italian restaurant. Very professional with excellent menu. All the food served was very good. I have been here with my wife alone, with other couples and at a private party that occupied the entire restaurant. All visits were excellent, good service and good food, could be pricey.

Thank williamc640
New York
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

First time here. We will definitely come again! Good was outstanding! Big selection of pasta, beef, chicken and fish! Bronzino came prepared three different ways. Panco crusted salmon was amazing. Bruchutte and fontinA stuffed chicken was awesome! The apps like eggplant lasagna were perfect! We'll be back even though we live over 30 minutes away!

Thank Sonnydaysa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Forest Ave, Glen Cove, NY 11542-2111
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Glen Cove
  • Phone Number: +1 516-674-2244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?