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Basil Leaf in Locust Valley: First bites
Call it basilico.
In its latest life, this cozy establishment is The Basil Leaf Cafe Ristorante. Owner Vito Patronelli has transformed the place.
In appearance, it's similar to what any visitor over the years remembers. Basil Leaf still looks like a handsome, local gathering spot, with two separate dining rooms, one more rustic, the other more refined.
Very good Italian food defines...