Roasted baby beets with maitake mushroom, goat cheese, shallots and black truffle is an appetizer at Verde Wine Bar and Ristorante in Deer Park. (Credit: Verde Wine Bar and Ristorante)
Verde Wine Bar and Ristorante has taken over the Commack Road spot that, since 1993, was Papa Joe's pizzeria. But the business remains in the family.
Owner Anthony Carcaterra is the son of Niel and Cathy Carcaterra, founders of Papa Joe's and Belle Verde Catering. Anthony grew up in the business, then left to work at the New York caterer Abigail Kirsch. Returning to Long Island this past summer,...
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