Vespa, the long-standing Italian restaurant on Northern Boulevard in Great Neck, has been renamed Ponte Mollo, April 2014. (Credit: Ponte Mollo)
Vespa Cibobuono, which has stood at the corner of Northern Boulevard and Great Neck Road since 1991, is now Ponte Mollo. The new name was bestowed by Marco Mollo, who has worked at the restaurant since 1999 and purchased it about 18 months ago. (He noted that Ponte Mollo, “soaked bridge,” is also the nickname of Rome’s Ponte Milvio, which dates back to the third century B.C.)
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