The "Italian sushi" appetizer, at Andiamo restaurant in Mineola, includes eggplant, prosciutto, pimiento, mozzarella, tomato nage and, yes, wasabi pesto. (March 24, 2012) (Credit: Yana Paskova)
You could make a very satisfying meal of antipasti, accompanying all with a glass of white, red or rosé. Here are some favorites where you're never short of good openers. * Rice balls with meat sauce, peas and Parmesan cheese, at Casa Rustica, 175 W. Main St., Smithtown, 631-265-9265, casarustica.net
* Spiedini di mozzarella with lemon-anchovy sauce, at Pentimento, 93 Main St., Stony Brook,...
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