400A South Oyster Bay Rd. Hicksville, NY 516-932-7450
Food at this casual Italian restaurant is served in contemporary, upscale fashion.Hours: Mon-Thurs: noon-9:30 p.m.; Fri: noon-10:30 p.m.; Sat: 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun: closed. Credit cards: Accepted Accessibility: Yes
In the last few years, Luigi Q has quietly established itself as one of Long Island's best Italian restaurants.
Luigi Quarta's cuisine is defined by freshness, the market, the season, the imagination.
Consider a perfectly roasted quail atop lush risotto sparked by white-truffle cream, sweet peas and porcini mushrooms; or a plump, seared sea scallop set on a buttery shiitake mushroom cap. Try paccheri, a tubular pasta similar to rigatoni, stuffed with shrimp in a light tomato sauce. Move on to the thick, pristinely crosshatched cut of swordfish, accented with rosemary and moored on spinach.
For a refreshing opener: lump crab meat wrapped with smoked salmon, looking like a flower, sprouting from a sauce akin to a haute Russian dressing. For an outstanding main course, a special of lean and juicy venison with wild rice, finished with a sangiovese-wine sauce that's sweetened with blueberries. Conclude with. housemade cheesecake, crunchy biscotti, a professional espresso, a glass of bracing grappa.
Luigi Q is located at 400 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville, 516-932-7450