490 Chestnut St. Cedarhurst, NY 516-295-5421
Offering a massive menu of Italian dishes, the fact that many frequent this eatery for its always in-demand pizza shouldn’t stop hungry guests from expanding out toward heartier possibilities. Heroes hot and cold, appetizers and salads are also quick bites ready to grab, but there are full entrées as well—not to mention a dozen different veal dinners, a meat that at times can be hard to find. But the selection moves in other lengthy directions, serving chicken and seafood, as well as vegetarian and “lighter” dishes like a cheese-less vegetable medley in tomato sauce, unbreaded eggplant over spinach fettuccine and orange roughy fish sided by crusted vegetables.Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Credit cards: Accepted
Matriarch Dorothy Gobetz and her late husband Marvin bought a Cedarhurst pizzeria back in 1969, opting to keep its Irish-sounding name. These days, Dorothy (aka "Mother Kelly") Gobetz, sons Mark and Glenn and daughter Lisa Lanese run the big, bustling ristorante-pizzeria. Specialties include an "Italian sampler" (veal, chicken, sausage, meatball and eggplant) and, from the "light" menu, shrimp divan with steamed vegetables.
Mother's Day: Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Moms get a free glass of wine during dinner; regular menu with specials.