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La Ginestra Restaurant

50 Forest Ave, Glen Cove, NY 11542-2111
516-674-2244
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Ranked #16 of 75 restaurants in Glen Cove
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Bayville, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been going to this place for quite sometime. My father introduced me and I've never had a bad meal. The staff is friendly and pleasant and the food is amazing. I would def recommend this place to anyone in the mood for so me Italian food

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Glen Head
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39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The food is excellent with a great menu. There is a great variety of specials also. The prices are reasonable give the portion and quality of the food. The venue is small and the tables are very close together so when its busy is hard to move around and it gets noisy. The wait staff is attentive but we had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

6 of us went to celebrate a birthday. It was a spectacular meal! 2 of us had veal Parmesan, which is served on the bone, pounded to supreme tenderness w/taste that is out of this world! (It's a huge serving so be prepared to make another meal or two out of it at home.) The Caesar salad is, as it... More

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Glen Cove, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My wife and I went to La Ginestra for the first time on a recent Thursday evening. We were greeted by the co-owner/maitre d' who was very cold even though we were impeccably dressed having just come from work in Manhattan. In the mostly empty dining room, he sat us so I had a perfect line of sight into the... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Every time I visit La Ginestra I find something interesting and delicious on the menu. I've never been disappointed with their cuisine. I was disappointed with the noise level during my recent visit. I don't remember the dining room being that noisy during previous visits, but it just seemed like everyone was screaming at each other around us this time.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Service started off good but dropped of as the evening progressed. The calamari/shrimp appetizer was very good. I ordered the halibut filet. It didn't look like any halibut I've ever seen. Halibut is thick and meaty. Thus was from a very small unfamilar looking fish. Was overcooked and tasteless. The noise level was unbearable! Very pricey. Will not return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Favorite Italian restaurant on Long Island. Great service, attention to detail &, of corse great food! Highly recommend!

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Nebraska
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

My husband is from the area and when I first started spending time on Long Island, he took me there. I was instantly in love. The food is AMAZING! The service is fantastic! Definitely made to order and delicious every single time. This is the place to go if you want to treat yourself. You will need a reservation on... More

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Sea Cliff
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

This Italian restaurant is always worth the wait. If you decide to go on a weekend evening, you may have to wait if you do not reserve ahead of time. Salads, appetizers, and the main course are always fresh and delicious. As we do not eat meat, we have only tried the pasta and fish entrees which are highly recommended.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

Best one on long Island

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