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Ponte Mollo

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Italian, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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96 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, NY 11021-4301 (Formerly Vespa Cibobuono) (Westminster Road)
+1 516-829-0005
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: You won't find an Italian Restaurant with more authentic flavours and...
You won't find an Italian Restaurant with more authentic flavours and tastes than right here at Ponte Mollo! When you want to dine with friends or family while enjoying a warm atmosphere and a meal of taste-filled magnificence, our Italian restaurant is here. With the finest Italian menu in the area, our exotic dishes are sure to please adventurous or traditional palates with amazing soup, antipasti, pasta fresca, insalata, pasta and carni! Our Wine Bar is perfect for a cool, casual evening, a girls’ night out, or a relaxing glass of wine after work! Come by and enjoy a glass of Prosecco or choose from our wide variety of wine and tapas. We offer a great selection at a range of prices for any occasion. For full menus and more information on catering services, dinner parties or large celebrations, please visit our website or give us a call to schedule your reservation. Join us tonight at Ponte Mollo and taste the authentic flavours of Italy right here in Long Island!
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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Must-Go

Along with the welcoming host and efficient staff, this cozy Italian restaurant offers excellent food and reasonably-priced wine. Its new chef creates innovative and delicious specials. Great place for quiet dinners, family celebrations and special events (private room available.) We are repeat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Alix R
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New York
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English first
New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Along with the welcoming host and efficient staff, this cozy Italian restaurant offers excellent food and reasonably-priced wine. Its new chef creates innovative and delicious specials. Great place for quiet dinners, family celebrations and special events (private room available.) We are repeat customers.

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

I'm so happy you love eating here, Alix! Thank you so much for your constant support, and I hope you'll be in to see us again soon. All the best, Marco M., Owner More 

New York City, New York
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

One of the best restaurants around. The service is remarkably efficient yet unobtrusive. The food is amongst the best I have had anywhere. Been back several times and will continue to keep it at the top of my list.

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

That means so much to us, George! I'm so glad that everything from your food to your service hits the mark every time. We're already looking forward to your next visit. Until then, please take care! All the best, Marco M., Owner More 

long island, NY
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Good neighborhood restauant. Staff and owner very attentive. Food is very good and prices are reasonable. Warm atmosphere and personal touches. They are very accommodating.

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

I'm so glad you feel comfortable here, Gordy. Please remember you're always welcome, and we're ready to give you another perfect experience any time! See you soon! Warmest regards, Marco M., Owner More 

New York City, New York
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Fine food, fine atmosphere, Marco sublime! I am dairy allergic and the chef caters to my allergy. Check came with mousse and cookies.

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your visit! It was the least I could do to make sure we accommodated your allergy. I look forward to seeing you here again soon! 'Til next time, Marco More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent food and service. The waiter offered detail descriptions of the preparation of the food. Attractive dining room. Just lovely! Valet parking is a bonus.

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

It's wonderful that you enjoyed your time here! I'm glad that the food and the atmosphere made your visit great. I hope you'll visit us again soon. When you do, please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything we can do to give you the perfect experience. Until then, travel safely! Warmest regards, Marco M., Owner More 

Syosset, New York, United States
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It seems as if all they did was change the name from Casa Vespa to Ponte Mollo. The people and staff were very nice, but the menu fell short with choices and the food was just ok! Pricing was fair. We started with the Baked Clams and Calamari. Both dishes were a bit under cooked, but not enough to send... More 

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

We want to do everything we can to deliver you food that makes your visit, so it's concerning that none of your food really left an impression, Steve. I'm confident we can do better than this, and I hope we'll have a chance to show you what we're really made of some time soon Thanks so much for coming in.... More 

Beaver Creek, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We really enjoyed coming back to Ponte Mollo. It is a huge improvement over Vespa that was in the same location before. The owner/ Maitre d is welcoming and worked hard to make sure we sat in a comfortable spot for our group. He was very flexible which made for an easy start. The food was excellent across the board,... More 

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

It's wonderful that you had a great time here, Michael! The fact that our staff was able to make you and your party comfortable is outstanding -- it's the goal for each of your visits! Thank you so much for coming back, and I hope we'll see you again soon. Sincerely, Marco M., Owner More 

New York State
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A charming atmosphere, excellent food, and an efficient but not overly "in your face" waitstaff. While the restaurant was busy, we never felt like we were being rushed. I arrived at 7:30 with 3 friends (yes, we had reservations), and ended up closing the place shortly after 11. The wine pours were generous, and every course was delicious. (I especially... More 

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

We wish you lived closer, too! It's wonderful that you were able to feel so comfortable with us! I'm glad that your food and service were everything you deserved, and I hope you'll be back to enjoy us again soon. Regards, Marco M., Owner More 

Ventnor City, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Warm, friendly atmosphere. Rustic charming decor. Complimentary desert wine & strawberries made it a perfect dinner.

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

It made my day to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Thanks for the support. If there's anything else we can do for you, please let us know. All the best, Marco M., Owner More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The food was very good - very small portions though. The restaurant is very cozy and the staff pleasant. Will go back!

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Nothing beats a cozy atmosphere and warm, pleasant staff. Glad you found that with us! Happy to hear the food was on point too, though I'm sorry you thought your meal was a bit small. I'll check with my kitchen staff and see if we can't do anything about our portioning. Hope you come back for more soon! Take care,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 96 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, NY 11021-4301 (Formerly Vespa Cibobuono)
    (Westminster Road)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Great Neck
  • Phone Number: +1 516-829-0005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

You won't find an Italian Restaurant with more authentic flavours and tastes than right here at Ponte Mollo! When you want to dine with friends or family while enjoying a warm atmosphere and a meal of taste-filled magnificence, our Italian restaurant is here. With the finest Italian menu in the area, our exotic dishes are sure to please adventurous or traditional palates with amazing soup, antipasti, pasta fresca, insalata, pasta and carni! Our Wine Bar is perfect for a cool, casual evening, a girls’ night out, or a relaxing glass of wine after work! Come by and enjoy a glass of Prosecco or choose from our wide variety of wine and tapas. We offer a great selection at a range of prices for any occasion. For full menus and more information on catering services, dinner parties or large celebrations, please visit our website or give us a call to schedule your reservation. Join us tonight at Ponte Mollo and taste the authentic flavours of Italy right here in Long Island!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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