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Sempre Vivolo Restaurant

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696 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788-5141
631-435-1737
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
The Italian experience we've searched for at last!

We have found great steakhouses and seafood restaurants in our part of Long Island and a few pretty good Italian ones as well. But what we really wanted was exactly what we experienced at Sempre Vivolo. Quaint in size and a warm, formal setting. Long time multi generational owners greeting every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Islip Terrace, New York
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Islip Terrace, New York
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We have found great steakhouses and seafood restaurants in our part of Long Island and a few pretty good Italian ones as well. But what we really wanted was exactly what we experienced at Sempre Vivolo. Quaint in size and a warm, formal setting. Long time multi generational owners greeting every guest and watching every detail. Wonderful wait and bar... More 

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long island NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The food is average Italian and a bit salty. More formal than the usual area restaurants and lunch is not quick. The restaurant itself is very dark and you can almost imagine an "italian don" being there holding court. Old style formality but good service.

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Huntington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great Italian food served by professional waiters and owners The staff remembers your preferences. I never disappointed here!

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Smithtown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is an excellent Italian restaurant with a great menu and comfortable ambience that is upbeat but not loud. Not our first time and always a pleasure to return

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We could not get reservations at other restaurants close to our proximity. The service was outstanding, food delicious and we were not rushed at all. We sat for three hours ate delicious food and had great conversation.

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Dix Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I've been going to this restaurant for 18 years and it has always been the best Italian food you can get in the area. The service is impeccable, Mr. V and his son Carmine run a tight ship. Pete and Sam have been working there forever and always have a nice story to tell about their families or time to... More 

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East Setauket, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Sempre Vivolo always shines above other restaurants because . . . they make you feel special and welcomed. Their food and presentation is always spot on. The waiters are knowledgeable, informative and friendly. They are not overbearing and they pay attention to detail and know what's needed before you ask. Obviously they are managed correctly and successfully have been in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Our first time there. We've heard so many great things about this restaurant we thought we would try it out. We were not disappointed. I started out with a Caesar Salad. Outstanding dressing with plenty of anchovies. We went to celebrate New Years Eve with our neighbors who frequent this restaurant. Next dish was a sharing of rigatoni bolognaise. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I have been to Sempre Vivolo several times and have been impressed with the quality of food and quality of service. Our most recent visit reinforced what we already knew-if you want great Italian meal this is the place to go in the Hauppauge area. The veal chops are amazing. The seafood is always fresh and tasty. This should be... More 

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a standard place where we go out to dine for business meetings and normally I dont eat Italian but if you have to then this restaurant is also a place to visit and you will not regret. Make sure that you know what you are ordering as the Italian pronouniciation can be misleading for those who are not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 696 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788-5141
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hauppauge
  • Phone Number: 631-435-1737

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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