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Cirella's Restaurant

14 Broadhollow Rd, Melville, NY 11747-2505
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Ranked #2 of 51 restaurants in Melville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Old Country Road
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85% Recommend
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English first
Melville, New York
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place would be great if it were twice the size. Love the food and if you can get in during non-peak hours it's great. That said, if you try to get in there for dinner it's always a zoo, too many tables in too small a space. Try it for an early Saturday or Sunday dinner.

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My Favorite is the Eggplant Parmigiana over shredded zuchini strips. The bar is like Cheers where tehy know your name. Consistentently good Italian in Millville.

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New York City, New York
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130 reviews 130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My family had dinner at this restaurant on Christmas Eve and it was very good. There were 11 of us including 5 youths from 13 to 2 and everyone enjoyed their food. My son and I had the veal chop with pasta and it was very good. I would have appreciated more pasta but it was good. My wife had... More

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Setauket, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Cirellas is my favorite for lunch in the area. The food is consistently good and generous. The service is always attentive with a smile.

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

When visiting this area of Long Island, we always dine here at least one night. It's a local place. It's some of the best Italian Food and reasonable prices, and good service. (Although the last time the waitress was a bit snooty and rushed us.) Avoid the sushi--it's known for Italian Food.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Cirella's is your quintessential Italian restaurant with all of the traditional southern Italian cuisine...pastas marinara, meals parmagiana, great wines, traditional desserts, and good service. I always judge Italian restaurants by their eggplant parmigiana. This was fabulous! A friend had a scallop entree that was to die for....and I'm not a scallop person. For dessert we had cannoli...fresh, crisp, flavorful. You... More

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We arranged to meet another couple who have never dined here before either. We came from western Nassau and they came from eastern Suffolk. This was mid-point and selected for the excellent reviews. Once we arrived we could tell by the number of regular diners waiting for their reservation time that the place was hot. We were seated after a... More

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Bristol, Connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I know the idea of sushi and Italian under one roof seems ridiculous but they pull it off in a fabulous fashion! The sushi is made out of the bar area and may be the best sushi I've had (dinosaur roll). The Italian food is well above average, perfectly seasoned, great sauce, and tons of cheese! Everything is very reasonably... More

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Merrick, New York, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is an excellent place to engoy a great Italian meal, and they also have a Sushi Bar. The shrimp cocktail is sold by the piece, so you can order what works best for you. The shrimp are large, and crisp. (I hate soggy, mushy shrimp) They also offer a Gluten Free menu, with a great selection of dishes. And,... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

We came here for Mother's Day and it was raining, so my mother asked the valet man if they had an umbrella. He responded no, and said its just water. Little did he know my mom just had a procedure done and couldn't get wet from the rain. The food was good but very close quarters and we were bumped... More

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