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Confetti Ristorante & Vinoteca

200 Ash St, Piermont, NY 10968-1000
+1 845-365-1911
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Ranked #7 of 18 Restaurants in Piermont
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: From Hell's Kitchen To Piermont Arturo Lepore, the chef and owner of Piermont's Confetti, is committed to cooking dishes "the same way they are cooked in Italy." By Jerry Eimbinder | Email the author | September 28, 2010 Piermont's Confetti has a story that begins in a troubled metropolitan neighborhood. Confetti chef and owner Arturo Lepore grew up in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, an area in midtown known for its tenement housing and turbulent role in the history of New York City. In 1959, Lepore's father and uncle opened a pizzeria in Hell's Kitchen called Mimi's-Lepore, just 12-years-old at the time, was in the kitchen grating cheese on opening day. But he was a fast learner: a few years later he was hired as a prep cook by Giodano's, a neighborhood Italian restaurant. From there on out he continued to climb the culinary ladder: at 19 he joined Lapace-an upscale Italian restaurant-as a pasta chef, training under respected restaurateur and chef Tony May. In his early 20s, Lepore went to work as sous chef at a resplendent restaurant called The Opera in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, where he learned to cook international dishes like pheasant and quail. Next, Lepore joined La Pitite Auberge, a classic French restaurant in Cresskill, New Jersey, and worked for chef Jean Breque who was formerly the executive chef at New York City's Maxwell's Plum. (Maxwell's Plum was a famous First-Avenue restaurant that mixed food and flamboyance in the mid-1960s and won a four-star rating from The New York Times.) In 1980, Lepore and his twin brother Steve opened a 70-seat restaurant in Norwood, New Jersey called Confetti. Five years later, when they needed larger space, they upgraded to a 275-seat restaurant called Parmigiano in Old Tappan, New Jersey, often preparing 500 or more meals a night. After Parmigiano, it seemed like the end of restaurant ventures; Lepore's brother retired 2007, and Arthur one year later. But when he strolled past Pasta Amore in Piermont this year, the owner called out to Lepore in jest. "Arturo, buy my place," the owner joked. "Get back in the business." Lepore laughed, but shortly afterwards he realized his sons, Joseph and Sam, were serious about pursuing careers as restaurateurs. So he decided to come out of retirement and bought Pasta Amore from its owner. A major redesign was undertaken by architect Martin Santini. From the start, Lepore decided that Confetti would offer authentic Italian dishes and cook meals "the same way they are cooked in Italy." New menu in preparation (and some suggestions from the chef) This October, Lepore will introduce a new fall/winter menu. The menu is still in the planning stages, Lepore said, so the following preview may be subject to change. At this point, it looks like veal chop-an old-time Confetti favorite-will go on the menu. Another addition is a pasta dish with duck ragu sauce (the homemade noodle has yet to be determined, Lepore said). The lasagna will undergo a change, too, but exactly how this will be accomplished hasn't been decided yet either; a pasta with almonds now on the menu will be dropped. Branzino (sea bass) is one of Confetti's most popular main courses, and it remains on the menu. It can be ordered whole or filleted, but Lepore recommends choosing the whole-fish option. Spada(swordfish) will be replaced by striped bass and/or halibut. Lamb osso bucco will bow in on the new menu but Tagliata, a sirloin steak, gives way to filet mignon in red wine sauce. Vitello Saltimbocca (sauteed veal with prosciuttto di parma and sage in a marsala sauce over spinach) stays on the menu. Rabbit will be offered on occasion as a special. Other game will also appear from time to time as specials, including venison, pheasant and possibly quail. New to the appetizer list will be a Venetian version of sardines and Cipollini onions and also cannelloni and shrimp with onions. Boar salami will become an antipasti choice. One dish that is certainly sticking around is Lepore's favorite, Chicken Country Style-a combination of chicken, sausage, peppers, potatoes and onions in a sweet and sour sauce. "It has layers and layers of flavor," he said. Much of the food at Confetti is homemade including the bread, pasta and desserts, Lepore added. Confetti buys its flour from suppliers in Italy. Some of Lepore's inspiration has come from trips to Italy-he recently visited a wine show in Verona and attended a food show in Palma looking for cheeses, condiments and meats. Confetti is located at 200 Ash Street in Piermont. It opens for lunch seven days a week at noon, and remains open until 10 p.M. During the week, 11 p.M. On Friday and Saturday and 9 p.M. On Sunday.
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While exploring Piermont, NY we discovered Confetti's. In the summer you have your choice of a sidewalk table or in doors. With the sliders open there is the open air feeling with a touch of AC. The setting is typical Italian with table linens and a lot of red but don't be afraid to dress nice casual. The wine list... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

WOW! ordered appetizers had sardine saor just like I had in Venice, followed by seafood ravioli and desert something chocolate loved it been around the world eaten in many places and food here comes very close to the authentic Italian style a must see if you are in the area

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New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went there this week for lunch. Once the pre-fix meal was read we decided to go for that option, did not sound bad. Once the appetizers came out (we all happen to order the same one) OMG what a surprise, looked like out of a 5 star restaurant from NYC. It was the whole calamari grilled over arugula and had... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was a fun place to take a ride out to (tho a bit tricky - thank goodness for navigation). The restaurant is super cute with a really nice, casual bar. It has really pretty indoor dining and on nice summer evenings they open it up to the outside, so that's my favorite because even though you have that little... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

After many years consulting with multiple restaurant owners, large franchisors, franchisees and global brands for the Sysco Corporation, along with a scholarship from the Culinary Institute of America, I would like to share my experience at this restaurant. Our good friends were married at this location many years ago when the name was Amore, so we ventured in. Since we... More

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ConfettiMng, Manager at Confetti Ristorante & Vinoteca, responded to this review

In response to this negative and false review, I must respond with an accurate account of this table’s evening. This family was seated at a very nice, round 9 person table (per request), greeted, no more than 5 minutes after everyone arrived was seated. Our waitress, Mallory, is an experienced, professional server whom we have never received a complaint about... More

Norwalk, Connecticut
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132 reviews 132 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Pier mount is a dog friendly town we drive from ct. to fine here with our Maltese DIVO! Al fresco .. When we sit down he goes under the table and the wait staff sweetly brings him a cold bowl of water..we love the good at confetti we have ordered many things from stuffed artichoke to Caesar salad to stuffed... More

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Pearl River, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I went to Confetti on Saturday night and was extremely disappointed. I just felt like having the most basic chicken cutlet pamesan dinner buy I was told that the Chef doesn't like to make that dish of the weekends. "It takes too long to bread the chicken" according to the server Mark. Oh really?????? Then we asked for the stuffed... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family, friends, and I were eagerly awaiting a dinner. Since one of our friends grew up around the area, we took her advice and drove to Confetti. When we arrived we were quickly seated and our drink orders were taken by a waitress, who's name wasn't told to us. After this, we had to wait for over a half... More

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ConfettiMng, Owner at Confetti Ristorante & Vinoteca, responded to this review

In response to this negative and false review, I must respond with an accurate account of this table’s evening. This family was seated at a very nice, round 9 person table (per request), greeted, no more than 5 minutes after everyone arrived was seated. Our waitress, Mallory, is an experienced, professional server whom we have never received a complaint about... More

Bedford, New Hampshire
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went with friends who have patronized this restaurant on several occasions. This time right from the start we got the impression from the waitress, who never gave us her name, that she did not want to deal with us. She simply wanted to take the order and be gone. We waited well over 40 minutes for our food without... More

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ConfettiMng, Owner at Confetti Ristorante & Vinoteca, responded to this review

In response to this negative and false review, I must respond with an accurate account of this table’s evening. This family was seated at a very nice, round 9 person table (per request), greeted, no more than 5 minutes after everyone arrived was seated. Our waitress, Mallory, is an experienced, professional server whom we have never received a complaint about... More

Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

As a birthday celebration we had a family dinner and what a wonderful restaurant. Portions were very sufficient and a very kid friendly location. Our meals were superb as was the service. Our servers were very professional and always on cue to refresh our drinks bread baskets etc. There were children in our party and none complained about there food... More

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