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Ponte Mollo

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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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Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Glen Cove, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took a beautiful girl here on a first date last night, hopefully the first of many. The food was great and Marco and his wife were incredible hosts. The prices are on par with every other restaurant in this area and the food is twice as good. The homemade black (squid ink) linguine with lobster was second only to the... More 

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

We are thrilled to know just how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Lisa and I are very lucky to do what we love, serve great food at reasonable prices. We hope to see you and your very beautiful friend again soon Take care, Marco M., Owner More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

They try hard, the food is good. Their attire needs some improvement, much too relaxed for this price point. They supply the first & last drink, much appreciated & we will return.

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Thank Arnie C
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Arnie, it really does seem like the effort we put into our food is being noticed, so it's a shame to see you weren't impressed with our attire. We want everyone to feel comfortable at our restaurant, so we're sorry if you thought we were being too relaxed. Considering you loved the food and will return in the future, I... More 

Great Neck, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

You were ten people seated comfortably in the back room. It was quiet so we could talk. The food was delicious and the waiters were courteous. I would go there again. The owners were very hospitable and friendly.

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Thank Joan G
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear from you, Joan! I'm so glad you felt at home here -- that's always our goal. We're looking forward to serving you again in the future. All the best, Marco M., Owner More 

New York City, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant used to be called Vespa. They have a new owner so they changed the name. The restaurant is extremely good but quite pricey. Charming and cozy for a romantic evening with really good food. It's difficult to park and I don't know if they have valet parking. Great wines. Good food and romantic

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Thank Valerie L
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Valerie! Price aside, it's nice to see that you've been able to enjoy a meal with us -- it's an honor to hear we were able to provide you with such a charming and cozy atmosphere, too! We'd love to welcome you back again soon, so don't be a stranger! Take care, Marco M., Owner More 

Odenton, Maryland
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I saw the high rating on Trip Advisor and decided to make a visit to Ponte Mollo for dinner. What a wonderful experience. Marco, the owner, greeted us and made us feel very welcome! I had the Crispy Salmon with Roasted Kale and whipped cauliflower. The Salmon was cooked to perfection - crispy on the outside and moist and tender... More 

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

It was so nice having you! It's always wonderful to know our diners are able to enjoy their experience here -- the salmon was an excellent choice. I'm looking forward to having you back again very soon! All the best, Marco M., Owner More 

Selma, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We are in NY from NC and came here with some friends (locals) who recommended it. I did some research on trip advisor before we went and based in the #1 rating, I had high hopes. It did not disappoint. The chicken with peppers, mushrooms, and balsamic vinegar was great. I tried my friends braised beef and that was even... More 

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Thank LeAnn E
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Wow, LeAnn -- reading a review like this just makes my day. It's so nice to see Trip Advisor pointed you in the right direction. Next time you're in the area, we're looking forward to seeing you back. We'd love to provide you with more of that chicken and a few more desserts! Best, Marco M., Owner More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

At first taste of the mushroom based pasta dish, we felt we had to recheck the address of the restaurant to be sure we weren’t in Rome. In fact, Marco, the owner, is from Italy and composes his menu to reflect the flavors of his region of origin. The result is GENUINE Italian cuisine. Everything is fresh, homemade and quietly... More 

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

This just makes my day, Beth. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy yourself here -- it's always wonderful having you in! Providing our diners with authentic flavor is very important to me, so I'm glad that was reflected for you, too. It's a shame you live so far away now, but we're looking forward to seeing you the... More 

Great Neck, New York, United States
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214 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

A quiet table in the corner is always welcome. We were fortunate to be seated at one. Reservations were honored in a timely fashion. The waitstaff attentive and professional. Menu varied from what one might typically expect in a local Italian restaurant with some very imaginative creations. All in all a very nice dinner and nice evening. Tip to the... More 

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1 Thank Paul E
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Paul. It's wonderful to see you had a nice dinner and evening with us! My apologies in regard to not making an appearance at your table -- I try to greet the guests as much as possible, but it seems like it may have been a busy night. I hope you know you're always welcome here.... More 

New York City, New York
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110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We went to Ponte Mollo with our friends based on Trip Advisor recommendation - List of Favorite Local restaurants. We were surprised and delighted at the food. Italian pasta dish of eggplant and pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese was simple but tasty. We also enjoyed the 2 salad appetizers - kale and arrugla. The restaurant was very busy the Saturday... More 

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2 Thank cmau3
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

So glad Trip Advisor steered you in the right direction! It sounds like you had a fantastic time with us -- our pasta dishes are always a great choice. I hope you know you're always welcome here, so the next time you're in Great Neck, I hope we'll be seeing you. Take care, Marco M., Owner More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I got here for my birthday. What a wonderful meal! Very good food and good service,a lovely atmosphere Highly recommended for a special evenings! Thank you very much Ponte Mollo.

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1 Thank Bruna G
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

No, thank you, Bruna! We appreciate you celebrating at our place, so I'm thrilled knowing you were a fan of our food, service, and atmosphere! Don't be a stranger -- we'd love to have you back. Until the next visit, Marco M., Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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
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
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!

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