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Reviewed March 4, 2021

I love to eat here. It's a small Pizzeria/Restaurant. You can eat at the bar, in the pizza area or in the dining room. The staff makes you feel comfortable no matter where you sit. I often eat alone, and I always feel welcome here....The food never disappoints. Whether I am having a full dinner such as a branzino or a personal pizza, the angelina pizza is my favorite; the food is always excellent. And now due to Covid, I feel safe eating indoor at this cafe. Everyone is wearing masks, they are constantly cleaning, all the tables are separated and they have an air purifier machine. Highly recommend for single eating or eating with friend and family!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed September 17, 2020 via mobile

So tender pork chop with crunchy edges, fine tasting balsamic glaze that brings out the best in the arugula, cubed mozzarella, tomatoes and red onions. Delightful!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

It was edible except the 6th shrimp which was not fresh. I ordered it because of the greens, peanuts and the dressing’s description. It was served with a few shreds of orange carrots and insufficient salad dressing. The shrimps at $1 each are pricey. Had...those been bigger shrimps, fresh, with some other colorful salad ingredients like tomatoes, avocado, red bell pepper, cucumber or mandarin orange, it would have looked appetizing and worth the price. It was the first time I was disappointed after having three lunches in Iavarone when I was always highly satisfied with my meal. It was our first dinner there and the lunch selections were not in the dinner menu. Service remains polite, attentive and prompt!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 28, 2019

Ok we love Ivorone’s but when it comes to our Turkey for Thanksgiving keep the garlic in the pasta dishes! We spend a lot of money at Ivonne’s. Their fruits and vegetables are fantastic. Their meats, cheeses, prepared dishes all wonderful Italian dishes. But when...it comes to our Turkey please keep the garlic out of it. Awful! Or at least say Garlic Loaded Turkey! We had to buy a prepared dinner for thanksgiving what better place than Ivonne’s? But the traditional Turkey for Thanksgiving is..maybe a few sprigs of thyme, salt , pepper butter basted. But never did we expect it to be loaded with garlic and oregano. We love the Taste of Turkey, not garlic. Hoping you will offer it the traditional way without garlic.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

The pizza here is out of this world good the Brooklyn upside down slice is to die for there is a very large variety of choices one better then the next service is always fast and curtious definitely a must try if you are in...the neighborhoodMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

A once hidden high end gem in the back of a pizza counter is gone. Classy decor has become a noisy cafeteria. The Maitre d in a suit is gone. Gourmet food has become very average and commercial. Excellent service has become “adequate “ service...It’s the way of the new world, don’t put in extra effort to excel, just do enough to get by. I used to travel 15 miles to eat here. I won’t be backMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

My sister took us to Iavarone Cafe for a casual lunch recently. I had a house salad and my husband had a slice of pepperoni and mushroom pizza. The pizza was so good that my husband wanted me to try some. I agreed with him...that it was the best pizza we ever had. The crust was thin and crisp. It was made with just the right amount of pepperoni and fresh mushrooms so that it wasn’t too oily. The green salad was ok. I thought it was pricey for what I got. The service was excellent.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 25, 2019

chicken francese, baked clams, bolognese ... all delicious. great food and service and fair prices. A New York highlight!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 24, 2019

Went there for dinner with mom. Modest dinner. I had the Pasta E Fagioli and we shared a sausage pizzette. The soup was just OK. It had plenty of pasta and beans but other than that was pretty much tasteless. It was hot and the...beans and pasta were well prepared but the soup itself was a little bland. The pizzette was cooked correctly but I did not care for the taste. My mom liked it. The one thing I hate is when I get the bill and see that soda refills are not free. To add insult to injury, the cost of each soda was $2.75. That is a lot for a single glass. For that much, refills should be included. The service was very good. No issues with that.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Bologna SR was average. Panini was competent, but not “WOW” I would try other foods before passing judgement, but it seems to be a good pizza/Italian restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 17, 2019

Iavarone Cafe (Italian Kitchen) on 1534 Union Turnpike New Hyde Park, Nassau County Long Island, NY 11040 What a 'precious' 'hide-out' of a gem this turned out to be. The Iavarone Family have a cozy "Right-Size" 'Diner-Like' Eatery inside The Lake Sucess Shopping Center "just...up" from Lakeville Road, right next door to their own Iavarone Food "Super-Market" Center which is a whole other-delight in its own right! WoW. If you are ever hungry for a great Italian meal at very reasonable prices and happen to be in this area, we feel it would very-worth your while to stop in and enjoy being spoiled rotten. We came in from their own Iavarone next-door "Super-Market", saw it and went in. Our Pasta Meals were outrageously delectable. We went in during a weekday late afternoon for an early dinner. Table Server at our Table the moment we were seated. We were served "hand-over-foot" spoiled rotten by our every-present, ever-attentive Table Server. The Prices were unbelievably decent to our pocket books, even with drinks and a very-generous (well-deserved) Tip included. We WILL be back again the very-next time we are hungry and in the neighborhood.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Take out in front, tables in back, party space downstairs. A spinoff from high quality grocer/caterer next door in Lake Success shopping center. Basic Italian but all a step above typical joints. Only complaint: it’s often crowded & a bit loud.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Whether you eat here or take out you can be assured of terrific food. We happened to eat here one night and had the best veal parm we have ever had. We also have taken out from Ivarone as part of a family celebration at...home. Everything we order is always high quality, fresh and over the top great.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Iavarone Bros. went too far here it's not the same place from 30 years ago in a bad way. Food quality is below standards, products have gone commercial, the ambiance is cafeteria like, stay home and order out, you will not enjoy yourself, at least...we didn't!More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The meal was so good and served the way I like it. The food was hot and served in a timely manner. The best part was our server Rocco. He was very outgoing, pleasant and catered to all our needs. On a whole it was...a great dining experience and definitely will recommend Iavarone Cafe to my friends and relatives.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Iavarone Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5