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“Small but Excellent”

Da Noi Italian Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Islip
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is a gem on the South Shore where more and more excellent restaurants are cropping up. The owner was one of the top waiters at Teller's Steak house down the road. He took over this location which has had a cadre of different owners and cuisines. Da Noi has been here for a few years and we hope it's around for along time. With only 14 tables, they have three top waiters and three busboys to attend to your needs. The menu is mostly Northern Italian but lots of variations to keep it interesting. If the parking lot is full, park at the bank across the street. It is pricey but well worth it.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Da Noi is a small totally family run restaurant. You will be greeted and seated by the owner. An ample basket of warm bread arrives quickly accompanied by an excellent olive oil dipping sauce. The menu is rather small, as the list of specials will be very long. They will be explained in great detail by the owner who will end the list by saying, " We welcome special requests.If it is Italian, we can make it for you." The service is very attentive and personable. Over two visits, we have had fried calamari, steamed mussels in white wine, a grilled octopus salad and Italian lobster bisque as appetizers. All were excellent. Entrees tried include mixed seafood over a squid ink infused linguini( excellent), lobster ravioli( excellent ) and grilled whole Bronzino, fileted at your table( magnificent). Combined with a bottle of good red wine from a nice wine list, these have been meals we will long remember. And go back for more.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Every time I go to this place it is fantastic !
These people remember why they are in business and its for 3 reasons : The Customer, The Customer, The Customer
The food is always great, the service impeccable.
If I could want anything more from this already great place I would like to see an occaisional modern Italian dish. Don't get me wrong the Traditional Italian dishes that they serve are fantastic. Just like to see a few modern items from time to time

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We were supposed to go to The Lake House in Bay Shore, but in a twist of fate, ended up in this cozy Itailian restaurant on the corner of Montauk Hwy and Ocean Ave in Islip. Funny, because we live right down the street and have watched this corner bistro change hands many times. Everytime you pass it it's packed...now I see why. The staff is very accomodating and the food was out of this world. Appetizers were well excuted and tasty. They had fun specials like elk and ostrich, each done to perfection. We talked about our meals all weekend. It is a little pricey and can get crowded, but I still can't wait to go back!

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3  Thank bigcatq
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We recently had the pleasure of dining at Da Noi. What a great experience we had! We called at 4 o'clock on a Saturday night and they gladly accommodated us. We were made to feel comfortable and exceptionally welcome by the hostess and bartender who were extremely friendly and courteous. Our appetizers and dinners were fabulous. We ordered branzino, sea bass, veal chop, and a steak. All were cooked to perfection. We will definitely be returning to this warm, inviting treasure soon.

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2  Thank Diski08
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