We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Local place for take-out and eat in”
Review of Prova - CLOSED

Prova
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Prova in Oceanside LI is one step above a Pizzeria.
The parking lot is very small with room for just a few cars.
The take-out menu is 2X the size of the eat-in menu.
The veal Marcela had very tough veal but the sauce was very good.
The Baked Clams were made with fresh clams but topped with soggy bread crumbs.
The dining room is very small and the service is slow but friendly.
A good place for families with small children

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Jgoldchain
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Franco A, Owner at Prova, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2014

Thank you for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed our marsala sauce and that you recognized the freshness of our clams. I appreciate it. I am sorry that your veal wasn't to your liking however i can guarantee you that we will do everything in our power to make sure that every piece of veal that is cooked is as tender as it possibly can be. I can also assure you that if you do decide to dine with us again that the clams will be served to perfection. Thank you again for your thoughts we will use them to become the best that we can be. I hope you have a great day!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (13)
There are newer reviews for Prova
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

10 - 13 of 13 reviews

Reviewed March 25, 2013

We love Cinelli's / Prova ,whatever,it's the same great place! It's our place to go after a hard days work to relax and eat fantastic Italian yumminess ! Major plus, Blue Moon on tap! And wifey says the cabernet is really good. We are there at least 2x/mo. Working through the menu,We'll be back ,for sure!

One tip---—----------
Go early or late, only a few tables.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Rick L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Franco A, Owner at Prova, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2014

Thank you for your kind words and continuous support of our business. It is truly appreciated. I hope to see you soon in our establishment. Have a great day!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 17, 2013

This small restaurant has a cozy feel and food is excellent...The prices are a bit high...but, ambience is nice, service is good, and salads are fresh and satisfying...

Thank Loretta47270
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Franco A, Owner at Prova, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2014

It is so great to hear you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Your positive words/feedback is what gives us the joy to do what we do. Thank you very much and have a great day!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Formerly known as Cinelli's, Prova is basically the same restaurant. Good, inexpensive food, friendly place. You can get a good meal for a reasonable price. Don't expect gourmet dining, very casual. I had a salmon special, my wife a pannini. We both enjoyed it.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Elliot S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Franco A, Owner at Prova, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2014

Thank you very much for your positive comments. We appreciate our customers feedback. It allows us to improve and make our customers experience that best it possibly can be. Thanks again and have a great day!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Prova also viewed

Oceanside, Long Island
Oceanside, Long Island
 
Oceanside, Long Island
Oceanside, Long Island
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing