The best Italian restaurants on Long Island

Long Island has no shortage of Italian restaurants. Whether you’re craving classic lasagna or more nuanced regional specialties, here are the standout eateries to consider.

18 Bay (23 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island): How seriously do Adam Kopels and Elizabeth Ronzetti take farm-to-table cooking? Seriously enough that in 2011, they moved their six-year-old Nassau County restaurant to Shelter Island so their tables would be closer to the farms. The couple’s daily commute starts by gathering a haul of fish from Southold Fish Market, poultry at Feisty Acres, also in Southold, produce from a wide variety of North Fork farms—and, once they disembark the ferry, from Sylvester Manor, just down the road from the restaurant. With virtually no other help in the kitchen, they create a four-course meal ($125) that changes every week but always includes four antipasti, a handmade pasta, choice of main and dessert. This restaurant’s menu doesn’t necessarily

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35197 Dodge Park Rd., Sterling Heights; 586-979-0828

“Very authentic and efficient. The service is great and never lacks options!! The food is amazing and is my go-to when making Italian dishes. particularly, the Italian bread, and olives from this place are outstanding! I highly recommend this place to you!! I hope to return soon!” – Gabe C.

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214 E. Adrian St., Blissfield; 313-406-9475

“We are new to the area after living in major cities the last 30 years. Lena’s is spot on point for great food at a good price. Pizza is very good – don’t need to get extra cheese. We did the veal parm and carbonara and both were great.

This is rich Italian food done up for a hearty meal. One of our new go to places!” – Paul M.

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152 Elm St.,

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‘I went to one of London’s best Italian restaurants miles from the centre and one thing bugged me’

On a recent cold evening, I ventured down to Ealing to visit Meadow restaurant.

I had heard varying things about the restaurant: good food, aesthetic cocktails, loved by Instagrammers far and wide, so I thought it was time I checked it out for myself.

Keeping an open mind and armed with an empty stomach I was intrigued to see whether it was the vapid Instagrammers’ paradise some had made it out to be or whether it would turn out to be a restaurant with substance.

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My first impression was a good one: the restaurant’s colour palette is full of burnt oranges and greens, giving the space a warm glow that felt particularly inviting on such a cold night.

There are hanging baskets and

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Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Try Jack Daniels-infused BBQ Pizza at this Flint Italian restaurant

FLINT, MI — Through some experimentation with ingredients, Latina Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria owner Mike Hawley came up with the idea himself — a specialty pizza with a blend of Jack Daniels whiskey and Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce.

The “to die for” specialty pizza, which comes in two sizes and is hand made in a brick oven, is a consistent seller at the restaurant that’s been in the Flint area since 1967.

Latina Restaurant and Pizzeria is located at 1370 W Bristol Rd. in Flint near Donna’s Donuts.

Hawley and his wife purchased the business from its original owners Duilio and Mary Costanza in 1995 after working for the family’s restaurant since 1974.

The restaurant, which touts its tagline “Latina is the place — Great food is the taste” on its sign, seats 180 customers at capacity.

In recent times, Hawley said they’ve seen business go from about two-thirds

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