At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Long Island's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Italian food in Long Island, we head to Dario - a reader favorite - or we count on Piccolo's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Italian cuisine.

Piccolo is billed as delivering fabulous Italian fare with a heavy splash of American flair, but it's so much more than that. For starters, the dining room features contemporary decor and relies heavily on European influences, from its rich...  Read More

You couldn't ask for a more tranquil setting than the one this contemporary Italian-Mediterranean eatery boasts. Overlooking the lapping waters of Fort Pond, it features large picture windows and an herb and flower garden. Sunsets as seen from...  Read More

Trattoria Diane

Located where Bryant and Northern cross, Trattoria Diane has a colorful, upscale atmosphere that recalls the lively bistros you run across in Northern Italy's charming villages. The menu takes its cues from that same tradition, and its seasonal...  Read More

La Piccola Liguria

Local folks thank their lucky stars for this cozy Northern Italian eatery, located near Port Washington Village and known for its innovative recipes and stylish food presentation. Indeed, the unassuming decor scarcely anticipates the kitchen's...  Read More

Sempre Vivolo

Professional service and a formal atmosphere attract a business-oriented, high profile clientele. Clubby décor, from dark paneling to starchy white table cloths, accents the interior. Patrons marvel at the fabulous pastas, fish and veal that...  Read More

Rockville Centre

Highly skilled kitchen and wait staff collaborate to offer guests a pleasurable Italian dining experience. A succulent Caesar salad is prepared tableside, and diners devour the rich, tantalizing garlic bread. Artfully prepared Northern Italian...  Read More