06/24/16 7:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO You read it right. Bella Vita is open for business. Operator John Riccobono Jr. confirmed that the pizzeria and restaurant opened its doors two weeks ago, but the family wanted a “quiet opening” to see how things would go.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Bella Vita is open for business. Operator John Riccobono Jr. confirmed that the pizzeria and restaurant opened its doors two weeks ago, but the family wanted a “quiet opening” to see how things would go.

Shhh! Don’t tell.

But for those who can sniff their way to pizza from miles away, Bella Vita opened its doors on Route 114 at the former Clark’s Fish House venue about two weeks ago. (more…)

05/27/16 10:00am
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Nautical-themed tablewear and candles at Dabney Lee.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Nautical-themed tablewear and candles at Dabney Lee.

With Memorial Day weekend typically marking the beginning of the summer season on Shelter Island, 2016 is less about new businesses than returning businesses. (more…)

02/12/16 10:00am

 

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK

Card companies, florists and candy shops conspire to keep Valentine’s Day alive, and although options to celebrate may be limited in the depths of an Island February, love will find a way.

While many restaurants have closed for the season, a few are vying for lovebirds to choose their eateries as part of the celebration. (more…)