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…)

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03/09/16 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The darkened space that was Bella Vita remains unrented, but the restaurant and pizzeria will be back in the former Clark’s Fish House space soon.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The darkened space that was Bella Vita remains unoccupied, but the restaurant and pizzeria will be back in the former Clark’s Fish House space soon.

Islanders who have missed Bella Vita pizza since it closed its doors in the Center in December will see a a new version in a new location this spring. (more…)

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01/15/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Two of the three new managers of the Shelter Island Country Club’s Vue restaurant sprucing up the place for an Easter weekend opening are Ian Weslek (left) and Harry Brigham.

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Two of the three new managers of the Shelter Island Country Club’s Vue restaurant sprucing up the place for an Easter weekend opening are Ian Weslek (left) and Harry Brigham.

The Shelter Island Country Club Board of Directors believes it has found a way to provide stability for its restaurant: hire three club members with complementary skills who are passionate getting it right. (more…)

09/12/14 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Andrew Graffagnino fixes a boat at the Island Boatyard.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Andrew Graffagnino fixes a boat at the Island Boatyard.

They’re not all ready to embrace the possibility that the national economy is showing long-term signs of recovery, but most Shelter Island business owners are boasting about a remarkable summer season. (more…)