By Susan Carey Dempsey & Julie Lane
The awnings are unfurled, extra ice is piled high, shops are bursting with new inventory and summer staffers are reporting for work. The unofficial kickoff to the long-awaited summer season is here.
Here’s a guide to restaurants and shops around the Island that will be welcoming shoppers and hungry customers for Memorial Day Weekend. (more…)
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Lou Mondi at Piesano’s on Route 114.
When Lou Mondi opened Piesano’s last July on Route 114 near Smith Street, it was his fifth pizza restaurant.
His first was Village Pizza in Riverhead 30 years ago. Anyone who can remember the pizza they served will be nostalgic when tasting Piesano’s sauce, made with the same cherished recipe. (more…)
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Piesano’s opened its doors Saturday at the site previously occupied by Bella Vita.
If you’ve driven past or walked by the former Bella Vita on Route 114 and Congdon Road, you’ve no doubt wondered about the sign that reads “Piesano’s — A Little Taste of Italy.” (more…)