Finding a good spot for Italian cuisine shouldn’t be hard – but this can occasionally prove to be the case. This staple of American diets does not translate to fast food outlets, nor is every full-service kitchen is capable of creating the nuanced Old World flavors of Italian food. Thus, those who know which bottle of red wine to pair with which type of red sauce should immediately check out eateries near them that are quickly gaining favorable reviews. This is the cases with Trento Restaurant, which is located in Farmingdale, New York and has quickly built a reputation for faithful recreations of classic Italian dishes as well as contemporary takes on emerging culinary trends.
Long Island’s Trento Restaurant, which first opened its doors in 2013, was initially lauded by Newsday for its bi-level dining room, a “nicely-appointed bar” and “stylish interior done in shades of amber and stone.” This is certainly an accomplishment worthy of note, as Trento replaced a former eatery/nightclub and undertook an extensive renovation project to create the ambiance that complements Italian food so well. The menu at Trento Restaurant ranges from chicken, veal and seafood staples to pasta and pizetta favorites as well as appetizers like eggplant medallions. Lunch, catering and private events are also options, but we know what you’re thinking:
What do recent guests have to say?
– In a five-star Zagat review left in May 2018, a former guest writes: “Excellent place to meet friends and family. The services were excellent.”
– In another five-star review from April 2018, a Zagat user writes, in part: “Fantastic dining experience. Top-notch live piano man. The Kobe meatball is literally incomparable to any ball of meat I’ve ever enjoyed. Take your date here.”
– In a post New Year’s Eve visit, another Zagat user notes: “Were seated right away when we got there and service the rest of the night continued to be excellent. Ordered wine, apps, entrees and dessert. Food was brought out at a nice pace and we did not feel rushed at all. The food was also very good and cooked to order. Have been there before and would go back again”
Some readers take restaurant reviews with a grain of salt. At Trento Restaurant, we can easily point to repeat guests who’ve become loyal regulars. Their patronage is greatly appreciated and if you’re looking for a local Italian restaurant that isn’t afraid to pair a Chipotle margarita with shrimp antipasto, then the bold flavorings of Trento should be the perfect fit for your palate.