Nunzi's in Farmingdale on Long Island is family owned Italian restaurant. (Photo: Nunzi's)

Nunzi’s in Farmingdale on Long Island is a family owned Italian restaurant. (Photo: Nunzi’s)

Chefs Anthony LoCastro and Marc Wisehart collaborate to produce memorable dining at Nunzi’s, a classic, family style Italian restaurant in Farmingdale that has its roots in a “family’s love for good food.”

Nunzi’s has also created what the restaurant calls “an immersive cultural experience that warmly embraces the best minute of our lives.”

The restaurant was inspired by a grandfather’s passion for bringing people together at a table and a grandmother’s love for food.

Owner and operator Michael Napolitano, along with his brother, Vincent Jr., hosted the official opening last October.

Nunzi's Grandma's meatballs (top) and signature cocktail. (Photo: Nunzi's)

Nunzi’s Grandma’s meatballs (top) and signature cocktail. (Photo: Nunzi’s)

There is nothing quite like a family-owned restaurant when it comes to paying attention to detail. Nunzi’s places an emphasis on hospitality and the dining experience.

“Here at Nunzis we plan on keeping my grandfather’s traditions alive. You will eat with us, drink with us and laugh with us. Families and friends will all enjoy delicious food, fine drinks, good music and making memories,” states Napolitano.

The restaurant features a fresh, contemporary and sleek look, with nods to the glamour and romance of classic Italian meals. Traditions and respect for the good ‘ole days are incorporated into layout by renowned designer Derek Axelrod.

The modern take on classic dishes, highlights a menu that incorporates unique twists on old school Italian meals. Superb creations include Grandmas Meatballs, Pappardelle & Lamb, Heritage Pork Chop, Pan Seared Scallops; and desserts like Cannoli Cream with Biscotti.

Not to be missed are fascinating interpretations that will satisfy the cravings of adventurous foodies such as one-of-a-kind Limoncello Chicken Wings and a boisterous menu placement of a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, according to the restaurant.

Nunzi's signature dishes (left to right): pan seared scallops, octopus salad and special limoncello chicken wings. (Photo: Nunzi's)

Nunzi’s signature dishes (left to right): pan seared scallops, octopus salad and special limoncello chicken wings. (Photo: Nunzi’s)

Vincent Napolitano Jr. wrote a special tribute to his grandfather, who established the family tradition. It appears on the restaurant’s website.

“Nunzi: Family… Friends… Food… Drinks… In this particular order, that’s what mattered most to him in this world. When chatting he would occasionally reference “those were the Good Ole Days”, and if you think about it, we never actually realize when we are in those special days or moments. And boy did he also talk about and stress the importance of “Traditions”. He often said…. “When I pass they’ll be no more traditions in this family”. Well here at Nunzis we plan on keeping his traditions alive. You will eat with us, drink with us and laugh with us. Families and Friends all enjoying delicious food, fine drinks, good music and making memories. For those of you that never got a chance to meet “Nunzi”, these were the memories that he lived for and the nights we know he never wanted to end. Grandpa, we know you’re watching us, and want you to know that we will create more memories and will now claim that, “These Are the Good Ole Days”.

For more information, please visit the restaurant’s website.

LOCATION:
125 Secatogue Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735

HOURS:
Mon & Wed: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Thurs & Fri: 5:00pm – 2:00am
Sat: 1:00pm – 2:00am; Sun: 1:00pm – 11:00pm
Tues: Closed

Reservations: 516-586-8447