Cirella's Restaurant & Bar

4.6
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889 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
25 years at this "bustling" Melville hub for both "business meetings" and " family celebrations," "gracious" hosts make folks "feel welcome" as they dig into "large portions" of "delicious" Continental and Northern Italian Favorites. The first to turn a veal chop into veal parmigiana and the first to offer sushi at an Italian Bistro "crudo" Italian Sashimi. Sushi Chef Alan Kim ranked 3rd best sushi on Long Island. The Cirella family owns and operates restaurants in some very unique locations. When shopping Cirella's @ Saks 5th Ave in the Walt Whitman mall. When hitting the Beach Surfs Out in Kismet Fire Island and when traveling to Florida Cirella's in Bonita Springs Fla. Each Restaurant is managed by a family member which means you can always find a cirella around "our family serving yours" has become our slogan over the years. Become "al la familia" ONE OF THE FAMILY
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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4.4
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BW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service from our server Cavan!!

M
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food and service always very good. Fried zucchini terrific and house salad always outstanding. Short ribs with gnocchi was good, sauce was needing seasoning, shrimp with spaghetti squash was also missing seasoning but nice main course. Veal chop Parmesan was amazing as always. Service was outstanding with Caitlin.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Michelle that took care of us was awesome

S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My Husband and I always enjoy Cirella's. The Food is Delicious and Service is Excellent

R
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was okay. Not great. Not sure if the focus is Italian or Asian food. Good location. Not cheap.

f
Vancouver
56 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

On Monday nights it's BYOB--no corkage. So, the place is pretty full on Monday evenings. (Call ahead for a reservation.) Separate room with bar and a few high tables. Extensive menu for Italian and there are two Japanese chefs for a full menu of sushi, sashimi, etc; All very acceptable, and if you're wine drinkers it's a great deal.

B
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Large portions!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

La pasta estaba muy grasosa

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My friends were in Melville for a conference our waitress, Stacy, was wonderful and the whole experience was great! Highly recommend going to Cirella’s for great food & service! Thanks Cirella’s.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food & exceptional service!

L
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

4 of us met for dinner and we all loved our food. Service was excellent. They gave us lots of attention and then left us alone to talk and catch up. We all four enjoyed our food and we will be back!

AS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celebrating my relatives 67th Wedding Anniversary

LO
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time there. It had been recommended to us several times, but we never tried it. Well, we finally went and WOW the food and service were terrific. Each appetizer and main dish were wonderful. Our waitress, Michelle was extremely helpful in explaining the many dishes we wanted to try. She was right on the money and split up the appetizers so we could all share in the feast. We will be going back soon. It was an evening to remember!

JP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

wasn't impressed...too crowded...too loud...tables on top of each other...food wasn't bad, but there others I've enjoyed much more...

BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and dinner!

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always consistent , always top notch , never disappoints !!!! Not our first time here , certainly not our last.

From the asparagus pizza that we all shared as an appetizer , to the short rib pasta entree , flawless !!!!

My wife and son shared 2 sushi rolls and the pulpo entree , my daughter and I shared the short rib and steak entrees , nothing but smiles at our table. Capped it all off with the Cirella sundae , a very large ice cream sundae with fresh cookies and brownies tucked in , how can that be bad !!!

The service is really what stands out the most , the amazing food we have come to expect , the beyond attentive service was what pulled it all together and made it such a great evening. Thank you to the young lady that waited on us , you truly went above and beyond , your attention to detail did not go unnoticed !!!

Of course , with all that food , there were leftovers for the next day - which means more smiles - the meal that keeps on giving !!!!

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Love it! A real neighborhood restaurant

E
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Met my family for an early dinner before grandson’s hockey game. The waiter was unbelievably accommodating....getting the meal out quickly. Food was fresh and nicely presented.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Good food and you get a lot of food compared to other restaurants

S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe, always a good experience. Will be back soon

DR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service !! We have eaten there a number of times, we feel it’s very consistent ..

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as usual

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

One of the few real Italian restaurants in NY (I´m a European with lots of experience in Northern Italy). As in most American restaurants, you are sitting a little crowded and there is quite an "energetic" noise level.
However, food is really Italian (only the plates are really large, you´ll never get so much food on one plate in Italy, but this might be "American Style" - fortunately the quality of the dishes is not.
If there would be any criticism: The wine list could be a bit extended, especially with Italian white wines (there are many excellent ones available on the market)

H
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always warm & inviting!

ED
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great choice...for business meals or a night out.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently good!

T
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just really excellent Italian food, great service and reasonable prices. We travel 40 minutes to eat there. No great Italian restaurant in Setauket/ Stonybrook area.

RF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food,service and great time. Never had a bad meal!!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Celebrating new job

m
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

My husband and I went on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was no busy at all and we were able to choose which table we wanted to sit at. Service was great, food was just ok to me. I had the Zuppa Di Pesce which was listed under the pasta section, however it did not come with pasta. It was also listed to come with "Tuscan Bread" and by tuscan bread, they mean charred regular Italian bread. Drinks were large and strong. The restaurant is nice and intimate but pricey. I don't think we will be returning any time soon.

MO
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cirella’s is the best and our favorite. Our waiter Paul is excellent as well as everyone we have had previously.

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing meal at the beat of our local restaurants (and we have a bunch of really good ones).

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

Cirella’s was one of my favorite places to eat but recently we went there and bread was stale, salad was dry and chicken was hard to cut
Very disappointed will not go there again
Service was great though.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Tomato sauce was mediocre, eggplant parm definitely not hitting it, unfortunately.
Otherwise, pleasant staff, room was fine.

HL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Grandma’s birthday. Excellent service. Very nice brownie with ice cream for the birthday girl

S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dining experience with great friends. Server was terrific. Portions are generous. We'll be back yet again.

MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

We, an Italian, a Swiss and a German arrived there (I did know this restaurant already) and got a "usual" table. The atmosphere in the restaurant it quite crowded and rather loud.
However, the food is real Italian food (as we know it from Europe/Italy, were we three are living). There were real ingredients, cooked to perfection, not the artifical flavoured out-of-the-microwave scrap, which is served in many restaurant around Melville as "genuine Italian food".
Only the wine list could have afew more items, especially typical Italian white wines and some red specialities would be appreciated as well (but no show-stopper).

FG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!!

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BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service, great food, great people. Always first class atmosphere at Cirella's

LS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Was there two times in the past two weeks and I asked if the chef was new. Garlic knots were not as good. Fried zucchini appetizer came out well done. Salad with chicken had a different dressing. Was a little disappointed. I was told the chef was the same but I hardly doubt it. I really enjoy the restaurant and try to frequent it once a week but it was disappointing