La Ginestra - NY

4.8
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306 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Sicilan and Italian fare coupling family recipes and innovative specials
with an extensive wine menu. A cozy ambiance and accommodating staff have
helped make La Ginestra a favorite amongst north shore diners for the past
27 years.
What 306 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarc
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Ginestra is our favorite "go to" place. We drive nearly 60 miles round trip to enjoy their cuisine almost weekly, and for very good reason. The food is unquestionably delicious and consistently expertly prepared and professionally presented. Our favorites, Manny and Melissa, always take the best care of us and make us feel like we are at home in our own space, and the hosts, Enzo, Monica and Gus are always gracious. (They also make the best biscotti in town.)

Can't ask for more or better!!

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vipLindaA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a staple in my life! After over 30 years, it never disappoints! It’s amazing in every way! My favorite restaurant and I was in the restaurant business! They all know what they’re doing to the highest level!

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ChrisTeresacaf
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

DELICIOUS!!! Food was excellent - taste, temperature, presentation - AMAZING - will DEFINITELY be back - Cafiero

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JerryL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Food was good and the staff were very nice but the noise level was not good. Lost of big tables with people who didn't seem to care that they were disturbing others

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markw
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reliable yet fresh. Great food, great service, great place.

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vipLindaA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best, in every way!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding every time!

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Les1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Beautifully prepared. Professional staff. Authentic recipes .

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vipMarc
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was there with my best and only date - my beautiful wife. As always the ambiance was great, the food delicious, the staff superb, and the hosts as friendly and accommodating as can be.

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alapi
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

always good very busy but food is always wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly staff!

DA
vipDollyA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipCherylC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good but we were rushed out of the restaurant

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EdwardG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was great. I would definitely eat there again.

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vipadrienneh
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service

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LindaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous in all ways. The friendliness, service, ambience and food superb! I would rate this gem a “10” Cannot wait to go back!

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vipgaily
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

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vipDinoM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and customer service is always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delicious meal in a warm and friendly setting with courteous and professional staff. My favorite place!!

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vipHowardF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is off the charts great. Very nice dining wxperience

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vipMarc
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I identified this as a special occasion because every time we visit La Ginestre it is a special occasion. The food is superb, the service is extraordinary, and the hosts could not be more kind, genuine, and friendly.

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MensaLite
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a splendid place for dinner. The food and service are excellent, the room is very comfortable and no matter what night we go, the patrons seem always to be having a good time. A favorite entree of mine: Halibut over pureed cauliflower

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vipsamstone
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Special Place, Priceless, Beautiful way to spend a special occasion with love ones.

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MrsT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best! We always have a wonderful experience at Ginestra! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!! Beautiful way to spend any Sunday evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

👍👍 Best dining experience on Tehran North Shore!

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vipMarc
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It must be great! We keep coming back for more!
This was the second time we did a dinner for 6 in 4 weeks, bringing our close friends back for everything they enjoyed the last time and then some.
Excellent food, service, ambiance, and overall hospitality. Couldn't be more pleased.

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vipEOlongisland
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good restaurant with good food BUT it’s quite loud. Hard to have a conversation.

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vipMarc
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and service every time! Melissa was the best. Between her incredible sense of humor and charm, and her wonderful ability to see to it that everything is just perfect, you can't help but want to come back for more and more!

Our ongoing compliments to the chef, our hosts and hostess, and the entire team at La Ginestra. We always feel welcome and at home and are proud to bring along our closest friends to enjoy with us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent . So was the service. Not too loud they Yu ohh uh can hear the conversation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good great service great atmosphere great noisy in my seating area and bumped into due to I was in a “bad” seat kept getting bumped. Other than that all was great! I suppose I should have said something but I didn’t 🙄

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vipAmyH
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite Italian food! I love the Funghi Papperdella and usually have the Branzini Grilled over a mixed salad but this time I had the Eggplant Lasagna which was delicious!
Service is always great - subtle and attentive!

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vipstefaniew
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great!

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vipNYCfoodie
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

La Ginestra is ALWAYS good. It's a repeat customer place, where everyone feels welcome. And the food is consistently delicious !

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vipDinoM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants on Long Island! The food and service was amazing as always!

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vipAmyH
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best bronzini! Pappadella fungi is my favorite appetizer. They’ll even do half orders! Manny always so attentive and non intrusive! Thanks Gus and Enzo!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday

Food was delicious and plentiful!

Service was friendly and warm!

We would come back in a heartbeat!

Tell your friends and family not to miss the opportunity to dine here!

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viprab4
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there on a Sunday night. Noise level low. The service and food were excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

slightly above average Italian restaurant. When it first opened in 1980's it was a hot spot with great Italian food. Now it is the typical Long Island Italian restaurant.

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vipEllenS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous from beginning to end..service, food, atmosphere. Highly recommend!

FAQs

La Ginestra - NY offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 674-2244.

La Ginestra - NY is rated 4.8 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

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