While Long Islanders endured a mostly wet Memorial Day weekend, there was a light at the end of the tunnel at Yelp Starts from Scratch at Luigi's. Luigi’s Restaurant & Bar in New Hyde Park is a timeless Italian eatery serving high-quality Italian-American classics, rustic Italian cuisine and contemporary dishes. Why was the event called Starts from Scratch? Luigi's makes nearly everything on the menu in-house. From mozz to pastas, this is a freezer free zone!
Guests were greeted immediately by the staff at Luigi's and were offered classic Italian cocktails; the negroni, white peach bellini, drunken cherry bellini, Italian red and white wine. The staff were hustling from that moment onwards according to Tessie B: "My glass didn't go dry, I was refilled with white wine all night! The waitresses were on point and perfect!"
While the drinks were delightful, Luigi's also gracefully opened their kitchen doors and allowed Elites a true taste of Italy! Katy H: "As for the food… delicious. We had tiny tastings of all different courses offered at Luigi's. We had crab cakes, brick oven pizza, homemade meatballs, chicken parm sliders and more. The meatballs were juicy and truly reminded me of my own grandmother's recipe. After some time, we were pointed to the back of the room to have a full on meal extraveganza of fresh hand-made pasta. That ravioli was out of this world. And even the pesto was phenomenal. It was like I stepped right into a small place in Italy. FUN FACT: the brick oven stove in Luigi's was brought over from Italy!!! Luigi's knows how to step up their game."
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