14 Italian restaurants and pizzerias that opened on Long Island in 2022


It’s no secret that Long Islanders and Italian food go together like, well, spaghetti and meatballs. And each year, the Italian landscape shifts a bit in Nassau and Suffolk, with takeovers, rebrands, concept changes and entirely new spots. Here is a list of just 14 from last year, starting from January.

Ivy Kitchen and Bar is Huntington’s trendy new Italian restaurant

Two young friends open Dough & Co. pizzeria in Huntington

Photos: ‘The Pizzeria’ is now open in downtown Bay Shore

La Cecilia in East Patchogue set to expand menu and open its dining room

Owner of 3 Sons Deli in Kings Park opens a new pizza kitchen right next door

Inside look at Stony Brook’s new Italian restaurant Luca

Longtime Mario Restaurant maître de opening Mezza Luna in Hauppauge

Local teen opens Anthony’s Pizza in Mastic Beach

Alexandros Kitchen & Bar becomes the Smithtown Pasta House

Backyard Barbeque owners open Backyard Slices pizzeria in Freeport

Relish in Hauppauge relaunches as Gusto Osteria & Wine Bar

Italian restaurant Felice offers Tuscany eats and atmosphere in its new Roslyn location

The new Cazzio’s Pizza and Pasta in E. Northport serves 40 different pies

‘Chopped’ champ brings Caribbean flavor to The Pie Hole