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La Ginestra Restaurant

50 Forest Ave, Glen Cove, NY 11542-2111
+1 516-674-2244
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken” (2 reviews)
“italian food” (4 reviews)
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50 Forest Ave, Glen Cove, NY 11542-2111
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Store bought pasta with a veal ragu looked like a $5 cafeteria meal. White clam sauce pasta had 2 clams and also a cheap pasta. So disappointing after reading the reviews. I am not sure where they ate or what their standards are. This was...More

1  Thank Monika456
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Old world charm and service. Excellent food. The homemade pasta, fork tender veal, and wonderful desserts are well known in this town of many Italian restaurants. Do have reservations here and expect a fantastic meal, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank marie s
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Attentive, professional service. An excellent menu and wine list as well as a never ending list of specials. Pricey, and worth it. The fegato was tender and delicious, a welcome and very rare item on most Italian menus, the baby artichoke appetizer was amazing ....More

Thank Frank N
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great food service and atmosphere over the top!! I’d recommend this place anytime. Food is incredible don’t miss this restaurant

Thank Kev1537
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We were visiting Glen Cove mansion and looked for a restaurant nearby I saw the menu for La Ginestra had Chicken Scaapariello and it did not disappoint. It had grilled chicken, roasted red peppers potatoes and sausage and was delicious, Special of sausage ragu with...More

Thank AmeliaIslandlover
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have been coming here for almost 30 years. The food has been consistently great since the beginning. The fish is superb. The specials are great. I have never been disappointed. If you live anywhere close, don't miss this restaurant.

Thank Robert11542
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous fabulous food don't miss a great place great service. Can't talk too much about this place it's awesome don't miss it

Thank Kev1537
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Been here several times and never disappointed. The service and the food impeccably good. The drinks and wine were super as well. I love this place don't miss it. Specials over the top!!!

Thank Kev1537
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I've lived in Glen Cove for 15 years and passed this place so many times without thinking of making a reservation. I'm now sorry that we didn't! Our meal was excellent - my wife & I both ordered fish (I red snapper special and she...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The service, food and ambiance was not disappointing. It was a Tuesday evening and only three tables were occupied. The valet service was awful.

Thank evec1001
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Forest Ave, Glen Cove, NY 11542-2111
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Glen Cove
  • Phone Number: +1 516-674-2244
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