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Abeetza Next Door- Fine Italian Food without the glitz and glamor

The dining room at ABN
The dining room at ABN
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Abeetza Next Door (A.N.D), is a classic example of how great italian cuisine can be found in small, neighborhood restaurants.Joe De Lorenzo the owner and chef at Abeetza pizza, in greenvale, sells one of the best pizzas on long island. Last year, Joe expanded his culinary enterprises by opening Abeetza Next Door, a small italian restaurant adjacent to his popular pizza parlor.

A.N.D is diminutive in size and minimalist in its decor, with attractive no frills tables, banquets and lighting. Not typical of their high profile, "glam" restaurant neighbors along northern boulevard . What makes A.N.D special, is its terrific italian food at affordable prices. .

We began our A.N.D. meal with a series of special appetizers suggested by Joe.

-A plate of parma flatbread -pizza like bread piled high with proscuitto di parma, gorgonzola cheese, arugala and roasted fig puree. a "show stopper"! which literally melts in your mouth.

- a classic caesar salad made with sourdough croutons, and shaved parmesan

-shaved brussel sprouts made with roasted pancetta, and red and yellow tomatoes. Both dishes were colorful, tasty and healthy....

For entrees we ordered two special dishes :

fresh sesame salmon with a delicious teriyaki glaze, zucchini noodles and homemade onion rings. The teriyaki glaze gave the dish an exotic sweetness and even more delicious.

Our other entree was Chicken Giussepe- made with fresh mozzarella , roasted tomato, portobello mushroom, asparagus, in a golden reduction- tender, moist and excellent.

We ended our meal on a sweet note, with a mouthwateringly delicious slice of A.N.D's world famous tiramisu.

The food, service and ambiance at Abeetza Next Door is comparable or better than many of top rated italian venues on long island and in the boroughs.

A.N.D is a perfect place for an intimate dinner, family gathering or special occasion.

Kudos to Joe, his A.N.D. Team, for their commitment to offering excellent homestyle italian food, service and ambiance.

Abeetza Next Door, (A.N.D.), Greenvale Plaza, 82 Glen Cove Road, Greenvale, Long Island 516-484-3123

www.abeetznextdoor.com