Calagero's is a fun, local italian restaurant in a beautifully renovated and redecorated venue in Garden City. This restaurant is a place where after visiting a few times, everyone knows your name. The laid back atmosphere, and pleasant management and wait staff add to Calogero's popularity. We visited the restaurant on a weekday night and found it packed with an eclectic group of foodies. Ronnie,the enthusiastic and gracious owner greeted us and led us to our table.
We decided to sample some of Calagero's renowned specialty dishes, and began with generous plates of mussels and baked clams oreganata. Both tasty and enjoyable. We then enjoyed Calogero's Caesar Salad made with shaved parmesan and garlic croutons.
For our main courses we were served:
Pistacchio crusted salmon made with sage butter, roasted potatoes, and sauteed vegetables , a neptunian delight with a generous portion of atlantic salmon with a delightful pistacchio crust.
Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass served with a side of Cappelini with spinach and sundried tomatoes in a garlic and olive oil sauce.both dishes were satisfying and delicious. We then had a brief chat with Ronnie who brought us up to date on how he entered the culinary field and opened the restaurant.
For Dessert we sampled a fabulous apple crostada served with vanilla ice cream; and a nutella mini cannoli which was over the top wonderful!
Calageros' is fun and totally enjoyable! Catering, and outdoor dining are always available.
Calagero's -919 Franklin Ave. Garden City New York, Tel: 516-294-2922