In 1984, La Parma became one of the first family style restaurants on Long Island, NY, and was an instant success. Over the years we have enjoyed pleasing many customers; as well as TV personalities, movie stars, ans sports figures who became part of the La Parma Family. Dining in our restaurants is an enjoyable experience. Some of the families that are on the go and don't have time to dine at La Parma have the opportunity to choose delicious entrees on our Menu from their home.
"La Parma is one of the first Italian restaurants on Long Island to serve extra large family style portions", says owners Tony Gralto and Dominic Gregorio. The restaurant is open and airy with large windows, modern skylights, beautiful woodwork and a friendly atmosphere. You can even go into the kitchen and observe the food being prepared.
Tony, who was born in New York, manages the front of the house at La Parma. He is a seasoned restaurateur and worked in the kitchen and front of the house of many fine restaurants in Long Island. Dominic, born in Avilino, a town near Naples, Italy, is the chef. They each have 25 years experience in this business.Dominic has won many awards including "Chefs of the Year" from the National Registry of Chefs in America, which the restaurant also received. He specializes in Neapolitan cuisine and all his dishes are made to order. Dominic's signature dishes include Lobster Fra Diavolo, Linguini with White Clam Sauce, Chicken Scarpariella and Seafood Salad with shrimp, calamari and scungili. All his sauces are homemade and all pastas are from Italy. Among the homemade desserts are Italian cheesecake, tiramisu, and freshly filled cannolis. Reservations are accepted only for New Years Eve, Mother's Day and Father's Day.
La Parma is highly rated by Newsday and the New York Times and rated "Excellent" by the Zagat Survey. All three restaurants have the same high quality control with Anthony Castelli at La Parma II, Guido Ienopoli and Richie Faila at La Parma III, and Bartolameo Zaino and Jerald Gralto at La Parma On The Bay.
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