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LI Italian Sunday Night

dnfuss | | Nov 12, 2013 07:56 AM

We will be taking my Mother out for dinner this coming Sunday to celebrate her 80th birthday. If we could go to Arthur Avenue, I'd be all set, but my Mom lives in Massapequa. She can travel, but not too much; I think she could handle 15-20 minutes each way, but not a lot more than that. We will be a party of seven: my mother, my sister and her partner, my wife and I, and our two boys (12 and 13 and actually well-behaved, at least in front of company). We will be moderately well-dressed (ladies will be spiffed up; I'll wear jacket but no tie; boys will wear collared shirts and pressed khakis). We are looking for Italian: not so rarefied and intimidating that my 80-year old mother and teenaged boys will feel uncomfortable, but with food prepared with quality ingredients by someone who cares about what they're serving. A decent wine list and competent service wouldn't hurt either. I've done a search of this board already, and from what I saw it looks like I might be thinking about Luigi Q or Benny's if we were going on another night of the week, but they're both closed on Sunday. All suggestions will be highly appreciated.

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