I eagerly awaited the opening of Luso in Smithtown. The restaurant is owned by the son of Manny, the owner of Rodizio Churrascurria in Mineola, who used to also own a Rodizio in Smithtown that was excellent, large and had a long line to get in.
I was an early customer when Luso first opened and the food was good.
I recently went there for lunch and it was atrocious. Most selections were about $18, which is very high for lunch. The restaurant was 75% empty at 12:30. They served you three starches with your meal: french fries, rice and cold fried potato chips. My friend and I ordered the shishkabob. The beef was raw in my friend's entree. The beef in mine was tough and tasted rancid, whether it was old meat or pre-cooked and laying around for a while. The pork was not well cooked. When I told the owner, he laughed and made a joke to the waitress. That is the terminal thing with a restaurant, management just does not seem to care. I have to say that portions were large, about twice the size of what they should have been for lunch. But who cares, the food tasted foul. I feel sad to have to write this review, because I wanted to go there next Saturday with a lot of friends. Even though it is small, it is very easy to get into, and they do not take reservations.
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