Razzano is an Italian haven surrounded by chain eatery hell. “The best I’ve seen in any Long Island Italian neighborhood,” says island product dw438, a fan of its house-made sausages, mozzarella (both fresh-made in the store and imported from Italy), and goliath meatball parm heroes that take two days to eat. “And the smell,” dw adds, “so fresh, the cheeses and the meats and all the other stuff. A can’t-miss classic.”
Abigail endorses Razzano’s octopus salad, fresh and not-too-cheesy risotto ball, and standout sausage-and-pepper hero (get the mix of spicy and mild sausage). Others go for silky smooth prosciutto–boasting concentrated but not overbearing flavor, says TongoRad–and an olive salad highlighted by slightly sweet, slightly nutty red olives.
Razzano Imported Food Specialties [Nassau County]
286 Glen St., between Pearsall and Elm Aves., Glen Cove, NY