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gutreactions | Jun 3, 201905:02 AM    

Peter DiCostanzo, proprietor/chef of Land & Sea, a fixture on Halstead Ave. in Harrison for 45 years, has closed. DiCostanzo has decided to retire after a long journey thru the restaurant business. Originally from the Island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, DiCostanzo opened Land & Sea in the 70s, working with his brothers Vincent and Nicola, who were among the earliest purveyors of Italian-American cuisine in Westchester. It was quite a successful partnership in those years. Brother Vincent went on to open Chef Vincent's on Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, while Nick DiCostanzo opened Mamma Francesca Italian Restaurant on Pelham Road, New Rochelle (still operating).
A closing party was held for family and long-time patrons on Sunday, June 2nd. featuring a buffet and cocktails infused with many memories of this spot. It was not always called Land & Sea. Over the years Peter went thru several guises including: a Texas-style BBQ, Peter's Place, a family-style operation, then back to Land & Sea. Peter's often gregarious but loving personality will be missed by many, I am sure...

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