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Ponte Mollo

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96 Northern Blvd, Great Neck, NY 11021-4301 (Formerly Vespa Cibobuono) (Westminster Road)
+1 516-829-0005
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wrote a review couple of years ago extolling how great this restaurant was. It truly was fabulous. I went back couple of months ago, again to celebrate my father's birthday. It seems that the ownership and the head chef have changed. The food was not what it was. The staff was nice, but the service was a little slow... More 

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Thank henry j
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Henry, it's really disappointing to read that you didn't enjoy your most recent meal for your father's birthday. Our recipes are authentic from Italy, and we use the freshest ingredients. I hope you'll give us another chance to show you a meal that's to our typical high standard both in terms of food and service. Best, Marco M., Owner More 

Great Neck, New York
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227 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have not been here for a number of years but the place has been spruced up. The white paint on the walls makes it brighter and the uniformly framed pictures of Italy are a nice addition. The furniture is all new too. Lisa made us feel very welcome. We shared the mussels in a red sauce which were very... More 

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Thank vishty
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

It's encouraging to know you felst so welcome when you came in. I'm glad we were able to fix the portion on your pasta dish. Thanks for the feedback on the seasoning on the chicken. All aspects of your visit should be perfect, so I'll look into it. Thanks, Marco M., Owner More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went there on a Monday night, it was nice and quiet. They have a wonderful wine list, they have amazing Barolo.We had the chicken liver and the beef carpaccio , both were amazing. I asked them not to put truffle oil on it, because I really like carpaccio nice and clean and I felt the truffle oil would over... More 

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Thank Piroska K
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Piroska, we're all about that wonderful wine list -- glad you agree! It sounds like you were able to try a nice variety of dishes, so I'm thrilled you enjoyed them all. Hope you loved your meal next meal just as much! Take care, Marco M., Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent dinning experience with my wife, the food was fresh and hot.The wine was top choice, the staff made sure we had everything we needed. The host and hostess made us feel like family. And the valet was very polite and professional from the minute we pulled up I will definitely go back and bring my friends and... More 

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Thank yarrell
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

We're all about that hot, fresh food. Pair that with great wine and attentive staff, and it sounds like your meal was the whole package -- just what I love to hear. Thanks for the kind feedback! Until next time, Marco M., Owner More 

Great Neck, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Ponte Mollo is by far the best Italian restaurant in New York. Starting with the way my friends and I were greeted by the Valet attendant and continued in the restaurant Marco and Lisa are great hosts. The food is absolutely to die for. I'm so glad we found this restaurant. We will for sure be returning! Thank you Marco... More 

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Thank Mark2333
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Thank you, Mark! That's by far the best compliment. I'm delighted we could serve you food that was absolutely to-die-for. Can't wait to see you back for that return visit. Until then, Marco M., Owner More 

Forest Hills, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

White tablecloths, Italian accents, large, sepia-toned photos of Italy, and candle light create the perfect atmosphere at this gem. Three separate rooms offer a variety of seating options, all of which feel intimate and welcoming. The food is prepared with a twist on tradition - kale in place of spinach, pureed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes, and it works well.... More 

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Thank Deborah G
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Deborah, it's great seeing you enjoyed your meal so much! I love hearing that the atmosphere was perfect and ​the food impressed with its twist on tradition. Hopefully we'll get to see you again soon. Until then, Marco M., Owner More 

Glen Cove, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took a beautiful girl here on a first date last night, hopefully the first of many. The food was great and Marco and his wife were incredible hosts. The prices are on par with every other restaurant in this area and the food is twice as good. The homemade black (squid ink) linguine with lobster was second only to the... More 

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Thank adrock214
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

We are thrilled to know just how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Lisa and I are very lucky to do what we love, serve great food at reasonable prices. We hope to see you and your very beautiful friend again soon Take care, Marco M., Owner More 

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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

They try hard, the food is good. Their attire needs some improvement, much too relaxed for this price point. They supply the first & last drink, much appreciated & we will return.

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Thank Arnie C
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Arnie, it really does seem like the effort we put into our food is being noticed, so it's a shame to see you weren't impressed with our attire. We want everyone to feel comfortable at our restaurant, so we're sorry if you thought we were being too relaxed. Considering you loved the food and will return in the future, I... More 

Great Neck, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

You were ten people seated comfortably in the back room. It was quiet so we could talk. The food was delicious and the waiters were courteous. I would go there again. The owners were very hospitable and friendly.

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Thank Joan G
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear from you, Joan! I'm so glad you felt at home here -- that's always our goal. We're looking forward to serving you again in the future. All the best, Marco M., Owner More 

New York City, New York
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant used to be called Vespa. They have a new owner so they changed the name. The restaurant is extremely good but quite pricey. Charming and cozy for a romantic evening with really good food. It's difficult to park and I don't know if they have valet parking. Great wines. Good food and romantic

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Thank Valerie L
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Valerie! Price aside, it's nice to see that you've been able to enjoy a meal with us -- it's an honor to hear we were able to provide you with such a charming and cozy atmosphere, too! We'd love to welcome you back again soon, so don't be a stranger! Take care, Marco M., Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Northern Blvd, Great Neck, NY 11021-4301 (Formerly Vespa Cibobuono)
    (Westminster Road)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Great Neck
  • Phone Number: +1 516-829-0005
Description
You won't find an Italian Restaurant with more authentic flavours and tastes than right here at Ponte Mollo! When you want to dine with friends or family while enjoying a warm atmosphere and a meal of taste-filled magnificence, our Italian restaurant is here. With the finest Italian menu in the area, our exotic dishes are sure to please adventurous or traditional palates with amazing soup, antipasti, pasta fresca, insalata, pasta and carni! Our Wine Bar is perfect for a cool, casual evening, a girls’ night out, or a relaxing glass of wine after work! Come by and enjoy a glass of Prosecco or choose from our wide variety of wine and tapas. We offer a great selection at a range of prices for any occasion. For full menus and more information on catering services, dinner parties or large celebrations, please visit our website or give us a call to schedule your reservation. Join us tonight at Ponte Mollo and taste the authentic flavours of Italy right here in Long Island!

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