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Ponte Mollo

96 Northern Blvd, Great Neck, NY 11021-4301
+1 516-829-0005
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
96 Northern Blvd, Great Neck, NY 11021-4301
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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 -...More

Thank Deborah G
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

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

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...More

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

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...More

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.More

Thank Arnie C
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

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...More

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.

Thank Joan G
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

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

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...More

Thank Valerie L
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

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...More

Reviewed 9 May 2016

I saw the high rating on Trip Advisor and decided to make a visit to Ponte Mollo for dinner. What a wonderful experience. Marco, the owner, greeted us and made us feel very welcome! I had the Crispy Salmon with Roasted Kale and whipped cauliflower....More

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

It was so nice having you! It's always wonderful to know our diners are able to enjoy their experience here -- the salmon was an excellent choice. I'm looking forward to having you back again very soon! All the best, Marco M., Owner

Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We are in NY from NC and came here with some friends (locals) who recommended it. I did some research on trip advisor before we went and based in the #1 rating, I had high hopes. It did not disappoint. The chicken with peppers, mushrooms,...More

Thank LeAnn E
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Wow, LeAnn -- reading a review like this just makes my day. It's so nice to see Trip Advisor pointed you in the right direction. Next time you're in the area, we're looking forward to seeing you back. We'd love to provide you with more...More

Reviewed 24 April 2016

At first taste of the mushroom based pasta dish, we felt we had to recheck the address of the restaurant to be sure we weren’t in Rome. In fact, Marco, the owner, is from Italy and composes his menu to reflect the flavors of his...More

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2016

This just makes my day, Beth. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy yourself here -- it's always wonderful having you in! Providing our diners with authentic flavor is very important to me, so I'm glad that was reflected for you, too. It's a...More

Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

A quiet table in the corner is always welcome. We were fortunate to be seated at one. Reservations were honored in a timely fashion. The waitstaff attentive and professional. Menu varied from what one might typically expect in a local Italian restaurant with some very...More

1  Thank Paul E
Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

Thanks for the feedback, Paul. It's wonderful to see you had a nice dinner and evening with us! My apologies in regard to not making an appearance at your table -- I try to greet the guests as much as possible, but it seems like...More

Reviewed 7 April 2016

We went to Ponte Mollo with our friends based on Trip Advisor recommendation - List of Favorite Local restaurants. We were surprised and delighted at the food. Italian pasta dish of eggplant and pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese was simple but tasty. We also enjoyed...More

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Marco M, Owner at Ponte Mollo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

So glad Trip Advisor steered you in the right direction! It sounds like you had a fantastic time with us -- our pasta dishes are always a great choice. I hope you know you're always welcome here, so the next time you're in Great Neck,...More

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Questions & Answers
11 July 2016|
Response from Arnie C | Reviewed this property |
13 June 2016|
Response from crthacks | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a few rooms and there are bigger tables.
2 July 2015|
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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the gluten free pasta, but they were terrific with the various dietary requirements our family has!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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