Italian restaurant Sicilia Risturanti, located at 2715 Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown, received a mixed review from Newsday, garnering two and a half stars out of four.
Open since December of 2011, Sicilia Risturanti boasts a unique selection of Sicilian style lunch and dinner options to accompany a friendly meal, a romantic date or a family outing.
Newsday reviewer Joan Reminick had positive things to say about a number of dishes:
Convincingly and delectably authentic were panelle, fried chickpea fritters that paired well with sweet and sour eggplant and goat cheese. Arancini, or fried rice balls, featured a crunchy crumb crust around a lush confluence of ground beef, mozzarella, marinara and peas. As for the soulful pasta e fagioli, it managed to set the world right on a rainy night.
Where the restaurant fared poorly, however, was in desserts category:
Not that the cheesecake and tiramisu weren't respectable. Or that there was any problem with cannoli, filled to order. But nothing was house-made. With the bar already set so high, one expects no less.
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