NEW Italian Ristorante Opens on the East End!
July 10, 2019 | Daily Bite
Now you don’t have to travel to Venice, Italy for delicious Italian cuisine!
A new restaurant opened in East Hampton this July and they’re serving mouthwatering Italian comfort dishes, just like Nonna would on Sunday afternoon. Bel Mare Ristorante is the brainchild of owner Rich Gherardi, who tapped prominent Chef Luigi Del Conte to man the kitchen.
Longtime residents of East Hampton, the Gherardi Family knew the demand for a great Italian restaurant was high. When the opportunity to take over the former Michael’s Restaurant location arose, they jumped on the opportunity.
Photo Credit: Bel Mare
The concept of Bel Mare Ristorante was to create high-quality classic Italian dishes in a casual atmosphere with moderate prices. The team knew that in order to create their vision, they needed the right executive chef, which was when they brought in longtime friend, Chef Luigi Del Conte. Luigi has his own sauce line which is rapidly growing in the New England Market.
Bel Mare Ristorante is now open daily from 4 to 10 p.m. serving dinner. Happy hour is offered from 4 to 6 p.m. A sample of menu items at Bel Mare Ristorante, subject to change are as follows:
House-made Dough/Gluten Free Available
Prosciutto and Arugula $16.95
Prosciutto di Parma, topped with arugula, Pecorino Romano and extra virgin olive oil
Funghi with Truffle Oil $18.95
Portobello, button and shiitake mushrooms sautéed in truffle oil, mozzarella
Baked Clams Oreganata $11
Fresh baked Littleneck clams, topped with fresh oregano, garlic, parsley and bread crumbs
Penne Bolognese $16.95
Luigi’s homemade meat sauce, sautéed with onions, red pepper and garlic
Frutti Di Mare $28.95
Shrimp, scallops, calamari and mussels in choice of marinara, alfredo, Sambuca or vodka sauce over a bed of linguine
Pollo Parmigiana $19.95
Lightly breaded chicken cutlet, marinara and mozzarella
Veal Luigi $21.95
Lightly breaded veal cutlet, spinach, mozzarella with a wild mushroom Bardolino demi and marinara reduction
Eggplant Fra Diavolo $19.95
Lightly breaded eggplant, sautéed and topped with red peppers and onions in a spicy marinara reduction
Eggplant Fra Diavolo
Reservations are also accepted and can be made by calling the restaurant directly at 631-658-9500.