The Bottom Line
- Excellent food and ample menu
- Artistic presentation
- Attentive service
- Good wine list
- Valet parking
- First floor tables are close together (request an upstairs seating)
- Trattoria Diane address: 21 Bryant Avenue, Roslyn, NY
- Phone: (516) 621-2591
- Website: Trattoriadiane.com
- Cuisine: Cucina Romana - Roman-style Italian
- Dinner Hours: Tu-Th 5:30-9:30 p.m., Fri 5:30-10 p.m., Sat 5:30-10:30 p.m., Sunday Supper Prix Fixe 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Guide Review - Trattoria Diane, Roslyn, NY - Restaurant Review
We sampled several of Trattoria Diane's excellent appetizers. One featured a unique blend of shredded Brussels sprouts, flavored with lemon and Pecorino cheese. The roasted beets with ricotta cheese were a tasteful blend of hearty flavors. Not to be missed are the breaded, fried artichokes with lemon.
We also had a sampling of the butternut squash ravioli with butter, sage and amaretti. I remarked to the waiter that this was the best pasta that I'd ever tasted. The fresh, homemade pasta featured a sublime blend of flavors incorporating the sweet taste of butternut squash with the luscious mouthfeel of butter enhanced by fresh sage.
My husband enjoyed the roasted duck, accompanied by a serving of savory basil walnut wild rice, and served in a thick, deep-red cherry sauce made from a reduction of tart cherries, vinegar and stock. A friend of ours was dining with us and proclaimed the meal "duck-adently delicious" after taking a bite.
The pan seared diver scallops were tender and tasteful, served in a colorful yellow-orange sauce with a mix of corn, asparagus, mushroom, tomatoes and basil.
Our friend ordered one of the specials -- the delicately herbed, grilled branzino (European sea bass), which he thoroughly enjoyed because of its flaky yet hearty flavors.
Save room for dessert. There are at least 10 different ways to conclude your meal with Trattoria Diane's list of "dolci." The chocolate mousse pie is a delicate, mouthwatering dessert with a chocolate cookie crust and whipped cream on the side. Also recommended is the three berry pie, a full-flavored slice of heaven served with a rich raspberry sauce and whipped cream.