The Bottom Line
- Delicious food
- Cozy atmosphere
- Attentive service
- Soft background music
- Good for families as well as couples
- The Back Room Trattoria at Iavarone Brothers address: 1534 Union Turnpike, Lake Success Center, Lake Success
- Phone: (516) 488-4500.
- Cuisine: Gourmet Italian food. Vegetable appetizers and entrees for vegetarians. Meat, seafood and pizza also served.
- Range of prices per lunch entree: $11 to $19.
Range of prices per dinner entree: $14 to $29.
- Open Mon.-Thurs.:pizza 11-10 p.m.;Lunch & Dinner: noon-10 p.m., Fri.&Sat.:to 11 p.m.;Sun.: pizza noon-9 p.m., dinner 1-9 p.m.
- The Back Room Trattoria at Iavarone Brothers website
Guide Review - The Back Room Trattoria at Iavarone Brothers
As soft music played in the background, we sat at a cozy table and were immediately served freshly baked bread and caponata, a delicious Sicilian eggplant dip. We ordered appetizers including the excellent polenta with a delicate mushroom and gorgonzola cheese sauce as well as a fresh beet salad with a delightful blend of goat cheese, orange slices, mesclun and walnuts. These appetizers are so delicious and filling that I'm sure two of them would make a filling meal.
For an entree, I suggest the pan seared filet of sole, which was tender and flaky. It came with a white wine sauce with a unique touch: the addition of grapes for a hint of sweetness to the meal. My husband enjoyed the chicken francese, which he described as tender and flavorful.
There are also pasta dishes, seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. Wine is also served. Make sure to save room for dessert. Choose from the milk chocolate mousse, luscious cannolis, tiramisu, tartufo and more.