What Our Readers Think: Best Hamptons Italian Restaurant

A round-up of reader comments on Haute Living's top five Hamptons Italian Restaurants.

Earlier this week, Patch posted an article reporting that Haute Living magazine named its top picks 5 places to eat Italian Food in the Hamptons. Among their picks were: , Southampton Village; , Westhampton; , Montauk; , Water Mill; and Sant Ambroeus, Southampton Village.

Patch asked our readers if they agree with the picks and they had a lot to say. The following is a round-up of reader's comments.  Feel free to add to the conversation by posting your thoughts in the comment section below.

Some commenters were skeptical of the rankings:

jokes, "::Looks at calendar. Doesn't see April 1.:: ???"

asked, "Has Haute Living ever visited the East End? Their rating system doesn't consider Nick & Toni's Italian? ? Villa Paul? Il Capuccino?  Media cluelessness is so sad."

questioned, "75 Main for Italian food? Are you nuts? And if La Parmigiana is not on the list, obviously the restaurant critic did not do their homework!"

said, "I've eaten at 75 Main a number of times. Would never have thought it was an Italian restaurant. La Parm and Villa Paul should have made the list before 75 Main."

wrote, "Il Cappuccino in Sag Harbor is not on this list, but 75 Main is? Who wrote this?"

said, "Exactly !!!! Who paid the writers and how much did they get to make the list ????!!!! 75 Main ????? Not."

questioned, "Wha? 75 Main doesn't have an Italian dish on its menu - hamburgers, ribs, salads. And although, without a doubt Robert's is one of the best restaurants in town it would not be considered Italian.  What about Tutto il Giorno in Sag for a special evening? Or Cappeletti's for a family night?  The only restaurant on your list that makes any sense is: Saint Ambroeus."

Others voiced their own picks for the best Italian:

said, "and in Hampton Bays are by far the best!"

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said she agrees La Parmigiano is the best.

said, "Villa Paul in Hampton Bays should have made the list."

Will Kelly said via Facebook, "Casa Basso...the BEST in the Hamptons 20, OMG 30+ years ago + still holds the reigns for taste + delectability!! CHEERs Beto!"

said, " is excellent. Worlds best garlic knots! among other things."

wrote, "Il Capuccino!"

said, "Casa basso hands down best kept secret on long Island."

recommended, "Try Seraffina on North Main Street in East Hampton.You will be VERY pleasantly (and tastefully) surprised."

said, "East to West: Cappalletti, Edgewater, Baby Moon over any on the list."

said, "Jimmy's in Water Mill."

said, "La Parmagiana in Southampton and Il Capuccino in Sag Harbor !!!!!!!!!!! Love them both !!!"

, "Ok, so no Nick & Toni's or Tutto Il Giorno??? There is no list without them. How about Conca D'Oro's dining room, inexpensive and delicious?"

b March 31, 2012 at 07:20 PM
How about Astro's & Felices in Amagansett? How could Villa Paul not have made the list?!
Lisa Finn (Editor) March 31, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Villa Tuscano in Hampton Bays. Best Italian food I've had since growing up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Renee C Smith April 01, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Il cappuccino hands down ! Villa Paul close 2nd
Jaguar-Guy April 01, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Il Cap in Sag, and La Parmagiana in SH.
Mary Anne DiMilia April 01, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Mary Anne, in Westhampton Beach, have dined at Cassa Basso many times and the food is superior the prices are a little higher than most and the food choices are varied catering to everyones tastes too. No kidding the old fashioned European decor is so inviting and the atmosphere is relaxing, miss you all there too me and Mary Fritchie used to eat there often before she passed..
Mary Anne DiMilia April 01, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Seriously PATCH being summer or the warmer weather is bringing out so many visiters to the East End why not rate the seafood restaurants too as many desire this type of food in the seasonal time of year? I deliver Gossman's payroll each week and their food is fabulouse and conditions where they keep the food very clean...
Barbara F April 01, 2012 at 12:32 PM
So much for Haute Living's opinions. Haute Ignorance more like it.
Elizabeth Reilly April 01, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Il Cappucino, La Parmigiana, Tuscan House, but definitely NOT 75 Main
Lynn Falkowski April 01, 2012 at 02:53 PM
I agree. Someone didn't do their homework. Il Capuccino is tops in my book!
kay April 01, 2012 at 03:00 PM
I think someone got paid off because 75 Main is also listed as top nightclub on the east end...according to this Haute LIving. This may be the most misinformed magazine but I think there is another possible dynamic going on here....
Dana Kalbacher April 01, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Il Capp is very good but I must add Cappaninna in Wainscott..They may not be a fancy restaurant but they put out some nice Italain specialties! And Luigis' has some great Eggplant Parm! Now back to restaurants, Serafina is very good...they just need to quit hovering! :) JMO!
Cristine Martino April 01, 2012 at 04:03 PM
This must be an April Fools Day joke!
Michele April 02, 2012 at 01:43 PM
The best Italian place to eat is my house............ I am the best cook.... everything else is just ok...........
Joe April 11, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Now People--Edgewater in Shinnecock Hills over looking the Bay is by far the BEST and most Consistant Italian food Out Here!!! Check It out!
T818 April 14, 2012 at 01:35 PM
How about all of us " in the know " keep it to ourselves and let all of those who conduct their lives according to Haute Living eat amongst themselves? Deal?
b April 14, 2012 at 01:41 PM
LOL! You may have a good point there T818.


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