Where to eat Italian food in Riverhead: The Best Restaurants and Bars

May 30, 2020 Karren Gelb

Discover Restaurants offering the best Italian food in Riverhead, New York, United States. Riverhead is a town within Suffolk County, New York, on the north shore of Long Island. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,506. The town rests on the mouth of the Peconic River, from which it derives its name. Since 1727, Riverhead has been the county seat of Suffolk County. The smaller hamlet of Riverhead lies within it, and is the town's principal economic center. The town is 166 miles (267 km) southwest of Boston via the Orient Point-New London Ferry, and is 76 miles (123 km) northeast of New York City.
Things to do in Riverhead

10. Roadhouse

1111 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2844 Pizza, Italian +1 631-208-9888 http://www.roadhousepizza.com/
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3 based on 10 reviews

Roadhouse

Reviewed By Mitchell S

The best regular slice and the best specialty slices. Regular pie is thin crusted, great sauce flavor and just the right amount of crispness and cheese. Good pepperoni too The stuffed Italian meat slices are crazy good. There is a large variety of specialty slices and i do confess that i have not had them all because i love the regular pie and the heroes so much, but the ones I've had are awesome. And the heroes are simply the best. The rolls are baked when you order and are hot and crunchy. The chicken cutlets are fried when you order the sandwich.And....the restaurant sits right on the Peconic River, with seating outside. The most amazing place to sit and eat a slice you will ever find.It's even better then Richie's which i also reviewed (except for Richie's meatball and sausage combo hero and his Cesar salad), and these reviews come from a Brooklyn boy who knows his pie.

9. Caruso

1104 Old Country Rd, Riverhead, NY 11901-2020 Italian, Pizza +1 631-369-2850

Reviewed By RXJCA

This restaurant is in a strip-mall plaza, located next to TJ Maxx. It offers pizza (by the slice, or whole pie) as well as other italian dishes (ie. lasagna, pasta, etc). I ordered the stuffed shells and mozzarella garlic bread to go... the order was ready within 20 minutes, and was delicious. The only "down side" to my experience: they only accept cash, no credit or debit cards accepted.

8. Carlo's Pizza Oven

435 Osborn Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901-3019 Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 631-369-2010 http://carlospizzabrewpastatooriverhead.lunchroomconstructor.website
Carlo's Pizza Oven

Reviewed By thomaspl78

Most of people take food away (a lot of choice of pizzas, drinks, some dishes and salads), pizzas are large, good and cheap. Greek salad is also very good, Caesar average. You can also eat in the restaurant, cleanliness is (just) acceptable. The 2 brothers running the restaurant are really nice and cool. A good place to have a quick, good and cheap dinner.

7. Rocco S Pizza

1285 Old Country Rd, Riverhead, NY 11901-2021 Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible +1 631-727-4992 http://roccospizzaandpastariverhead.mealcreator.website

Reviewed By Al-Sue-Maine

We ate there while in town on business. Pasta, pizza and other Italian dishes. Most bottles of wine under $30. Friendly staff - and happy to recommend sharing a salad (which was excellent). It's not a big place, so it could get busy in-season. We'll go back

6. Touch of Venice

28350 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY 11935-1216 Italian Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 631-298-5851 http://www.touchofvenice.com
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4 based on 171 reviews

Touch of Venice

Established in 1989 Touch of Venice is a family owned and operated restaurant serving Long Island's North Fork for over 20 years.We have full bar, a private room for catering; and our outside patio is the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious Bellini. We d

Reviewed By maries939

You might think that this is just another Italian restaurant on Long Island. You might think that you need to go to a well advertised restaurant rather than a local recommendation. Touch of Venice is really impressive in the excellent food department. Everything we ordered was terrific. Baked clams, pasta, fish, veal...you name it. Excellent.We had reservations...I would recommend making them especially if you want to dine Friday or Saturday.Staff is very attentive....drinks are served with a hefty pour.

5. Rocco's Pizza & Pasta

1258 Route 58, Riverhead, NY 11901 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Table Service +1 631-727-4992 https://www.roccospizzapastany.com/
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4 based on 55 reviews

Rocco's Pizza & Pasta

Reviewed By Al-Sue-Maine

We ate there while in the area on business. We've been there before. We like it; it's sort of a neighborhood-style restaurant. Casual, with nice wait staff. They have daily specials which are good and well-priced; Not a huge selection of wine, but decent, and well-priced. We like it for a reasonably-priced meal in a casual atmosphere. We've had the pizza on other occasions and it's very good (and they're huge) too.

4. Il Giardino

739 Ny-25, Aquebogue, Riverhead, NY 11931 Italian Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 631-779-3900 https://ilgiardinoaquebogue.com/
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4 based on 62 reviews

Il Giardino

Reviewed By Mike I

I just enjoyed a wonderful dinner at this great restaurant. Immediately on my arrival, I was presented with complimentary bruschetta, followed a few minutes later by a home cooked style vegetarian split pea soup (also complimentary). I ordered Margherita Baby Eggplant pasta, which was sensational! The pasta was el dente, the tomato sauce rich (and not overly seasoned) and the eggplant was perfectly (not overly) cooked. I was served by Hannah, Maria and Aunty Maria, who made me feel at home. I accompanied my meal with a glass of local Cabernet Sauvignon. This is one of the nicest Italian dining experiences I have enjoyed outside of Italy. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!

3. Cucina 25 Pizzeria & Restaurant

12 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2802 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Table Service, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 631-381-0388 http://www.cucina25.com
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4 based on 21 reviews

Cucina 25 Pizzeria & Restaurant

Reviewed By Kenneth W

My overseas friends first visit to NY and they really wanted to see what the 'Life Styles of The Rich and Shameless' in the Hamptons was like. I had to disappoint them as I was staying in the North Fork. the 'Unhamptons'. We had dinner at Cucina25 a unpretentious family restaurant, owned and managed by 2 brothers and the staff are friendly and welcoming. The night we visited it was crazy busy but we made reservations were able to get our table immediately. We had Mussels, Calamari, and baked clams as appetizers. The mussels were fresh and perfectly prepared. Each savory mussel popped with a briny burst of buttery broth. The clams were garlicky with a light crunchy snap from the bacon bits. The Grandma's pizza a thin crusted square too large for us to finish. It was made with a just the right amount of fresh Mozzarella cheese and ripe sweet tomatoes. After the meal my friends sort of forgave me for introducing them to the life style of the North Fork.

2. Road House Brickoven Pizza

1111 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2844 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating +1 631-208-9888 http://www.roadhousepizza.com
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4 based on 81 reviews

Road House Brickoven Pizza

Reviewed By Mary Ann P

Love this place. Besides the great selection of pizza, the place is cute and provides both indoor and outdoor seating. Whenever we shop at the outlets we make a point to travel to the road house for some pizza. They have salads and dinners but right now, they had us at "pizza"

10 Things to Do in Riverhead That You Shouldn't Miss

1. Touch of Venice

28350 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY 11935-1216 Italian Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 631-298-5851 http://www.touchofvenice.com
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 171 reviews

Touch of Venice

Established in 1989 Touch of Venice is a family owned and operated restaurant serving Long Island's North Fork for over 20 years.We have full bar, a private room for catering; and our outside patio is the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious Bellini. We d

Reviewed By maries939

You might think that this is just another Italian restaurant on Long Island. You might think that you need to go to a well advertised restaurant rather than a local recommendation. Touch of Venice is really impressive in the excellent food department. Everything we ordered was terrific. Baked clams, pasta, fish, veal...you name it. Excellent.We had reservations...I would recommend making them especially if you want to dine Friday or Saturday.Staff is very attentive....drinks are served with a hefty pour.

Where to Eat in Riverhead: The Best Restaurants and Bars

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