By Jessica Mackin
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Osteria Salina is perfect location for dining in Bridgehampton Village. Just steps away from Main Street, the eatery provides fantastic Sicilian Cuisine. The restaurant is named after the island Isola Salina, located off the coast of Sicily. They pride themselves on serving the Hamptons with a commitment to quality fresh food and regional wines that authenticate the regions simple cuisine and sincere hospitality.
As I sat down to dinner with my friend, owner Timothy Gaglio offered us a large plate of cucumbers seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. This is a dish that is offered to all diners as they are seated, inviting them into the restaurant. This small touch makes diners feel right at home.
To start, I tried caponata eoliana which consisted of eggplant, tomato, golden raisins, celery, agrodolce and capers on crostini. This is a perfect dish to share with the table. My friend had the tortino di granchio, a jumbo lump crab cake with citrus aioli, also a very tasty choice.
For our entrees my friend decided on the bistecca alla griglia, a certified angus steak with patate al forgo. I had the pollo al forno, oven roasted farm fresh chicken served with seasonal vegetables. Both of our entrees were spectacular.
For dessert we tried the vanilla panino di gelato, the restaurants signature gelato sandwich, and also the homemade biscotti, served with a biscotti liqueur. Both were the perfect ending to a completely magnificent meal.
Osteria Salina is open seven days for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night. For more info visit www.osteriasalina.com or call 631-613-6469 to make a reservation.
95 School Street