|House-Made Sheep's Milk Ricotta|
To pair with the meal, General Manager Lisa Cusumano has done an excellent job at creating a fantastic wine, beer, and cocktail list. While the wine list is primarily Italian, she has begun to introduce local Long Island wines and does include some west coast options as well. Their newly updated beer list highlights craft beers from primarily Italy and New York. To Lisa, domestic means local. You won't find Bud Light here, only local NY craft breweries, like Blue Point, Brooklyn, Ithaca and Southern Tier. Their unique cocktail list changes with the season and is always expertly crafted by their bartenders. Alongside their alcoholic choices, Pentimento also offers a full list of non-alcoholic options from fresh made juices to artisan sodas, such as a Spiced Dandelion and Burdock Root Soda.
|Grilled Chicken and Baby Artichokes|
|Prosciutto with Fig Jam|
Finishing off our meal with some stracciatella gelato and a scotch, the warmth of the restaurant had filled us from the inside out. While Pentimento has struggled over with culinary inconsistency in the past, a change has certainly happened in the past couple years. "Our guests are sophisticated and knowledgeable. They expect to be engaged and I want to engage them," adds Cusumano, "I want to grow with the community and I want them to always find us fresh and unique." It's this intentionality that people continue to appreciate and definitely makes it a special place. There are great things planned for its future and Young and Cusumano are excited to keep it evolving. Pentimento adds yet another restaurant to the culinary emergence of Long Island's eastern north shore, and is certainly a place worth visiting for food, drinks and candlelight.