Trattoria Diane

4.7
1404 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Trattoria Diane is a Roman-style, family-run restaurant. We have developed our menu and space to reflect the casual, inviting and friendly spots we have enjoyed on our trips to the Eternal City. The menu offers our take on the traditional Roman menu with its verdure, fritti, antipasto, primi and secondi. Chef/Owner John Durkin prides himself on maintaining a standard of excellence that has put us on the top of fine dining on Long Island. Come wine and dine where you can enjoy
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BBVD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant power is being consistently outstanding

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Mar58
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting outside..felt like we were in Europe.. food excellent..service exceptional..

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BruceF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu did not accurately describe the meal that was served. - Veal Milanese,
Soft Shell Crabs, and octopus was not anywhere near appropriate portion.
Chicken under brick, skimpy.
All food tasty.

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josef
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great service it is always a special experience.

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vipRoslyn
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Diane’s! The food and service are consistently excellent. It’s a perfect place for a quiet dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and service was attentive. Definitely coming back! Excellent desert menu, too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great!!

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vipPatB
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diane’s zucchini blossoms are consistently the best around. My lamb chops were excellent and my husband truly enjoyed his lobster roll. No other restaurant or bakery can surpass Diane’s when it comes to desserts.

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vipMichaelR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is very plain. Service is excellent, food is delicious and pricing is appropriate. We will come back

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vipFrankG
New York Area
246 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, always have interesting specials and the summer menu is great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails. The soft shell crabs were excellent!

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vipCarlyN
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classy, refined dining. The chopped salad was fresh and not of one flavor note. Halibut and skirt steak entrees were equally delicious.

DB
vipDeliahB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great. Everything was good. I removed a point for service was a bit slow. Otherwise I would still return.

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vippq27
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was a birthday dinner for my daughter and I noted it in my reservation. She is a vegetarian and we chose this restaurant because it was the site of her rehearsal dinner a number of years ago and it featured many vegetable appetizers. Our expectations were high. Unfortunately our experience was disappointing. Our waiter seemed unfriendly and disinterested. It took a while to exchange a dirty wine glass for a clean one. Our appetizers were good but the one vegetarian main course was bland and boring. We only ordered one dessert and no recognition of a birthday appeared. We left feeling underwhelmed. Our past experience of friendly and competent staff was just a memory.

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vipBaldo
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Haven’t been here in some time and thought we give it a go. Food wasn’t awful just blah, no flavor or excitement.
Garden was very nice and you can tell they have had some turnover on their waitstaff.
We ordered three apps, zucchini blossoms, octopus and artichoke. Super basic with no flavor (had to add salt!)
I ordered the Veal Milanese, again very blah (NOT BAD) just blah. Desserts were good.
Kitchen needs some help in my opinion

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vipGeriR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love Diane’s. We have eaten there regularly since they’ve opened. Food is terrific

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vipDetailsMatter
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Service is better in a sports bar. This has been an on going problem for years. Management can not blame the poor service on the lack of available employees due to Covid. Management needs to train the staff.

Reaching over plates, grabbing plates while we are still eating, and then continue to to try to grab plates after we told them we are not done. Waiters aimlessly walking as if they are trying to kill time and never inquiring about the meal. We needed to flag them down, for a drink, for coffee, for dessert, for the check.

The upstairs where we have not sat in a few years was not pleasant. The art was the quality of a continuing education art school student. It did not improve the rooms ambience it lowered it. The restaurant had a weathered wood table with a white chipped and rusted painted medal garden pail which had flowers. This maybe ok decorations for outside but it was an additional eyesore. Diane lost attention to details and is failing to provide overall customer service and a enjoyable dining atmosphere.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was great and everyone enjoyed what they ordered!

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vipSimoneS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Beautiful room

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vipRobynC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at Diane’s. I had the soft shell crab special and it was delicious!

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Elenamarcuse
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

On July 11 this year, after checking out the Menu for Trattoria Dianne in Old Roselyn, we decided to dine there. According to their site on Open Table, they offered a very interesting Sunday Supper Menu for $29.95 and a very exciting, extensive regular menu. We hadn’t been there for several years and had pleasant memories of our prior experiences. However, when we were given the Menu, we were told that they no longer offered the dinner we had come for. When researching the Menu prior to making our reservation, the a la carte menu was very extensive. The menu we were given was not. I ordered the skirt steak, not a very exciting choice, but there was nothing else I eat on the menu for my particular tastes and diet. My companion ordered the duck. Although, we had come early and the restaurant was not busy, it took very long for our food to come. When it finally arrived, I was served a breaded veal chop! Had to be changed of course. Meanwhile as I waited for my order to be corrected, my companion had to begin eating his duck or it would get cold. The duck was awful. It was very dry and tasteless, with no glaze or sauce to make up for its dryness. When my steak came, it was fine, but by that time my companion was no longer eating. So I was eating while he just sat and waited for me to finish. Not a very pleasant dining experience.
I noticed at an adjoining table, the diners there had to send back pasta they had ordered for some reason. The only high spot during this dinner was the pear tart. That was good. Despite the errors and misinformation, we were not offered anything to compensate for the problems we encountered. Most fine restaurants would offer a dessert or something to make up for a series of errors such as we encountered. We paid our bill and left, never to return again.

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vipMynyceats
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We waited for 40 minutes before our drinks were served. We waited about 20 min after that for our order to be taken. Service was awful. Gnocchi was dough-it needed to be boiled more. Couldn’t wait to get out of there. Didn’t bother waiting around for a dessert menu. Too bad-I had wanted to try out Trattoria Diane for a while. Not worth returning; there are so many nicer restaurants around.

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CherylG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Mixed up my drink order twice. Nice atmosphere but sometimes hard to hear people at my table because it was noisy.

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NealS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

This restaurant was VERY disappointing. We had a 7:30 reservation and as soon as we sat down, the waiter came over to take our order. We told him we weren’t ready yet and he said he would return in a few minutes. Well, the few minutes turned into 45 minutes! We had three orders of their dinner special of soft-shell crabs and after taking all the orders, he returned from the kitchen saying that there were no more left. We were flabbergasted because first of all, since it was a summer special there should have been plenty on hand especially for a Saturday night! It was oy 8:15. When we asked to speak to a manager, it took a while before he came to our table and when he did, he could not give a damn! He tried to make it our fault that we didn’t tell the waiter to hold three orders of soft-shell crabs as soon as we walked in! What a joke!! Who knew what we were in the mood for until we perused the menu! This is not our first rodeo! We have been to many restaurants and honestly, whenever there is a chance that a restaurant is running low, a good establishment tells its customers, once seated, that if they are thinking of ordering (whatever item is running low), they should put their order in immediately or ask to have an order held so that they will be able to have it. It is not up to the customer to know what is running low in their kitchen! He did not even apologize or show good faith in any way. He did offer a free round of drinks, which we said was too late because we already had drinks and we didn’t want any more. Needless to say, this is one restaurant that we will never return to nor would we ever recommend!! Beware. And on top of that, the food was not even very good.

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viplilachloe
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

limited menu but everything on it is prepared to perfection. Summer specials are wonderful, especially the soft shell crabs.

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vipAnneC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with outdoor dining. We loved the new menu.

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vipFoodmonger
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was slow and we waited 30 minutes to be seated, although we arrived on time for our reservation
But food was delicious and definitely worth the wait. Had a fabulous dinner. Looking forward to going back

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vipJoelG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food and ambiance here so much!

AR
AndrewR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our anniversary along with some friends. The food and the service were excellent. Our friends were there for the first time and loved it. We plan to go back soon with other friends.

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vipFrankG
New York Area
246 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always, new summer menu is fantastic.

JR
vipJaneR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have not been here in many years and we are sorry we weren't. We had a delicious meal and look forward to coming back soon!!

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vipDeme
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! Excellent service and food!!!!

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vipLauriL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place! The food is consistently wonderful and so is the service. They have a lovely outdoor patio and we ate dinner last night in the rain but did not get wet at all! We have been coming to this restaurant for 25 years and have had parties there as well.

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vipadrienneh
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back dining at Diane’s. Everyone is very nice, wonderful service and the food is always delicious.

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vipMICHAELA
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor space makes you feel like you are in the country.......

GF
vipGailF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor area. Great food

MA
MaxineA
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delish! We sat outside and it was lovely.
We will be back👋👋👋

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PatriciaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! As was service. Would have liked if the wait staff had asked a neighboring table to turn down their cell phone. My husband did, and they apologized, no harm done. But I wish he was not the one to have had to do it.

I will return, it was really lovely.

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VirginiaD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We sat outside and the ambiance was very nice despite all the table being full. We had a waiter in training and the service was a bit slow. We waited to have our order taken and for our entrees. The Cesar salad was ordinary but the roasts duck and cheese raviolis were as good as was the chocolate mousse pie.
I would return here to dine again.

FAQs

Trattoria Diane offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 621-2591.

Trattoria Diane is rated 4.7 stars by 1404 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.