Originally opened in 1978, 30 years ago, at 706 Port Washington Boulevard, Di Maggio's Trattoria has undergone facade and interior remodeling. Inside you will find exposed brick, a new stone pizza oven, and a sweeping hand-painted mural painted by Angelo's wife, Theresa, a local artist. They also plan to expand out the back next year.
Owners Angelo Giannuzzi and Angelo Marinelli still present an extensive menu. Marinelli said, "That is the essence of a trattoria - a place where there is something to please everyone from a slice of pizza, a hero, chicken parmigiana or pasta fagioli to a juicy roasted veal chop. Here we also share with you our favorite dishes from growing up in Bari, Italy and Williamsburg, Brooklyn - roasted rabbit, polenta, stuffed zucchini blossoms, stuffed sepia (baby squid), jumbo artichoke oreganata to name a few. Also, osso bucco over homemade gnocchi, cavatelli, and the Italian flag - gnocchi pomodoro, pesto, and alfredo."
"Many of our first customers back in 1978 are still visiting us today - only now they come with their children and even their grandchildren," said Marinelli. He says one thing that hasn't changed over the years is the owners' commitment to preparing food with only the finest and freshest ingredients. Each dish is made to order and they are happy to create a dish to your liking. Di Maggio's Trattoria is opened for lunch and dinner. Go to their website for menu choices and other information: www.dimaggios.net .