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Mamma Mia! Double Dose of Italian Coming to Marble Avenue

A'mangiare and Louie Linguine's Casual Bistro plan to open soon.

Two Italian restaurants— and Louie Linguine's Casual Bistro—are currently under construction several blocks apart from each other on Marble Avenue in Pleasantville.

 A'Mangiare will move to 59 Marble Ave. and is anticipating a late October or early November opening, while Louie Linguine's at 160 Marble Ave. will open in four or five weeks.*

A'Mangiare will shut down its existing corner restaurant at 152 Bedford Rd. in Pleasantville once the new eatery is ready for occupancy. 

"We will have both a bar and a private room for parties at the new location," said Joe Dematteis, who is the co-owner of A'mangiare, along with Luigi Dolgetta. "We have neither now." 

At the new site, there will be seating for 75 (nearly double the capacity of the current location) and a large open-air patio capable of seating 55 to 60. A'Mangiare has occupied the Bedford Road site for more than 14 years. 

Dematteis said the menu at the new location of A'Mangiare will be similar to the one now used at the existing Pleasantville restaurant.

Entrées will include an extensive selection of chicken, veal and seafood dishes; accompanied by penne, linguine, spaghetti, salad or potato croquettes—all dishes are priced under $20. More than 25 varieties of pizza including cajun shrimp and Meat Lover's pizza will be available in mini, small and large sizes. Desserts made in-house will also be offered at the new establishment.

A'Mangiare has sister restaurants in Bronxville, Elmsford and Riverdale with the same name.

Louie Linguine has sister restaurants, too—the casual Cabin Restaurant in Greenburgh and Striped Bass, a seafood restaurant on the Tarrytown waterfront. The Striped Bass includes the adjacent "Cabana & Grill," a cash-only, seat-and-serve-yourself (no wait staff service), often-mobbed, after-work gathering place that provides hamburgers, hot dogs and other snacks, served on paper or plastic.

Louie Linguine is described as an Italian-style version of The Cabin (which serves sandwiches, salads, burgers, grilled chicken, crab cakes, shrimp rolls and thin-crusted pizzas baked in an open hearth oven at temperatures up to 700 degrees). The owner is veteran restaurateur Steve Cross.

A'Mangiare is being built across the street from on a large tract which will include retail shops. Both new restaurants will have free on-site parking.

*Note: This story previously listed inaccurate anticipated opening times for the two restaurants. They have been corrected.

Jerry Eimbinder August 06, 2011 at 12:57 PM
The partners at soon-to-open Louie Linguine's are Chaz and Beverly Yacovelli, Pleasantville residents and the former owners of "The Saute Cafe" which was in Pleasantville from 1979 until 1994, along with Steve Cross. Chaz is the Executive Chef and Beverly will run the front of the house: overseeing the dining room, catering facilities and event planning.
Tom Meaney October 29, 2011 at 04:15 PM
I ate there last night with family, the food was awesome, no complaints !!!!!!! Good Luck you guys , ill be back many times
John December 06, 2011 at 01:19 AM
I went there opening weekend, I had to wait 20 minutes for a table, even thou there were 12 empty tables. The Italian Wedding soup tasted like a whole container of salt was dumped in the pot, the pasta was overcooked, and the tomato sauce was so sweet that it tasted like chef boyardee. Not worth going there at all.

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