Luigi Q Italian Restaurant
400 S Oyster Bay Rd
Hicksville, NY 11801, United States
Luigi Q opened in 2005 and has been a permanent fixture on Newsday’s top Italian lists ever since. The menu blended regional Italian and New American dishes, but the cognoscenti knew that they couldn’t go wrong if they just let Quarta design the meal. Although he presided over the dining room with his pressed Oxford shirts and Scottish-tinged Italian-accented English, he was also the ultimate authority in the kitchen so that even though a number of talented chefs passed through (including Pastor Alfaro, who left to open Bivio in Huntington and Rico Bermeo of Sophia in Amityville), the food never perceptibly changed.