JULIO AND CESARE IN WESTBURY, LONG ISLAND
- Jennifer Nov 13, 2002 02:24 PM
Any thoughts on this restaurant? Excellent food, or just so so? Completely overpriced? Is it good for a special occasion? Is it romantic, or more old-school Italian?
I've never been there but every time I pass there on the weekend the place is PACKED. I've got to try it some time.
Today I had lunch at Giulio Cesare. we were a party of 12. I have been privileged to eat there many times over the past 25 years. I am by no stretch of the imagination a regular. Yes the decor has remained much the same, and that is much of its charm. The staff from top to bottom has always been kind and attentive. The menu has remained the same over all the years. That’s why we go there. The food is outstanding service impeccable.
I was there for lunch several months ago with my MIL, will not return. Not only is the atmosphere antiquated, the food was bland and sad looking on the plate. Liked Piccola Bussola, nearby on Old Country Rd much better.
This is one of those places I just don't get. It has been around for years, and certainly has it's devoted regulars, but there are so many better Italian restaurants in the area, I have no idea why anyone would think it was that great.