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Apr 29, 2008 03:05 PM

Cafe Toscano-Jericho-closed?

We drove past Toscano's this past Sunday around 6pm and the parking lot was empty and it looked like the lights were off. Did Toscano's close?

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    1. re: suek

      What happened? I thought they were doing well...

        1. re: md1178angel

          I actually saw that they opened up somewhere else on LI...can't remember exactly where...Massapequa, maybe.

          1. re: synergy

            I may be misremembering, but I think it's opening where Cafe Butera used to be, in the Southgate shopping center. At least, something's opening there that put me in mind of this place.

            1. re: Scott_R

              If I noticed correctly on my drive by there, Another Italian place is opening up in it's place. Wonder how long it will last.

              1. re: MrPhil

                Yes, that makes how many italian restaurants that have been in that spot? (a lot!)

              2. re: Scott_R

                My mistake; not Cafe Toscano there at all; place is called Mercato.

              3. re: synergy

                They have another location with another owner in Massapequa....much better management apparently.

                1. re: md1178angel

                  Sorry md1178angel gotta disagree with you- Have you ever considered the difference in demographics on Long Island? With over 20 years of experience working in restaurants in NYC and Long Island, I can tell you first hand that ultimately it's the customer-base that determines the vitality of a restaurants. As both an employee and a customer, I've never met a restaurant owner or manager whose ultimate goal wasn't customer satisfaction.

                  1. re: turtlechop

                    You may have experience in the restaurant business, but the location of Cafe Toscano in Jericho is one that did well for many years as Capriccio's, however the north shore crowd is much more demanding in terms of wanting a place that is trendy yet offers something different and special. Restaurants can succeed with the right formula. A place to see and be seen is even more important than the food, IMHO.