Locale review: Sleek, casual Italian restaurant is at home in downtown Patchogue

Jun 06, 2017 486

BY: Peter M. Gianotti

Locale means “local.” It’s at home in downtown Patchogue. The transformation of Main Street into a dining destination briskly goes on via this sharp, new spot owned by Fabrizio Castelli and his family. They also operate the informal and flavorful Primo Piatto in Huntington. The cuisines and menus are similar if not identical, celebrating traditional Italian and Italian-American favorites.

But the styles are very different. Primo Piatto has a homey, familiar, lived-in look and approach. Locale fills another niche, with its red-tiled, beehive oven for pizzettes, windows on the kitchen, considerable metal, and spool tables near the sleek bar. Yes, it could have been designed after repeated encounters with a millennial focus group. An informal estimate: three iPhones per table, 10 texts per meal, Instagramania.

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