Sal and Enzo Barile, owners of West Islip's latest Italian eatery Cafe Barile, have a wonderful business model; serve free food to the community in hopes of enticing them to come back for more. And that's exactly what they did last Wednesday.
The new authentic restaurant, located at 424 Montauk Highway, hosted a complimentary tasting as part of their grand opening celebration for the West Islip Chamber of Commerce and several other hungry residents.
The sampling included house specialties (like egglplant rollatini and chicken marsala), homemade bread and, of course, some fine wine. Also presented was a full tray of rigatoni in a fresh red sauce with chopped tomatoes, onions, prosciutto and garlic.
Sal, who doubles as a server, insists their food will be a hit with the neighborhood. Some of their menu offerings include pizzas (and pizzettes), paninnis, house salads, veal and seafood entrees and sides of sauteed vegetables. Sal said they'll be open for lunch everyday and will have daily specials.
Cafe Barile is the latest business to open in what was a particularly busy October for West Islip; they joined (a reptile shop) and as the hamlet's newest establishments. Also expected to open soon on Union Boulevard is , a unique self-serve frozen yogurt spot.
Hours: M-Thurs: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun: Noon-9 p.m.