Salvatore Biundo, the owner of Italian farm-to-fork eatery Centro Trattoria & Bar in Hampton Bays, began cooking with his grandmother who passed on the secrets of the kitchen to him and he set out on his own journey to become a self-taught chef. He has created a fresh take on old world tastes at Centro Trattoria & Bar, which is a family affair with his wife helping to manage the restaurant and his mom assisting at the stove.
The restaurant is opening a patio deck for the summer season which includes an outdoor garden fountain and fireplace, full bar, live music and two Bocce courts. Centro Trattoria & Bar serves dinner daily with all menu items made in house using many of the East End’s local, in season produce. Family recipes include fresh homemade pasta, individual pizzas from a wood burning oven and dishes with Mediterranean touches. Plates may be altered for those with dietary needs with whole wheat pasta and gluten free pasta available.
At the bar, a craft cocktail menu can be found with drinks infused with basil, mint and rosemary grown on site. An extensive wine list compliments plates and tastes with wines by the glass, which allows customers to sample wines from all regions, or bottles from the glass wine cellar.
The restaurant offers weekly specials as well as prix fixe menus on select nights and an Aperitivo Hour on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Centro Trattoria & Bar is at 336 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. For more information visit centrohamptons.com.