As mentioned to me by a reader the other day and in a text message from Shaun like two weeks ago (which I forgot to follow up on until now), a new restaurant called Serata South is taking over 777 West Beech Street (formally known as Matteo’s).
They have a website up already and it um… looks interesting, to say the least. Serata South serves Italian food. I love Italian food, but by glancing over the YELP reviews of their other location in Oyster Bay (160 Mill River Rd) I found this:
“Then the clock struck 9:00, and Serata entered the twilight zone of lost identities. loud cheezy music was pumping from the dj booth, yes they have a dj booth, and guess what, strobe lights and a disco ball to boot.
Really, a disco ball. This cool little restaurant turned into a 50 year old single man’s dream of reliving some bad dream. And, oh yea, the restaurant was also trying to serve food. (source – Brent B on Yelp)
Disco? Really? Personally, that sounds a litte too disco-y for me, so I’ll make sure I get there and leave before 9pm – if that’s the case here in Long Beach. You’d think with my name being Anthony and the fact that I’m Italian I’d be right at home. Well, I am more of a Pink Floyd, Ramones, Iron Maiden kind of guy, so…. not really my scene. I am not really sure whose scene this is for actually.. since a lot of Long Beach folks posted on this website how they want more live music and less “disco”.
Anyway, the menu does look pretty good and when it comes down to it, it’s all about the food. So let’s hope that is the case. By the looks of the image above, the food appears to be plate licking good… Has anybody been to their Oyster Bay location?